Senior HR Business Partner

We are looking for a Senior HR Business Partner to work on a permanent basis for a well-established company based in the Channel Islands/UK

The Package:

The basic salary for the Senior HR Business Partner role with Competitive Salary per annum

You’ll also receive other benefits which include the following:

The Role:

As the Senior HR Business Partner you will be responsible for overseeing HR operations while navigating varying legislative requirements across the Channel Islands. The role of Senior HR Business Partner operates as part of a small HR Team supporting circa 190 employees based across the UK and Channel Islands is a key requirement of the role will be to provide guidance and support to senior leadership on HR-related matters, including workforce planning, talent management, and organisational development. The Senior HR Business Partner will need to ensure HR policies, practices, and procedures comply with local legislation while maintaining consistency across the company.

As the Senior HR Business Partner you will be responsible for:

Strategic HR Leadership:

  • Support the HR Director in the development and subsequent implementation of HR strategies aligned with business objectives, considering the unique needs and challenges of each Island and the UK.
  • Provide guidance and support to senior leadership on HR-related matters, including workforce planning, talent management, and organisational development.
  • Ensure that the HR activities and projects deliver against the overarching company strategy and aligns with the strategic company ‘north stars’.
  • Take a leading and active role in defining and embedding strategies to enhance employee engagement, motivation, and morale.
  • Lead change management initiatives to drive organisational transformation and cultural change.
  • Provide expertise and support to leaders and employees during periods of organisational change.

Employee Relations and Engagement:

  • Operate as a trusted advisor to employees and management on HR-related issues, including performance management, disciplinary actions, and conflict resolution.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive work environment by promoting employee engagement initiatives, diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts across all sites.
  • Communicate effectively business updates that impact employees, support the GHRD and CEO in delivering key communication strategies such as the annual employee survey.
  • Ensure the EOS process is delivered effectively taking an active role in analysing the data and supporting local leadership to identify action plans to address areas of concern.

HR Compliance and Reporting:

  • Stay updated on employment legislation, laws, regulations, and compliance requirements in each country of operation.
  • Ensure HR policies, practices, and procedures comply with local legislation while maintaining consistency across the organisation.
  • Mitigate risks by proactively addressing compliance issues and implementing appropriate HR practices and processes, ensuring the onboarding process is effectively managed and employee data is up to date.
  • Ensure all data is captured in the HRIS to deliver timely and accurate reporting on key information for the business.
  • Continually utilise and develop the functionality available to the HR Team in the HRIS to ensure that the HR service is consistently improving.
  • Deliver by Island up to date and accurate MI on a monthly basis to ensure Island leads have appropriate information on People KPI’s.

HR Policy and Process Management:

  • Establish standardised HR policies, procedures, and guidelines to ensure consistency and fairness across different locations.
  • Adapt policies and processes to accommodate local legislative requirements whilst maintaining alignment with company standards.
  • Implement effective communication strategies to ensure employees understand and adhere to HR policies and procedures.
  • Ensure timely and accurate information sharing, delivering correct information relating to payroll, bonus, stand by, overtime and duty rota payments.
  • Support the GHRD in managing and delivering consistent people policy management, ensuring that policies are appropriate at Group Level and supporting Island specific policies are up to date and fit for purpose.

Talent Acquisition and Management:

  • Collaborate with local managers to develop recruitment strategies and talent acquisition initiatives tailored to each region’s recruitment market dynamics.
  • Ensure consistent and standardised hiring processes, including job postings, candidate screening, interviewing, and onboarding, while accounting for local requirements and cultural differences.
  • Support the GHRD with the development and embedding of a robust onboarding and induction process for new starters, ensuring a positive candidate experience. Drive the onboarding and induction process to utilise opportunities to utilise technology available during the process.
  • Continue to support and develop the apprenticeship programme, provide opportunities to broaden opportunities to bring talent into the business through graduate programmes and other opportunities.
  • Provide managers with appropriate interview skills training, ensuring that managers are confident and equipped to effectively interview.
  • Drive risk management by the management of succession planning, support business leaders in identifying risk, and ensure appropriate risk management strategies are in place.

The Candidate:

To be the right person for the Senior HR Business Partner

role you will require:

  • Experience in managing employees in a multi-site, differing legislation environment would be advantageous.
  • Relevant HR qualification is desirable but not mandatory.
  • 3 years of proven experience of operating in a Senior Business Partner position.
  • Strong knowledge of HR best practice.
  • Proficiency in using HR software and intermediate Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Excellent communication, and teamworking skills.
  • High levels of integrity/confidentiality in dealing with sensitive data


Relevant payroll or finance qualifications – Btech Level 3 Payroll Techniques / CIPP Payroll Technician or similar

The Company:

The company works continuously to build a truly diverse and inclusive workforce and culture. They welcome and encourage candidates from all aspects of diversity to apply for this role.

If the Senior HR Business Partner position could be of interest, please call 01744 452 051 at GPW Recruitment or press APPLY NOW!

Job Ref: E113305

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