HR Business Partner

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Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(17/03/2023 17:30)
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HR Business Partner

Reporting to:  Senior HR Business Partner

Location: London


About us


IQUW is a speciality (re)insurer at Lloyd’s (Syndicate 1856) underwriting a diverse range of Property, Commercial and Speciality (re)insurance products from Cargo and Marine to Political Violence, Terror and War. We combine data, intelligent automation and human expertise to make smart decisions, fast.

ERS is the UK's largest specialist motor insurer with an A+ rating. We recognise that for some, motor insurance is more than just a must-have; it's a way of taking care of what stands at the heart of their passion or livelihood. For those people, standard insurance isn't enough. That's why we work exclusively with motor insurance brokers to help get under the skin of the most difficult insurance risks, helping build products to meet their customer’s needs.


The role


The HR Business Partner collaborates with business leaders in designated business areas and supports the Company and people strategies that foster organisational and people effectiveness through the delivery of robust and innovative HR solutions. They act as a change agent and people champion. They ensure a seamless and consistent delivery of HR expertise, through close working with HR Business Partner colleagues and the wider HR team.


Key responsibilities

  • Build strong and effective relationships with business leaders to raise creditability and develop a deep knowledge and understanding of key business priorities, issues and challenges to deliver and add value as a commercially focused HRBP service
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of respective business areas and associated strategies, people priorities, issues and challenges to inform and contribute to the development and alignment of the overall people agenda
  • Execute the HR strategy and plan to actively drive the people agenda through the business areas ensuring people management practices are effective and compliant
  • Utilise HR data to develop strategies to reduce risks, influence costs efficacy and to address people related priorities, issues and challenges
  • Appropriate deployment and contribution to the development of policies, processes and procedures to best meet the needs of the business
  • Support recruitment efforts and drive consistency of approach in attracting, managing and developing talent to support current and future organisational needs.
  • Successfully manage annual processes for respective business areas (e.g. salary review, annual bonus application, PMP rating, headcount and people cost budgeting etc.) to ensure consistent, effective and compliant application
  • Provide advice on all HR matters, including policies and procedures, compensation and benefits, and talent practices (with referral to respective functional experts as appropriate) to ensure management of people resources is cost efficient, effective and compliant with best practice/legislation/regulatory standards
  • Effectively collaborate with the Reward and Talent functional experts to ensure business aligned solutions to all people initiatives
  • Coach, educate and support business leaders on ER issues and projects ensuring that practical, flexible and commercial solutions are determined
  • Proactively identify and communicate potential people issues and opportunities and influence the business to recognise and take appropriate action
  • Manage and drive ‘people’ activity in business related change projects i.e. acquisitions, restructures, etc. to identify and ensure any people issues are appropriately considered by the business in both design and implementation
  • Deliver and support the employee engagement agenda
  • Developing depth and breadth of Management Capability to build leadership talent for the future through coaching and influencing managers and constructively challenging misaligned behaviours as required
  • Mentor and coach less experienced members of the team
  • Embody and amplify the IQUW values in all aspects of day-to-day activity ensuring that all interactions and engagements are carried out with the highest ethical and professional standards and that all work is accomplished with quality and in accordance with IQUW values
  • Carry out other reasonable tasks as required by line management


The above duties and responsibilities are not an exhaustive list and you may be required to undertake any other reasonable duties compatible with your experience and competencies. This description may be varied from time to time to reflect changing business requirements.


Essential qualifications, skills and experience


  • Significant experience working in a generalist HR role at Senior Advisor to Business Partner level essential
  • In-depth current knowledge of employment legislation
  • CIPD qualified desirable
  • London Market experience highly desirable
  • Experience of Resourcing at all levels
  • Experience of rapid business growth is advantageous
  • Track record of successfully understanding and interpreting customer needs with respect to relevant HR discipline and delivering relevant high-quality services
  • Proven experience in managing employee relations and case management 
  • Ability to prioritise and effectively manage between day-to-day requests and proactively driving a more strategic people agenda
  • Experience in organisational effectiveness and organisation change processes 
  • Capability to take commercial insights and translate into the People Agenda to influence the business
  • Proven ability to facilitate, persuade, influence and build credibility with all levels and all functions


Desirable behavioural attributes


  • Excellent coaching and relationship building skills
  • Analytical, interpretative and decision-making skills
  • Ability to develop and execute plans, engaging relevant stakeholders and managing expectations around timing, process etc.
  • Ability to work with ambiguity and navigate situations to achieve appropriate outcomes


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