HR Business Partner

A great opportunity has arisen for a proactive, fast paced, HR Business Partner to join a rapidly growing leading edge tech services SME with c. 450 employees, based predominately in Basingstoke, UK and 3 locations in France so there will be some travel in the role.

Reporting to the newly appointed dynamic and fast paced Head of HR, this newly created role with 2 direct reports, will have plenty of opportunity to add value and make a difference.  We are looking for someone who can start fairly immediately.  We are looking for someone who can start fairly immediately.

We are looking for someone who has in depth HR experience with a passion for making a difference.  You must have an analytical mindset who has experience in the following areas: appraisals, performance, employee relations, development of leadership capability and career paths, reward and communication.

With a change in the HR structure there will be a focus to raise the profile of HR and make it a more strategic function which truly adds value to the business. You will need to identify gaps and areas for improvement and to lead and champion the very best working experience for all our client’s employees.

This is a super role with the opportunity to initiate and build on great foundations, in an environment that values both hard data and intuitive judgement.  Within this complex and growing business that excites, challenges and keeps you on your toes, you will be working closely with colleagues to deliver great things.

As it is a small company and with it a compact HR team, you must be prepared to roll up your sleeves and get on with whatever needs doing including ER and operational HR.

ExIt is anticipated that the ideal person will be happy working 2 days in the office in Basingstoke and 3 days remotely.


  • Partner with demanding stakeholders on all aspects of HR, to ensure HR genuinely adds value.
  • Challenge the status quo and prove how HR can help achieve the culture shift and transformation required to improve communication and knowledge sharing.
  • Support on all aspects of Employee Relations.
  • Develop and motivate the two direct reports.
  • Work closely with the Head of HR on the cultural integration of the newly acquired company into the ways of working, values and culture of the organisation.
  • Build management capability through coaching and challenging on people management and decisions
  • Create solutions to people issues which enable stakeholders to better meet their commercial objectives
  • Use data and metrics to identify potential issues and support decision-making that really increases employee engagement.
  • The company is going through a period or growth and there will be restructures, and integration of newly acquired and merged companies. Some experience in these areas is therefore needed.

Person Specification:

  • Degree and CIPD full or part qualified.
  • Evidence of having added value in an HR Business Partner role within a fast paced private sector organization preferably within services or tech environment.
  • Proactive with buckets of positive energy and always wanting to go the extra mile.
  • In depth experience of developing and implementing performance initiatives which make a difference.
  • Experience of having developed leadership capability and integrated and harmonised newly acquired companies into the host organisation.
  • Excellent employment law knowledge with evidence of having resolved complex ER cases and led on grievance and disciplinary issues.
  • A passion for engagement and able to evidence the having improved the employee experience through the introduction of new initiatives.
  • Articulate with the credibility to influence at all levels and a positive people management style.
  • Totally flexible, not process driven with the ability to interact with people at all levels within the organisation.
  • Strong emotional intelligence with a warm inner confidence and the ability to engage.
  • A lateral blue sky thinker who is creative and innovative, with the comms skills to gain buy in to new initiatives.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking for exposure to a wide range of HR issues and a great opportunity to add value in a fun, non-corporate environment.  This role comes with good benefits, and a flexible approach towards where you work and how.

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