HR Business Partner

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Date: 27-Jan-2023

Location: Manchester, Manchester , GB

Company: Bureau Veritas

An award-winning employer, our people are trusted and responsible, believing in what they do with a clear commitment to contribute to transforming the world we live in and shaping a world of trust. Bureau Veritas operates in a wide range of sectors, delivering Testing, Inspection and Certification services to some of the world’s biggest household names. With more than 400,000 global clients and a reputation for quality, we are at the forefront of service and innovation.

Our people are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we have worked hard to create a supportive and engaging working environment, which is open and inclusive and individuals are given the opportunity to fulfil their potential and really leave their mark.


HR Business Partner



We are looking for a HR Business Partner to join our UK people team!

We are looking for someone who can act as a catalyst and consultant for business leaders providing a professional HR service within assigned business areas. The Business Partner role educates on the value add activities of HR and how these can support the business. You will be part of the transition of our service offering to help shift the level at which HR current supports and coaches the business.

Focus will also be on retaining and attracting the best people, reducing attrition, and developing an inclusive culture.

We also want to have some fun in our team, working together to do some great things that really make a difference to our people and their work.


What will the role involve?

You will drive a high-performance, engaged culture by supporting and challenging management teams to focus on performance and development in their people decisions and strategies.  Reviewing Talent decisions and succession and development plans ensuring focus also on management of underperformance.

Help support the HR model using our HRIS system and the HR Shared Services model to ensure we work collaboratively across the team. Driving consistent standards across HR and across the business.  Lead on Performance management for your aligned areas – focus on creating increased feedback culture

Maintain a commercial view of the people practices ensuring we make the right decisions for our people that also drive strong business outcomes and commercial results. Work alongside the Recruitment team to ensure Business areas have a clear, agreed workforce plan.  Focus on proactive recruitment, annual resource forecasting, quality of recruitment processes and local on-boarding practices to attract the best people.

Development of change and organisation management strategies, translating into development activities

Lead and support on projects to provide a HR service that is focused on continuous improvement – project management focus to successfully lead on cyclical HR projects (Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion, CSR, HR Process Digitalisation)


Who are we looking for?

Business, organisational, and functional knowledge are all essential to drive focus on leveraging networks, innovating with people practices supporting business strategy, using data to drive decision making and developing leadership for today and tomorrow.

Ideally you will have the following key skills

  • Influencing, impact and coaching
  • Extensive business and HR experience
  • Collaboration with stakeholders
  • Project/change management
  • Employee Relations experience and knowledge
  • Good understanding of employment legislation and policy / working practices
  • Commercial awareness – understands the impact of people decisions


What we offer

We offer both core and flexible benefits, a competitive salary and industry leading training and development to support you throughout your career. Our mission is to welcome everyone and create inclusive teams. We celebrate difference and encourage everyone to join us, and to be themselves at work.

Core benefits include private medical, life assurance, professional membership subscription, enhanced Maternity and Paternity leave, Employee Assistance Programme and up to two paid volunteering days a year.

Flexible benefits include Cycle to Work, tech scheme, travel & dental insurance, gym and retail discounts, option to buy and sell holiday and Give As You Earn scheme.

Please be aware that all roles within Bureau Veritas UK&I may require a DBS, Credit or Security Clearance Check. Bureau Veritas operates a strict Code of Ethics that ensures the proper conduct of our day-to-day business.


Please be aware that all roles within Bureau Veritas UK&I may require a DBS, Credit or Security Clearance Check.


Bureau Veritas is an equal opportunity employer.  No job applicant or employee shall receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, colour, race, ethnic origin, religion, disability or age.


Bureau Veritas operates a strict Code of Ethics that ensures the proper conduct of our day-to-day business.