Senior HR Business Partner (2 year contract)

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Job description

Role Summary:

The HR Business Partner – Employee Relations and Projects will play a pivotal role in enhancing employee relations, managing projects, and providing strategic HR support to a number of diverse teams. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with managers and leaders to effectively manage employee relations matters and drive key HR initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

Employee Relations:

  • Investigate, address, and resolve a wide range of employee relations issues, such as conflicts, grievances, harassment complaints, and performance concerns.
  • Provide guidance to management on disciplinary actions, performance improvement plans, while ensuring adherence to company policies and legal requirements.
  • Develop and implement initiatives to proactively improve employee relations and maintain a positive work environment.

Project Management:

  • Lead and contribute to HR projects focused on process improvement, talent development, diversity and inclusion, and other strategic initiatives.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define project objectives, scope, deliverables, and timelines.
  • Utilize project management methodologies to ensure projects are executed efficiently and meet or exceed expectations.

Consultation and Support:

  • Collaborate with departmental leaders to understand their teams’ needs and provide strategic HR advice.
  • Act as a point of contact for employees and managers, offering expert advice on HR policies, procedures, and best practices.
  • Assist in coaching managers to effectively address employee-related challenges and maintain high-performing teams.

Policy Development and Compliance:

  • Collaborate with the HR team to develop and update HR policies and procedures that align with legal requirements and industry standards.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations, maintaining a strong understanding of changes that may impact employee relations practices.

Mediation and Conflict Resolution:

  • Facilitate effective communication and conflict resolution between employees, teams, and management, promoting a harmonious work environment.
  • Conduct formal investigations when necessary, ensuring fairness and consistency in approach.

Performance Management:

  • Assist in designing and implementing performance management processes, including feedback, goal-setting, and evaluation.
  • Provide guidance to managers on performance improvement plans, ensuring consistent and fair treatment of employees.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • HR experience, with a focus on employee relations, conflict resolution, and project management.
  • In-depth understanding of employment laws, regulations, and industry best practices.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to engage with employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Proven track record of effectively managing complex employee relations cases to resolution.
  • Experience in managing HR projects from initiation to completion.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to think strategically while executing tactically.

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