Senior HR Business Partner, General Counsel and UK Finance

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Location: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Job Type: Full time
  • Company: Fidelity International

The Human Resources department supports the Business to ensure the effective management and development of the talent in our organisation. It involves having oversight of all aspects of human capital management, which includes a number of areas of expertise working together collaboratively - talent acquisition, talent management and development, compensation and benefits, employee relations and organisation development.

Purpose of your role

The global Oversight functions consist of global Legal, global Oversight & Assurance, global Risk and global Tax teams. They form part of the broader General Counsel team. This role also partners with UK Finance teams. The purpose of these functions is to help to contribute to the growth of Fidelity by delivering effective, pro-active and business orientated guidance, solutions and frameworks.

Working in partnership with the Head of HR, General Counsel & Continental Europe (and the Head of HR Technology, GBO and Finance - for the UK Finance business clients) the purpose of this role is to provide the full range of HR Business Partner support to the above named functions from a strategic and operational perspective. Working together, you'll be required to deliver innovative, future-driven, business focused HR initiatives that add value to the business in the VUCA world (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity). In addition, the role works closely with a team of Global HR partners, across Bermuda, Dublin, Hong Kong, Tokyo, China, Europe and India given the global nature of the General Counsel and Oversight teams.

The individual in this role will report functionally into the Head of HR Business Partnering and will also be part of the UK HR team and will participate in team meetings, activities and projects. As such they will contribute to the delivery of priorities in other departments and functions that require HR support - a recent example would be the consultation of employees impacted by the move of roles from UK to Ireland. In addition they will support ad hoc employee relations activities for other parts of the business as and when required.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the Head of HR, and business leaders on the design and development of the HR strategy for General Counsel and other oversight functions.
  • Partner with the business managers to drive an HR agenda geared at maximising performance and potential of the talent within the business.
  • Take a leading role in supporting change management including assisting with the organisational design process, implementing the strategy and plans.
  • Coach Key individuals in the leadership team to enable the goal of strengthening leadership calibre across key management levels across General Counsel
  • Work with line managers to ensure regular talent discussions take place as part of management meetings, and development plans are in place targeting high potential employees. Support annualised talent data gathering exercises.
  • Manage complex employee relations issues, engaging with business managers promptly to address issues in a timely manner and assist in developing employee communication plans where appropriate. Contribute to and lead the HR components of change management and restructuring initiatives, which may include consultation with groups and individuals.
  • Work in partnership with the various HR Centres of Excellence to support the delivery of HR agenda and key HR processes including engagement programmes, compensation management, talent management, leadership development and employee relations matters, etc. Identify and support the development of our future business leaders, retaining and nurturing our best people, to ensure bench strength and timely succession management.
  • Work with the Talent centre of expertise to support the collation and assessment of specific training and development requirements as well as ensuring employees participate in a range of enterprise wide development activities
  • Maintain a contemporary awareness of influential external bodies and any regulations and legislation etc. that impact the business, e.g. Senior Manager Certification Regime, MiFID II, etc...
  • Work with the Employee Engagement team on a number of communication activities for General Counsel and take the lead on the preparation, communication and updates to the management team for the annual Your Voice survey and track outputs and activities.
  • As HR's capability develops in people analytics, you will provide data-driven people and organisational insights for decision making
  • Proactively build a network of internal and external contacts within the industry to facilitate the delivery of key objectives in the most efficient and appropriate manner possible.

Candidate Credentials

  • Good educational background to degree level and CIPD qualified, with a track record in senior HR positions

  • Understanding of the UK Financial Services and Asset Management market, to be able to converse confidently about the business and the economic environment.
  • Proven relationship builder with exemplary facilitation and communication skills, both verbally and in writing. Consultative approach, effective influencing and listening skills with a personal impact and communication style that will ensure success and credibility at all levels in the organisation
  • Credible, influential, strategic and a true business partner with strong business acumen, able to manage within a complex matrix organisation, with a strong international orientation.
  • Proven ability to evaluate employment law risks and to effectively address and mange any such situations arising.
  • Future orientated whilst present focused and with a problem solving mindset.
  • Analytical thinker, able to conceptualise, whilst being pragmatic and able to simplify complex issues in order to develop effective policies and best practice.
  • High standards of integrity, ethically minded, energetic and hard working.
  • Proven ability to be a collaborative member of a team across different locations and business areas

Great minds, better together.

Fidelity International is an equal opportunities employer and is commited to a policy of treating all its employees and job applications equally.