HR Business Partner (Maternity Cover)

You will deliver a complete and comprehensive HR service to all GL Education employees. To support our exciting plans for international growth in 2022, there will be a strong focus on recruitment and onboarding. The role will also cover learning and development, employee relations and performance and absence management across all GL based offices, with a particular focus on London and Swindon.

The Role:

  • Overall management of the strategic recruitment function to include budget management, headcount discussion and planning with hiring managers and Senior Management Team, campaign creation and delivery in the UK and internationally
  • Line management of the HR Administrator (Recruitment Focus) and HR & Payroll Lead
  • Develop and maintain strong, dependable relationships with stakeholders and be viewed as a trusted and specialist advisor
  • Advise on employee relation cases, interpreting and advising on employment legislation
  • Work in partnership with managers and business units on performance management, resourcing, staff development plans 
  • Monitor absence reporting and developing interventions to manage individual absence cases
  • Facilitate occasional grievance and disciplinary investigations and hearings and providing guidance on cases and process support to managers including
  • Support the annual performance review process, identifying training needs and supporting the HR Systems & Development lead to deliver a comprehensive learning and development plan 
  • Support the development of GL Education’s induction processes and ensure new starters across all GL sites are fully on boarded
  • Support the review of HR policies and procedures to reflect up to date employment law and best practise 
  • Support the development of Come and Learn workshops to provide HR and performance management support for managers 
  • Produce statistical and management information using our HR system, XCD (Salesforce)
  • Collaborate with and support the development of the HR team, mentoring and sharing best practice

Location: Brentford TW8 / Home-based (Hybrid Working)

Hours: Full time, 1 year fixed term contract (37.5 hours per week)

Salary: £42,000 – £46,000 per annum

What are we looking for?

  • Strong Generalist HR experience at a mid-senior level and CIPD Qualified – Associate level or above 
  • Good networker and proven success of quickly developing effective relationships with other teams and managers 
  • Ability to communicate openly, concisely, and persuasively in writing and verbally, a good listener
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail, resourceful and adaptable
  • Planning and prioritising work to meet commitments aligned with organisational goals
  • Proven success with recruitment management to include an understanding of the end-to-end process and including agency negotiation 
  • Ability to work under own initiative day-to-day, taking guidance and supporting managers when required, enjoy working collaboratively and with good humour
  • Commercially astute and experienced in partnering with non-HR stakeholders in business decision-making
  • Analytical and data driven approach; able to develop and use metrics to support the business case
  • Ability to deal with confidential matters sensitively and diplomatically
  • Able and willing to travel to other offices as required
  • Experience using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint


  • Access to a benefits and discount platform with access to 1000’s of discounts at retailers, leisure attractions and restaurants (GLEe provided by Reward Gateway)
  • BUPA Healthcare, Life assurance, Permanent health insurance
  • On site gym (Brentford office), weekly fruit platters, free parking facilities
  • Pension scheme with enhanced employer contributions
  • Season ticket loan, childcare assistance, EAP
  • Generous annual leave (including a day off for your birthday)
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Covid-19 compliance/safe, managed, working environment


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