HR Business Partner

Experience level Experienced Hire
Job details sector Human Resources & Diversity
Job Purpose

To work as an HR Business Partner with responsibility for the UK coverage of the transversal functions 

Key Accountabilities 

HR Business Partner

• Accurately assess the needs of the Business areas from a Human Resources perspective, prioritise interventions and gain commitment for delivery

• Develop and maintain strong business partnering relationships with the senior management of the functions you will cover. Develop effective and trusted relationships with all of the staff within designated business areas.

• Keep up to date on business issues affecting the Company, assess the impact on the business areas you support and consider how best to apply or address them within those business areas in order to provide an efficient and proactive service to both internal and external customers

• Develop an understanding of the transversal functions in order to provide a commercial, pragmatic and sound HR Business Partnership. 

Talent Acquisition 

• Work with the Talent acquisition team to manage the recruitment process for both internal and external hires, ensuring high quality and cost effective resourcing solutions. 

Performance Management/Development

• Work with the Talent development team in managing the assessment and development of staff by ensuring that the annual performance appraisal process is completed in a timely and fair manner, participate in the annual Talent Management and Succession planning process and ensure that the training needs of staff are assessed and appropriate activities are proposed. 

Compensation Review

• Co-ordinate the annual compensation review for designated employee population and review the proposals with your managers including using benchmark and salary surveys to advise business managers during the compensation process

• Develop strong understanding of the financial regulations which impact the variable remuneration requirements for “identified staff.”

• Take an active role in the annual job matching process with assistance from
Compensation & Benefits.

• Identify trends arising across your business area and feedback to the C&B team as appropriate

Employment Law

• Provide advice on all aspects of local employment law and procedure agreements, working closely with the Employee Relations team.

Employee Relations

• Manage any disciplinary and performance issues in accordance with Company policy, liaising with the Employee relations team to ensure successful resolution of the issue.

• Take an active role in managing re-organisations and restructures, within allocated business areas in partnership with ER team and other HR teams where applicable having a very clear view of the legal obligations and constraints and the potential for TUPE regulations to apply in certain restructures.

• Manage the exits of employees ensuring the process is legally compliant and delivered in a professional and timely manner

• Produce and deliver written proposals, ad hoc research and formal presentations on HR related interventions when required
• Working with the ER team advise the managers you support of upcoming employment law changes and highlighting the impact on them and the adjustments they may be required to make if relevant.


• Support the UK ExCom HR Representative to address the queries of the UK ExCom and coordinate the required presentations.
• Participate in regular HR Team meetings and proactively contribute to proposed projects and initiatives and to take a role in their development and implementation.

Degree level qualification, ideally an HR qualification, CIPD or equivalent


Experience in similar HR Business Partner roles, ideally within similar organisations.


• Excellent verbal and written communication skills; capacity to explain strategic decisions at various levels of the organisation
• Ability to negotiate with employees and managers / senior managers
• Ability to prepare and make presentations
• Client focused with excellent business, commercial and professional knowledge
• Proven track record to work both independently and as a team player
• Ability to work as part of a global team in an international environment
• Proven organisational skills with the ability to co-ordinate and prioritise a range of tasks, often under pressure
• Strong attention to detail as well as the ability to step back and see the big picture
• Ability to identify and anticipate issues, potential risks and to escalate them at the right time

Technical Skills:

• Experience of remuneration and appraisal systems and processes
• Good working knowledge of Employment Legislation in the relevant jurisdictions
• Skills in Microsoft Office (mainly Excel & Powerpoint)
• Experience of recruitment across all levels.
• Fluent in written and spoken English

Other professional competencies:

• Service Delivery
• Internal Consultancy
• Data Management
• External Supplier Management
• Regulatory Awareness
Would you like to wake up every day driven and inspired by our noble mission and to work together as one global team to empower people to live a better life? Here at AXA we strive to lead the transformation of our industry. We are looking for talented individuals who come from varied backgrounds, think differently and want to be part of this exciting transformation by challenging the status quo so we can push AXA - a leading global brand and one of the most innovative companies in our industry - onto even greater things.

In a fast-evolving world and with a presence in 64 countries, our 166,000 employees and exclusive distributors anticipate change to offer services and solutions tailored to the current and future needs of our 103 million customers.

We are an active, long-term, global, multi-asset investor focused on enabling more people to harness the power of investing to meet their financial goals. By combining investment insight and innovation with robust risk management we have become one of the largest asset managers in Europe, managing €746bn in assets as of the end of 2017. We employ about 2,400 people around the world and operate out of 21 countries.


We are proud to foster a high-performance culture, which means that we seek to recruit and retain people who are not only technically-skilled but also globally-minded, innovative and able to leverage their unique perspectives and life experiences to support our success as a company.

AXA IM is committed to building an inclusive culture, valuing diversity and supporting the career progression of all employees.