Who we're looking for We're looking for an inspiring HR Business Partner to join our global HR team. This is a London based role supporting our Wealth Management business and covering the full generalist HR remit. You will be a strategic advisor and a true partner to the business to provide insight, challenge and your HR expertise. You will have the support of an HR Advisor and you will be expected to work closely with our specialist HR teams to provide a seamless HR service to the business.
Supporting an area of key strategic growth, this position requires a highly competent HR professional with experience gained within a financial services firm, preferably having focussed Wealth Management clients, although this is not essential. Your ability to develop deep client relationships and to be a driver and facilitator of HR strategy and implementation will be critical to your success in this role. As a member of the Global Wealth Management Executive Team, amongst other committees, your role will also have a global remit, and as such you will be expected to work closely with global HR colleagues in Switzerland and Asia.
About Schroders We're a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.
We have around 5,000 people on six continents. And we've been around for over 200 years, but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn't change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.
The base We moved into our new HQ in the City of London in 2018. We're close to our clients, in the heart of the UK's financial centre. And we have everything we need to work flexibly.
The team Reporting to the Head of HR Business Partners you will be part of the global HR team who proactively support business strategy in the areas below:
Establish yourself as a trusted advisor to key stakeholders, demonstrating your ability to empathise and create trust in order to achieve desired results
Quickly build credibility, drive HR strategy and provide commercial and pragmatic advice in relation to business issues
Demonstrate that you are able to analyse data to inform the business and support effective decision making
Closely support the firm's organic and inorganic growth plans
Lead HR activities relating to corporate transactions, from due diligence to supporting the cultural integration of a newly acquired business, working closely with the deal team and other function leads.
Able to work in an entrepreneurial environment and be a problem solver
Work in partnership with the business to identify critical roles and develop succession plans
Partner closely with the Talent team to deliver talent initiatives into your client groups
Work with the Resourcing team and external search partners to implement hiring plans, acquiring the best and most diverse talent in the market
Support the identification, development and retention of talented individuals, bringing challenge and creativity into development discussions
An advocate for diverse and inclusive practices and policies, actively supporting the firm's aim of becoming the employer of choice within the Financial Services industry
Coach line managers, driving through change and effective delivery of the people agenda.
Partner closely with internal legal counsel to proactively identify employee relations issues, advise on strategies for dispute resolution, and risk mitigation
Provide HR support for business changes e.g. restructuring activity, cost reduction, redundancy and redeployment processes and organisational design change
Manage grievance, disciplinary and capability investigations and hearings, understanding the associated risks and providing credible options for resolution, considering the company's risk profile
Ensure Human Resources matters are handled fairly and consistently within scope of established legislation, guidelines and practices
Partner with compliance and legal to ensure all regulatory matters are managed effectively
Compensation / Mobility / Management Information
Understand, influence and apply the firm's compensation philosophy through proactive consultation with the business and in partnership with the compensation team.
Understand current FCA requirements and regulatory issues, including the SMCR regime and the process/impact of MRT identification.
Manage ad hoc compensation queries, such as out of cycle salary increases and can challenge the business when appropriate
Manage the international assignment process, identifying and promoting global mobility to support business growth and career development where appropriate
What you'll need to do Schroders is growing and changing all the time. Your role is to help people get through this change, both managers and employees. Specifically this will include:
Provide HR consulting directly to management teams, ranging from informed counsel on people strategy to excellent execution of people programs and policies
Embed a culture of customer service and continuous improvement
Create sustainable, data driven solutions to individual employee challenges
Develop strong relationships across your client base and be able to interact at all levels within the organisation
Drive organisational performance by understanding business objectives and providing proactive HR support
Lead organisation design changes, and have the ability to articulate the value, steps, risks and expected results of the changes
The knowledge, experience and qualifications we're looking for
Highly articulate with excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to tailor messages to different audiences
Strong analytical skills and the proven ability to develop commercially focused solutions.
Strong influencing skills and the ability to adapt style to different audiences.
Excellent accuracy and attention to detail
Excellent understanding of UK Employment Law and evidence of practical application
What you'll be like
Inspiring: this comes across as a love of what you do and helps you build credibility easily. And that makes you the kind of partner people trust and talk to
Friendly: people the world over like working with you, and they're never afraid to ask you for help.
Inquisitive: you are interested in the latest HR developments, and how to apply them
Calm: you're positive under pressure and happy to take the lead in challenging times. You create a climate of trust, openness and respect and able to relate well to others
Gutsy: you know 'good' isn't good enough. You're resilient, approachable and confident. You solve problems and challenge the status quo to find better ways to do things
Self motivated: you are driven and thrive in high performing teams
Results focused: you can define what needs to be done and help others to achieve it
We're looking for the best, whoever they are Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your socio-economic background, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious belief, age or disability.