HR Business Partner

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Please note: We're all currently working remotely due to Covid-19. We hope to be back in the office later this year.

We are looking for a HR Business Partner (HRBP) to join our team on a 12-month maternity cover.

Experienced and coming from a similar structured organization, with full support from your team, you will hit the ground running and become fully immersed  with the  sectors you’ll be partnering with. You will be accountable for providing strategic HR advice and helping to plan and drive the people agenda for your respective sectors. This includes promoting a high-performance culture through your commercial advice and solutions that meet the needs of our growing business.

With strong influencing and coaching skills, you will support and coach your sector leads and line managers through change. You will also guide and coach your leads  and line managers on HR processes and policies and  be the HR lead on our performance management,    read across and promotion processes within your sectors. You will also ensure our employees and line managers are proactively focused on employee development.

Utilizing your knowledge of, and relationships within your sectors and the wider HR team, you will support, enable and  drive talent and development and I&E initiatives within your sectors. You will also support the team in  developing people policies that are legally compliant and build a respectful, inclusive and diverse culture which promotes wellbeing.

Partnering with Recruitment and Talent you’ll be aware of senior level new joiners and ensure they are fully integrated into PA Consulting. You will be versed in managing  complex employee relations issues and will have bundles of experience and knowledge of employment law within  the UK. You will also be a point of escalation for our HR Advisors (and the capabilities they support) on complex HR issues.

To continue and progress with our people agenda, you will have an opportunity to lead and contribute to local and global projects. This  role will line manage and also be supported by HR Advisors to deliver a complete HR advisory service to the business.

What we're looking for

Position Requirements:

Experienced HR professional with an extensive generalist background, ideally gained in a fast-paced environment.

A passion and commitment to providing the highest quality service in a collaborative manner

Exceptional stakeholder client relationship management

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills which enable you to engage and influence senior stakeholders Proven track record in managing performance

Strong working knowledge of UK employment law, including TUPE
Change management  skills, evidenced by examples of where you have managed change

Evidence and examples of where you have managed complex and sensitive ER cases

Excellent knowledge of HR best practices and trends, evidenced by examples of where you have utilized your knowledge to offer practical solutions

Ability to interpret data and business metrics and identity practical solutions 

Excellent understanding of  the Consulting sector

Strong coaching and management skills                                                                                            

Part/fully qualified CIPD


Person Specification:

Accurate, demonstrates outstanding attention to detail

Commercially aware with a client focus

Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and presentation skills

Creative and innovative, always seeking to improve and add value



• Pension
• 25 days holiday

About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in consumer, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.

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Job information

Firm: PA Consulting

Location: Cambridge