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HR Business Partner

Job Title: HR Business Partner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Swansea
Salary: 50000 - 55000
Contact Name: Lorna Dane
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 4 years ago

Job Description

HR Business Partner – £50-55k + benefits


An exceptional opportunity for a proven, ambitious senior HR professional to take their career to the next level in the engineering / manufacturing sector.  This is a highly ‘reactive’ role in which you will be managing the day to day operational HR related matters at a senior level on site.  You are likely to be a graduate and CIPD qualified, experience must include a track record of managing and driving HR projects.  You will have proven experience of working with Unions and be sufficiently confident to challenge the status quo, influence improvements and proactively ensure we work in compliance with HR policies and procedures and above all, using best practice.  Behind every good HR team is a great leader – we are looking for someone with a can do attitude, a strong sense of urgency and the ability to manage a diverse and busy workload.  You will have a strong mind-set for continuous development and improvement.


Main Responsibilities will include: (reporting to the UK Group HR Manager who works across several sites)

  • Acting as site lead for HR and the first point of contact

  • Direct line Manager for HR Generalist and HR Systems Administrator

  • Deputise for the UK Group HR Manager as required

  • Managing HR Special Projects

  • Recruitment & Selection (Permanent and Contract staff) and liaison with external agencies and partners

  • Employee Engagement

  • Employee Relations and Communications and Consultation with Unions as required and as directed by Group HR

  • Appraisals and Performance Management

  • Employee Training & Development including managing and driving the internal talent development programmes.

  • Succession Planning

  • Attendance and Absence Management

  • Disciplinary & Grievance Management

  • Weekly/Monthly reporting and data management


Applicant Requirements:

  • Degree + CIPD qualification, and / or qualified by experience

  • Minimum 5 years experience in a leadership/senior HR role

  • Experience in a fast paced manufacturing/engineering (or similar) facility

  • Experience of working with Unions

  • Excellent practical knowledge in terms of the application of employment law and business policies

  • Excellent people skills, a can do attitude, a strong sense of urgency

  • Good practical knowledge of SAP (or similar) and MSOffice

  • Ability to manage a diverse and busy workload

  • A strong mind-set for continuous development and improvement


About The Benefits:

Basic annual salary of £50-55k + discretionary bonus (paid quarterly).  25 days leave plus bank holidays.  Private healthcare and private dental insurance. Pension – employer will contribute up to 8%.  Other salary sacrifice schemes including childcare vouchers.


How To Apply/Find Out More:  Applications on email to our exclusively appointed Recruitment consultant who knows our business well, having worked with the parent company for 7 years. We have a more personal, ‘hands on’ approach to our recruitment processes, maintaining rapid responses, honest and clear communications throughout the interview and placement process.  On the basis of volume, it may not always be possible to respond to each application individually – therefore, if you have not heard from us within 5 days of an application it must be assumed that your application has, on this occasion, not been successful.