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Senior HR Business Partner

£50000 - £65000 per annum 20% Bonus Benefits

Job Description


"Excellent opportunity for Senior Generalist HR professional to join fast growing global plc."

C£65000 Benefits

Location: West Midlands (Site Based 4 days per week)

Commutable from Walsall, Wolverhampton, Telford, Stourbridge, Halesowen, Shrewsbury, Bromsgrove, Lichfield, Birmingham, Kidderminster, Stafford, Stone, Tamworth, Stoke on Trent, Droitwich, Redditch, Worcester, Coventry, Sutton Coldfield, Coleshill

Our client, a division of a global plc, is a market leader in the specifications sales led manufacture and supply of mechanical and electrical equipment and service solutions to the industrial and commercial sector. They are a dynamic, innovative, successful and high growth business with ambitious plans for the future including further acquisitions.

They are seeking to appoint a Senior Human Resources Business Partner who will be based its head office in the West Midlands. Our client also has a new greenfield manufacturing and logistics operation based within walking distance of HO and the successful incumbent will support corporate functions and manufacturing and logistics operations. You will report to the Group HR Director.

This is a fantastic career development opportunity for a confident, self-motivated, and ambitious and experienced Senior HR generalist keen to play an influential role within a growing business.

The Senior HR Business Partner is required to deliver a comprehensive, high quality, proactive and value adding HR service to the business and its manufacturing, production, and logistics facilities. The HR Business Partner will provide professional HR support to the management and executive teams, advising on a range of HR issues including employee relations, statutory/mandatory training plans, talent management, succession planning, supporting employee development, diversity, and inclusion, driving and supporting effective communications, employee engagement, performance management, dealing with disciplinary and grievance cases, managing sickness absence.

The Senior HR Business Partner will also be part of a national HR team, working on a range of cross functional organisational design and development projects, and will be responsible for implementing and operationalising Group HR policies and initiatives throughout the business.

The Role:

  • Deliver a comprehensive HR service to the business at HO and within its manufacturing/production and logistics facilities, ensuring the effective application and full compliance with people policies, practices and procedures.
  • Directly support operational and senior leadership with HR advice and coaching, being seen as a "trusted advisor", able to objectively assess, influence and constructively challenge when necessary.
  • Successful management of employee relations e.g. managing absence, disciplinary matters - conduct and capability, compliance, grievances.
  • Drive effective performance management through the coaching of line managers on dealing with performance management issues.
  • Responsible for providing the business with regular management information reports to support improvement of measures e.g. sickness, overtime.
  • Delivery of appropriate contractual documents relating to terminations, appointments and employment variations through liaison with the HO HR function.
  • Advising and supporting line managers on selection and recruitment decisions including the completion of the necessary recruitment requests, creation of job descriptions/person specification, management of vacancy advertising, selection process, and interview panel participation.
  • Ensure that there is fairness and consistency in reward and benefits across the site in recruitment and promotions.
  • Participating in training activities, encouraging, and supporting staff in their training and development needs
  • Undertaking safety and healthy duties commensurate with the job and working with Safety, Health, and Environmental function to ensure site compliance.
  • Support succession and talent planning in line with Group strategy.
  • Responsibility for the administration of employee surveys and feedback processes
  • Support the collation, analysis, and implementation of the annual training plan to ensure delivery against statutory and business requirements.
  • Proactive in supporting safe working through Safety, Health and Environmental initiatives.


The Ideal Candidate:

  • University degree educated in a relevant business or HR related subject (ideally but candidates with degrees in other subjects and relevant HR experience will also be considered)
  • Qualified to CIPD level 5 as a minimum. CIPD level 7/MSc/MA in HR advantageous
  • HR Generalist experience gained within an industrial manufacturing unit or FMCG or engineering or possibly logistics environment
  • Computer Literate in MS Office packages and use of Databases
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent Written & Verbal communication skills, including Report writing.
  • Able to create a positive site team culture and demonstrate leadership and influence within the business.
  • Able to think ahead and take action to ensure team skills and capabilities meet future business needs; understand the aspiration and potential of the teams and identify and develop potential.
  • Strong capability to influence others, sell your own ideas by linking them to other people's values, goals or ideas; willingly and confidently communicate issues and ideas to gain senior management support; sell the benefits behind decisions and changes.
  • Able to build a positive team culture; build relationships with other teams across the business to share ideas, break down silos and maximise performance; must put the 'company good' before any individual 'local gain'; must implement ideas to improve team dynamics and team spirit.
  • Have a relentless desire and hunger to improve and innovate. Encourage the wider business to improve performance.
  • Able to demonstrate confidence with a wide range of colleagues, stakeholders and shareholders; maintain confidence and stay calm during difficult situations; make decisions that will be unpopular whilst explaining the rationale for these.
  • Flexibility with ability to adapt team approach in line with a more strategic perspective; take a proactive approach, to think ahead and across the business.
  • Able to step back from a complex situation in order to gain a better understanding; understand the impact of problems and solutions on yourself and others; anticipate obstacles by solving the problem and to implement solutions.

This role is offered on a permanent basis however an interim opportunity is also available to support on the a major project relocating several operations into the brand new manufacturing and logistics site.


  • Head of HR Shared Services (Interim)

    UK & Ireland Head of HR Shared Services - Interim


    £70000 Benefits (12-month interim contract via payroll)


    Leicestershire (Hybrid)


    Are you an experienced HR generalist with a talent for developing and continuously improving processes? Our client, a global engineering and technology business, is looking for an Interim Head of HR Shared Services to transform its UK & Ireland HR operations centre.


    This is a brilliant opportunity for an experienced HR professional who has a passion for continuous improvement and who can influence, drive performance and efficiencies across the HR Shared Service. Process mapping, automation and policy development all feature in this role, centred around driving employee experience for this innovative and successful organisation.


    This is a 12-month project-based assignment. The role is offered on a hybrid basis with two days per week spent at our client's Leicestershire based HQ. You will be employed via our client's payroll. There may also be occasional travel to other sites in the North West, Scotland and Ireland. You will also liaise closely with colleagues in the European HR Shared Services Operation in relation to best practice.

    The Interim Head of Shared Services role is accountable for the smooth and efficient delivery of core People Services across the UK and Ireland to include Human Resources Administration, outsourced Payroll, Data, MI & Reporting and Benefits Administration.


    Reporting to the UK & Ireland HR Director, this role will be responsible for the development and implementation of the HR Shared Service strategy, policies and approaches consistent with the overall HR strategy and objectives.


    The role will develop, implement, and manage resources and programmes that improve cost, value and effectiveness of the HR Shared Service offering ensuring that there is a direct impact on people performance and the business. The objective is to drive transformation of the operating model, with employee self-service access where applicable, whilst maintaining core HR services.

    To be set up for success and excel in this role, you will have strong analytical mindset, effective communication skills, and a commitment to continuous improvement.


    The Role:

    · Lead, coordinate, and manage the delivery of HR Shared Services function activities creating a one team ethos to ensure the effective delivery of Employee Lifecycle interventions.

    · Ensure resources are identified, put in place, and developed to meet business strategies and strategic direction, standards, and requirements.

    · Develop and embed the longer-term functional agenda for Shared Services consistent with overall strategy, aims and capability requirements of the business area to generate service improvements consistent with targets and objectives.

    · Lead the team to success and provide team training on new or changed processes and protocols, bring legislative changes to life and ensure the team is regularly refreshed and updated, and take ownership of their continuous professional development.

    · Ensure HR Shared Service, policies and plans are developed/adapted to meet the specific requirements of the business and implemented for the business.

    · Ensure the shared services position is communicated and understood, influence developments and understand and implement best practice to ensure governance, compliance and performance improvement.

    · Champion change, drive continuous improvement and lead initiatives to simplify and streamline operations.


    The Ideal Applicant

    · Ideally available to commence by the end of May/early June 2024

    · Graduate calibre with CIPD level 7/master's degree essential

    · Extensive experience operating as a Head of HR Shared Service with accountability for Employee Relations, HRIS and Total Reward and outsourced Payroll.

    · Experience gained within a multinational matrix environment.

    · Previous demonstrable experience of HR Operations/HR Shared Services transformation and evolution.

    · Specific Experience of transforming and re-engineering expensive or ineffective processes including process mapping, automation, and policy development.

    · Ability to coach, mentor, develop and lead a team to success.

    · Strong systems experience and ideally experience using Oracle based HR Systems or other similar HR ERP Systems.

    · Ability to demonstrate strong use of data insight to drive change.

    · Detailed knowledge of UK & Ireland HR and Employment Law and processes

    · Ability to build strong partnerships with key stakeholders.

    · Familiarity with continuous improvement and project management techniques


    Apply now and join a dynamic and innovative organisation striving to make a difference in the digital world. Email your CV, quoting reference LX 1908868 to or call us on 01905 381 320.






  • Executive Recruitment Consultant - Interim Executive Division (Part Time)


    £Competitive + bonus/commission scheme & benefits scheme

    Location: Pershore, Worcestershire


    Martin Veasey Talent Solutions is a leading independent executive search consultancy with experience recruiting across a diverse range of industries and service sectors. The client portfolio spans both the UK and international market places. Specialising in middle and senior management appointments we are able to source high quality candidates from the UK as well as all over the world, in a variety of disciplines, from key management roles to board level directors.

    We utilise leading edge recruitment technology and marketing tools and work with a large blue chip multinational client base offering a full range of talent, recruitment, and assessment services.


    The role of Executive Recruitment Consultant - for our Interim Executives Division (Part Time) will be a good combination of new business development, account management and both consultative and transactional recruitment. You will be working as part of a very successful and established team that enjoys a strong reputation in the marketplace. You will be involved in the whole recruitment lifecycle from developing client relationships, attending client visits, new business development, advertising, interviewing and managing your candidates through a client's selection process to the point where you place the candidate in a suitable role. You will have access to state of the art recruitment software and a candidate and client database that is proactively and regularly updated by our recruitment support team.

    You will be responsible for sourcing, screening, interviewing and consulting with candidates on their career aspirations as well as forging strong relationships with clients and companies to understand their requirements and corporate culture to ensure that you source the very best candidates for them. You will develop and expand your interim executives division and identify new business opportunities. You will also be expected to work as part of a team and develop excellent working relationships both internally and externally.



    • Graduate calibre with lots of drive, ambition, and commitment.
    • Experienced in recruiting managerial and executive level candidates.
    • Experience of recruiting interim executives advantageous
    • Experienced technical and competency/behavioural interviewer.
    • CIPD level 3 or 5 would be highly advantageous but not a prerequisite.
    • Psychometric test or coaching qualifications would be advantageous but not a prerequisite.
    • Articulate with the ability to build rapport and relationships with senior stakeholders and decision makers within the corporate marketplace.

    A consultative, solutions focused approach.

    Experience within the interim executives recruitment sector or experience of recruiting temporary managerial staff.

    Excellent customer service/key account relationship management experience.
    A hardworking and committed individual who is looking to contribute and progress within a growing company whilst maintaining their work, family life balance.
    Ideally you will have previous recruitment experience gained either as an in-house recruiter, or as HR/Talent Acquisition/Resourcing Manager or with a recruitment/executive search and selection consultancy.

    You will be a high achieving and articulate candidate who is able to present to the highest levels within business. Having excellent organisational skills, you will be able to work on multiple projects at any one time, ensuring that all are delivered on time and to a successful conclusion.

    In return we offer a relaxed but challenging, team orientated, highly focused environment within a growing business. As well as a competitive salary we offer bonus/commission and a range of other benefits.

    These roles are offered on a full or part time or job share basis and hybrid working. This may involve occasional evening calls to candidates/clients. The role will predominantly be based from our offices near Pershore.




  • PA/Recruitment Coordinator - Part Time
    £Competitive/Negotiable Benefits

    PA/Recruitment Coordinator (Part Time) 



    £Competitive/Negotiable Benefits



    Peopleton, Worcestershire (On site Part Time Hours)




    If you had to describe yourself, would you use words like "Professional", "Organised", and "Communicative"?


    Those are three words that encapsulate our recruitment business. They're the ethos that runs through the spine of Martin Veasey Talent Solutions.


    And we now need a PA/Recruitment Coordinator on a part time basis who shares those values and can help us be even better.


    That's where you come in.


    As a well-educated (ideally degree-qualified) professional, you'll be an experienced business administrator. You must have previous PA, secretarial, administration and office experience, ideally gained within an HR or recruitment environment. You'll be used to providing proactive support to management, including developing office procedures and meeting deadlines in a complex and pressurised environment.


    Ultimately, you'll know how to deliver exceptional service because that's our core objective. We want to provide our clients with the best recruitment process and our candidates with a first-class job-search experience, and communication is a crucial part of that service.


    So, we need someone who will respond quickly and efficiently to all incoming communications via phone or email. Plus, as we recruit high-level professionals for companies worldwide, you'll need to be confident in communicating with senior-level people in UK, European, Middle-Eastern, and APAC countries and occasionally North America. But don't panic about being multi-lingual - our clients and candidates communicate in English. However, any language skills you do have will be a big plus.


    Within this role, there will be extensive contact with external parties such as clients, candidates and media and internet advertising providers. Internally, you'll work closely with other Recruitment Consultancy, Client Relationship Management, Research and Database Administration team members.


    You'll find the job to be highly varied, with each day throwing out new problems to solve and situations to deal with in your expertly efficient way. We're a growing team with the same ethos of wanting each other to succeed so we all thrive together.


    Fancy being part of that?