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HR Business Partner - North West England

Ref: 520 Date Posted: Thursday 27 Jun 2024

2020 Recruitment are working with an engineering client who are looking to add an HR Business Partner to their team.

This position will initially be a 12-month contract but could be extended or made permanent for the right candidate.

The HR Business Partner can work within the company’s office located in the Northwest of England or work remotely anywhere in the UK. Occasional office visits would be required at times.

The Role

The HR Business Partner will manage workplace complaints, investigations, and resolve inquiries swiftly and efficiently with the remaining exception cases escalated to HR process owners, Communities of Expertise, and HR Partners. They will serve as experts in local legislation and have the overall responsibility for ensuring compliance with local employment regulation and legislation.

Duties & Responsibilities

As the HR Business Partner your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Responsible for employment related legal and regulatory compliance within the countries supported including for HR policies, procedures and processes and responsibility for all legal and regulatory compliance within the full employee lifecycle for the countries supported.
  • Manage complex casework including dispute resolutions, disciplinaries, grievances, absence, retirement and redundancy and execution in line with local legislation of organizational restructuring and coaching and advising managers to resolve cases.
  • workplace complaints, conducting appropriate investigations and Integrity Line complaints assigned by Global Asset Protection. Resolving cases and escalating where appropriate to the relevant corporate groups (legal, Global Asset Protection etc.).
  • Receive and respond to complex HR questions and concerns from managers and employees:
  • Point of escalation and resolution for HR policy/procedure/process queries to provide accurate guidance to employees and managers.
  • Well-versed on company Code of Conduct, performance and behaviour expectations, and progressive disciplinary philosophies. Manage with fair and consistent discipline when appropriate.
  • Develops core competency in HR tools and programs (Workday, local time/attendance, etc.).
  • Provide country specific inputs as required for workforce planning, employee engagement or talent processes to COEs and/or HRBPs as required.


To be considered for the HR Business Partner role it is essential that you have the following experience and qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in human resources management or a related field or equivalent local HR qualifications as appropriate
  • Hands-on experience as a HR Generalist or HR manager, with a heavy emphasis on People Operations preferably in a manufacturing or distribution setting
  • Expert knowledge of HR laws and regulations
  • Experience with EEO / harassment investigations and general workplace complaint resolution.
  • Experience with conflict resolution, disciplinary processes, and workplace investigations.
  • Experience of working with Trade Unions (Highly Advantageous)
  • Strong computer skills required; Workday or other HRIS experience a plus.
  • Ability to handle site travel with an expectation that this role will be field based supporting our sites, plants and offices.
  • Excellent communication skills, self-confidence, and the ability to act independently.


As the HR Business Partner, you will be offered the following:

  • Starting salary of £57.6K
  • Minimum of 12 months contract
  • Possibility of extension or permanent contract
  • Remote working available
  • Company incentives


To apply for this position please send a CV to Robert at 2020 Recruitment.