Job title: HR Business Partner

Location: Milton Keynes

Closing date:

Job Summary

The HR Business Partner has responsibility for the day to day running of HR and support to the Company. This includes the management of all HR related processes, payroll and benefits, RCSA, MI production and checking and leadership of two HR People Analysts. Working very closely with all departments, providing an information resource and guidance for both employees and senior management through third party providers. The position reports directly into the Head of HR with commentary into the Operations Committee.

About us

Founded in 2007, we are a challenger bank that operates in accordance with Shariah principles, with offices in London, Milton Keynes and Wilmslow. We offer personal and corporate savings products and finance for UK residential and commercial property, in addition to sourcing and advising on UK real estate investments.

Key responsibilities

  • Providing first line HR guidance to managers and staff on day to day and exceptional employment matters. Providing counselling where required either internally or outsourced
  • Responsible for various HR processes, including but not limited to co-ordinating the recruitment process for both employees and consultants; on-boarding; sickness and attendance monitoring and reporting; maintenance of training records in line with regulations; co-ordinating the annual appraisal and mid-year review process; assisting in the annual salary review and bonus process; assisting with grievances and disciplinaries; leaver administration and exit interviews
  • Manage and develop HR systems, including the internet-based HR and benefits system, to ensure that confidential, accurate, up to date and accessible staff and other records are maintained
  • Liaise with the Finance department to input monthly payroll data for new joiners, leavers and any adjustments
  • Liaise with the outsourced benefits administrator to provide and maintain a competitive employee benefits package
  • Liaising with the outsourced employment lawyers to ensure that all documentation, both legal and procedural, are kept up to date in line with new legislation and changes in Human Resource best practice
  • Work with the outsourced employment lawyers to structure and manage any sensitive employment issues, protecting the interests of the bank at all times
  • Act as Authorising Officer for the bank’s Home Office Sponsorship Licence (immigration), working with immigration lawyers to process applications and renewals and ensuring compliance with reporting and record-keeping requirements [Note: this responsibility can be outsourced if necessary]
  • To manage the costs associated with service providers and ensure competitive rates are maintained
  • Build and maintain strong relations with all employees to ensure effective communication and sharing of information
  • Build and maintain relationships with external parties where required, maintaining a database of contacts where appropriate
  • Attend, as a member, any committees relevant to the efficient delivery of the role, e.g. Operations Committee, Remuneration & Nominations Committee
  • Any other duties commensurate with the grade and level of responsibility of this post, for which the post holder has the necessary experience and/or training

Qualifications required:

  • Degree educated
  • CIPD qualified to at least Associate level. Member desirable

Required knowledge & skills:

  • Knowledge of UK employment legislation
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Good IT knowledge including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other applications

Additional Details:

We offer a highly attractive reward package; the typical benefits include:

  • 25 days holiday entitlement increasing with service
  • Pension Plan
  • Private medical insurance
  • Group dental insurance
  • Income Protection
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Referral Bonus

Gatehouse Bank is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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