HR Business Partner sought!

We are looking for an HR generalist who wants to change the world for the better!

You will lead DPG’s HR function, working directly with the Managing Partner and Practice Manager and using your collaboration, influencing and relationship building skills and human resources expertise to ensure that we can recruit, retain, and develop the best talent to deliver our vital work.

This is a new role, which the post holder will have scope to shape themselves. You will lead initiatives across all areas of Human Resources to support DPG and Managers to build and develop high performing teams.

Our Aims and Values can be found here.

Key Responsibilities:

  • HR Policy: Develop a framework of HR policies and procedures that are in line with latest legislation, and provide guidance to managers and employees where necessary.
  • Talent Acquisition: Provide guidance to hiring managers on the recruitment process such as interview support; preparation of offer letters and contracts of employment; creation of employee files, right to work checks.
  • Employee Relations: Provide guidance and support to actively manage employee relations issues including but not limited to performance management, disciplinary & grievances, investigations, data subject access requests, well being and disability, family friendly policies.
  • Diversity & Inclusion: Proactively work with the firm to ensure that diversity & inclusion is a key part of the People and Culture Strategy and is embedded in all HR processes.
  • Performance Management and Development: Support organisation-wide managers through our performance management process and implement a framework to continuously develop our talent.
  • Reward: Review pay scales and company benefits to ensure competitiveness within the market and ensure pay and bonuses reflect performance whilst ensuring internal fairness.
  • Strategy and Projects: Lead on strategic initiatives such as the Workplace Well being and Mental Health to support employee well-being. Contribute to the development and roll out of our Culture Strategy.
  • Records Management: Maintain employee records according to policy and legal requirements, such as GDPR and relevant data retention legislation.

Experience & Skills:

Business Knowledge/Technical Skills

  • An interest in human rights and civil liberties and the aims of our organisation.
  • Proven experience within a Human Resources position with demonstrable evidence of developing and sustaining positive working relationships at all levels within an organisation
  • CIPD Level 5 or above or equivalent experience
  • A good understanding of HR procedures and legislation in the UK and a generalist knowledge of multiple HR disciplines (ER, pay & benefits, recruitment, training & development etc.)
  • Proven experience giving advice on employee relations
  • Self-starter and ability to lead change by influencing and supporting others
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Project/PowerPoint/Excel/Word)
  • Experience of driving results through and with a team
  • An understanding of Inclusion and Equity and a commitment to anti racism.

What we offer 

  • 23 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 25 day per year after 1 years’ service, and increasing further over time to 28 days after 5 years’ service.
  • Breathing time of ½ a day per month.
  • Generous family friendly policies.
  • Flexible working arrangements.

This is a permanent, full time position, although part-time work would be considered for the right candidate. Salary: £42,000 – £50,000 per annum.

Hybrid role – mix of London office and remote working with the odd day in our Bristol office.

How to apply

Please send your CV and cover letter, demonstrating how you meet the criteria for this role, to

Please quote the job reference 2022/08/LONHR in the subject line of your email.

Please also complete our Equal Opportunities form.

Closing date:  Monday, 11 July 2022 at 8 am.

Applications received after this time cannot be considered.

Interviews: Suitable candidates will be invited to attend an interview in London on Friday, 15 July 2022.


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