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The Role

We're currently recruiting for an HR Business Partner to join during a truly unique period for financial services regulation.The successful candidate will play a critical role in supporting the FCA's long term strategy and organisational transformation.

The role will suit someone with significant experience of operating at a strategic level with strong stakeholder management skills.This is a truly exciting opportunity to help shape HR strategy and play a critical role in driving the organisation forward.

If you are an experienced HR Business Partner with a passion for talent and transformation, we would be very interested in hearing from you.

What are the key responsibilities?
  • Build long term strategic relationships with senior stakeholders, contributing to key business objectives the development of people plans
  • Use data and insight to inform decision making, people priorities and improvements
  • Work with leaders and HR CoEs to build the people capability and create high performing teams
  • Coach, influence, guide and challenge people managers and leaders to ensure strong people performance
  • Drive employee engagement in partnership with leaders
  • Champion and facilitate the FCAs approach to talent management and succession planning
  • Work across the organisation on change and transformation project workstreams
  • Advise on options in organisation structures to ensure they support the longer-term, strategic needs of the organisation
  • Lead the annual pay incentive process and moderation with an appreciation of distribution curves
  • Articulate and translate the HR vision at the business and team level, to construct a clear view for the future

What will I get from the role?

You will have a fantastic opportunity to understand and shape the workings of the financial sector at a time of considerable change and innovation. You will enjoy a unique insight into the full spectrum of the financial services industry, with the opportunity to have real impact whilst working collaboratively towards a common goal alongside a range of internal and external stakeholders.

About you


We're a signatory to the Government's Disability Confident scheme. This means that we will offer an interview to disabled candidates entering under the scheme, should they meet the minimum criteria for a role. A minimum criterion needs to be measurable from reviewing a candidate's CV. Exceptions may apply if due to the volume of applications we are not able to interview all eligible candidates who qualify under the scheme.
  • Experience in a generalist HR partnering role, with a particular focus on organisational change and talent management.
  • Experience of applying basic principles of pay and reward and understanding their impact on performance
  • Experience of interpreting and applying employment law and HR Policy to business scenarios in a commercial manner.

  • Strong appetite for quantitative and qualitative organisational data
  • Excellent relationship and stakeholder management skills, at all levels of the organisation.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills.
  • The ability to work as a team player and support the delivery and success of the broader HR function.
  • A flexible, pragmatic and collaborative approach to work.
  • Able to work through ambiguity.
  • A positive, proactive and curious mind-set with the experience to deploy a range of solutions when faced with challenges; ensuring these solutions are customer focused and balance the wider needs of the organisation.
  • Able to challenge and influence decisions at all levels with an assertive and confident approach to managing conflict and gaining credibility quickly.
  • Ability to develop internal and external networks and use these to support delivery.

  • Experience of translating strategy into delivery, evaluating its success and using this to influence and shape future interventions.
  • Experience of working in a large, complex organisation (ideally with a matrix structure) and influencing (at all levels) to ensure business needs and the overarching business strategy and objectives are seamlessly linked
  • Degree and/or relevant professional qualification in HR

About Us

At the FCA, we're creating a fair and more resilient financial system. We're establishing more transparent relationships between financial services and their customers, building trust in financial markets and protecting vulnerable consumers.

The Human Resources (HR) division is made up of a number of expert teams whose role it is help the FCA achieve its people vision. We enable and support management in everything people-related throughout a person's time at the FCA. From attracting talented individuals, welcoming them to the organisation through our induction, helping them grow and develop, listening to their views through our surveys, rewarding and recognising great performance and helping to build an inclusive culture. We also support senior management when they are making FCA-wide decisions to ensure the full range of people matters are front and centre when making these complex decisions.

The FCA's Values & Diversity

Our ambition is to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the society we serve, helping us to be a better regulator. We serve the public. Our decisions directly affect the wellbeing of people, businesses and the UK economy. So, our values matter. They represent the culture we aspire to every day, guiding our judgements, building trust and helping us to be 'at our best'.

All FCA colleagues are expected to demonstrate behaviours in line with our five values - Deliver in the public interest, Act with integrity, Be ambitious, Work inclusively and Connect and deliver. These are embedded in all roles, and through the selection process we check for alignment to our values. For more detail on our values and core skills, please see here .

As an inclusive employer, we are open to considering flexible working arrangements. Please let Tim Dent know if you wish to apply for this role on a flexible basis.

Useful Information
  • This role is gradedSenior Associate (HR C)
  • The salary range is approximately £42,000 - £60,000, plus a competitive flexible benefits package.
  • Applications for this role close on Sunday 24th October 2021
  • If you are external and have any questions regarding this position please contact Kezia Downie on [email protected]
  • If you are internal please contact Tim Dent

Applications must be made via the online system, applications made via email will NOT be accepted.

Learn more about Financial Conduct Authority

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