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HR Business Partner

Posted 11 months ago

As HR Business Partner at World Animal Protection, you will manage the delivery of our comprehensive operational and strategic HR and OD service for London and Europe based International staff, ensuring our international initiatives and people strategy are aligned and integrated with World Animal Protection’s ambitious strategic goals to achieve lasting impact for animals worldwide.  
You will business partner stakeholders and provide strategic and tactical HR support to global staff and managers.  You will be a valued member of our HR team, and will contribute towards the review of policies, practices and guidelines to further drive high-level organisational performance through best practice people management.
This key role has a broad remit, covering a range of generalist HR needs.  You will provide technical HR support on any complex issues, change initiatives and bespoke projects, update policies and procedures, and work with managers to deliver effective resource planning and on boarding.  You will also play a key role in the Project management of implementing a new Global HR system.
Important will be the ability to coach and guide managers to help their understanding of the implications of employment issues and sharing your knowledge to enable them to make informed decisions to mitigate risk.
Keen to take your HR career to the next level? Join us as HR Business Partner, at World Animal Protection your career will have a global impact.
HR Business Partner – Requirements
You must have experience of supporting an international organisation as an HR generalist and be accustomed to working in cross-cultural environments. You will have managed the delivery of people strategies to high standards and are able to drive the successful achievement of strategic goals.
Your expertise will cover areas such as change management, employee relations, reward as well as recruitment and selection. You will be used to delivering bespoke HR projects too. You will be up-to-date with appropriate legislation and HR best practice.
You will be able to coach managers to enable them to manage people issues, such as identifying learning and development needs. Your knowledge will include business planning and policy implementation.
In addition to having excellent communication, organisational and planning skills, you will have an eye for detail as well as the ability to implement and sustain difficult decisions. Good knowledge of employment law in Europe would be an advantage. 
You will have a natural passion for animal welfare and a strong commitment to the aims and values of World Animal Protection.
Who are we?

We are World Animal Protection.
For over 50 years we have moved the world to protect animals. 
We protect animals because we believe a sustainable future for the planet can only be achieved if both animals and people are part of the solution.
We stop the exploitation of wild animals for entertainment and profit. We protect pets and working animals in communities across the globe. We campaign for better farm animal welfare and fight against factory farming. We also help animals when disaster strikes.
Our vision is a world where animals live free from suffering. We are working to help people to see how important animals are to all of us.
We are determined to influence decision makers to put animals on the global agenda and inspire people to change animals’ lives for the better. Today we’re working on projects to end animal suffering by helping governments and communities to protect and care for their animals.
Join us and together we can move the world for animals.
Please note that all candidates must have the right to work in the UK.  We will not be able consider candidates who do not have the eligibility to work in the UK.

As we often receive a large number of applications from experienced and qualified candidates we will generally give priority to those who can demonstrate that they meet all of the essential criteria listed.  It is important that you show how you meet all the essential criteria and your application will be stronger if you show that you meet at least some of the desirable criteria.

Due to the large volume of applications that we receive, we will not be acknowledging receipt of your application.  If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

We kindly request Recruitment agencies should not approach us for this role as we will be considering direct applications.

Our new name is World Animal Protection. We were known as WSPA (World Society for the Protection of Animals)

Position details


£43,000 - £43,000


Central London