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Human Resources Business Partner


ID: 2021-6161


Element Materials Technology is currently looking for an HR Business Partner to be based in the North West. Our new HR Business Partner will be supporting our Energy & Environmental business unit across the UK.

Our new HR Business Partner will provide full employee-life cycle HR support for several laboratories in the execution of high quality, consistent HR processes such as Talent Acquisition & Onboarding, Objective Setting & Performance Management, Learning & Talent Development, Total Rewards, and cost-effective workforce planning.

As a member of the regionalised HR Team, the HRBP will participate and collaborate on strategic and tactical HR projects that will help support the laboratories in executing their top business priorities.


  • Partners with the local laboratory General Managers and their management teams to provide HR direction, build high performing teams, and infuse a culture of career and leadership development across the laboratories
  • Partner with business unit Divisional Director on a day to day basis
  • Implements and monitors a variety of human resource programs and processes
  • Manages employee programs to ensure compliance with policies and practices
  • Implements HR policies and procedures, including grievance procedures and exit interviews
  • Resolves employee questions, concerns and grievances
  • Provides customer-focused support to address all HR related issues and concerns
  • Proactively communicate with the General Managers, department managers, and employees
  • Grows the talent pool by hiring and retaining top talents in each laboratory
  • Supports employee engagement initiatives and implements programs to ensure ongoing improvements
  • Ensures positive, compliant, productive employee relations environment
  • Proactively interfaces with local works counsels
  • Maintains accurate employee information, monitor and act on key HR metrics

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Labour Relations, Law, Organisational Behaviour or related field from an accredited university or equivalent work experience
  • Client-based HR experience across multiple sites, partnering leaders and supporting multiple stakeholders
  • Demonstrated track record of HR business partnership and HR operations / Shared Services role
  • Ability to operate in a high pressure, fast paced environment
  • Prior experience working with TUPE and negotiating personnel changes
  • M&A experience is significantly advantageous
  • Strong knowledge of UK labour law
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office packages including Word and Excel
  • Willingness and ability to travel ~20%

Company Overview

We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration business in the world.

We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.

Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money; and minimise the risk associated with product development and production.

Our mission is simple: to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner.

We have four values that we strive to live by every single day:

  • Safety – We keep our colleagues and visitors safe.
  • Integrity – We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing.
  • Excellence – We set new standards of excellence in everything we do.
  • Partnership – We work together for the benefit of our customers.

When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY. We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.

All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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Unit C6, Emery Court,
The Embankment Business Park,
Heaton Mersey,
Greater Manchester,

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