Weber Shandwick

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HR Business Partner

London, England, United Kingdom

Who is Weber Shandwick

We create cultural value and help brands navigate the ever-changing age of earned: an age where consumers actively say no to advertising; an age where everyone is an influencer that can make or break your brand; an age where content can be turned into commercial opportunity. Our talented team build brands by finding connection points in the real works. We energise the right mix of talent, using the right platforms and latest technology to choreography stories that make a real and meaningful impact for some of the world’s leading brands and businesses eg HSBC, Iceland, Amazon Prime , Unilever  , Ebay, Tinder and Pintrest to name a few.

We earn affection, attention, affinity and purchase by delivering value to people around the works, with deep specialisms across food & drink, travel & tourism, consumer tech, consumer health, automotive, sports sponsorship, entertainment & lifestyle and energy. We are known for:

  • Developing data driven insights and strategy to drive measurable impact
  • Creating impact creative that taps into culture
  • Creating channel and platform agnostic campaigns that grow organically
  • Delivering integrated campaigns that are earned-first but deliver for paid and owned

A snapshot of the role:

Weber Shandwick are excited to be growing the People team and recruiting a new HR BP to join Reporting into the SVP HR, UK; the HRBP will partner key stakeholders in the UK. Working with the leadership team you will execute a people strategy that aligns with business goals, supports its continued growth and development, enhances the culture and maximizes the experience for every employee within the business.

This is an exciting time to join the team following a number of acquisitions and growth, the successful candidate will be instrumental in the next stage of organisational transformation. With this in mind we are looking for someone passionate and excited to join us on this journey in supporting the leadership team in implementing real change for the UK. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following key attributes:

  • Trusted Advisor
    Gains trust and respect at all levels within your stakeholder group. You will be a trusted HR partner who has strong emotional intelligence, understanding of how to treat and manage information in confidence and who lives and breathes Weber Shandwick
  • Inclusive
    Champions the value of working with diverse groups of people and sees the value in how different perspectives enrich the work we do. Encourages a collaborative and inclusive attitude. Promotes confidence in the team to ensure they always have a voice and seat at the table.  Keen interest in and knowledge around DEI, Mental Health, Well Being, Culture & Ways of Working
  • Subject Matter Expert
    An experienced generalist with strong exposure to the full employee journey – under the pillars of Find Me, Grow Me, Keep Me
  • Change Agent
    Able to both support and effect change, assess and understand the impacts of change on people and put in place interventions to enable smooth transitions
  • Commercial Acumen
    Can build strong network within the business including finance to have a strong understanding of commercial targets and aligns these with business priorities
  • Curious Mind
    Strong business partner who takes time to truly understand the business, strategy and can see where people agenda fits whilst understanding their own developmental needs
  • Critical Thinking
    Experienced in scoping and managing projects particularly around enhancing the employee experience; Drives the use of data & metrics in analysing trends and gaps and making decisions
  • Inspire & Develop
    Ability to motivate and coach teams, someone who leads by example and strives to nurture potential and grow people’s careers


Ideal Experience Required:

  • The ideal candidate will have strong previous experience in a HR BP or equivalent position, ideally with some time spent in the tech industry
  • Broad experience across the talent and employee lifecycle; DEI, ER, Change Management, Employee Experience, performance development etc
  • Agility in working style – demonstrated ability to work against tight timelines, be nimble and to work collaboratively
  • Able to lead, manage upwards, be proactive with stakeholders & roll sleeves up to get involved in the detail if needed
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills with the capability to present and influence
  • Possess intellectual/emotional curiosity about culture and impact on human behaviour
  • Committed to the highest standards of work quality and elevating the department
  • Strong team player with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to coach and develop others
  • Be an ambassador for the company, live the values of the wider business and take time to build useful relationships within the company group (IPG)

The Perks & Benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • 25 days annual leave (in addition to public holidays) plus birthday and Christmas period off
  • Personal pension plan
  • Early Friday finish
  • Online access to 650+ retail discounts
  • Group life assurance
  • Group income protection

Note from the talent team:

We appreciate the time taken to apply for the role and your recent interest in Weber Shandwick. We will review all applications within five working days and be in touch with those who have been shortlisted to the next stage. Unfortunately, down to volume we are not able to get back to everyone individually so if you have not heard back from us unfortunately you have not been successful on this occasion and wish you all the best in your search.

Weber Shandwick is an Equal Opportunities Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.




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