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Senior HR Business Partner

You’re big on collaboration and a natural communicator. Someone with expert knowledge of employment law and HR processes and procedures. You’ve got substantial experience implementing organisational change, development initiatives and people strategies. And you’re a strategic planner, confident handling change management as well as working with stakeholders. So what more could you be doing? Try applying those skills on a global scale.

At FCDO Services, you could do your job, bigger. As a trusted government partner for over 75 years, we protect the UK’s interests around the world. We design and construct secure government buildings. We offer services and deliver supplies securely to embassies across the globe. We help earthquake-proof embassies. We safeguard government tech. And a whole lot more besides. As a Senior HR Business Partner, you’ll support a global business to deliver a broad range of services that have impact across continents.

Lead and develop teams that are protecting people globally

With a track record of making effective decisions, you’ll take the lead on providing HR advice and support, as well as challenging processes to improve business performance. You’ve got a wealth of operational HR experience, which is why we’ll come to you for expert advice on people policies and best practice. Plus, you’ll support the business to ensure FCDO Services colleagues have the right skills and attitude to deliver excellent customer service every time.

Implement policies that protect the UK’s interests

When you join us, you’ll be contributing service HR policies and controls, you’ll create and lead long-term workforce plans to develop the leadership teams. You’ll support the business with organisation design, culture change, and performance and talent management. You’ll also help grow the HR strategy, feeding back to the central HR team. And you’ll coach and support senior managers in the execution of people management policies. That’s why, in everything you do, you’ll be easy to work with, reliable, responsive, and great at building to protecting the nation’s interests at home and overseas

Get the training you need to accelerate your career

How will we help you in return? As well as a competitive salary and Civil Service pension, we’ll also support your development with some excellent training opportunities to help you advance your career with us. If you want to work from home some of the time, we also offer hybrid working opportunities. It’s a superb package of benefits as you help us to protect people, information and assets around the world. In short, it’s your job, bigger.

Every single colleague must be security cleared before joining us. If you’re successful in your application, we’ll ask you to undergo our vetting process to achieve the relevant SC clearance. You can find out more about vetting on our website:

It takes a diverse team to protect a diverse world

The vital work we do takes an incredible community of colleagues, with different skills, backgrounds, cultures and identities. We support every individual, so that you always know you’re welcome and valued. It’s what makes us a Disability Confident employer. And Employers for Carers. And it’s how you know you’re joining an inspiring, inclusive organisation.

Hanslope Park based posts attract a Location Allowance of £1,750 per annum.

FCDO Services are regulated by the Civil Service Commission.

Job summary

£50,653 - £63,495 plus £1,750 location allowance
Hanslope Park
Closing Date
05 June 2022 at midnight

Further information

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  • 1.  Role Profile
  • 2.  Extra Information
  • 3.  Civil Service Recruitment Principles
  • 4.  Civil Service Code