Experienced HR business partner

Job description

AMICULUM is a leading independent global healthcare communications and consulting business, with teams based in New Zealand, China, Singapore, UAE, Switzerland, UK and USA. It comprises an integrated cluster of branded agencies and specialisms, encompassing medical communications, healthcare learning, clinical and commercial consultancy, market access, rare diseases, digital engagement and advocacy.

We deliver a first-class service to our pharmaceutical industry clients in a highly collaborative, entrepreneurial and dynamic environment, with little hierarchy. Our global, talented, highly qualified job title-free employees are supported by a high-performing, friendly, UK-based HR team; we are seeking an experienced HR professional to join them.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with HR lead to deliver the HR plan in line with business priorities
  • Being the first point of contact for your client service teams providing expert advice, problem-solving and excellent client service on all aspects of HR practice throughout the employee lifecycle
  • Coaching and building the capability of line managers to anticipate and preempt issues, including facilitating delivery of ongoing performance management
  • Acting as a change agent for internal client teams
  • Designing and delivering line-management workshops and development programmes
  • Delivering business-critical HR projects
  • Closely working with the wider HR team to challenge and improve existing processes
  • Supporting the development of the HR team, including training, coaching and knowledge-sharing


Key requirements:

  • Graduate and CIPD-qualified
  • 5+ years’ generalist/business partnering experience, ideally from international professional services
  • Confident knowledge of UK employment law and HR process and practice
  • Unquestionable integrity and discretion with excellent professional and business judgement
  • Ability to develop trust and excellent working relationships with internal clients at all levels with well-developed diplomacy, listening and influencing skills
  • Coaching skills and a track record in developing line managers
  • Collaborative, pragmatic team player and confident communicator (both verbally and in writing) 
  • Knowledge and experience to work independently and proactively, organizing and prioritizing own workload to meet commitments
  • Capability to work at a strategic level but also happy carrying out related administrative tasks with excellent attention to detail
  • Flexibility and positive attitude to innovation and change
  • Willingness to travel to other UK locations, as needed

This position can be based either at our Richmond office in London or our Summertown office in North Oxford. As well as a great working environment, we offer a competitive salary, dependent on experience and qualifications. Our benefits are excellent and include a personal performance-related bonus, a global profit-sharing bonus, pension scheme, income protection insurance, and 25 days’ annual leave plus public holidays.

If you believe you are suited to this role, we are eager to hear from you. To apply, please send us your CV along with a covering letter.