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Junior HRBP (001647) in London at Inmarsat

Date Posted: 1/25/2018

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Job Description


Inmarsat is the world leader in the provision of global mobile satellite communications. We have the most versatile and reliable satellite network in the world, giving us the capability to deliver innovative services and solutions to a global market.


The HR Business Partners at Inmarsat are intrinsically linked with their business areas; they partner with business leaders to influence and steer strategy and implementation; driving change and coaching leadership in order to attain the organisation’s objectives and to align its resourcing requirements.   HRBP's have a role to support both leadership and employees, representing the interests of both to drive leadership development and individual performance, contributing to the success of the business to drive sustained performance.

Business Partners develop close, influential relationships with designated areas of the business in order to ensure that those areas fulfil and enhance their ability to contribute to the success and aspirations of the organisation.   As an HRBP at Inmarsat, you will role model HR best practice; establish credibility and trust with stakeholders at all levels; support innovation through advising, informing, challenging and facilitating discussions with leaders in equal measure on a wide range of issues - all in the context of a rapidly evolving business.  

Inmarsat HRBPs play an active part in shaping the direction and growth of the company, whilst also managing the day-to-day requirements of their respective areas, in close collaboration with the reward and global service teams. HRBPs are agents of change - they are commercially aware and their generalist HR knowledge underpins their partnering of the business.

Job Requirements

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop a sound understanding of your business areas – their functions, aspirations, specific challenges and prevalent HR related focus areas.
  • Become an objective agent of change with a sound understanding of your business area.
  • Partner with line managers and divisional heads to encourage and facilitate discussions around the professional development of staff and fostering of the ethos to which Inmarsat aspires, focusing on talent management; employee development; retention and performance management.
  • Champion policy, people and reward initiatives and contribute to the design and production of these. Promote the corporate message at regular divisional and team meetings and structured campaigns as appropriate.
  • Become an expert and conduit on personnel challenges, especially talent, performance and change.
  • Manage and oversee recruitment, grievance and disciplinaries in partnership with regions and global support teams. Identify key stakeholders and build strong, mutually informative, relationships.
  • Collaborate with others across the wider HR team to align their work to deliver seamless service.
  • Work with individuals from diverse backgrounds – from very technical to commercial – to understand their specific needs and concerns, identifying solutions and driving change across the division.
  • Provide ready advice and suggestions in a wide range of situations including, but not limited to organisational design, employee relations, recruitment, training and development, change management, international assignments and reward & value.
  • Work positively and collaboratively with other HR BPs to develop a holistic understanding of HR across the business and to encourage knowledge/experience transfer between BPs.
  • Develop a good working relationship with the reward and finance teams; play an active part in discussions around bonus and benefit changes and remain central to the annual bonus/PDR process.
  • Use business insights to drive efficiencies; further best practice and inform change in HR processes with the support of the HR service centre.
  • Work hand-in hand with the HR service team to provide high-level advice on employment law in many jurisdictions in which your business area has employees – including knowledge of local unions or Works Councils if applicable.


Essential skills and characteristics:

  • CIPD qualified or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 2+ years’ experience acting as an HR Advisor in fast-paced and evolving situations.
  • Ideally experience of partnering in an international and complex business.
  • Proven experience of developing influential relationships with key stakeholders and senior management.
  • Analytical and intelligent approach – unafraid to engage with financial, legal and system aspects of the role where appropriate.
  • Approachable and innovative.


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