Role: People Partner (FTC - 12 months)

Location: London, England, United Kingdom



Working in partnership with our client, the People Partner will support a client group of up to 200-300 people. You will support a number of Client Service Directors (and their respective account) and some central teams (Finance, Resourcing, Strategy and data planning). The role has a mixture of hands-on operational work mixed with projects. As an HR department we are growing and evolving to be able to deliver a value-added people-first service. You need to have good ER knowledge. Experience with TUPE is essential for this role given the nature of our business model. You will be responsible for all day to day HR activities and be a point of escalation for the HR team. This role would be suitable for someone that thrives in busy, fast paced environments.Our business Model is unique and we hope that you are too. We need you to have your finger on the pulse of new legislation with the wherewithal to help roll out legal requirements across the business ( for example Apprenticeship Levy and Gender Pay Gap reporting)


You will be expected to travel throughout the UK to visit your accounts.


  • Management of a People Advisor
  • Owner of our HR Operations – ensuring that we are legally compliant and we have the right systems and processes to support the smooth running of the department.
  • Working with the rest of the HR Team to ensure that the workload in the department is evenly spread. First point of contact for your client groups. Providing sound and timely advice HR Advice on policy, process, employment law and best practice. This includes, but is not limited to: probationary reviews, absence management, the disciplinary process; handling grievances, performance management, the redundancy process and TUPE
  • Create and develop effective working relationships with client groups. Be a trusted partner who is ‘under the skin’ of the business but able to take a step back to ensure alignment with wider people objectives and initiatives
  • Interpret metrics and data and draw insights to support line management in making robust people and business decisions
  • Collating development needs and feeding these into the wider HR team to ensure your client groups needs are met
  • Lead and support on team projects


  • Excellent ER knowledge. You must be able to run the core HR processes: redundancies, Tupe transfers, disciplinaries and grievances and dismissals with little support
  • You need experience managing a client group that are not all based under one roof.
  • You are self aware and know when to reach out to your team and or the People Director for help
  • You are a problem solver who can help resolve issues taking a people first approach
  • You are commercial and understand the key drivers of a business and how we can help enable revenue growth.
  • Excellent oral and written communication style
  • Ability to build strong and effective relationships
  • Friendly and able to build relationships, you will also possess the ability to maintain professional distance
  • You will have experience working with internal recruitment teams
  • You will be a good manager and comfortable supporting your own direct reports alongside other members of the team.
  • Proven experience working as an HR Generalist in a fast paced and professional environment and have the confidence to drive initiatives to a high standard
  • You are willing to travel as requested across the UK



Lots of agencies say they're different. OLIVER is.

OLIVER believes that agencies work better inside a brand's organisation; delivering more effective work at the speed required to drive modern businesses forward. Using our unique Inside Intelligence methodology, we build specialist, dedicated in-house agencies that collaborate with clients to form better marketing solutions.

Established in 2004, our model is now driven by over 4000 people, working across more than 200 in-house agencies globally. Clients include The Guardian, Unilever, Barclaycard, PepsiCo, AXA, The AA, Adidas, BMW, Post Office, and 3M. OLIVER is part of the Inside Ideas Group (IIG), which also includes a global content agency to Adjust your Set, design, experience, and engineering company DARE and property marketing specialists Aylesworth Fleming.



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