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Job Title:  HR Business Partner

Job ID:  2025
Department:  Human Resources
Category:  Human Resources

London, GB

Employment Type:  Permanent


Maritech Overview

Maritech is a software as a service company, bringing true digital transformation to the global shipping industry by creating and bringing to market technology for the maritime industry that enhances the way shipping professionals work. We are dynamic and fast paced with a tech start-up environment ‘feel,’ but with the unique position of being part of a global FTSE250 company, Clarksons PLC (the world’s leading provider of integrated shipping services).
Our premier platform, Sea/, is the world’s first end-to-end digital shipping platform that provides a suite of cloud-based applications that connect to create efficiencies and digitise workflows. This is Smarter Shipping.
To understand more about us, please visit www.sea.live/about-maritech


Role Summary
We are seeking a HR Business Partner to work closely and partner with Maritech (the technology business stream in our organisation) to work with multiple stakeholders in the capacity of trusted advisor. This is a newly created role where you will be rolling up your sleeves to proactively work with business leaders and employees across the Maritech group by combining commercial and HR expertise to support the business agenda.
You will build strong relationships with ease and will provide advice and guidance on all HR related matters in the employment relationship, and partner closely with managers in areas such as employee experience and engagement, performance management, talent identification, and workforce planning. Working closely with the Group Head of HR and other HR colleagues, you will oversee and aid the implementation and delivery of HR initiatives. This is a great opportunity for a resourceful, pragmatic and solutions driven individual who enjoys supporting a diverse client group and delivering HR value. 

What you will be doing
• Partner closely with leaders to understand the vision, purpose and strategy of the business and help them make decisions with a people focus, aligning with HR strategies to drive key priorities.
• Provide HR advice, guidance, and effective solutions to employees at all levels, guided by company policies and relevant employment legislation.
• Work closely with managers in areas such as employee experience, performance management, talent identification, employee engagement and workforce planning.
• Coach managers on appropriate HR interventions and help them identify and understand people challenges and performance issues, offering guidance with a view to informal resolution and initiating formal Performance Improvement Plans, when required.
• Manage employee relation cases from initial advice through to completion.
• Provide clear advice on all aspects of employment law issues such as: involuntary terminations; settlement agreements; redundancy processes; grievances and disciplinaries up to termination.
• Coach managers on how to develop their people to build high performing teams with strong morale and increased productivity, and retention to drive business results.
• Work with managers to help them identify and manage the talent profile within their teams including individual and departmental training needs. Also assist with driving learning and development initiatives.
• Deliver HR support in the execution of cyclical activities such as annual salary and bonus reviews, and performance management. Guide managers on how to distribute salary and bonus and how to handle any off-cycle promotions and requests for change in compensation.
• Provide advice and challenge managers where needed on how to effectively deal with change within the organisation.
• Use data/metrics and internal/external trends to arrive at insights to be used to influence and support business decisions and changes, and for HR projects and activities.
• Play an active role within the HR team environment, sharing knowledge and offering guidance/support to HR colleagues.
• Work closely and collaborate with the HR Core Services to ensure first class business delivery in operational activity.
• Partner with the Recruitment team to identify potential resourcing requirements as well as solutions and ensure that hiring plans are fulfilled.
• Partner with Compensation & Benefits to ensure annual compensation process is delivered to deadline, compensation requirements/buy-outs for new employees are appropriate and produce approvals paperwork for submission to Remuneration Committee.
• Work collaboratively with the HRIS team to improve the data quality and use across the client group, using data to support key HR initiatives.
• Advise on occupational health issues seeking specialist advice as appropriate and initiate Permanent Health Insurance process in accordance with Company policy.
• Work closely with HR senior management to plan for succession and identify values, behaviours, and skills for future leaders.
• Identify projects and HR initiatives in line with commercial/functional needs and agree HR’s contribution with HR senior management.

What we are looking for

Skills & Attributes
• Effective stakeholder management skills, able to confidently build and develop trusted and credible working relationships and engage with people at all levels
• Exceptional and clear communicator (written and verbal)
• High emotional intelligence
• Proactive multi-tasker, who is highly organised, and execution focused
• Commercially minded with a problem-solving mindset
• A flexible, consultative approach is essential as well as the ability to quickly gain in-depth business knowledge
• Self-starter, able to work in a fast-paced environment
• Good attention to detail in both analysis and written work
• Good knowledge of MS Office particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint


Knowledge & Experience
• Strong generalist HR Business Partnering within a fast paced, professional environment
• Experience of working within a technology environment is preferred
• Good knowledge and understanding of employment law
• Experience of handling a multitude of employee relations issues, including complex cases
• Broad understanding and exposure to the following is advantageous: managing annual salary reviews; actioning employee survey results; running workshops; performance management; career development
• Experience collaborating with various HR disciplines including compensation, recruiting, and talent management
• Experience of managing projects and driving initiatives