Regional HR Partner, UK (12 months contract)

Company/ Firm Name

S&P Global


London, UK

Published Date

18 July 2022

About the job:

S&P Global Corporate

The Role: Regional HR (People) Partner, UK

The Team: You will join a best in class team of HR professionals, who work collegially and professionally across the EMEA region to collaborate and exchange domain knowledge and expertise in the field of Human Resources to provide the highest level of employee and business support.

The Impact: The EMEA Regional People team is a dynamic team responsible for the local 

implementation and operation of our global People programmes, practices and procedures with a focus on employee relations, performance management, retention, site management, and organisational development.

What’s in it for you: You will be a key proponent of People policy and program development and execution; facilitate organisation and leadership development efforts, and provide local clients with HR consultancy and solutions across many areas including succession planning, change management, colleague engagement, compliance and more.  This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a solid foundation as an HR professional to move into an independent mid-level role within the Regional Partner function with room to grow. Please note this is 12 months contract.


  • Partner closely with people leaders, colleagues, divisional People Partners, Regional Partners and site leaders across our Market Intelligence division based in the UK. This region includes circa 1,200 colleagues across this division.

  • People Management of two Regional UK People Partners

  • Lead UK people initiatives

  • Contribute to developing, socialising, and implementing enterprise-wide People programmes that meet current needs while also anticipating future business and talent trends.

  • Partner closely with other People teams such as divisional people partners, employee relations, talent, enablement, compensation, benefits, global mobility, immigration and legal solve complex employee issues and provide sound guidance to the business.

  • Advise people leaders on performance management, employee relations, appropriately evaluating risk and providing guidance/support in executing terminations.

  • Advise management regarding People policy and program matters, making or recommending appropriate decisions as consistent with strategic direction.

  • Provide regional guidance and perspective on promotions, salary and workforce planning; assist with execution of these activities.

  • Understand applicable local labor regulations and use as a basis in assessing risk/guidance. Stay abreast of new regulations to drive compliance requirements.

  • Champion and educate on new People programs and initiatives within remit including DEI, learning and development, engagement, rewards and talent.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Minimum 5-8 years of increasingly responsible business partner experience including consulting with leadership in the development and execution of human resources strategies and practices including talent strategy, learning and development, performance management, employee relations and organisational effectiveness/team development.

  • Ability to build strong partnerships and exert influence at all levels within the organisation through industry expertise and excellence in all aspects of communication and leadership

  • Skilled in navigating employee relations matters and experience in conducting workplace investigations

  • Experience supporting organizations with globally diverse cultures and geographically dispersed colleague bases

  • Strong proactive problem-solving and decision-making skills

  • Collaborate with People Partners both in regions and divisions and pick up support in other areas of the region/business as needed. Ability to remain agile and flexible in a matrixed People Partner model.

  • Proven experience as a successful coach to leaders and colleagues related to workplace challenges, change management efforts, managing poor performers etc.

  • Strong understanding of HR processes and ability to achieve impact and influence through quality information, access and awareness

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, experience with HRIS tools - preferably Workday.

  • This is 12 months contract to start with.

Flexible Working (optional)

We pride ourselves on our agility and diversity, and we welcome requests to work flexibly. For most roles, flexible hours and/or an element of remote working are usually possible. Please talk to us at interview about the type of arrangement that is best for you. We will always try to be adaptable wherever we can.

Return to Work

Have you taken time out for caring responsibilities and are now looking to return to work? As part of our Return to Work initiative (link to career site page when available), we are encouraging enthusiastic and talented returners to apply, and will actively support your return to the workplace.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law.  Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.