Salary: Competitive salary, dependent on experience, plus benefits

Location: London

Who we are and what we do

The IFRS® Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organisation. Our mission is to develop Standards that bring transparency, accountability and efficiency to financial markets around the world. Our work serves the public interest by fostering trust, growth and long-term financial stability in the global economy. The Foundation is a stimulating and challenging place to work. We have around 150 staff, mainly based in London, drawn from over 30 countries, covering roles in technical accounting and operations.

What we are looking for

We are looking for a human resource manager who has significant professional experience, including as an HR manager or senior adviser or senior business partner. The successful candidate will also have strong relationship-building, coaching and interpersonal skills. You will join the HR team to work closely with the head of HR and with experienced HR officers in delivering a professional, efficient, effective and supportive HR service. Specifically, you will take primary responsibility for:

  • keeping Foundation HR policies, processes and contractual templates under regular review to ensure a strategic fit and regulatory compliance;
  • taking an overview across the organisation to integrate recruitment plans, balance HR workload across the team, and share in recruitment activity as needed;
  • leading due diligence activity for background checking on Trustee, Board, office holders and Director appointments/re-appointments;
  • on-boarding arrangements, particularly for staff from abroad, including involvement in immigration, tax and social security issues;
  • checking and sign-off of payroll each month;
  • managing, supporting and developing the operational HR team of three, undertaking regular 1-to-1 meetings, 6-monthly staff appraisals and providing coaching and other development opportunities; and
  • contributing to effective cross-functional work by building strong relationships across the organisation.
  • Work with HR officers to:
    • ensure Foundation employees use fair and effective recruitment, selection and appointment procedures;
    • contribute to positive customer service for both applicants and line managers, to help promote the Foundation as an employer of choice;
    • support the Foundation’s values by promoting a culture of professionalism, openness, fairness and positive engagement;
    • enable efficient and effective performance-management processes and coaching by managers to help them improve the performance of their teams while minimising bureaucracy.
  • Support and provide guidance to HR officers in their individual responsibilities for training and staff development, pay and benefits and data management.

What you will need

You will need to be structured and highly organised in your approach with strong generalist HR experience, preferably including exposure to remuneration and tax matters or at least the analytical skills and willingness to tackle complex issues.

Qualifications and experience

  • experience as an HR manager or senior HR business partner with significant professional HR experience;
  • CIPD membership preferred;
  • thorough understanding of UK employment law;
  • IT literacy with experience of HR systems;
  • experience of developing HR policies and processes; and
  • experience handling complex remuneration and tax issues would be advantageous.

Skills and attributes

  • proactive problem-solving and coaching skills;
  • a persuasive and confident manner—good presentation and facilitation skills;
  • comfort with operating flexibly and sensitively with staff at all levels of an organisation, because the role involves exposure to senior executives, including Board members and Trustees;
  • an ability to form effective and positive working relationships quickly;
  • an ability to make well-reasoned, balanced judgements, both strategically and tactically;
  • self-motivation, resiliency and focus, with a structured and objective approach
  • an ability to work under pressure and manage multiple projects effectively
  • the highest level of professionalism, integrity, discretion and sensitivity in all staff matters;
  • the ability to remain calm, respond professionally and provide constructive feedback in difficult situations; and
  • excellent spoken and written communication skills as well as strong listening skills.

A full job description can be found here.

To apply

To apply, please send a detailed CV and covering letter outlining why you meet the requirements of the role and your salary expectation to

Closing date: 31 July 2017

We may commence interviews prior to the closing date, so please apply without delay if you feel your skills and experience match our criteria. Due to the number of responses we receive we are unable to respond individually to each application. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date you may assume that your application has been unsuccessful.


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