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HR Business Partner Job Description

HR Business Partners fulfil an internally-facing role, involving playing an integral part in the employee relations area of an organisation, working at a strategic and an operational level and driving business initiatives.

We have outlined some of the generic responsibilities this job role entails below. Bespoke job descriptions are designed for each vacancy registered with us, and specific duties will be stated in direct relation to your business, and the interlinking roles and responsibilities around your existing company structure.

HR Business Partner Responsibilities:

  • Support and update the organisation on all employee relations matters
  • Proactive support of the delivery of HR processes
  • Drive business performance
  • Build a strong relationship with the internal client
  • Assess risk and identify gaps in employee relation processes
  • Facilitate the management team to bring the best solutions for employee retention and development
  • Design key job positions and succession plans
  • Challenge organisational structure and actively design improvements
  • Develop the HR team to increase competencies as HR Business Partners
  • Work across business disciplines to lead and influence change at a strategic level
  • Head up the operational function within the HR department
  • Provide support and guidance for managers and staff on HR issues including employment legislation


  • CIPD qualified or working towards
  • Thorough working experience of resolving complex casework problems
  • Strong employee relations background
  • Negotiation skills
  • Strong business acumen
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

We hope our HR Business Partner template is helpful. If you’re thinking about a career change or looking for that perfect HR professional, contact one of our expert HR recruiters today.

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