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Strategic HR Business Partner

Posted: 9 Jun 2021 Closes: 7 Jul 2021
Sutton, London Up to GBP1000 per year
Permanent & Full-time R20672_1623252675

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Role Summary

The role of the Strategic HR Business Partner will bring long term focus to the HR strategy across Risk and within the Data Services business. This role will partner with the Group Managing Director responsible for the ICIS and Cirium business within LexisNexis Risk Solutions group. The role will support the Group MD and 2 business leadership teams to shape and drive HR, People and Culture Strategy across the portfolio, supporting the long term growth and performance of the business. The Strategic HR Business Partner will be a central player in business transformation, workforce shaping/planning, talent strategy and bringing leadership support and coaching to their dedicated leadership teams.

As a Strategic HR Business Partner, this role will exist to ensure we have the right conditions in place to develop and release the potential of our leaders and their senior leadership teams. We are there to challenge and support in equal amount; to help strategically shape the future organisation to deliver the growth and performance outcomes of the business.

This role will sit on relevant Senior Leadership teams of the portfolio and will also be a leadership role to HRBP's within the team, either directly or on a dotted basis. This role will be supported globally by the RSG HRBP team, and supports 900 employees across 15 countries.

Its purpose is to empower evolution and performance through concentrating on our core strategic HR goals and how we align these to the business goals and performance: Our strategic priorities in strengthening career growth opportunities and building succession bench, cultivating a culture that embraces our differences and builds a core sense of purpose and delivering an employee experience that empowers the business to attract, develop and retain a highly engaged workforce are foundational to the priorities of the Strategic HRBP.

This role reports to the VP Human Resources Data Services and will be part of a strong and talented HR global team.


Work closely with the VP Human Resources to support in the development and execution of strategic initiatives.

Proactively shape the succession planning for the business and know the talent within it to shape the talent priorities for key individuals and in line with the future skills and capabilities needed to drive performance.

This role is an agile, connected and accountable partner to the respective leadership teams.

Shape the culture to build an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone can thrive

This role will have a global multi business unit focus, but the opportunity to partner and network with the HR in country model and fellow HR Business Partner's across RSG.

Foster excellent relationships with business leaders and becoming a trusted executive partner, coach, thinking partner and invaluable member of their leadership teams

Maintain an intimate knowledge of the business strategy to enable the people requirements of the client group

Actively manage relationships to ensure critical business issues are anticipated, prioritised and effectively met by fit for purpose solutions

Own workforce plans and support leadership to identify, assess and develop talent for the future

Partner with business leaders to create and sustain high performing teams 

Partner with COE's at both a RELX and RSG level to develop best practice programs and capabilities that enable the business strategy

Support RSG wide programs and initiatives in order to drive continuous improvement

Manage HRBP(s) in line with the processes and practices across RSG to ensure the consistent delivery of the employee experience across the portfolio


A track record of translating vision, strategies and business requirements into clear, actionable goals

A trusted coach and advisor with an independent voice that can challenge and drive the business forward in the right way

Delivery of excellent results and outcomes against strategic aims

Ability to interpret and use data to solve complex problems

The ability to build successful, collaborative relationships quickly with your HR colleagues and the wider organisation

Exceptional influencing and communication skills: able to be articulate, compelling, engaging and work in an inclusive manner

Commercial acumen and broad business understanding to ensure return on investment and value to business stakeholders

Comfort in providing feedback, both positive and developmental

Competence in balancing strategic work with a willingness to focus on hands business support.

Demonstrated ability to navigate and influence across a highly matrixed organisation.


A Master's degree in an HR related field or equivalent through experience

Education, Certifications and/or Other Professional Credentials:

MCIPD/Equivalent experience/Equivalent qualification in an HR related topic

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