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Senior HR Business Partner | Strategic Communications | 12 Month Fixed Term Maternity Cover Contract | EMEA

Strategic Communications
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Position Title: Senior HR Business Partner – Strategic Communications – Europe, Middle East and Africa

Position Type: 12-month fixed term contract

Locations: London, Brussels or Frankfurt


Who We Are:

FTI Consulting is the world’s leading expert-driven consulting firm. Over the last 40 years, FTI Consulting experts have served as the trusted advisor to Fortune 500 companies and the world’s leading law and private equity firms when they are facing their greatest opportunities and challenges. Our strong performance and continued success are a direct reflection of the ambition, energy, and commitment of our talented professionals across the globe to make a positive impact for our clients and communities.  

At FTI Consulting, you’ll be inspired and empowered to make an impact on headline matters that change history. Working side by side with the world’s leading experts in your field, you’ll be surrounded by an open collaborative culture that embraces diversity, recognition, professional development and most importantly, you.  

There’s never been a more exciting time to join FTI Consulting and this is where you will do the most exciting and fulfilling work of your career.   

Are you ready to make an impact? 


About The Role:

The role of the EMEA Senior HR Business Partner is critical in helping us to manage the key people issues of the business and to continuously improve the service HR provides to its internal clients. Reporting to, and working closely with the Segment HR Leader, the Senior HR Business Partner will provide strategic support, oversee HR matters for the Strategic Communications EMEA region and serve as a local resource to the EMEA in-country HR Business Partners and HR Advisors, who form part of the Global HR Shared Services Centre.

Our Strategic Communications segment designs and executes communications strategies for management teams and boards of directors to help them seize opportunities, manage financial, regulatory and reputational challenges, navigate market disruptions, articulate their brand, stake a competitive position, and preserve and grow operations. We believe our integrated offerings, which include a broad scope of services, deep industry expertise and global reach, are unique and distinguish us from other strategic communications consultancies. 


What You Will Do:

The key responsibilities of the EMEA Senior HR Business Partner are set out below – there may be others which are not listed:

  • Work with the Segment HR Leader to implement HR strategy, goals and objectives which are aligned to the Global HR strategy as well as to business needs to retain and develop talent in the organisation.
  • In conjunction with the Segment HR leader and EMEA in-country Business Partners, lead the management, development and continuous improvement of HR related activities in the areas of Retention, Employee Relations, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Talent Planning and Data Management Information to ensure that systems and best practice processes are in place and are aligned to support our ability to deliver exceptional client service.
  • Work with the Segment HR Leader on the annual budgeting process.
  • In collaboration with the Segment HR Leader, oversee the annual compensation process including market data analysis, and provide guidance to the HR Business Partners and Advisors as appropriate.
  • Provide high level employee relations support to the HR team, managing risk for the Firm.
  • In collaboration with the Manager of the Global HR Shared Service Centre, oversee local members of the Global HR Shared Service Centre to ensure compliance with approval policies and the timely and accurate processing of all HR operations.
  • Take ownership of the quarterly Talent Planning process in partnership with the Segment HR Leader.
  • Coordinate EMEA needs in Compensation, HR Systems, Talent Acquisition, and Talent Development with the relevant HR Centres of Excellence and Leadership.
  • Partner with Strategic Communications and with HR and TD colleagues in designing and implementing talent development programmes.
  • Contribute to global projects and initiatives supporting the Global HR strategy.
  • Enhance team capability through skill development initiatives. 
  • Embed diversity principles in all elements of HR advisory work.
  • Lead the annual employee engagement feedback initiative.

How You’ll Grow:

We are committed to investing and supporting you in your professional development and we have developed a range of programs focused on fostering leadership, growth and development opportunities. We aim to promote continuous learning and individual skills development through on-the-job learning, self-guided professional development courses and certifications. You’ll be assigned a dedicated coach to mentor, guide and support you through regular coaching sessions and serve as an advocate for your professional growth.   

As you progress through your career at FTI Consulting, we offer tailored programs for critical professional milestones to ensure you are prepared and empowered to take on your next role. 


Basic Skills and Qualifications (or equivalent):

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • CIPD qualified or equivalent experience.
  • The ability to understand business strategy and recommend approaches that support the strategy, challenging the status quo where necessary.
  • Proven ability to influence stakeholders at all levels, demonstrating expertise in negotiating and navigating complex situations.
  • Demonstrates a pragmatic, hands-on approach to commercial challenges.
  • The ability to connect and engage with people at all levels of the business.
  • Demonstrates a passion to drive through the people strategy.
  • Confident, calm and credible with excellent communication and relationship building skills.
  • Extensive HR generalist experience in a senior role, ideally within a complex and fast paced environment; Professional Services experience preferred.
  • Possesses excellent employment law knowledge and exposure to complex employee relation issues – including performance management, redundancies, change programmes and TUPE; strong understanding of legal implications and the ability to plan and deliver accordingly.  EMEA knowledge is essential.
  • Ability to independently solve problems and make recommendations to remediate issues.
  • Effective leadership and management skills, demonstrated through specific achievements or examples.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote and articulate the highest levels of integrity and appreciation of ethics and compliance importance. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including advanced business writing ability.
  • Exceptional eye for detail and organisational skills with ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. 
  • Proven track record of adding value to a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Strong research and analytical skills, with the ability to gather and interpret data effectively. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a team member. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

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Our Benefits 

Our goal is to support the well–being of you and your families—physically, emotionally, and financially. We offer market competitive benefits (including pension), supplemented by 15 flexible benefits, to meet your needs. These include health, lifestyle and family friendly options. We also offer professional development programme, wellness, recognition, community volunteering initiatives, and flexible/hybrid working arrangements.   


About FTI 

FTI Consulting is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping clients with their most significant opportunities and challenges. With more than 8,000 employees located in 31 countries, our broad and diverse bench of award–winning experts advise their clients when they are facing their most significant opportunities and challenges. At FTI Consulting, we embrace, cultivate and maintain a culture of diversity, inclusion & belonging, which are fundamental components to our core values. FTI Consulting is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and has been named the #1 Professional Services Firm on Forbes List of America’s Best Employers and the best firm to work for by Consulting Magazine. For more information, visit and connect with us on Instagram and LinkedIn. 

FTI Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation. 

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