Job Description

HR Business Partner (Fixed-Term Contract) – maternity cover

Salary: £38,000 – £45,000 depending on experience

Renishaw plc is a dynamic and innovative company that thrives on a culture of collaboration, excellence, and growth. We are currently seeking a skilled and experienced HR Business Partner to join our Employee Relations team on a fixed-term contract basis (maternity cover). This role offers a unique opportunity to contribute to our organisation's success by providing strategic HR support and guidance to our diverse workforce.

As an HR Business Partner, you will play a pivotal role in aligning HR strategies with business goals, fostering a positive work environment, and enhancing employee engagement. You will work closely with senior leadership and various departments to address HR needs, manage employee relations, and implement HR initiatives that drive organisational effectiveness.

This is an exciting time to join Renishaw and the HR team as it is currently undergoing modernisation and there is a huge appetite for change, and therefore an opportunity to add value.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide guidance and coaching to managers on HR policies, procedures, and best practices,

  • A strong generalist with in-depth employment law knowledge, who is comfortable running and advising on their own caseload and can manage a range of employee relations matters.

  • Effectively handle a variety of HR related queries across the business (at all levels) and provide commercial, pragmatic and specialist HR advice in conjunction with current legislation and HR policy, practices & procedures.

  • Develop strong business relationships with stakeholders and support, coach, influence and challenge managers in managing their teams, in line with best practice, ensuring fair and consistent application across the organization.

  • Work with managers to identify and develop their talent and ensure we create appropriate career progression options and experiences for our people, e.g., learning resources, peer to peer learning, mentoring, job shadowing, projects etc.

  • Create People plans, successions plans and development plans for your client groups.

  • Support salary benchmarking and the creation of career progression pathways.

  • Support development for managers on how to facilitate team reviews, setting objectives and measuring results, and how to have regular conversations.

  • Work with the wider HR team and the business to create people initiatives to support the business strategy.

  • Facilitate discussions around change and transformation and gain buy in to strategic initiatives.

  • Provide business and people insight to the HR team, and HR insight to the business.

  • Support the embedding of our company values: Innovation, Integrity, Involvement, Inspiration and assess the impact.

  • Contribute to policy reviews and make recommendations for improvement (supporting employee engagement initiatives). 

  • Ability to create, interpret and monitor a variety of HR metrics which assist the business.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Degree calibre CIPD Qualified / working towards or relevant experience. You will ideally have previous experience of working in a manufacturing, industrial, or complex organisations. Exposure to international teams is preferable.

  • Confident in providing commercial and pragmatic HR advice to client groups who enjoy logic, process and detail.

  • Experience of managing a range of complex ER casework from a range of client groups.

  • Excellent relationship building and communication skills, with the ability to move between listening to, guiding and coaching others at all levels.

  • The ability to make quick, sound decisions based on knowledge and judgment.

  • Common sense approach with the ability to spot opportunities to simplify and improve processes to drive better results and sound business outcomes Up to date with employment legislation and HR best practice and trends.

  • Positive, proactive and collaborative team player who is also comfortable working autonomously.

  • Proficient IT skills including MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint and HRIS, preferably Workday.

  • Driving licence, as travel between UK sites will be required.

Contract Details

  • Position: HR Business Partner (Fixed-Term Contract)

  • Contract Duration: Up to 12 months

  • Location: working from our Gloucestershire sites (New Mills Site, Charfield, Wotton-Under-Edge, Woodchester, Stonehouse. May be required to travel to other sites e.g. Miskin, South Wales.

  • Benefits:

    • Hybrid working (3 days in the office)

    • 9% non-contributory pension

    • Discretionary annual bonus and pay reviews

    • Subsidised onsite restaurant, free parking and sports and leisure societies

    • 25 days holiday

    • Life Assurance x12

    • Permanent Health Insurance (PHI)

    • Subsidised membership to the Renishaw Health Trust (BUPA).

    • Company Sick Pay Scheme

Join our team and be part of a company that values innovation, collaboration, and the growth of its employees. If you are a strategic HR professional with a passion for driving organisational success, we encourage you to apply.


When you join Renishaw, we're committing to your future career. That's because we believe in developing our people's skills and promoting them internally. We also offer a benefits package that's highly desirable; including a 9% non-contributory pension, discretionary annual bonus, *subsidised onsite restaurants and *coffee shops, free parking, *car sharing scheme and *24 hour fitness centres. (*not available at our Castle Donington, Exeter, York & Edinburgh sites)

We also want to promote a healthy work-life balance as much as possible, so we have introduced a Homeworking policy which allows for a combination of home and office based working depending on the nature of your role. We also offer a variable working programme, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, Life Assurance policy of 12 times annual salary, Cycle to Work scheme, enhanced maternity pay subject to qualifying criteria, the option to join BUPA Renishaw health trust and an Employee Assistance Programme for employees and family.

Please click here for further information about our benefits.

At Renishaw we believe that our success is powered by welcoming a workforce of diverse and talented people. Through encouraging an inclusive culture, where all our employees are free to be themselves, we can achieve our core values: Innovation, Inspiration, Integrity, and Involvement.
If you are excited about the role but feel as though you don’t meet all the requirements, we would encourage you still to apply. You might just be the right person for this role or another opportunity at Renishaw.
We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments to make interviews and jobs more accessible. Should you have any difficulty during the recruitment process, or require any reasonable adjustments please contact the recruitment team on 01453 524600 or recruitment@renishaw.com.

Please click here for further information about diversity and inclusion at Renishaw.

Employment Type:

Fixed Term / Temporary (Fixed Term)

Time Type:

Full time

Requisition Number:

R6122 HR Business Partner (Open)


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