Senior HR Advisor

Introduction summary

Cambridge Consultants is a leading product design and development consultancy with a truly global reach. Headquartered on the Science Park in Cambridge and with offices in Boston, Singapore and Tokyo we are widely recognised for putting together multi-disciplinary teams that are passionate about our clients’ success. Our people work together to identify and develop deep technology that can shape the future. We work extensively across a wide range of sectors, and we are looking for a Senior HR Advisor / Junior Business Partner to work closely with our Global HR Team and partner with our Business Unit Leader Teams across the global organisation, developing local people strategies in line with the Company and People-Team strategy, vision and goals.

A hands-on role providing high quality operational HR expertise to allocated business groups. Working alongside the other members of the People Team the Senior HR advisor will provide a proactive and commercially focussed people service across the employee life cycle.  


Specific Responsibilities

This role will bring experience and knowledge of best practice HR to the organization, supporting Cambridge Consultant’s HR & EDI strategy and HR transformation projects. Key responsibilities are:

  • Develop strong working relationships with client groups in order to deliver the people strategy
  • Resolve complex employee relations issues including performance, absence, conduct etc
  • Provide employment law guidance and case management support for family leave, flexible working, long term sick etc
  • Champion Cambridge Consultant’s EDI strategy
  • Ensure promotions, salary reviews and performance management are managed in alignment with our internal processes and benchmarking activities
  • Collaborate with the Global HR team to shape and support the deployment of high-quality HR initiatives, policies, and processes across the employee life cycle
  • Provide practical advice to managers and employees
  • Regularly review HR policies, processes and templates to ensure compliance with legislative requirements, mitigate operational risks and uphold HR best practices
  • Lead implementation of new HRIS
  • Analyse and report on people and performance trends and metrics
  • Support employee engagement initiatives, including company surveys, to foster a positive and supportive work environment
  • Lead specific HR-related projects that fulfil our overall HR strategy


Experience and Skills:

  • Ideally CIPD Level 7 qualified
  • Significant work experience at a Senior HR Advisor/HR Manager level
  • Self-starter, with good problem solving and decision-making abilities
  • Comfortable with taking ownership of tasks/projects
  • Confident in establishing relationships with many varied internal and external stakeholders with whom the role is expected to work daily
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Collaborative Team Player: works collaboratively, across a range of stakeholder groups, to deliver shared objectives. Role models ‘One Team’ mentality and encourages the same in others. Consistently ensures a global view.
  • HR Insight: a sound understanding of employment law and best practice to proactively challenge and make recommendations for continuous improvement to enhance the HR offering
  • Proactive, resilient & highly adaptable

Nice to have:

  • Experience working with highly technical customer group or in a consultancy environment
  • Global HR experience (supporting teams in the US & Asia)
  • Good understanding of EDI
  • Good data analytics skills
  • Project management skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills would be beneficial


Future prospects

Cambridge Consultants is committed to developing its employees’ careers and has a flexible policy for individual capabilities and preferences. Promotion is linked to merit.

Diversity & Inclusion

Cambridge Consultants is a workplace where everyone is welcome. When the brightest minds come together and feel included, that’s when we develop the most important technology breakthroughs. We believe that diversity can only flourish when everyone feels involved and has a sense of belonging. We welcome and value all people regardless of their characteristics and encourage applications from all backgrounds and dimensions of society.



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