Senior People Business Partner

permanent Hybrid (office/remote) UK Office (Milton Park, Oxford)

Main Responsibilties
  • Strategic HR Partnership: Collaborate closely with senior leaders to understand business goals, challenges, and opportunities. Provide expert guidance and develop proactive people strategies to support organisational objectives.

  • Organisational Effectiveness: Assess and enhance our structures, processes, and workflows to improve efficiency and productivity. Partner with leaders to implement change management initiatives and foster a culture of continuous improvement.

  • Talent Management: Lead talent acquisition, retention, and succession planning efforts. Develop and implement strategies for attracting, developing, and retaining top talent. Work closely with managers to identify high-potential employees and create robust development plans.

  • Employee Engagement: Drive initiatives to enhance employee satisfaction, motivation, and engagement. Develop and implement programs to foster a positive work environment, including recognition programs, employee surveys, and feedback mechanisms.

  • Performance Management: Support the design and implementation of effective performance management processes. Provide guidance to managers on performance-related matters, including goal setting, performance reviews, and development plans.

  • Policy and Compliance: Ensure compliance with employment laws and regulations. Develop and implement relevant policies, procedures, and guidelines that align with legal requirements and best practices.

  • Analytics and Reporting: Utilise people data and analytics to provide insights and recommendations for improving Arctoris people initiatives. Prepare regular reports on key people metrics and trends for senior leadership.

  • Employee Relations: Provide guidance and support on employee relations matters, including conflict resolution, disciplinary actions, and investigations. Ensure fair and consistent application of policies and procedures.

Qualifications and Experience
  • A minimum of 5 years HR/People/Talent generalist experience in a corporate environment, ideally experience in fast growth companies

  • Strong knowledge of best practices, employee relations and employee development.

  • Proven experience in business partnering, leading people initiatives and creating strong teams.

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build relationships and influence stakeholders at all levels of the organisation.

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, solve complex problems, and drive results.

  • Proficiency in HRIS systems and other HR-related software.

  • Professional certifications are desirable.

  • Great IT skills, especially strong people systems experience

  • Project experience in areas such as culture, DEI, development, change, analytics, or reward 

  • Positive approach to problem-solving

  • Able to work at pace and multitask 

Why join us?


  • Dedicated, passionate and agile team who are constantly innovating and celebrating team successes

  • Flexible and collaborative work culture with extensive development and progression opportunities

  • Inclusion, diversity and belonging is core to our success.  We embrace everything unique and continue to be proud of our diverse, rich culture.  When you are at your best, we are at our best


  • Highly competitive reward package

  • Pension scheme, 4x life insurance and other benefits, including bike to work scheme

  • Generous sick pay scheme and enhanced family-friendly policies

  • Personalised health and well-being support

  • A minimum of 28 days’ annual leave, together with generous flexible and remote working opportunities to ensure you have a great work/life balance

  • Regular team events, fresh fruit and snacks and lots of opportunities to socialise and build great relationships.

About us
Arctoris is a tech-enabled biopharma platform company founded and headquartered in Oxford, UK with its US operations based in Boston and its Asia-Pacific operations based in Singapore. Arctoris combines robotics and data science with a world-class team for small molecule and biologics discovery.