HR Advisor

Job Vacancy
Sep. 2022

The Role – HR Advisor

Bell & Clements is a specialist insurance company offering expertise in underwriting, broking and capacity management provisions for Excess and Surplus (E&S) lines insurance solutions. The unique combination of broking and underwriting divisions provides the ability to quote and bind risks through inhouse binding authorities, while providing customers with access to Lloyd’s, US and international markets. Bell & Clements has been part of the Munich Re Group since 2007 and is a registered Lloyd’s broker. There are over 150 staff based across the London headquarters and two U.S offices in Virginia and New Jersey with close collaboration throughout.

Bell & Clements offers industry leading technology solutions that benefit both customers and inhouse processes. Being part of the Munich Re Group enables an inclusive culture that is progressive and ambitious with an established employee benefits program.

The HR Advisor reports to the Chief HR Officer and is a member of the B&C HR Team, part of the MRSI HR Team and the wider UK&I HR team across Munich Re. The role has responsibilities across the London based office and occasional interactions to support staff in the US. The HR Advisor is client focussed, proactive, has advanced communications skills, is detail oriented, innovative, collaborative, solution oriented, strives to deliver excellence and is a team player.

Provide trusted and knowledgeable HR Advisor support to staff across the employee lifecycle including recruitment, training and development, benefits, internal policies plus more. Work as part of the HR team to support HR operations, deliver HR projects, drive employee engagement, embed the culture, continuously assess and offer solutions to improve the HR offering and ensure the implementation of best practices. Act as a key interface with the Munich Re HR community, integrate and adapt group policies and practices into B&C ensuring they have maximum impact and benefit for our staff.

Strategy, Engagement and Culture
• Actively contribute to the design and implementation of the HR strategy to achieve the Company's strategic objectives and deliver an exceptional HR service.
• Manage and deliver a HR communication plan to engage and inform staff about the employee offering and value proposition. Manage and improve HR communication tools and practices.
• Design and deliver an engagement plan to drive employee engagement and advocacy.
• Lead culture initiatives to drive engagement and embed a sense of belonging to the company.
• Actively inquire about employee opinions and feedback to inform decision making, improve HR and business practices and drive employee engagement.
• Continuously drive improvements and efficiencies across the HR offering and manage and produce HR metrics, data and reports on a regular basis.
• Manage, drive and contribute to projects within HR, MRSI and the Munich Re community.

Employee Relations
• Provide professional and confidential advice and guidance to staff and managers about policies, benefits, procedures and other matters across the employee lifecycle.
• Provide support for Employee Relations cases in line with B&C policies and procedures.

Talent Attraction
• Carry out an end to end recruitment process including job posting, interviewing and the offer process.
• Provide HR support and guidance to new starters.
• Develop, improve and manage the end of probation procedure.
• Drive and carry out the Leaver procedure and conduct exit interviews.
• Manage and deliver metrics to support all of the above.

Talent Development
• Develop and implement processes and activities to embed Continuous Conversations.
• Guide and support Managers with training and development requirements for their teams.
• Provide advice to staff regarding the options for training, development and professional study in line with the Professional Study Policy/Apprenticeships.
• Manage Work Experience and Internship Programs

Remuneration, Reward & Payroll
• Manage the payroll process on a monthly basis with colleagues in the Finance team, in a timely and accurate manner.
• Carry out and support the annual Salary Benchmarking exercise and provide ongoing support and guidance throughout the year.
• Provide support for the annual renewal and ongoing enrolment of company benefits.
• Maintain Employee Bridge to ensure all information is accurate and up to date.
• Research and introduce new initiatives including suppliers to further enhance the company offering according to changes in the market, support employees needs and develop our employer brand and culture.
• Foster relationships, liaise and collaborate with HR colleagues from other Munich Re businesses to share best practices, include in offerings and contribute to projects.

Key Skills and Experience
• CIPD certification or equivalent.
• At least five years’ experience in a HR role in a medium to large sized organisation.
• Results, delivery and solution oriented.
• Strong communication and collaboration skills.
• Ability to instil trust and provide a fair, balanced and knowledgeable approach.
• Strong analytical skills, attention to detail and the use of data to drive decision making.
• Innovative and agile mindset.
• Ability to build and develop relationships with stakeholders within the organisation and the external market.
• Ability to manage and support clients through change.
• Proven project management experience.
• Commitment to deliver excellence for the client group and organisation as a whole.

Terms and Conditions
• This position is offered on a Perm basis
• Annual salary will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful candidate.
• Benefits as per Bell & Clements standard employee offering.

Equal Opportunities
Bell and Clements is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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