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People Advisor

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

Are you an experienced People/Human Resources Advisor looking for a role in a fast paced team?

We are looking for a People Advisor to join our People Operations team at London Business School. You will provide People support to your designated business area, working closely with the People Team to implement the people agenda and address all associated people matters in accordance with best practice methodology, internal compliance and legal requirements.

You will be the first point of contact for line managers and employees and be involved in all areas of HR, conducting activities in areas such as employee relations (disciplinaries and grievances), absence management, performance management and supporting change initiatives. You will have responsibility for building and developing relationships with your stakeholders and acting as a champion for the People Operations team.

The People Advisor will support the delivery of the People Strategy and work in such a way that proactively supports pace, innovation and customer service in People service delivery.

Main Responsibilities

  • Provide generalist People advice and support on terms and conditions of employment and People policies and procedures, with a view to resolving matters and mitigating risk.
  • Advise managers on terms and conditions of employment and knowledge share best practice with them in line with the Schools policies.
  • Manage employee relations casework including dispute resolution, disciplinaries, grievances, absence management, TUPE and redundancy. Oversee staff attendance and absence monitoring, advising and supporting managers as necessary.
  • Apply People and business knowledge evidencing appropriate decision-making skills. Interpret and advise on employment law ensuring legal compliance.
  • Maintain team systems and processes such as probation, fixed term contracts, family leave, redundancy, redeployment register and case management, liaising with departments to ensure that paperwork is completed and returned, and provide advice on those processes as required.
  • Update and support the development of people related policies and procedures as required and advise on any required updates and improvements. Play an active role in the People Services Delivery Programme, as part of project teams and when appropriate leading projects.
  • Advise and support the People Coordinators with more complex immigration or right to work issues to establish appropriate course of action. Including supporting the People Coordinators with checking contracts and assisting them with complex contracting queries where needed.
  • Maintaining a keen interest in employment law: keeping abreast of current changes and potential future developments that could impact on the School.

Who we are looking for

  • CIPD qualified or equivalent occupational experience.
  • Proven track record as an HR generalist.
  • Strong Employee Relations experience and knowledge, including disciplinaries, grievances, dismissals, redundancies and performance management issues.
  • Competence in handling sensitive and confidential issues from a number of stakeholders.
  • Competence in offering advice to employees and management on all areas of HR.
  • Ability to explain and advise on complex HR matters to an audience unfamiliar with certain terminology, processes and policies.
  • Exceptional organisational and communication skills together with solid knowledge of employment legislation and its application.
  • Acute attention to detail. 
  • Demonstrate an open and collaborative approach to working

Why London Business School

London Business School; a global and vibrant business community based in two of the world’s most dynamic cities, London and Dubai. It’s where extraordinary minds and diverse perspectives connect, to have a profound impact on the way the world does business and the way business impacts the world. We offer best in class hybrid learning to our students and participants, whilst creating a flexible, supportive and dynamic working environment for our people to excel in, whatever their location. 

What you can expect from us

  • Generous annual leave of 27 days plus extra between Christmas and New Year
  • Generous pension package, 21.4% employer contribution (in return for employee enrolment and contribution)
  • Free onsite gym and swimming pool
  • Amazing range of professional development to support your career path
  • Enhanced cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing offering to support your physical, mental and financial health
  • Up to 5 days volunteering leave or parent /carer emergency leave

All enjoyed in a Smart (hybrid) Working environment so we’re looking forward to discussing how, where and when you might work best to deliver in your new role.

Our commitment to driving inclusion and belonging 


We are a globally reaching institution, committed to creating tangible and sustainable change in driving inclusion & belonging within our School, education and society at large.  We are dedicated to creating an environment where everyone in our community feels they belong and thrive. This is a key school priority, and we want everyone who joins LBS to feel respected, welcomed, and heard. 

Please note we start screening CVs and interviewing candidates from the start of a campaign. A successful candidate could progress to offer before the advertised closing date. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible if you are interested in any roles.

This role closes on Tuesday 20th June 2023

London Business School

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