Global Mobility Advisor


Job summary

Circa £50,000 - £60,000 pa depending on experience
Human Resources
Aerospace / Avionics, Defence
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job


MBDA is a leading defence organisation. We are proud of the role we play in supporting the Armed Forces who protect our nations. We partner with governments to work together towards a common goal, defending our freedom.

Salary: Circa £50,000 - £60,000 pa depending on experience 

What we can offer you:

  • Company bonus of up to £2,500 (based on company performance and will vary year to year)
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Paid overtime
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • Up to 15 additional days flexi leave
  • Our enhanced parental leave offers up to 26 weeks for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. Enhancements are available for paternity leave, neonatal leave and fertility testing and treatments.
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities

Dynamic (hybrid) working: We trust our people to agree, within their teams, where and when they can be most effective. Our Dynamic Working policy allows individuals flexibility around the hours they work and where they work. Typically for this role you will work 1-2 days per week on-site.

The opportunity:

MBDA's international footprint continues to grow. As a result the international assignments team is expanding to meet the demand for international HR support not just for the increasing number of international assignments but also with regard to international HR support to our overseas satellite offices.  

We are seeking a bright and enthusiastic International Assignments Advisor/HR professional who has experience is international HR and/or assignments to join a small UK based International Assignments team in our multi-national defence systems business.

Your primary focus will be managing UK outbound assignments and deployments to the various countries where MBDA operates and supports our customers. In addition, you will support the HR Manager – Group International and Assignments in providing International HR support as and when required to the local national teams within our overseas satellite offices.

What you'll be responsible for:

  • Providing specialist advice to and consulting with internal customers (individual employees/assignees, Line Managers, HR colleagues as well as other stakeholders in the assignment process), in relation to the application and interpretation of MBDA International Assignment Policies.
  • Developing and maintaining key internal stakeholder relationships e.g. with Client Facing HR Colleagues, Finance, Tax, Security (to name only few) to achieve the efficient and compliant deployment of MBDA UK employees by effectively liaising across such functional teams.
  • Supporting international overseas satellite office local teams with HR processes/activities (e.g. recruitment, annual compensation reviews, local HR policy implementation)

What we're looking for from you:

  • Experience in Expatriation Taxation and Social Security
  • Knowledge of UK immigration procedures for inbound assignees
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Take ownership , work independently and meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Being pro-active and able to take initiative
  • Build Trust and develop effective relationships (with internal customers and external suppliers)
  • Previous Corporate experience working in International HR, Assignments or Global Mobility

Whilst not essential, the following would be beneficial

  • A higher education/qualification
  • Experience of using Excel (i.e. basic formula writing, data input)
  • Involvement in supporting an expatriate payroll (i.e. preparing payroll instructions, interacting with payroll provider on queries etc.).
  • A flexible attitude with an eagerness to learn and continuously improve our processes and ways of working
  • Ability to prioritise workload to meet business need.

Our Business:

We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential. MBDA is proud of our employee-led networks, examples include: Gender Equality, Pride, Menopause Matters, Parents and Carers, Armed Forces, Ethnic Diversity, Neurodiversity and more…

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (life at MBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.

Please Note: MBDA UK Limited requires all employees to achieve the required medical and national security clearance for their role. Further restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may also apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.


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