HR Business Partner


Job summary

55 - 62k
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: £55,000-£62,000 depending on experience 

What we can offer you:

  • Bonus of up to 21% of base salary
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • 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 and gym on site at Stevenage
  • 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 2-3 days per week on-site.

The opportunity:

HR Business Partner / Senior HR Business Partner

We are seeking an HR BP / Senior HR BP to partner with key business support functions in the UK and internationally, with the overarching aim to help them deliver their business plan objectives.  

You will be responsible for all HR activities in your specific area, affecting the UK and internationally where applicable. You'll be working closely with Business Leaders across varying areas of the MBDA Group, with the overarching aim to deliver their business plan objectives. This will require the implementation and refinement of strategies and driving and facilitating improvement programmes.

You will be be responsible for the management and development of an HR Advisor in the HR Business Support team.

What we're looking for

  • You'll be a qualified HR professional with experience of leading on key programmes. You'll be supporting HR and business strategy at a senior level and have proven experience in coaching management teams to drive and facilitate improvement programmes.
  • We are looking for someone with the ability to build strong relationships and demonstrate credibility with our senior leadership team and employees, ultimately to challenge and influence the business to provide a better solution or outcome. Your abilities to adapt and flex to the differing HR needs of multiple business areas will be key attributes.
  • You'll ensure national/international HR calendar activities are delivered within time and to quality which will include pay reviews, performance assessments, training requirements, talent identification development etc and act as the key focal point for managing HR procedural activity within your area.
  • In having worked in senior generalist positions previously ideally with an international aspect, you will also come with a strong knowledge and experience in: employment law and its application in a business context, data analysis, enthusiasm for diversity and inclusion, strong consultancy and problem solving skills at operational and strategic levels.
  • If you happen to also have language fluency in French, Italian or German, that would be great, but not essential. Some travel will be necessary.
  • Ultimately you will have a passion for working with people and working beyond the confines of ‘your job'.

What's in it for you?

  • An opportunity to influence and operate at senior levels within the organisation in an international environment
  • A great chance to perform in a decision-making role, forming key networks and relationships with the Senior Management teams.
  • An opportunity to influence the culture of MBDA UK

Our benefits 

  • Hybrid working, opportunities for career progression, bonus, comprehensive pension scheme, annual salary review, fantastic working environment and site facilities, social, charitable and sporting activities.

Join a great team!

  • You will be joining an experienced, knowledgeable and well respected HR team. The ethos is togetherness, where knowledge-sharing and communication is hugely valued.
  • A team pushing the traditional boundaries within defence and pioneering new ways of working.

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 (lifeatMBDA_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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