Senior HR Business Consultant in England - London, United Kingdom

at Ernst & Young

Consulting/Business Strategy & Planning
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
7 - 10 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Reporting to: Service Line HRBC Leader 

Purpose: Partnering the Advisory Service Lines across the UK, to ensure the best people solutions are delivered to meet the strategic imperatives of the business. Provide commercial people-related advice and guidance to leadership and management 


- Work with Service Line Leader and People Leader to make a meaningful contribution to the development and implementation of service line strategy which extends beyond the People professional discipline 

- Anticipate issues and needs within the Service Line (SL) and address these effectively 

- Evaluate requests and initiatives from the SL before deciding an appropriate response. Challenge and influence the business to ensure the most appropriate course of action 

- Source the ‘best fit’ People solutions, ensuring the highest quality and best value for money for the SL 

- Act as a coach to the SL Leadership in relation to leadership and the business performance of the SL 

- Provide insight on People issues within the SL, providing a robust point of view on business decisions and their impact upon people 

- Ensure that the SA strategic People imperatives are met within their service lines e.g. talent management, performance management, leadership development 

- Act as an ‘agent for change’ within the SLs, ensuring that organisational design/development solutions drive business transformation and change 

- Ensure that all necessary People management and development activity required to support the business is delivered in the most professional and effective manner 

- Build and maintain influential relationships with business leaders and managers, working closely with them to co-develop solutions to meet their business needs 

- Establish effective relationships with members of the technical and enterprise wide L&D team and D&I team to ensure that centrally developed products and initiatives meet the requirements of the business and that SL needs are clearly communicated to those responsible for delivering them 

- Manage the day to day workload of the HRBC manager ensuring the quality of their delivery and identifying opportunities and support for personal development 

- Contribute to cross SL or firm wide projects to support UK&I people agenda 


- Experience of making a significant contribution to business decision making, strategic planning discussions and operational planning events 

- Proven ability to influence at senior levels in the organisation, preferably in a professional services environment 

- Resilient, practical and a self starter; comfortable with working on own and in teams 

- Demonstrates excellence in coaching and developing partners/directors/senior managers 

- Possesses leading edge knowledge of contemporary HR practices 

- Understands contemporary OD practice 

- Professionally qualified. A post graduate qualification in a Business or Human Resource discipline is desirable 

- Ability to act as effective counsellor to junior colleagues 

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