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HR Business Partner

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About Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (Crédit Agricole CIB)

Crédit Agricole CIB is the corporate and investment banking arm of Credit Agricole Group, the 12th largest banking group worldwide in terms of tier 1 capital (The Banker, July 2021). Nearly 8,600 employees across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa support the Bank's clients, meeting their financial needs throughout the world. Crédit Agricole CIB offers its large corporate and institutional clients a range of products and services in capital markets activities, investment banking, structured finance, commercial banking and international trade. The Bank is a pioneer in the area of climate finance, and is currently a market leader in this segment with a complete offer for all its clients.

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Job description

Business type

Types of Jobs - Human Resources

Job title

HR Business Partner

Contract type

Fixed-Term Contract

Term (in months)

12months - Perm

Job summary


A strategic HR Business Partner role providing an end to end HR professional service to business leaders and employees in their teams in the divisions they support (client groups) in London.  Support and advise them so they are set up appropriately to align business strategy with people, have the skills sets they need, and have a positive, inclusive environment to work in. Working as one team with Paris and London HR colleagues to deliver a proactive and commercially focused HR advisory and support service to line managers within the framework of CA CIB HR.

Main Responsibilities
·      Provide overall partnership and support to ensure people needs of the divisions are met, in support of branch, global and divisional strategy
·      Establish themselves as the primary HR contact with the divisions, act as a strategic partner and trusted advisor on all organisation and people related matters
·      Use data in a smart way to make/support a business case for initiatives and change as needs be
·      Hands on contribution to business planning and strategic discussions by advising on people challenges, industry trends etc.
·      Influence on Organisational Design and ongoing review of appropriate org structure in divisions
·      Work with Centres of Expertise (COEs) as needed to design and deliver value add services for the divisions they support;

·      Have oversight of relevant division talent acquisition needs, practices and programmes; work with the divisions, relevant COE to ensure people resourcing needs are met appropriately and best practice is implemented
·      Partner with key stakeholders to actively participate in the recruitment of mid – senior level roles; and to oversee the recruitment of junior roles
·      Ensure HR policies and initiatives are understood and proactively delivered in a cohesive manner;
·      Drive and deliver HR initiatives to support divisional needs such as talent management, diversity and employee engagement
·      Work with key stakeholders to support them with career discussions, talent management and development initiatives in the divisions

·      Guide and support business leads in their own development of people management and leadership skills
·      Responsible for contribution to and implementation of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives in divisions
·      Provide day to day guidance to managers to attract, engage, develop and retain the best and most diverse talent in an inclusive manner
·      Challenge, agree and document succession plans for key roles and the management of key person risk roles (emergency cover) with the divisions
·      Formalise competency frameworks and career development pathways in divisions where possible, in discussion with OHRs and COEs as relevant
·      Manage and support cyclical activities like talent reviews, performance management, compensation review, budget review etc.
·      Advise, coach and guide employee

Position location

Geographical area

Europe, United Kingdom



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

High school / Secondary school / A levels / AS levels / IB

Academic qualification / Speciality

Degree level or similar



CIPD qualification or equivalent

Any other HR related professional qualifications


Other information:

  • Although this vacancy is a fixed term contract, the hiring manager will be open to discussions about the role moving into a permanent contract of employment
  • Hybrid working may be available, subject to the role and the Crédit Agricole CIB Hybrid Working Policy. More information will be provided during the hiring process

Required skills


Experience as an HR Business Partner in a complex matrix environment; experience of Financial Services

Knowledge of current HR issues, practices, employment law and a broad understanding of end to end HR processes.


·        Change Management knowledge;

·        Analytical mindset;

·        Commercial and practical outlook;

·        Solution driven, sustainable solutions;

·        One Team approach;

·        Aptitude to learn and adapt;

·        Resilient;

·        Readiness to make decisions;

·        Willingness to take the right risks;

·        Tolerance of ambiguity;

·        Proactive rather than reactive;

·        Ability to build relationships of trust with clients and colleagues

·        Ability to achieve results through others

·        Ability to manage and prioritising workload in a busy environment.

·        Self-reliant, able to leverage others as needs be

Technical skills required

Knowledge of current HR issues, practices, employment law and a broad understanding of end to end HR processes.