This is a fantastic opportunity to join a global Professional Services firm as the Senior HR Business Partner for a specific client group and supporting at Partner level to deliver key people priorities and strategic projects. This is a 12 month FTC but extremely likely to be made permanent within that time frame.Reporting into a Senior HR Manager and working within a large HR team that includes the COE and HR Support, this position will lead a small business partnering team and work closely with HR Operations and Change to ensure all UK wide people and strategic projects are delivered to create a high performance culture. With responsibility for the delivery of integrated operational and strategic HR support, key focus areas and priorities will include:* working closely with key stakeholders and the HR colleagues to develop and implement a people strategy that is commercial, focused on retention and engagement and quality* business change including M&A and organisational design/TOM* supporting the talent management strategy and career development structure* performance and succession planning* core values and behaviour* liaising and coaching people managers to investigate and effectively manage conduct issues, capability, absence management and working with the business to address grievance issues early* providing support and facilitation to develop effective leadership across all levels through coaching and challenging leadersYou will be already comfortable operating as an HR Business Partner with a proven track record of working within Professional Services or a similar Partnership led environment, alternatively you might be working within Financial Services. The role will require you to operate with confidence at a strategic level and engage with a challenging client groups to help them drive the business forward. You will need strong knowledge of UK employment law and HR practices and experience of making a significant contribution to business decision making, strategic planning discussions and operational aspects of the people agenda. You must be able to provide a high touch service, and demonstrate excellent communication skills and commercial awareness to be considered for this role.This is a Manchester based position and the company operates a hybrid working model.The SR Group (UK) Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.