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Title:  Temp HRBP

Requisition ID:  66215
Date:  Jul 9, 2024

St Austell, Cornwall, GB

Department:  Human Resources

Working at West means having an opportunity to work by the side of our patients and customers, our global team members, and the communities in which we operate – which all help contribute to a Healthier World.

Job Summary:

Supporting the HR Manager across two UK sites, St Austell and Bodmin. Providing true Business Partner support and advice to all levels of management and employees. Cover all aspects of employee relations, recruitment, compensation and benefits. You will be committed to building strong, effective relationships with people at all levels and creating a culture that makes people proud to work for our business.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the HR Manager UK and the business as appropriate with the implementation of ‘global’ / ‘regional’ and key ‘local’ HR projects and initiatives and strategies across both sites.
  • Support the HR Manager with delivering on HR and Site KPI’s
  • Lead on the recruitment and selection for all positions, across both sites (Support with interviews, ensuring managers are clear with aptitude tests, complete offers etc.) promoting the business as an employee of choice
  • Assist with employee on-boarding, ensuring robust plans are in place for all new hires.
  • Take responsibility for the short term absence management process, ensure timely meetings and make referrals to Occupational Health
  • Implementation of HR policies and practices whilst identifying, managing and mitigating people risks from both an employment law and engagement perspective
  • Take responsibility for providing advice and guidance relating to disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • Working with the senior leadership team to ensure clear people outcomes that add value and deliver to business objectives
  • Working with Senior Managers to plan, advise and support implementation of change projects as appropriate
  • Supporting senior leaders and managers in succession planning, ensuring effective deployment of people and skills needed for the future
  • Understanding of the work of business areas, contributing to business objectives with professional and business credibility
  • Drive continual improvement with forward thinking HR practices and initiatives to underpin a strong HR strategy that aligns to West’s core values
  • Support with the sourcing and implementation of compensation incentives
  • Liaising with key stakeholders across the business in the coordination of learning initiatives.
  • Act as a support for the Apprentices and their Mentor and point of contact for the college
  • Maintenance and continuous improvement of the HR software systems to include liaison with the relevant software suppliers and corporate IT eg (SAP HC, ADP, WTG, HR Sharepoint etc).
  • Act in accordance with the Company’s Guiding Principles and adherence to the corporate Code of Conduct.
  • Compliance to all local site Environmental, Health and Safety regulations.
  • Compliance to all local site company policies, procedures and corporate policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Health, Safety & Environment

  • Take reasonable care for their own safety, health and welfare and that of any other person, who may be affected by his/her acts or omissions while at work.
  • Work in a safe manner and stay alert, in order to avoid injury to themselves or other employees and avoid damage to the company’s equipment and property.
  • Follow all safety rules and requirements and provide feedback to co-workers working unsafely.
  • Use any personal protective equipment or clothing, suitable appliance, equipment or other means for securing his/her safety, health and welfare while at work.
  • They shall not perform a job that for they were not trained to perform and they shall inform their supervisor in this case. 
  • Partner with management on all the provisions taken by West to ensure the safety, health and welfare of its employees.
  • SEE-DO-SAY Something: Respond to unsafe conditions, unsafe acts and near misses. Apply mitigation measures, and report to supervisor.
  • Stop Think Act: Discuss problems openly with colleagues and leaders before taking action in a non-routine situation.
  • Employees will not intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse any appliance, protective clothing, equipment or other means provided.
  • Each employee will attend and follow training required by West.
  • Employees shall not be under the influence of intoxicating substances such as alcohol or drugs and inform their supervisor of a disease, illness or prescribed medication that may add to risk.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Minimum Degree in HR or training and development discipline.


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Self-motivated individual with a passion for and key interest in career development within Learning & Development
  • Experience in the area of learning and development, minimum of one year.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work well within teams and independently.
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal. Strong customer focus mind set
  • Experience with on-boarding new hires an advantage.
  • High level of personal resilience, able to remain highly effective and flexible in changing business circumstances
  • Experience with e-learning software tools an advantage.
  • Knowledge of Med-tech environment and products an advantage.
  • Strong administration & analytical skills and ability to multitask.
  • Knowledge of LMS (SuccessFactors) an advantage.
  • Proven ability to work in a busy and deadline orientated environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-starter
  • Ability to work on own initiative, pro-active
  • Strong competence in IT.

West is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  If you have a special need that requires accommodation in order to apply to West, please send an email to  Where permitted by law, an offer of employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of background screening and/or a pre-employment drug screening.

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