Senior HR Business Partner UK

Senior HR Business Partner UK


Do you want to work for an organisation that helps patients live higher quality lives and are you passionate about HR?

Strong brand with market leading positions

Mediq’s history dates back 120 years and the company has developed into a major player in the European healthcare sector. With more than 3,000 employees worldwide, Mediq’s mission is to create connections to help patients live higher quality lives no matter their health challenges.

The position as Senior HR Business Partner UK gives you an opportunity to become part of an international healthcare company with leading market positions in 13 countries.  In other words, this is a position where you will continue your career in a well-established and growing company, with great development opportunities and experiences on offer.

Change maker

This is a newly created position, following the acquisition of Bunzl Healthcare including its flagship brand – 365 Healthcare. We are looking for a person who can take charge of building a suitable HR setup and lead all HR efforts across the UK business as well as acting as a strong business partner to the management team in the UK on recruitment processes, legal cases, and development of leadership capabilities and talent. You will play a key role in the integration of the newly acquired business and not least in successfully integrating the Mediq company culture into the combined UK business.

As Senior HR Business Partner UK, you will be responsible for ensuring operational and legal compliance for the legal entities in the UK. You confidently develop and mature local HR processes, structures, and policies, and ensure strong alignment between local and regional/company-wide HR processes in Mediq. Also, you keep on top of legal changes in local employment law, e.g., on benefit structures, holiday entitlement, notice periods etc.

The job assignment includes but is not limited to:

  • Translation of business strategy to high impact HR initiatives
  • Driving people and talent development activities
  • Acting as a partner to people managers
  • Supporting leadership development initiatives
  • Managing recruitment and onboarding processes end to end
  • Driving performance management processes
  • Managing the classical annual HR wheel activities, work environment, etc.
  • Define and drive employer branding activities
  • Implementing and policing HR processes and programs on all levels of the business
  • Responsible for people related internal communication

Have you worked in a similar setup?

To succeed in this role, it is imperative to have a good understanding and experience of the UK labour market and unions, a strong HR toolbox and ideally experience with setting up an HR function. As a person you are outgoing, enjoy being the sparring partner for the management team and thrive with organisational development where you ensure that top talents are identified and nourished.

You are a strong listener and a pragmatic, robust problem-solver with a hands-on approach to your work and thrive in an ever-changing environment with stakeholders with high demands. You possess excellent leadership and communication skills, have a strong commercial awareness and are comfortable with supporting organisations with a variety of office and non-office functions.

Do not hesitate to contact us

The recruitment process is carried out by Compass Human Resources Group A/S. For further information about the position, please contact Director International Business, Karsten Hald Pedersen on tel.: 07557 760 682. Please submit your application and CV in English through, preferably as PDF file, as soon as possible. Please note that we will reply to the email address from which you send your CV.

About Mediq:

Mediq serves healthcare professionals and patients with medical devices, healthcare products and innovative solutions. We work with hospitals, healthcare facilities, GPs and nurses to ensure that they can provide best possible care. We also supply people with the daily support and care they need to successfully self-manage their chronic condition. Both in healthcare settings and at home.

Deadline forapplication:As soon as possible
Workplace: Ideally, the base for this role will be one of Mediq’s offices in Leicester or Enfield