DEKRA Automotive



HR Business Partner


Office based (Southampton with regular travel to Stokenchurch and Aberdeen)

Competitive salary plus pension scheme, free parking, access to thousands of discounts on an online benefits portal, new car purchase schemes provided through partner relationships and more……

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced HR Business Partner to join our expanding HR team providing specialist, professional support to our Process Safety business in Southampton (Approximately 100 employees.)

The Role

The HR Business Partner will be responsible for delivering expert and customer focused HR support as well as providing advice and guidance to resolve day-to-day queries. In addition, the successful candidate will provide an effective and dedicated HR advisory service supporting Line Managers in all matters relating to HR.  This is a generalist position which will enable the successful candidate to gain a variety of experience in a diverse business focussed on becoming the Global Partner for a Safe World.

Alongside one other Business Partner in the UK, the successful candidate will ensure that HR policies and procedures are created, shared and implemented within the UK. The ideal candidate will be a commercially focused HR generalist who has experience working within a range of sectors, possessing excellent interpersonal skills, a proactive approach and the ability to meet deadlines.

The HR Business Partner will support the UK Head of HR with the HR strategic plan and will take joint ownership in ensuring consistent processes are maintained throughout the UK and exceed overall HR standards in a shared service environment.  

The Person

  • We are looking for a professional individual with a wealth of experience in generalist HR
  • Previous experience in working within a fast paced environment
  • Experience within recruitment
  • Possess a formal HR related qualification; part CIPD qualified (minimum Level 5 preferred) and have an up to date working knowledge of current employment law legislation
  • Previous experience in managing a HR administrator
  • Experience with HR metrics and experience of writing HR policies and procedures
  • You will also be happy to travel to different locations as part of your role.
  • Experience in coordinating and implementing projects
  • Proven experience of significant change management/Organisational Development  experience including restructure, redundancy, TUPE and redeployment

About us

DEKRA is the world’s leading vehicle testing and inspections organisation, with over 47,000 employees in more than 50 countries. The core activities of the global DEKRA business involve vehicle inspections and testing, automotive solutions and claims management.

In the UK, we offer diverse services across automotive, oil and gas, insurance and chemical and process safety industries.

If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity, please send your up to date CV and a covering letter (including salary expectations) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. quoting reference HR19.

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