HR Business Partner

  • Permanent
  • London

Website Freetrade





Job Title

HR Business Partner

About the Job

Our people team at Freetrade is expanding and the HR Business Partner (HRBP) will be a key strategic partner to our overall People strategy. We are looking for someone who can partner with our Managers, providing comprehensive HR Business partnership with our managers. This role requires a deep understanding of the importance of supporting management to proactively identify and action opportunities and issues and optimise team performance in order to create a high performance culture.

You will:

  • Act as a trusted advisor to managers and employees on HR-related matters, including performance management, employee relations, and organisational development.
  • Run regular HRBP meetings with managers covering key people data points around team performance and people data insights (holiday, sickness, leavers, starters etc)
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to managers and employees to enhance leadership capabilities and improve team performance.
    Drive the performance management process, including probation reviews, goal setting, performance reviews, and development plans.
  • Address performance issues proactively and implement strategies for continuous improvement.
    Collaborate with the people team and Director of people to develop and implement HR strategies that align with business objectives and the people strategy.
  • Support our talent acquisition team by partnering with hiring managers to identify hiring needs.
  • Oversee onboarding processes to ensure a smooth transition for new hires and enhance employee retention.
  • Design and implement training and development programs to foster employee growth and career advancement.
  • Promote a positive and inclusive workplace culture that aligns with the company’s values and mission.
  • Develop and execute employee engagement initiatives to enhance job satisfaction and organisational commitment.
  • Ensure compliance with HR policies, procedures, and legal requirements.
  • Manage HR data and reporting to provide insights and support data-driven decision-making.
  • Support organisational change initiatives, from internal role moves to manager changes and promotions.
  • Be a point of contact for employees to escalate issues that may arise.
  • Confidence leading investigative processes and mediation between employees and knowing when to escalate the situation upwards to the Director of People.

About you:

  • Solid HRBP experience, recently working in a strategic HRBP role, preferably in the finance or technology industry.
  • Passionate about the role of HR in running a successful business, keeping up to date with latest HR/People trends and technology.
  • Forward thinking and making sure your work ladders up to a bigger picture and people strategy.
  • In-depth knowledge of HR best practices and employment laws.
  • Strong business acumen and understanding of the finance/tech industry.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to have difficult conversations with empathy and care.
  • Proven ability to build relationships and influence at all levels of the organisation.
  • Demonstrated experience in talent management, performance management, and employee development.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.
  • Maintain a level of Integrity in all that you do
  • Proficiency in HRIS and other HR software tools.
  • CIPD/ Relevant degree desirable


The application process consists of a 4 stage process. You will initially have a phone interview with a hiring manager, a skills based interview with members of the people team a Values interview before a final with the CEO.

We offer a competitive salary plus stock options and lots of other benefits.

You’ll have a stake in the company you’re building, with stock options benchmarked to US companies.

We are an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and representative team. Whatever your race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability – we want to hear from you. We’re very open about what we’re working on, and the best places to learn more are our buzzing community forum and our blog.



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