People Business Partner (Maternity Cover)

  • Contract
  • London

Website Wirex





Job Title

People Business Partner (Maternity Cover)

About the Job


We’re Wirex and we’re not like anyone else. Why? Because we always do things our way, before anyone else does them – like creating the first ever debit card that lets you pay with crypto, making it easier for ordinary people to access DeFi-powered savings and setting up the world’s first cryptocurrency rewards scheme.

Our vision is a world in which everyone can enjoy the benefits of digital currency – everything from the power to send money around the world near-instantly without breaking the bank to buying, storing and exchanging 40+ top tokens on a secure, easy-to-use platform at some of the best rates in the industry.


Reporting to as well as working closely alongside the Head of People & Culture and Chief People Officer, you will assist with and lead on a wide range of tasks and projects including employee relations, employee experience, performance, employee retention, diversity and wellbeing. As well as acting as a Business Partner across various global regions you would also coach and mentor team members as required.


  • Drafting and managing HR related documents such as policies, employee guides, change of terms letters, performance plans, career plans etc.
  • Conducting exits interviews to ensure people experience is maximised
  • Consulting with line management, providing HR guidance when and where appropriate
  • Resolving complex employee relations issues, conducting effective, thorough and objective investigations
    Working closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Identifying training needs for departments and undertake skills-gap analysis, working with department heads on building a career framework and improving performance management
  • Help analyse the results of surveys and supporting the line managers to create action plans
  • Supporting the CPO with performance review, bonus reviews, pay reviews, people strategy and other ad-hoc tasks
  • Mentor less experienced members of the people team
  • Provides HR policy guidance and interpretations
  • Regularly review and update policy and culture books
  • Support the People & Culture Team in arranging social events


This exciting opportunity will suit a highly responsible and motivated HR professional, CIPD qualified ideally to minimum Level 5 with strong generalist experience and thorough up to date knowledge of multiple HR disciplines, including compensation practices, organisational diagnosis, employee relations, diversity & inclusion, performance management, wellbeing and culture, and respective employment laws.

The position is part-time, working up to 25 hours per week, Monday to Friday. This position is fixed term as it is providing maternity cover. The role will be a hybrid role, with the requirement to go into the London office as needed.


  • Generalist HR experience within a small to medium sized business (previous demonstrable experience of working at HR Advisor level)
  • Experience of working in a scale-up, start-up or SMB environment is really important.
  • Excellent time management skills, proven ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure when needed
  • Key experience of working with and advising line managers
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build and develop relationships across the business
  • Results focused with a real drive to achieve
  • Practically minded; able to roll their sleeves up and get stuck in
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software
  • Experience of using HRIS software


  • Enhanced annual leave + Bank Holidays
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Paid Charity Day
  • Pension
  • Flexible working hours and remote working
  • Annual Training Allowance
  • Annual Performance Bonus Pay
  • Extensive opportunity to grow your career and professional development at an innovative FinTech
  • Companywide and team social events



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