Global Architecture TE HR Business Partner – TE Transformation

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Global Architecture TE HR Business Partner – TE Transformation in London, UK or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office worldwide.

Role Purpose:

The project that this role will support is the Technical Expertise (TE) Transformation Project. For Save the Children to achieve our Ambition for Children 2030, we need to have the right level of technical expertise in the right place doing the right things. Technical Expertise is critical for designing and delivering, mobilising resources, building capacity, advocating for change, influencing policy and practice, building our evidence, and disseminating our learning on what works for children. This transformation is critical to our impact for children, and this transformation is all about our people, so HR leadership is critical.

Our HR systems and processes are a critical success factor to enable this strategy. This role will sit across two workstreams that are looking at how our global TE can be better organized and better funded. This includes designing HR systems and processes to accommodate the effort reporting of technical experts, and supporting the recruitment of technical experts across the organization. This role be responsible for working with the global and regional HR leadership to ensure we follow Save the Children policy and global HR best practice. In addition, this role may support some work to support country offices in TE attraction and retention.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:



  • Good organisational planning skills and a proven ability to work with a large degree of independence, managing own workload and priorities and identifying opportunities to add value to the business.
  • Proven record of accomplishment of change management within a multi-disciplinary and multi-site organisation.
  • Adaptable and flexible and be able to manage changing priorities.
  • Supporting and influencing others, enabling effective working as a member of a team and in collaboration with staff and volunteers with full commitment to organisational goals.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, collaborative style and approach, and ability to work effectively across cultures.
  • Interpersonal awareness including listening and being able to consider different perspectives.
  • Building relationships with team, managers, staff and volunteers.
  • Proven experience of managing a wide range of UK employee relation’s casework and operating successfully in an advisory capacity with a generalist approach.
  • Demonstrates strong business acumen, ensuring that HR policy or development activity addresses the business needs, providing consistent, business relevant advice to senior line managers and other HR staff.
  • Proactive with plenty of initiative.
  • Knowledge and good understanding of diversity issues including some understanding of issues around gender, age, cultural sensitivity and a commitment to SCI’s values and principles of equal opportunities.
  • Competent in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills and an excellent communicator with a high level of written and verbal English.
  • Enthusiastic individual who has a positive attitude and is comfortable dealing with employee relations issues.
  • Previous experience being involved in HR project work
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills, confidence to communicate appropriately with clients at all levels, both internally and externally.
  • Experience in a UK generalist HR role within a large, complex global organisation.
  • Sound knowledge of UK employment law and HR best practice across the full spectrum of HR activity including working with external counsel
  • Experience of reviewing and drafting HR policies, procedures and guidelines and of developing and implementing systems (including IT systems).
  • Experience of working closely with specialist HR staff including Reward, L&D & Recruitment Specialists.
  • Awareness of good HR practice in relation to child safeguarding.
  • Strong eye for detail, particularly when issuing/drafting legal documents e.g. secondment agreements, employment contracts.


  • Experience in Save the Children movement, especially with HR systems and processes in Country Offices
  • Understanding of the HR Oracle systems (including Taleo and ORC)

We can offer circa £50,000 per annum (If based in UK) with an option of flexible working hours. If the role is based outside of the UK, National T&C (including pay) will apply.

This role can be based in London or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office location on approval, provided the successful candidate has proof of eligibility to work from the preferred location.

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The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your salary expectations.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Job Description

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Job description

24 Mar 2023

27 Mar 2023 - 14:10 CAT



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