We are GC Partners and we are a specialist financial exchange company. We help Private and Corporate clients move their money at the best rate, using our 20 years of experience, our bespoke technology and dedication to customer service. We have 6 offices around the globe including Hong Kong and Dubai, with further expansion in the future.

Most importantly, we are an employee ownership trust, meaning our employees act as owners and partners in the business and all work towards a common goal. With clients at the heart of our business, we deliver efficient, yet simple end-to-end payment solutions through best-in-class service with market-leading technology.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior HR Specialist to join our busy and growing Human Resources Team.

If you have a collaborative and adaptable work ethic and a drive for success and are looking for your next opportunity, we would like to hear from you.

Job Purpose

The Senior HR Specialist will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the HR Department, ensuring everything is running smoothly.

Person Specification

We are looking for an individual who currently possesses the following skills:

  • Effective communicator with strong analytical and decision-making skills
  • A confident candidate who can hit the ground running and build key business relationships
  • Detailed & oriental focused
  • Excellent people and relationship-building skills
  • Able to deal with sensitive data and confidential information
  • Able to manage and prioritise multiple tasks to completion and on time
  • Experience in change management, and leading projects; ideally within a rapidly growing or evolving business setting
  • Data-driven and solution-finding approach to decision making


  • Acting as the first point of contact for employees and line managers on all Human Resource queries and supporting the Director of HR on all day-to-day operational HR duties
  • Deputies in the Director of HR absences
  • Provide in-house HR advice and support, ensuring that all company policies and processes are consistently applied and that all HR queries are dealt with promptly and reliably
  • Managing & supporting managers with ER matters from beginning to end with matters such as grievances, disciplinaries and escalation to the Director of HR when necessary
  • Collaborate with the HR team to build functionality in the HR system, including onboarding, talent management, recognition, performance management, and reporting absences
  • Collaborate with HR colleagues to support a ‘one team’ approach to ensure we maintain continuous improvement within the team and business.
  • Supporting cases of maternity and paternity leave, flexible working queries and other practices
  • Supporting the team with relevant training as and when necessary
  • Overseeing and monitoring staff performance, career development and appraisal processes
  • Responsibility for all Personnel Files including auditing the files, electronic filing, and adhering to the internal audit process, GDPR & Data Protection regulations
  • Identifying, sourcing, and booking training courses both from internal and external providers
  • Must be able to exercise judgment and independently take appropriate action within defined HR Policies and procedures
  • Supporting the HR team and Senior Management with the annual appraisal process
  • Training & developing the HR team
  • Support with the development and embedding DE&I initiatives
  • AD-hoc HR project work

Qualification & Experience

  • Generalist experience
  • Previous ER caseload management
  • Previous experience working in an SME, start-up or similar industry
  • Strong understanding of Human Resources (HR) principles and practices
  • Experience in implementing and maintaining HR policies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • CIPD-qualified (desirable)
  • Extensive work experience at a generalist level
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving
  • Up-to-date knowledge of good practice and emerging trends in the field of HR
  • Experience operating as a Generalist working across all aspects of HR including learning and development, employee relations, remuneration and benefits
  • UK employment law knowledge

Benefits of working at GC Partners

  • Workplace pension – employer contributions
  • 25 days of holiday per year, plus bank holidays
  • Employee assistance programme
  • A truly global business with opportunities for growth
  • Plus additional benefits

Equal Opportunities

At GC Partners, we value diversity and inclusivity. We believe in celebrating our differences, no matter what that looks like. Join us in creating a workplace where everyone can thrive.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and each applicant is given fair consideration throughout the recruitment process.

If you’re interested in joining the GC team, please apply through this link.

Please be aware that due to the volume of applicants, we may not be able to respond to all applications.