HR Partner

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    HR & Recruitment, Insurance

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £30,000 - £35,000 FTE plus excellent benefits

  • Contact:

    Clare Hantrais

  • Contact email:

  • Published:

    19 days ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Client:

    Tennyson Insurance

  • Hours per day:

    8, Flexible

  • Work preference:

    Office, Home, Flexible

  • Days per week:


We are a mid-sized financial services business based in Sussex. 

We are delighted to offer a newly formed role, in order to develop HR engagement with our employees and manage our HR function.

Within the organization there is a strong culture of upskilling talent.  Everyone is an engager, and roles rapidly evolve, with the team being multi-disciplined and highly collaborative.  Our customers rate us strongly; we have Platinum Trusted Service Status on Feefo.  Every employee receives an additional day’s holiday a year to celebrate this achievement.

Currently we are working from home and in a converted barn next to a lake, about one mile outside Chichester in West Sussex.  It is an attractive working environment and an easy commute by car (although public transport links are less good).   If you join our business you will become part of a team that is friendly, ambitious, supportive and experienced in achieving its goals.


The role is part-time, 3 working days a week, including at least one in the office. We are looking for an individual to be in the office for a minimum of 1 day a week, however working hours and flexibility over school holidays can be discussed on a case by case basis as suitability and interest are established.   The organization positively promotes a good work/life balance.


The objective of the HR Partner is to run the HR elements of the company and support other administrative elements.


  • Staff administration & payroll 

  • Administer new starters process – referencing, contracts etc 

  • Ensure employee safety and welfare.

  • Compensation and benefits administration and recordkeeping.

  • Develop and implement policies on HR related issues when required. 

  • Maintain employee files and the HR electronic filing system

  • Attendance, holiday, sickness & absence reporting

  • Parental policy

The company is moving the HR records this year onto the ADP system, this will be a key piece of work for the HR Administrator, prior knowledge of ADP would be useful but not essential.

Other responsibilities will include organising Quarterly company review meetings, other meetings, and sourcing and planning functions and events. 


This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to develop existing HR skills with an entrepreneurial company, and there could be possibilities of further growth of the role depending on potential.

You may possess some of the following:

  • Human Resources experience

  • Excellent time management, workload prioritisation and organisational skills

  • Running databases and spreadsheets

  • Working with ADP

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook

  • A good level of education or equivalent professional qualifications.  

  • High level of confidence in building relationships with people, over the phone and face-to-face

  • Proactive and ability to work to deadlines and process timeframes.


Starting salary of £30,000 to £35,000 FTE depending on stage of career and capability 

15 days holiday, plus your Platinum day usually taken on your birthday

12% Pension contribution by employer

Free Parking

TI provides a good work/ life balance.  We welcome applications from candidates who may need to work flexible hours in order to accommodate family commitments. 

Tennyson Insurance is a fully owned subsidiary of Zurich Insurance PLC.  Our role is to be the SME arm of Zurich which focusses on meeting the needs of schools and academies, public sector and CSO sector. Through working with the sector for over 20 years, Zurich have built up an extensive understanding of the risks our customers face and have used this knowledge to develop tailored solutions. 

Zurich is one of the few insurers in these markets to be able to provide a policy which is 100% bespoke, ensuring the customer only pays for the cover needed. We understand that every customer is different, and we take the time to speak to each one in order to understand their specific requirements and build a policy that is tailored to meet their needs.