Element Materials Technology

HR Business Partner

Job Locations UK-Edinburgh


Element has an opportunity for an HR Business Partner to join our team. This is a great opportunity to develop your HR career within a Global TIC business, ideally based in Edinburgh.  The HR Business Partner will provide full employee-life cycle HR support for several laboratories in the execution of high quality, consistent HR processes such as Talent Acquisition & Onboarding, Objective Setting & Performance Management, Learning & Talent Development, Total Rewards, and cost-effective workforce planning. 


As a member of the regionalised HR Team, the HRBP will participate and collaborate on strategic and tactical HR projects that will help support the laboratories in executing their top business priorities.



  • Proactively supports the delivery of HR processes within the Division including performance management, people development, recruitment and Employee relations activity
  • Educates and develops People Managers in all aspects of people management to ensure consistent and effective practices are in place and to enhance the employee experience
  • Builds a strong business partner relationship within the Division leadership team
  • Drives succession planning for key talent and key strategic roles
  • Assesses the organisational structure of the sector and facilitates change
  • Supports merger and acquisition activity, including people due diligence and integration

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Labour Relations, Law, Organisational Behaviour or related is advantageous
  • Willingness and ability to travel 
  • Client-based HR experience across multiple sites, partnering leaders and supporting multiple stakeholders
  • Demonstrated track record of HR business partnership and HR operations / Shared Services role
  • Ability to operate in a high pressure, fast paced environment
  • Prior experience working with TUPE and negotiating personnel changes
  • M&A experience is significantly advantageous
  • Strong knowledge of UK labour law



Company Overview

Element is one of the fastest growing testing, inspection and certification businesses in the world. Globally we have more than 6,500 brilliant minds operating from 200 sites across 30 countries. Together we share an ambitious purpose to ‘Make tomorrow safer than today’.


When failure in use is not an option, we help customers make certain that their products, materials, processes and services are safe, compliant and fit for purpose. From early R&D, through complex regulatory approvals and into production, our global laboratory network of scientists, engineers, and technologists support customers to achieve assurance over product quality, sustainable outcomes, and market access.


While we are proud of our global reach, working at Element feels like being part of a smaller company. We empower you to take charge of your career, and reward excellence and integrity with growth and development.


Industries across the world depend on our care, attention to detail and the absolute accuracy of our work. The role we have to play in creating a safer world is much bigger than our organization.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.

TIC Council Statement

Element is proud to be a full member of the Testing, Inspection & Certification Council (the “TIC Council”), an international association representing independent testing, inspection and certification companies. 


Members of the TIC Council must implement and abide by the TIC Council Compliance Code. Element has therefore issued an overarching Code of Conduct which is supported by our Compliance Programme. A copy of the Code of Conduct and more information about our Compliance Programme can be found in the Governance and Integrity section of www.element.com


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