Senior HR Generalist

Senior HR Generalist London, England

Aker Systems
Full Time London, England 43000 - 74000 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Aker Systems was founded in 2017 by a team of experienced technology professionals who recognised an opportunity to provide highly secure enterprise data platforms to large organisations. Aker builds and operates ground-breaking, ultra-secure, high performance, cloud-based data infrastructure for the enterprise. Our proprietary technology solutions drive performance and reduce costs while helping our clients to improve the management and sharing of data across their organisations.

In 2022, Aker Systems was proud to win the 'Scale up Business of the Year' award by the British Business Excellence Awards. In 2020 Aker Systems was recognised as a 'One to Watch' on the Sunday Times Tech Track and was also recognised at the Thames Valley Tech Awards 2020; winning the Thames Valley Tech Company of the year, the Emerging Tech Company and High Growth Tech Business categories.

Most recently in September 2021, we were successfully acquired by a new investor (Abry Partners) who have a deep industry expertise in our field to support us in the next part of our journey and as we continue to grow and diversify as a business.

We encourage people of all different backgrounds and identities to apply. We are committed to maintaining an inclusive, and supportive place for you do your very best work.


Aker Systems is looking for a Senior HR Generalist to join our fast-paced, high-touch and fully remote HR team (travel into the London area 3-4 times a year). If you are an experienced HR Generalist looking for a fully remote role and the chance to support and scale a business with a remote-first mindset, this is the place for you. The ideal individual will thrive on independent work but be a team player, have demonstrated ability to build relationships remotely, is highly motivated with a customer delivery mindset, attention to detail and loves to stay busy. This role will report directly into the Chief People Officer and will blend business partnering, employee relations, interesting people projects and day-to-day HR operations.


  • Employee Relations – partner with managers and employees to work through employee relations issues including performance, grievances, OH and misconduct
  • Wellbeing – own and run the annual wellbeing events schedule with monthly themes tied into broader company and country happenings, including putting together a monthly newsletter, calendar of events, sourcing content, speakers and events tied to those themes and creating a repository of previous wellbeing topics for easy employee access
  • Benefits – own the benefits onboarding and renewal process and partner with the CPO on plan design and execution
  • Business Partnering – partner with the VPs, Directors and Managers within the company to build strong relationships and provide proactive coaching, trends and support to leaders from a people perspective
  • Operations – collaborate with the rest of the HR team on the day-to-day HR operations (taking ownership of some areas and supporting in others) including, but not limited to:
    • Offers and Contracts, Onboarding and Offboarding of employees and contractors
    • Change paperwork
    • Monthly payroll
    • Monthly reporting and trend analysis
    • HRIS maintenance as source of truth
    • Benefits administration
    • Training Requests
    • Policy administration and updates
    • HR email monitoring and responses
    • Security Clearance process
  • Support the CPO in executing the People strategy including implementing new programmes and running annual cycles
  • Drive process improvements within the people processes including automation, leveraging technology and driving accountability throughout the business
  • Provide comprehensive HR services and support to our employees
  • Develop training for employees and managers around our people, technology, processes and best practices
  • Lead by example in remote-first excellence, championing best practice in how to develop and maintain a strong culture and team in a remote environment
  • There is the opportunity to learn about other areas of HR, grow into additional responsibility and take on special projects as workload and interest allows – the sky's the limit!


  • CIPD Level 5 of above qualification strongly preferred
  • At least five years of HR experience, with at least three years of generalist and/or business partnering experience required
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in HR or a related field a plus
  • Strong, in-depth understanding of UK employment law
  • Experience working in a high growth, scale-up environment, ideally within the tech industry
  • Experience in and desire to work in a remote-first environment

Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to exercise strong judgment and take appropriate action within defined HR policies and procedures
  • A customer-first mindset for our internal customers
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams, share responsibility for results and communicate well whilst delivering independently
  • Thrives in a highly dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Highest level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive information
  • Data mindset with experience understanding and working to develop and measure KPIs and SLAs
  • Excellent organization, administration and project management skills with high attention to detail
  • Strong Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) skills as well as previous experience with HRIS and ATS
  • Loves remote work – we're a remote company! - with a proven ability to build strong relationships remotely
  • Growth mindset – pragmatic, objective, data-driven and with an optimistic, solutions-first approach to problems
  • Strong belief in a high-touch HR environment where the People team is key in providing an excellent employee experience

Aker Systems Attributes

At Aker we work as a team, we are collaborative, hardworking, open, and delivery obsessed. There is no blame culture here: try things, and take responsibility for the outcomes. You are always part of the wider Aker. We help out our colleagues and take pride in successfully achieving difficult tasks. We run towards problems and help solve them. Communicate always, do so accurately and in a timely fashion.

In return, we offer a competitive salary, 25 days holiday (excluding bank holidays), Company Paid Medical Insurance, Life Assurance (4x times basic salary), Pension scheme, Perks at Work, Cycle Scheme, Tech Scheme and Season Ticket Loan. Plus, a list of voluntary benefits including Dental Insurance, Critical illness cover, Virtual GP.

Equal Opportunities

Aker Systems fosters a diverse environment that encourages openness in its communications and is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people regardless of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation, age, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, veteran status or other personal characteristics. We embrace differences of opinion and diversity because they help challenge us and find new groundbreaking technical solutions.

Senior HR Generalist
Aker Systems
London, United Kingdom
Darren Thomas
Unknown / Non-Applicable
51 to 200 Employees
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
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