HR Manager (South Asia)

In this exciting opportunity you will provide generalist support and advice to the City and Guilds employee workforce in Asia (India, Malaysia and Sri Lanka). This role will be both "hands on" operational HR task delivery, combined with the recognition of and creative planning for, future needs.  

This role is available as a fixed term contract, lasting until December 2020. 

Our offices are based on the Sarjapur Main Road, Bangalore 560035. 

Business Unit
Group Support Services
INR 1,200,000 to INR 1,400,000
Type of role
Fixed-term Contract / Secondment
Full-time or part-time
Location - Country
Location - City
Closing date
Vacancy ref


About the role

You will be managing the end to end employee lifecycle with HR activities including recruitment, on-boarding, performance management, training and development, liaison with payroll and statutory compliance activities. You will also consult with employees on appropriate local HR policies, and coach and advise local managers, providing expertise in developing solutions for people related issues. You will need to liaise with Group HR colleagues, the majority of whom are based in the UK. 

The role will also initiate and deliver appropriate local employee engagement activities (such as Forum and Local Feedback group representation). You will manage all employee relations, including grievance and capability issues. Finally, it's your overall responsibility to ensure the provision of high quality HR administrative services across our operations in Asia. This will involve liaising with Group HR transactional services in the UK. The role therefore includes responsibility for significant amounts of administration.

About you

You'll need to be able to demonstrate proven HR experience in a generalist role in India, with a good understanding and experience of practical implementation on a range of employment law and working practices. You must be willing to learn and manage HR transactional delivery in other legal jurisdictions in Asia, as well as being able to focus on both transactional day to day HR activities and longer term creative Organisation Development solutions. You'll need to be able to carry out a wide range of administrative tasks as part of the role.

The role also requires someone who has the ability  to work at pace in fast moving environment where priorities need to be adapted regularly. So you must be resilient and able to lead through change. 

Our story and mission

The City & Guilds Group is a global leader in skills development. Our purpose is the same today as it has always been, to enable people, organisations and economies to develop their skills for growth. Backed by a Royal Charter, we have more than 135 years of experience in making sure that people can contribute to successful businesses and thriving economies.

Today, the Group consists of City & Guilds, ILM, Kineo, Digitalme, The Oxford Group and Gen2. Our businesses provide a broad and imaginative range of products and services that help people achieve their potential through work-based learning. Together, they set the standards for corporate learning, technical training and skills credentialing. Everything we do – from the way we work, our products and services, to our charitable investments – seeks to make a difference to individuals and communities around the world.

Our success is driven by the people we work with. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer an equal opportunity to all our staff and we value diversity within our inclusive culture. We recognise that a diverse workforce is the only way we will achieve our ambitious business goals, so we work hard to be flexible to accommodate everyone.