International HR Consultant

Role Purpose:

The International HR Consultant will be required to provide consultancy services to HR Consulting’s (HRC) clients in the areas of International HR consultancy, immigration, employee benefits and reward. Such consultancy support will primarily be delivered via email and telephone, although there may be occasional requirements to travel to client sites.

The position will be primarily home-based with 1 day a week in our Glasgow office. The team are currently located in South England and Scotland, the role will require regular individual and team working sessions, either in person to support client discussions or via web-based meetings.

The International HR Consultant will work collaboratively with the Senior team to learn and understand the International Consultancy business.

Main Responsibilities:

  • International HR Solutions Consultancy: The provision of advice and support to clients throughout the employment relationship as pertains to international expansion advisory and HR issues related to managing international workforce.
    • To prepare overview documents summarising local legislation, HR practices and benefit/rewards offerings in various countries with the aid of the Senior Consultancy Team.
    • To provide advisory on various country legislations, prepare contracts of employment and offer letters tailored to client’s requirements in conjunction with the Senior Consultancy team.
    • To prepare policy documents and handbooks and/or review and revise client’s existing policy documents and handbooks as requested in conjunction with the Senior Consultancy team.
    • To provide ad hoc guidance to clients on one-off HR or Compensation and Benefits queries.
    • To support the Senior Consultancy team with particular HR or Reward cases and projects for their international workforce, such as termination of employment (individual or collective), performance and absence management, disciplinary and grievance.
    • To support the Senior Consultancy team with designing and implementing various HR processes such as on-boarding, off-boarding.
    • To support the Senior HR Consultancy team with change management projects such as restructuring and mergers & acquisitions.
    • Working with the Senior team to learn how to prepare project plans for clients as needed.


Person Specification:

The International HR Consultant will be encouraged to learn and grow in the role, with an aim of moving into a Senior Consultancy role, working with others is a Key Quality as a majority of your learning will happen this way. We are looking for individuals who are ambitious and want to succeed.

The International HR Consultant must be able to communicate over video calls, email and in person (when required), as part of the role, building relationships with the team and clients will be essential.

Resourcefulness and ability to work independently are also important personal qualities. Resources will be provided for self-learning and it’s important that you as an individual can learn from these resources.

A key quality is building client confidence, from there increasing client value. The role requires HR expertise and ability to work on tight deadlines. As the role is international in nature, the individual should be open to working with people from all around the world and learning about different regions.

The role is home based 4 out of 5 days a week, with at least 1 day in our Glasgow office a week and whilst both team meetings and client engagements are mostly through emails, telephones and video conferencing, face to face meetings are encouraged to maintain business relationships. (please be advised for the first 2 months you will be required to be in office 2 days a week)

Experience required to be successful:

  • HR Related degree, or 2 to 4 years in experience in a HR Role.
  • Experience of working with others on a daily basis and the ability to use Microsoft office programs are essential.
  • Ability to use excel is essential.
  • Understanding of working practices.
  • Any international working experience is desirable – this could be working in another country or even working with a business that is based outside of the United Kingdom.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to present information effectively to a range of audiences.
  • Ability to research information from a variety of sources, analyse their reliability and draw appropriate conclusions.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Good problem-solving skills.


  • CIPD qualification or another recognised HR qualification is essential.
  • Foreign language skills are desirable, (at least 1 of these languages: Arabic, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Chinese, Japanese, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, or Korean)
  • HR or People related degree is desirable but not essential

Please note:

We occasionally close vacancies early in the event that we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore we recommend you apply as soon as possible.

Salary: Competitive
Location: Scotland

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