HR Generalist - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United Kingdom

Job Title: HR Generalist
Req ID: 127820BR
Locations: This role can be based at Harlow, Waddington, Broughton or Manchester

Summary of Role

The HR Generalist will join the current Business Partner community, reporting at the HR Leadership Team (HRLT) level with a dotted reporting line to the represented Functional Leads. This role acts as a Partner to the function to create and implement strategies that support the strategic functional aims alongside providing a core generalist service.

Main Duties

  • Providing business partnering to specific functions within the business
  • Working closely with management to maximise organisational effectiveness and productivity through employee engagement initiatives
  • Developing strategic workforce plans with client group to ensure the operational and strategic design aligns with the business direction
  • Partnering with the specialist areas to provide an overall HR service to your area (e.g. OE, Learning and Development strategy, compensation planning, recruitment activity and approaches)
  • Coaching and developing leaders in support of change management activity with a focus on organisational design
  • Create and maintain strong relationships with the senior management team in your area
  • Working with the Shared Service team in operations to analyse and use KPIs effective to drive decision making
  • Dealing with complex ER issues or escalations as required in support of the HR Shared Service team
  • Working closely with the wider teams to ensure functional activity is aligned with business area priorities

Candidate Requirements

Key Competencies

  • Confident self-starter with the initiative to drive change and improvements within HR and the business
  • Extensive business and commercial acumen
  • Ability to influence and motivate others both in the HR team and the wider organisation
  • Ability to business partner and influence board level Directors
  • Ability to work as a key change agent within the business
  • Ability to identify improvements and innovative solutions to complex problems and drive forward change
  • 'Big Picture', strategic thinker who can identify opportunities to drive the business forward from an HR perspective
  • Extensive planning and organisational skills


  • CIPD Qualified (Chartered or equivalent)
  • Significant HR generalist experience
  • Experience managing complex ER cases (disciplinaries, grievances, capability management, absence)
  • Good working knowledge of current employment legislation
  • Experience working with KPIs/metrics to have forward looking discussions beyond use as a reporting tool
  • Understanding of how HR can be actively used as a key enabler to employee engagement


  • Postgraduate or Masters level qualification in Human Resources or Organisational Development and Design
  • Experience working in a matrix organisation
  • Experience of the legal and practical implementation of TUPE
  • Industry specific knowledge
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Working knowledge of resource management
  • Extensive experience of sitting on external boards and associations with a high degree of networking
  • Experience working with an International team

About Raytheon

Raytheon UK is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. We are a prime contractor and major supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence and have developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, National & Cyber security and commercial markets. Raytheon UK also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software solutions at its facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Gloucester, Manchester Waddington and Broughton.

Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specialising in defence, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 95 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Raytheon Career Development

Raytheon has a wealth of resources available to help you develop your career from the moment you join. Activities range from on-line learning modules, to external training and support for taking professional qualifications relevant to your role.

Standard Benefits

  • 25 days holiday + statutory holidays
  • Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution)
  • 6 times salary ‘Life Assurance’
  • Flexible Benefits scheme with extensive salary sacrifice scheme’s
  • Enhanced sick pay scheme
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies, including enhanced Maternity, Paternity & Shared Parental leave.
  • 37 hour working week with an early finish Friday. Flexible working arrangements may be considered depending on the role and subject to line manager approval.
  • Canteen facilities available at Harlow and Glenrothes sites with free snacks and drinks (hot and cold) available at others


Diversity is a core business imperative at Raytheon. We are an equal opportunity employer that promotes inclusiveness and always employs the best professionals for the job. Having a diverse workforce allows Raytheon to draw upon a range of different ideas and experiences which supports growing our business and creates an environment where everyone has an equal opportunity for success. Raytheon UK pro-actively encourages diversity of ideas, thoughts, and networking opportunities and has created Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) including Raytheon Women's Network, YesNet (Young Employees Success Network), D&I counsel and Reservist Network which all Raytheon employees are welcome to participate in.