Group Business Services
Expert services, global responsibilities
As a member of one of our UK-based Group Business Services (GBS) teams, you’ll work on a range of projects across our regions, sectors and disciplines. Providing centralised expertise and encouraging increased international collaboration, you’ll add value for both internal and external clients.
Our HR business partners and service centre support the business on everything from employee relations, performance management and succession planning, to recruitment and rewards. They’re also responsible for learning and development and support senior managers in developing people and policies to support business goals and drive growth.
Our finance professionals deliver a range of services to the business. As a member of our team, you may be involved in internal and external group reporting, financial support for operations, treasury management, tax compliance or credit control. You could also support the business by providing expert financial and commercial advice on issues such as mergers, acquisitions and disposals, pensions, procurement and property.
Our communications experts support our businesses across the globe by helping to protect and enhance our professional reputation. Promoting our achievements is central to their role and requires that they work closely with people at all levels of the Group and with a range of external stakeholders.
As part of the Marcomms team you could be providing strategic and tactical support to our global business, planning campaigns, delivering design collateral or managing internal, external and corporate communications.
As the brand guardians, it would be your responsibility to present the Group professionally and consistently to every audience.
As a member of this team, you’ll be providing professional, reliable and effective IT services to support all areas of our business.
As well as maintaining and managing the core corporate systems and managing the Group’s IT assets, we manage WYG’s business data and storage requirements. This involves developing and delivering an IT strategy, as well as upgrading and replacing systems to meet corporate needs, and providing reliable local systems support.
Good corporate governance and statutory compliance throughout the Group are critical. In this area you’ll work closely with other GBS teams to deliver a portfolio of services that the business can rely on.
The company secretary manages and advises on a broad range of Group issues, obligations and policies, as well as implementing some board projects. They also act as secretary to Company committees, including audit & risk, remuneration, nomination and investment.
As part of the property team you’ll help provide professional property advice and services to all areas of the business. This covers a variety of strategic areas, including facilities management consultancy and helpdesk, property maintenance and expenditure, and helping with all aspects of leases and ad hoc property issues.
We provide a professional procurement service that ensures a reliable, effective, low risk supply chain into the business. As a procurement professional, you’ll need to develop strong relationships with both business teams and suppliers, as well as keep up to date market knowledge. You could be creating relevant policies and procedures, negotiating and managing contracts, developing our supplier base, monitoring costs or managing proposal processes. Whatever your role, you’ll help manage an efficient supply chain.
Our legal and commercial teams are called upon by all areas of the business for professional advice and guidance. From conducting legal contract reviews to debt recovery or litigation management, they are relied on to provide a varied and professional service.
Our Business Development team is vital to ensuring a strong pipeline of projects to support the business across the globe. In this team you’ll help manage a variety of services including project management of major bids, training, mentoring and coordination of our multiple bid activities.
As well as managing a bid library and procurement and vendor databases, we also manage and circulate business opportunities advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).
We’re committed to excellence in managing safety, health, environment and quality in our day-to-day project, site and office activities. Our SSHEQ team champions best practice to achieve and maintain accreditation to international standards. As part of this team, you’ll help ensure we have a coherent and effective policy that enables all parts of the business to manage risks and deliver on project quality.
If you’ve got the innovative, pragmatic approach we prize, consider one of our current vacancies. You might not find your ideal role today - but there’s no need to miss out. Simply make a speculative application and we’ll be in touch when a suitable opportunity arises.