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Kobalt Music // global music royalty platform
London    Posted: Saturday, September 25, 2021
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Starting immediately, we are looking for a Business Partner for a fixed-term contract up to the end of June 2022.

Joining a values-driven People & Culture team, the Business Partner will report to the Senior People & Culture Business Partner UK & Rest of World, supporting circa 250 employees across the UK & Rest of World business where you will partner with leadership teams across Music, Engineering, Product & Shared Services.   

The People & Culture department is made up of Business Partners (known internally as P&C Managers), Compensation & Benefits & Internal Recruitment.


  • Partner with leadership teams on people & culture & change management initiatives
  • Promote & engage in well-being & diversity & inclusion initiatives
  • Manage all employee relation cases from initial advice through to completion, ensuring managers act in line with best practice
  • Working in collaboration with the recruitment team to support recruitment of roles for Music, Shared Services & Technology departments (when necessary) as well as branding events
  • Support the Senior P&C Business Partner with creating, coordinating & facilitating workshops
  • Lead on projects that enhance Kobalts culture. Including, but not limited to Employee Resource Group activity i.e Wellbeing/Social/Charity
  • Continuously listen to team members, via drop ins, listening groups & anecdotal feedback, providing updates to Senior P&C Partner, advising of any risks 
  • Support the roll-out of other People & Culture initiatives including performance management, objective setting, & management development programs
  • Ensure the HRIS data is up to date & changes are communicated to the P&C Coordinator
  • Use data & insights to influence & support business decisions & changes
  • Cadence of data reporting on People Operations including headcount, attritions, diversity, ER, absence using data & insights to make suggestions to influence & support wider P&C decision making
  • Research projects for Senior P&C Partner & wider team
  • Immigration Process Management


  • Business Understanding:
    • Used to working in a fast paced HR department with stakeholders across multiple business units  
  • Business Partnering:
    • Mid level stakeholder management
    • Using metrics / data to advise & influence
  • Change Management / ER
    • Support staff going through change
    • Strong handling of managing complex ER cases
  • HR knowledge
    • Broad generalist understanding & exposure to the following would be advantageous: recruitment, learning & development, performance management & data & analytics
    • Ideally CIPD qualified
  • Attributes
    • Business savvy & analytical
    • Can manage a heavy workload in a fast-paced environment
    • Excellent communication with first class relationship building skills
    • A self-starter who has a problem-solving mindset with a flexible & proactive attitude


At Kobalt weve prioritized creators since we first started in 2000. Our music services & the technology weve built helps make the industry more fair & rewarding for artists.

Were trusted by some of the worlds biggest names like The Chainsmokers, Kelly Clarkson, Miles Davis, Dave Grohl, Lauv, Zayn Malik, Max Martin, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Pitbull, Elvis Presley, Skrillex, Sam Smith & represent more than 40% of the top 100 songs & albums in the U.S. & U.K. We thrive on creativity & are committed to championing diversity. Were dedicated to inclusiveness & provide all the resources & benefits you need to grow your career & reach your potential. We offer competitive compensation packages, professional development opportunities, & an entrepreneurial culture that makes working here not just fun, but also rewarding.


Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. A full DBS check will be conducted on acceptance of offer.

Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

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