Senior HR Business Partner

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom Full-time

Senior HR Business Partner 

Why OYO needs you

You’ll be embedded within one or more Business Units working closely with the senior leadership and all employees to deliver a true Oyo experience for everyone.  With your contribution as a full-spectrum HR professional, Oyo will grow faster and more sustainably.

Your role will be to deliver a wide range of people initiatives that will help Oyo reach current and future business objectives and at the same time reinforce the global People Blueprint.


What you’ll be doing:

This role (like everything at Oyo) is exciting, challenging and will constantly offer you new opportunities.  As a starting point, here’s what you be working-on. 

  • Be the ‘People Guru’ and go-to person between the business and the central People team so that everyone at Oyo benefits from best-in-class people practices including hiring, reward, learning, career growth, Organisation Development and general guidance.
  • Champion a high performance culture:  Coach, influence, up-skill and encourage leaders to provide clear direction, goal clarity, feedback and ongoing development.
  • Deliver a consistently positive Oyo Employee Experience for every person all the time.
  • Get your arms around some important people projects and data including systems, process, metrics, discipline and financial control.
  • Build exceptional people capability at all levels, helping Managers to coach and support their teams on a local, scaleable level.
  • Alongside Senior Management, take full ownership of internal culture to solidify Oyo as an “employer of choice” in the UK.
  • Lots of travel - with 5 main hubs across the UK there will be a big amount of travel required on a weekly basis - from Scotland to Portsmouth

About the ‘fit’

This role isn’t for everyone.  If the points below describe you, you are far more likely to shine and thrive in the job.

  • Trusted partner and go-to resource: Strong around coaching, consulting and influencing
  • Data-driven mindset
  • Results-focus with a preference to work at pace
  • Mental agility to manage multiple complex projects and situations concurrently
  • Deals with ambiguity and resilient in times of change or uncertainty
  • Approachable with a bias for building human relationships.  Role model Team-builder and collaborator.

Your Experience.  

We are open to look at Candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, however if you tick the boxes below we’d be especially keen to speak with you:

  • You have worked in a business-facing role, supporting senior leaders across a wide range of People issues.
  • You have thrived in a fast-paced tech-enabled environment and pride yourself on delivering immediate solutions with sustainable benefits.
  • You have what it takes to challenge line managers on key people & business decisions.
  • You are CIPD qualified with excellent knowledge of UK Employment Law 


Who are we? 

OYO is the fastest-growing hotel business in the world.  Founded over 5 years ago, today it is the trusted partner of over 10,000  hotels in Asia and operates over 400,000  rooms. The business began in India, where it is now the market leader, and has rapidly expanded to China, UAE, Malaysia, Indonesia and Nepal.  With Investors including SoftBank, Sequoia and LightSpeed, the company is now focused on establishing itself in London and the UK.

The UK is one of the most popular international travel destinations in the world, alongside very strong domestic travel also.  The market dynamics are ideal for OYO – a substantial supply of unbranded and independent hotels, high online penetration, and huge demand for affordable accommodation.  OYO is excited to add value to both owners and users, through its unrivaled technological, pricing and operational expertise.

If you are looking to work for a high-growth, disruptive and technology-led business that is looking to transform the hospitality industry then OYO is the business for you.  You need to be a self-starter, who is ambitious, commercial, and collaborative – someone who constantly strives for improvement, and always looks for growth. 

We are committed to becoming an “employer of choice” in the UK, and this role is central to achieving this.

We look forward to you joining our family of OYOpreneurs!


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We are an equal opportunity employer and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by law.