HR M&A, Senior Associate - People and Organisation

London (Central)
12 Aug 2022
09 Sep 2022
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office
Salary band
Full Time


We help our clients stay ahead of changes that impact their businesses, navigating complexity and risk. We deliver deep tax technical, people and legal expertise, while providing the critical context to make informed and compliant decisions. With clients ranging from multinational organisations and public sector bodies to entrepreneurs and family businesses, the work we do is diverse.

The People in Deals team is a multi-disciplinary team that works alongside transaction services and our HRM consulting teams.We deliver end-to-end HR and pensions deal services, to help our clients achieve success from their deals and create value through M&As, disposals and restructuring.


If you’re interested in operating in a fast-moving, dynamic and exciting Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) environment, while supporting the delivery of high-impact People solutions for Global clients, then People in Deals is for you.  

Our PwC People in Deals team supports clients by deploying HR expertise in an M&A environment. We deliver end-to-end HR services, across the entire deals lifecycle, delivering value through Mergers, Acquisitions & Integrations, Separations, Restructuring programmes and an array of other transactions and transformation initiatives. 

In an ever changing and uncertain world, the market is poised for a deals-led-recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, with an increasing pool of private capital in play and business valuations marching higher. Our team’s wide-ranging, adaptable and multidisciplinary offering, paired with an accelerating deals market, means there is no better time to join the team - and make a very real impact. 

Who we are looking for

We are looking for ambitious, talented and driven individuals with a desire to support the delivery of HR and People initiatives in an exciting Deals environment. 

Working with us

The deals you would support on could vary from small domestic to global multi-billion pound transactions, and your work would cover some of the most interesting and challenging projects within PwC. Our clients cover all industries, including Pharma, Retail & Consumer, Industrial Products, Energy, Financial Services, Media & Technology as well as Private Equity (PE). 

You would support a value-focused People strategy for our clients across the whole deal cycle, from due diligence to integration, separation planning to execution, as well as post deal business and cultural transformation. Key focus areas you could be involved in include workforce planning and transition, organisational design, engagement and culture, retention, compensation & benefits, HR service delivery, employee relations, and HR systems and processes - all in a deals context. 

We regularly partner with teams across PwC, both locally as well as Globally, and we work as one team in a supportive and collaborative setting, recognising outstanding contribution and talent.

If working in the People in Deals team sounds like a good fit for you, then we would love to hear from you.

Key Experience

  • Some experience of dealing with issues that surround the people agenda of a business and/or a deals background is desirable

  • Some experience of supporting change, business transformation, restructuring and TUPE programmes is desirable

  • Some experience as a Consultant and/or in an M&A/Change environment is a plus

Key Skills

  • You have good stakeholder management skills and good communication skills

  • You aspire to be an effective, adaptable and balanced leader

  • You are able to manage your own time effectively and balance priorities

  • You have a desire to develop as a professional, show a willingness to improve and are committed to investing in your growth and adaptability.

  • You work comfortably under pressure in a fast-paced deal/project environment

  • You are a proven self-starter who is able to use your initiative to develop solutions

  • You work effectively in cross-functional teams and are able to apply your expertise to a variety of business challenge

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