Global Performance Appraisal Specialist

10 Bressenden Place, London, SW1E 5DN, United Kingdom, London SW1E 5DN, GB


Company description

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are 3,300 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Netherlands and Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity to work within the PA Talent team and play a pivotal role within the Performance and Reward cycle for PA globally 

As the Global Performance Appraisal Specialist (GPAS), you will lead all our people through the entire performance review cycle, maximising its value 

You are the lynchpin of this process and work hand in hand with key HR stakeholders, leaders of the Capability Streams, GTMs and Functions, and our Performance Appraisal Coordinator PAC community to ensure this fundamental mechanism for development runs efficiently for both individuals being reviewed and for those driving it for their teams 

You will also work in partnership with the HR Reward team at the end of the Performance cycle where you will spend time supporting the team 

As our performance approach continues to evolve, you will be key in supporting and implementing changes, providing further opportunities for personal growth and development. 

Key deliverables 

Your key deliverables will be leading on key activities of our performance cycle which are: 

  • Goal Setting 

  • Mid Year communications/reporting 

  • Promotion – Talent pools/identification 

  • Year end coordination across the firm to deliver the process from start to finish 

  • Partner goals coordination and reporting 

  • Collation of mid year and year end Partner feedback 

  • Supporting Reward with Performance data 

You will take responsibility for the following below to support the above activities:  

  • Organisation, communication, processing and analysing sensitive data  

  • Scheduling and coordination of all performance/promotion reviews 

  • Communicating with senior stakeholders across the firm throughout the cycle, guiding and advising them on performance/promotions process 

  • Leading and driving the PAC and HRBP community on changes/process and timings  

  • Utilising our performance system Workday, to facilitate our performance approach 

  • Responding to questions/queries daily  

  • Ad-hoc reporting 

  • Working and supporting the Reward team to support the Year End bonus/salary process 


  • Do you enjoy fast paced project work with a people focus? 

  • Do you combine high energy and enthusiasm with calm reassurance and forensic attention to detail? 

  • Do you thrive under pressure and when collaborating in multi-disciplinary teams? 

  • Do you excel when every day is different, and are you recognised as an SME? 

More about you

  • Highly organised and has a structured approach to work 

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills 

  • Self-driven time manager with excellent prioritisation 

  • Ability to apply innovative solutions to overcome constraints 

  • Resilient and adaptable, flexible in style 

  • Understanding of performance management, process management and project management 

  • Evidenced ability to lead others and communicate professionally  

  • High quality writing and drafting skills 

  • Strong analytical and reporting skills; experience in handling large data sets and using complex Excel formulas (preferable) 

  • Proactive and personable collaboration style that creates a strong and broad network 

  • HR experience within the performance space (preferable) 

Additional information


  • Private medical insurance
  • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Company pension scheme
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Life and Income protection insurance
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
  • Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skill sets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

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We look forward to hearing from you.