HR Manager

London (Central), London (Greater)
£50,000 - £59,000
21 Feb 2018
21 Mar 2018
Job Title
Human Resources
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client a highly regarded UK law firm has an opportunity for a HR Manager to join their team.

Working within a team of four in HR, you will be responsible for providing a proactive, client focused and effective generalist HR service to all partners and staff in all offices to ensure that high calibre staff are recruited and retained.

Key Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will report directly to the HR Director with responsibility for the following:

  • Providing proactive and business focussed advice to line managers and employees on day to day HR issues.
  • Develop, implement and review best practice policies and procedures which support business objectives and reflect current legislation.
  • Advise on and manage the annual appraisal process, coaching line managers and championing best practice.
  • Recruitment of fee earners and support staff, including recommending recruitment methods, liaison with agencies, testing and interviewing.
  • Resource planning and retention.
  • Advising Department Heads and line managers on employee relations issues, e.g. performance issues, flexible working applications, disciplinaries and grievance.
  • Managing absence, including analysis of trends and liaison with OH and PHI providers.
  • Ensuring effective and relevant communications with staff are in place and utilised fully.
  • Inductions, exit interviews and analysis of trends.
  • Collection and analysis of information for salary and bonus review.
  • Management and administration of the Firms benefits including the Private Medical scheme, Life Assurance, Group Income Protection, Childcare Voucher Scheme, Cycle to Work etc.
  • Work with HRD to ensure that we provide a competitive benefits package and validate and launch new benefits.
  • Completing the benefit renewal process, ensuring that the benefits are priced competitively, the necessary employee and partner information is correct and provided in a timely manner and that all paperwork and invoices received are correct.
  • Liaison with relevant providers and brokers.
  • Answering general benefit queries.
  • HR contact for Apprenticeship programme.  Further develop this programme liaising internally and externally.
  • Oversee the onboarding process and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Ensure compliance with and monitor updates and changes to all relevant regulations relating to HR and Training.
  • Provision of financial/management reporting to firm's management and business areas.
  • Provision of budgetary information for HR department and manage budget for allocated areas.
  • Project work including launching new initiatives.
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties required for successful performance of the role.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • CIPD qualified preferred.
  • Proven experience as a HR Advisor in a professional services or financial services organisation.
  • A thorough understanding of current employment law and HR policies and how to apply these in the workplace.
  • Track record of developing and implementing HR initiatives which have contributed to achieving business objectives.

Key Skills:

  • Ability to build strong relationships with the business and achieve credibility with all partners , staff and external service providers.
  • Flexible team player who can get hands dirty and also be involved in thinking strategically and seeing bigger picture.
  • Ability to use initiative and provide pro-active and pragmatic solutions to issues.
  • Ability to manage and prioritise a diverse workload.
  • Strong IT skills including Excel and HR Systems experience.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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