Human Resources Manager

  • Job Reference: JO0000003645
  • Date Posted: 9 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Ryder Reid Legal
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: HR
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Our client, a premier UK-headquartered law firm, is looking to recruit an experienced HR Manager for their London office. As the HR Manager, you will business partner for two of the firm's core departments, delivering HR support and advice to partners and managers, building strong and effective relationships with heads of department and partners involved in the day-to-day operation of those teams. You will be the first point of HR contact and will also have responsibility to support and lead on various HR projects.

Key responsibilities will include:

HR Business Partner

  • Help to lead and grow the HR Business Partnering function, implementing systems for best practice and continually reviewing ways in which to improve and maintain high service levels to internal stakeholders.
  • Provide commercial advice and support to managers and partners on employee relations issues such as performance, disciplinary and grievance, ensuring a consistent approach is followed within the firm's agreed processes.
  • Review progress of new joiners (alongside line managers) throughout a new joiner's probationary period, advising and supporting managers if any concerns are raised during probation.
  • Regularly analyse sickness and absence trends and make recommendations for action.
  • Conduct exit interviews with leavers, seeking feedback to understand any issues or trends and making recommendations for improvements, discussing with SHRM and appropriate managers where necessary.
  • Keep abreast of pay and benefit trends and market rates, flagging any trends and issues where appropriate; and
  • Develop pay and benefit proposals for the Firm's annual salary review process for your client groups.

HR Projects

  • Take a lead role in the maintenance and continued development of the firm's wellbeing programme.
  • Responsibility to support and lead, with guidance from the Head of HR as appropriate, on agreed HR projects as required.
  • In conjunction with the IT Trainer, lead the design and delivery of an effective induction process for all new partners and staff.

General responsibilities within this role include:

  • Keep up-to-date with all developments in terms of employee legislation and employee relations issues, liaising with the Head of HR to ensure the wider HR team have up-to-date legal knowledge and information around latest thinking in the profession/ legal market place.
  • Liaise with the Head of HR to proactively identify issues and concerns within your key teams, ensuring problems are addressed at an early stage
  • Support and advocate the firm's inclusion and diversity strategy and initiatives.
  • Provide advice and suggestions for HR policies as appropriate, to ensure legal and SRA compliance and market developments.
  • Provide support and guidance to the Junior HR Advisor and HR and Recruitment Administrator, showing a 'one team' approach and helping to support their development.

The ideal candidate for this HR Manager role will have strong generalist human resources experience in a legal or professional services environment and will be fully CIPD qualified. You must be conversant and up to date with UK employment law and HR best practice. You will have strong communication skills and the ability to interact constructively with all levels of management, staff and external contacts. Excellent organizational and time management skills are a must, and you will be proactive, motivated and able to work autonomously and flexibly.