HR Manager

A new opportunity has become available for a 12-month FTC maternity cover, HR Manager to join a small specialist law firm based in Bank. The current HR Manager is going on Maternity Leave and requires an experienced HR Generalist to support the HR Director and HR Assistant. The HRD is wanting somebody to start the beginning of May/end of April. £45-50K, this is a fantastic role and a really supportive, friendly and collaborative HR team.

Key Responsibilities

  • To act as primary HR contact for business services staff.

  • To deal with ad hoc requests for information from members of the firm relating to HR issues eg policies and procedures, terms and conditions of service etc.

  • To manage issues relating to maternity, paternity, shared parental leave and adoption leave. This includes preparing memos of entitlement, liaison with Accounts over payment of maternity/paternity/adoption pay and liaising with individuals about practical arrangements including health and safety and work handover etc.

  • To assist partners or business services heads in undertaking appraisals for fee earners and business services staff.

  • To manage 3 and 6-month reviews (including probation reviews) for fee earners and business services staff ensuring that they take place at the appropriate time.

  • To assist the Director of HR in developing standard operating procedures for HR and to contribute to the development of the HR bible and HR precedents.

  • To take a key role in managing recruitment activity. This will involve creating job descriptions and person specifications, briefing agencies, undertaking interviews and devising any appropriate selection tests.

  • To take a lead role in managing employee relations issues that arise amongst the business services staff, discussing issues as appropriate with the HR Director.

  • To assist the Director of HR with due diligence and administration relating to the annual salary review and bonus arrangements as appropriate or any other benefits administration.

  • To ensure that up to date information is available to members of the firm regarding benefits.

  • To maintain up to date knowledge and understanding of the firm's benefit package and make suggestions for any areas of improvement (eg if the firm is not providing a benefit which is commonly provided by other firms).

  • With other members of the HR team to be responsible for the upkeep and accuracy of data held on the HR database (Open HR).

The role would suit somebody who has previous HR Generalist experience working in a HR team for a Professional Services organisation, ideally within Legal. CIPD qualified or equivalent and to be proactive in style, with a high attention detail, flexible in nature and collaborative. If the role if of interest, please do apply.


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