Senior HR Manager

A new opportunity has become available for a 14-month FTC maternity cover, Senior HR Manager to join a leading Law firm based in the City of London. The role requires an experienced HR Generalist to support the fee earning population of Real Estate and also some of the core business functions (230 client group) This will be for an end of June/early July 2018 start. £60-70K, this is a fantastic role and a really supportive, friendly and collaborative HR team.

Snapshot of duties:

  • To support x2 direct reports, line management responsibility

  • Senior stakeholder management, providing first line advice on people matters
  • 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

  • To take a key role in managing Partner level recruitment activity. This will involve working with the Partners to understand 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.

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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