HR Manager - Financial Services

We're working with a financial services firm based in the West End London, on an opportunity for an HR Manager to take over responsibility from the current whom is being promoted to a more specialist role. As HRM you will report to the Global Head of HR and manage a team of two, as well as act as main point of contact for the London office of around 100. This role operates as part of a broader group of organisations.

Your main stakeholder would be the CEO, so prior experience in a small firm would be ideal as would experience of managing other HR team members.

Responsibilities would include:

  • Overseeing the recruitment process, managing agency relationships, conducting interviews for senior positions, agree offers etc.

  • Review payroll (several entities) as part of final checking process

  • Oversee performance review processes for each business area, supporting senior stakeholders with conducting performance meetings

  • Resolve employee relations cases including capability investigations, grievances, disciplinaries ensuring legal compliance adhered to

  • Identify and develop training coaching senior managers on managing staff effectively

  • Oversee processes that the junior HR team manage such as onboarding

  • Manage the junior HR teams performance and support their development

  • Various other tasks and ad-hoc projects such as with acquisitions, employee engagement and culture

Candidates suitable for this opportunity will:

  • Be educated to degree level (2:1+) or equivalent and ideally have a CIPD qualification

  • Have acted in a management capacity in HR

  • Be confident acting as a largely standalone Manager (supported by an HR Adviser + HR Assistant), responding to all queries from senior stakeholders and being main escalation point of contact

  • Have worked in financial or professional services


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