Oakleaf Partnership are recruiting for an HR Manager for our client, a specialist US law firm based in the City.
This is a newly created role will provide senior level HR support to the London Office, as part of the wider HR team. It will be the first point of contact for many operational HR matters, in addition to HR project tasks.
Key responsibilities include:
Management of all levels of HR queries, providing advice in line with current employment legislation, ensuring that policies and procedures are appropriately and fairly applied;
Providing advice to Partners and employees in relations to Employee Relations, assisting with performance issues and investigating complaints, managing first stage meetings;
Assisting with the management of parental leaves (maternity, paternity and shared parental leave), returns to work planning, KIT days, arranging parental transition coaching, etc;
Assisting with immigration matters, and ensuring compliance with Migrant Worker responsibilities (right to work checks, visa applications, etc.);
Assisting with the on-boarding processes and background checking for new joiners, in conjunction with Recruitment and Professional Development;
Providing support to the Payroll and Benefits Officer on employee benefits administration, management and queries;
In conjunction with, and supported by, colleagues in New York, developing expertise on HRIS, including identifying new processes which can migrated onto the system, basic report-writing and ensuring full benefit from its functionality;
Monitoring absence (sickness and holidays), including return to work interviews and occupational health referrals, where appropriate;
Managing flexible working requests and ensuring reference requests are process in a timely manner;
Responsibility for the HR pages on the intranet, adding new content and ensuring that it is continually up-to-date;
Providing active support to the Firm's diversity and inclusion initiatives;
As the successful candidate, you will be able to demonstrate experience of the following:
Relevant experience operating in the legal sector, ideally gained with the legal sector and/or professional services with full CIPD qualification;
Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence at all levels, building effective working relationships and using personal networks;
Good working knowledge of English employment law and practical experience of handling employee relations issues, demonstrating sound judgement;
Strong analytical and numerical skills;
Strong IT skills, especially Word and Excel, and generally comfortable manipulating data. Prior experience of an HRIS is important;
Team player, with a commitment to delivering an excellent service to colleagues.