HR Manager

England, London, City of London
17 Feb 2021
17 Mar 2021
Kate Gallagher
Job Title
Office Manager
Industry Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you an HR professional looking to develop your career within a market-leading global law firm? Our client is looking to recruit an HR Manager, who will work alongside the HR Director to provide an effective and efficient HR support service for their London office. This is an excellent opportunity for an HR generalist who wants to work at the heart of a hugely successful firm and contribute to their continued success.

The HR Manager will line manage two reports and key responsibilities will include:


  • Assist the HR Director with the performance review process, salary and bonus review.
  • Advise Directors/Managers and Attorneys on the annual review process if performance concerns have been raised.


  • Responsible for management and implementation of HR policies and procedures in compliance with UK legislation.
  • Ensure consistent application of HR procedures and practices in accordance with Firm policy and good practice.
  • Advise on internal HR practices and processes.
  • Ensure the Firm's Employment Handbook is compliant with UK policies.
  • Advise Directors/Managers on the interpretation and administration of staff policies and procedures.

Employee Relations

  • Overall responsibility for managing employee relations issues both routine and non-routine e. disciplinary, grievances, etc.
  • Provide guidance to Directors/Managers on the application of UK employment law to office policies and procedures.
  • Advise staff on employee relations issues.

Professional Development

  • Assist staff members in their professional development and career development.
  • Identify training needs and support the development and implementation of training programmes.
  • Overall responsibility for managing, training, coaching and developing the Senior HR Coordinators.


  • Manage an effective recruitment and selection process while in compliance with UK legislation.
  • Interview candidates at all levels and make recommendations to Directors/Managers regarding quality candidates.

HR Systems

  • Work alongside the HR Director and the HR Operations team on HR systems related projects


  • Develop and manage the orientation programme to facilitate integration of new employees and ensure they are effective
  • Manage HR administrative processes and record keeping to ensure compliance with legal guidelines for documentation.
  • Manage all on and off boarding processes.
  • Assist the HR Director with the preparation of the annual budget.
  • Responsible for all HR documentation including offer letters, contracts of employment and contracts for services.
  • Assist the HR Director with HR projects.

The ideal candidate for the HR Manager position will have strong generalist HR experience at managerial level within legal services, and will be CIPD qualified. You must have solid experience of managing ER issues both routine and complex, and good knowledge of UK employment law and best practices guidelines. Highly effective communication skills (verbal and written) are essential, as is the ability to communicate credibly and diplomatically at all levels. You must have excellent time management and organisation skills, and ability to simultaneously manage multiple highly detailed projects to deadlines. You must be able to treat information with confidentiality and solve problems using your initiative. A flexible and hands-on attitude is a must!

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