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HR Business Partner

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Job Title: HR Business Partner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Contact Name: Pete Faulkner
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

Seeking: HR Business Partner to join a London-based Law firm.


The Role

As HR Business Partner you will be the central point of contact for partners and other fee-earners on the full spectrum of HR services.

This is a hands-on and varied role in a close-knit team of 8. The role offers plenty of scope to support the business by partnering with senior stakeholders to improve business performance. 

The firm is looking for someone who can challenge and encourage change in existing working practices and behaviours.

The HR Business Partner will operate at multiple levels, ranging from handling day-to-day employee relations matters to complex more matters.


Key Responsibilities

  • Understanding and interpreting strategic initiatives such as growth plans in the designated teams;

  • Providing expert advice on employee and partner ER issues, taking a commercial view on options;

  • Working with financial information to look at utilisation and issues around resourcing;

  • Supporting, coaching and upskilling line managers to deal with underperformance and challenging issues;

  • Liaising with the Recruitment team on senior level and lateral partner hires;

  • Managing annual activities such as talent reviews, promotions and pay review;

  • Continuously encouraging a culture of regular feedback;

  • Building trusted relationships with senior stakeholders and leaders in the business;

  • Driving the delivery of the HR priorities whilst considering the wider firm strategy;

  • Using experience, skills and knowledge of the HR industry to make an impact in key areas such as change management, organisational design, engagement and talent;

  • Coaching and mentoring junior team members.


Skills & Experience

  • Proven experience working in HR, currently operating at Manager or BP level; 

  • Previous experience of working in a partnership culture – legal or professional services experience is preferable;

  • A credible individual who can influence senior stakeholders; 

  • Experience of solving strategic people and organisational barriers to performance;

  • Ability to facilitate change initiatives;

  • Professional qualifications, or the desire to  pursue one, are valuable but not essential;

  • An excellent knowledge of Outlook, Word, and Excel is required.

  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills;

  • High standards and strong attention to detail;

  • Enthusiastic, out-going and proactive in approach;

  • Enjoys and thrives working in a collaborative team, supporting others when required;

  • Strong problem solving skills.


Company Benefits

In addition to a highly competitive salary, the firm is also offering a host of benefits, including;

  • 25 days annual holiday

  • Pension Scheme

  • Private Medical Insurance

  • Permanent Health Insurance

  • Life Assurance

  • Interest free Season Ticket Loan

  • Cycle to work Scheme

  • Employee Referral Scheme

  • Employee Assistance Programme

Ref: | Published: 12 Jul 2019