Head of HR

Full time in Advisory & Consulting , in Business Support
  • Post Date : November 16, 2021
  • Apply Before : December 16, 2021
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Job Detail

  • Career Level Senior
  • Experience 5 Years8 Years
  • Gender Males and Females
  • Industry Human Resource Management
  • Qualifications Bachelor\'s DegreeMaster’s Degree

Job Description

One of our well-established clients is offering an exceptional opportunity for a strategic minded senior HR professional to join their fast growing and dynamic Law firm. Reporting into the Executive Leadership, this role will play an essential part in working with key stakeholders to ensure that the people agenda is at the forefront of what we do.

The HR Leader will serve as a consultant to management on human resource-related issues, act as an employee champion and change agent. The role assesses and anticipates HR-related needs and seeks to develop integrated solutions. The position formulates partnerships across the firm to deliver a value-added service to management and employees that reflects the Firm’s objectives.


Job Summary:
This is an exciting opportunity for an HR Leader to work collaboratively with the business to help them achieve their strategic goals. Through identifying the organizational and people priorities,
adopting a responsive approach, and delivering best practice HR solutions the successful candidate will establish themselves as a trusted advisor within the business.



1. Strategy and Leadership:

  • Build a HR strategy which is aligned to the firms’ objectives, ensuring our people are accountable and contribute to the firm’s growth.
  • Provide support and guidance on structure changes, role changes, job details, salary grading and benchmarking.
  • Act as a strategic counsel to senior leaders of the firm.

2. Recruitment and Retention

  • Create a recruitment strategy and process which attracts new talent to the firm organically.
  • Monitor the effectiveness and realign where needed HR programmes & initiatives to ensure the business can attract, develop & retain high performing colleagues, ensuring best fit HR
    processes are embedded & reviewed.
  • Identify the firm’s top talent, along with rising stars externally and devise an engagement plan to attract and retain the leaders of the future.

3. Talent Development and Succession:

  • Build, manage and monitor a talent development and succession programme to ensure the calibre and continuity of the firm remains at the highest levels across our industry.
  • Coach, support & challenge managers in delivering the people plan, developing teams and managing performance in line with Firm policy.
  • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counselling, career development, disciplinary actions).

4. Engagement

  • Works closely with management and employees to improve working relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Ensure a formal exit strategy is in place for employees who leave the firm, along with developing an alumni programme.
  • Develop and manage employee engagement programmes which drive motivation, increases internal awareness, and drives one-firm behaviours.

5. People Management:

  • Supports the management of Employee Relations issues, ensuring they are dealt with both professionally, legally and in a timely manner.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks, and ensuring regulatory compliance.

6. Operational Effectiveness:

  • Build automated processes and HR functional tools to support the firms growth and people agenda.
  • Building the firms people-orientated policies and procedures which drive a culture of collaboration.
  • Advising on all HR policies and procedures, whilst ensuring they are up to date with relevant legislation, along with making or recommending appropriate decisions.
  • Day to day management of the HR function, along with building a technical team to support the firm’s growth.


Essential Requirements

  • Relevant undergraduate degree with 2.1 classification or above.
  • CIPD qualified.
  • Minimum of 5-8 years HR Generalist experience ideally within a global professional services or law firm.
  • In-depth working knowledge and understanding of HR legislation, principles, policies, and procedures.
  • Strong diagnosis and analysis skills and ability to exercise good judgment.


Technical and Personal Skills:

  • Confident communicator.
  • Strong client service ethos and delivery focus.
  • A catalyst and leader of change.
  • A flexible approach to adapt the role to meet current and future business needs.
  • Strategic thinker with a commercial understanding and ability to translate business goals into HR priorities.
  • Influencing and presentation skills to establish senior level credibility.
  • Strong client relationship skills with the ability to manage the diversity of multiple leader relationships and serve their needs without compromising service levels.
  • Ability to build rapport at all levels.
  • Ability to develop solutions to a wide range of highly complex problems, requiring creativity and innovation.
  • A motivator and developer of people.
  • Collaborative approach, effectively working with others to achieve team success.
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