Head of HR | Legal Sector | up to £110,000

  • Job Reference: JH/ HR
  • Date Posted: 1 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Love Success
  • Location: West End, London
  • Salary: £90,000 to £110,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Hybrid, 25 days, bonus, healthcare,
  • Sector: HR
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Head of HR - hybrid working

Our client, a mid-sized ambitious Law firm in the City, is seeking a strategic and operational Head of HR to develop the existing HR offering and support all aspects of HR for the Firm. This is a senior leadership role, leading & supporting one direct HR report and providing innovative & critical people initiatives to help expand the business. During this exciting period of growth, the role will see you centred at the heart of the people and involved in a variety of HR projects and business plans as the organisation drives forward.

Working closely with the CEO, this role has overall responsibility for the development and implementation of the people strategy for the firm, ensuring the employee value proposition makes the firm a truly great place to work. The successful candidate will have a breadth of experience across disciplines including designing and delivering training programmes, senior-level succession planning; designing and implementing people strategies, solid employee relations experience at the Partner level and the implementation and delivery of change management initiatives.

This is a leadership role in a friendly, collaborative and growing firm.

The role:

  • Supporting Partners ( 22) and 80 operations
  • Working with the CEO, to be responsible for the overall HR and people development strategy
  • Act as internal consultant to Heads of Department to assist with the development of departmental business plans, from a people perspective.
  • Prepare and manage the budget for the HR/Development function.
  • Participate in management and partners' meetings, as required.
  • Provide people management coaching to Fee Earners, both as part of a structured plan of people development and on an ad hoc basis as required.
  • Provide support to the Firm as required in developing annual resourcing and succession plans;
  • Oversee the progress of ongoing recruitment activity (from junior business support to lateral hire Partner), developing appropriate networks with recruiters;
  • Participate directly in selection interviews as required for senior-level appointments;
  • Manage and provide guidance to the annual promotions process;
  • Provide support to the CEO and Partnership on any merger activity the Firm undertakes;
  • Assist in the continual development of the compensation and benefits strategy, providing guidance and direction as required;
  • Oversee and manage the ongoing trainee recruitment and development activities, developing these as required;
  • Lead on the appraisal process
  • Provide direction and guidance to the HR Officer in the development of new sourcing and selection initiatives, and the continuous improvement of current processes;
  • Play a key role in the D&I and Engagement initiatives throughout the Firm, being a go-to person for line manager support.

About you :

  • CIPD Level 7 qualified or equivalent;
  • Significant previous generalist HR experience, including managing staff;
  • Previous experience working in a legal Firm
  • A credible and articulate individual who can influence stakeholders at all levels in the business and inspire confidence and respect;
  • Client-focused and problem-solving mentality, with the ability to spin several plates at any one time;
  • Commercially astute with a sound understanding of both the strategic and operational application of HR practice;
  • Strong organisational, influential and communication skills and the ability to prioritise work efficiently and effectively.
  • Confident, professional and articulate in dealings both internally with partners and staff.

Salary is dependent upon experience.

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