HR Manager

London, England
£60000 - £72000 per annum
03 Apr 2018
01 May 2018
Jason Hurnaum
Job Type
HR Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

To provide professional and proactive HR advice to managers as well as general support. To take responsibility for resourcing, reward, development and relations issues for all staff in designated departments within the firm.

Client Details

My client are boutique law firm based in the city of London


  • Identify and assist the partners in choosing a new case management system;

  • HR matters;

  • Deal with IT queries within the firm;

  • Manage the office move;

  • Assist the partners with compliance matters (COLP & COFA & SRA) and identify changes required;

  • CPD within the firm and maintain records of such;

  • Deal with website enquiries within the firm and ensure the website is up to date;

  • Create and implement a consistent filing system within the firm;

  • Management and development of the administrative assistants;

  • Monitor billing targets within the firm on a consistent basis & deal with any issues arising;

  • Assist with business development for the firm;

  • Assist with marketing within the firm;

  • Responsibility for gathering and submitting Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 entries for the firm in good time annually;

  • Identify any award entry opportunities for the firm;

  • Attend monthly partner meetings and assist with developing strategy for the firm;

  • Support the partners in implementing the appraisal system for all associates and support staff;

  • Attend bi-annual appraisal meetings along with the partners for all associates and support staff and type up the appraisal following the meeting;

  • Oversee the administrative support for the firm;

  • Preparing information necessary for distribution of annual bonuses and promotion of staff;

  • Monitor performance of all associates and support staff;

  • Taking minutes of partner meetings and distribute to partners following meetings with reminders of action points arising;

  • Oversee travel and hotels for the firm ensuring cost efficiency;

  • New staff induction (including pre-arrival set up) and exit meetings;

  • Recruitment for the firm;

  • HR and disciplinary matters;

  • Ensuring client and contact database is up to date;

  • Oversee and ensure the firm Newsletter is distributed regularly;

  • Keep records of staff sickness and annual leave and raise any concerns with the partners;

  • Approve requests for annual leave;

  • Monitor and discuss with partners outstanding debtors;

  • Vendor negotiations;

  • Maintain accident log and ensure compliance with health & safety, fire safety etc;

  • Maintain and update the office manual.

  • All IT including asset purchases and support - except issues relating to Cashier section;

  • Liaising with telephone and copier companies; (note: options already obtained for copier costs centre coding);

  • Ensuring staff bill clients for copying costs and they are allocated to correct cost code;

  • Work place assessment and monitoring; (Staff inductions including pre-arrival user set-up;

  • Working closely with the Managing Partner

  • Identifying and providing options for private medical cover for associates and senior staff.



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent

  • CIPD qualified preferred

Specialist experience:

  • HR experience within a law firm is desirable

  • Experience of drafting and implementing HR policies, as well as handling complex staff issues (including sickness absence, maternity, disciplinary, grievance, redundancy etc)

  • Previous supervisory responsibility

  • Payroll experience would be an advantage

Abilities and desired qualities

  • Highly competent user of Microsoft Office packages, particularly Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise - must be highly organised and able to organise others

  • Ability to work to tight deadlines in a pressurised environment at times

  • Ability to be pro-active and work on own initiative

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, oral and written

  • Good attention to detail

  • Maintain discretion and absolute confidentiality at all times

  • Team player and enthusiastic - flexible and willing attitude

  • Highly professional in conduct and appearance

Job Offer

£60,000 - £72,000

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