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Senior HR Advisor- Legal

Oakleaf Partnership
City of London, England
£45000 - £50000 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2022

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Professional Services
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
HR Generalist
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Job Details

Working at this firm means being part of a collaborative and creative environment, which is flexible, transparent and friendly. They have a confident, accessible and enterprising approach that sets performance, service and value at the top of the agenda, and very much reflected in their HR team. This person will deliver a high-quality HR advisory service to the firm's Commercial groups

Their goal is to do the usual things unusually well, make the complex simple and help internal and external clients build better, stronger businesses. Clients range from large multinationals to growth UK corporate firms and other professional practices, and include many household names.


  • Works closely with the People Lead to establish strong working relationships with key stakeholders and assist with the development and delivery of a high-quality, proactive and solutions-focused HR advisory service to the Commercial groups
  • Assists Commercial groups with identifying high performers and underperformers and helps to design appropriate development/improvement plans
  • Collaborates with Learning & Development to support Commercial groups with various programmes
  • Supports the year-end and mid-year salary review processes for the Commercial groups
  • Provides clear guidance on firm policies and procedures and keeps up-to-date with employment law to ensure that any advice given is accurate and relevant.
  • Works in conjunction with the People Lead and Inclusion & Diversity team to help deliver on the firm's I&D strategy
  • Plays an active part in one of the firm's I&D workstreams
  • Supports the People Lead to manage headcount for the Commercial groups, including assisting with the annual headcount planning process and tracking headcount against the agreed plan for each team
  • Works with the People Lead and Recruitment Manager to clarify resource requirements for the Commercial groups and agree an appropriate strategy
  • Manages ad-hoc requests, including remote working applications and achievement award nominations
  • Involved in developing and delivering on People Projects

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Experience in a People Advisory environment, preferably within the legal sector or other professional services firm
  • Two years' experience at HR Officer/Advisor level
  • Ideally has or is working towards the CIPD qualification


  • A good knowledge and understanding of employment law, HR practices and procedures
  • Strong interpersonal and client relationship skills with the ability to build rapport, influence and develop relationships at all levels
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • A flexible, pragmatic and commercial approach to meeting business needs with a strong client service focus


Oakleaf Partnership is the UK’s largest independent HR recruitment consultancy. Founded in 2005, we have built enduring relationships with HR functions across every sector; thanks in part to our expertise, but also our collaborative approach. We listen. We share our insights. We take the time to truly understand the culture of an organisation – the person behind a CV.

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