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HR Business Partner (Business Services)

Oakleaf Partnership
City of London, England
Closing date
26 May 2022

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Professional Services
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
HR Business Partner
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Job Details

Oakleaf are partnering with a highly successful US Law firm, to support the hiring of an HR Business Partner in their UK Head office in London, to support a couple of client areas in business services.


This role provides the opportunity to take on a front line, client facing role with a variety of client groups including IS; Marketing & Business Development; Knowledge Management, Document Production Services and Administration. As well as the business partnering aspect, you will also be involved in key HR projects.

Key responsibilities
* In conjunction with the Recruitment team, liaise with the client group to establish recruitment/resourcing needs and conduct interviews where necessary.
* Co-ordinate the annual salary review process for your dedicated client groups
* Work closely with the client groups to facilitate the performance review process
* Assist with succession planning and performance management.
* Coach and develop the HR Coordinator and Assistant
* Provide advice and guidance on employee relations issues e.g. disciplinary/grievance matters and performance issues.
*Deal with welfare queries from staff and provide advice and information on the internal and external sources of support available. Ensure follow-up as appropriate.
* Acts as key stakeholder when implementing and reviewing HR/Firmwide policies.
* Actively lead in strategic projects, HR initiatives and departmental activities as appropriate.
* Keep up-to-date with external developments which may impact strategy e.g. employment law and where necessary undertake research in to policy development.

Experience and knowledge
* Solid experience working in a professional services environment at Business Partner level.
* Strong advisory skills with excellent knowledge of employment legislation.
* Solid experience of dealing with complex ER issues.
* Ability to influence and challenge at all levels where appropriate.
* Strong commercial and business awareness.
* Ability to deal with pressure and manage conflicting priorities.
* Enthusiastic, energetic and positive.

This firm are very comitted to a flexible working pattern, and honour a hybrid way of working, which they are happy to discuss.



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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