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Junior HRBP

Michael Page Human Resources
City of London, England
Closing date
31 May 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
HR Business Partner
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Job Details

To act as the primary contact for the dedicated client base and assume day-to-day ownership for those dedicated areas. You will provide advice and guidance on a number of HR issues.

Client Details

Leading Law firm


* Work with the HR Coordinator/HR Assistant to oversee the employee induction process and, where necessary, conduct individual induction meetings in accordance with the firm's induction process.
* Monitor and ensure departments conduct 3 and 6 month review meetings.
Compensation & remuneration
* Co-ordinate the annual salary review process for your dedicated client groups: draft annual salary increases and bonuses (using market data); meet with senior members of client group to discuss and agree increases; and moderate increases across all client groups/departments.
* Ensure salary data is accurately updated and maintained.
Performance management & employee development
* Work closely with the client groups to facilitate the performance review process and provide advice, guidance and training where necessary.
* Provide advice and guidance to client group on managing poor performance and where appropriate attend meetings and ensure follow-up.
* Manage and co-ordinate internal promotion process within client groups.
* Lead on sensitive/complex departures including drawing up and negotiating on settlement agreements.
* Provide advice on using the Career Development Framework and act as a champion.
* Work closely with the clients groups to review to assist with succession planning and performance management.
Managing others
* Delegate effectively to the HR Coordinator and Assistant to ensure the workload is prioritised and managed, and deadlines are achieved.
* Coach and develop the HR Coordinator and Assistant
Employee Relations
* Oversee the coordination of all maternity, paternity and parental leave within the client groups and where necessary; provide advice and guidance to managers ensuring compliance with the firm's policy.
* Oversee the coordination and management of all flexible working applications in line with the firm's policy and discuss requests with managers whilst considering the business needs.
* Provide advice and guidance on employee relations issues e.g. disciplinary/grievance matters and performance issues. Where necessary, investigate matters and conduct meetings autonomously.
* Monitor and manage all sickness absence within dedicated client groups. When necessary discuss absence with managers and ensure follow-up with individuals. Work with Occupational Health where appropriate and liaise with insurers on GIP claims as appropriate.
* 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.
* Implement small restructuring and resourcing projects.
* Oversee the leaver process ensuring relevant information is communicated and fed back, and where necessary the appropriate action is taken.
* Ensure any contractual obligations (i.e. notice period, claw back on study, post-termination restrictions) are dealt with accordingly, in conjunction with the manager and the individual.
* Ensure HR Assistants complete and sign off leavers checklist.
* Maintain regular reports and generate other reports and statistics on request, making sure data is always up to date and accurate. Where necessary analyse the data and provide recommendations.
* Research competitor intelligence/best practice information
* Manage headcount for budgeting process providing input on projected headcount assumptions and attending meetings where appropriate.
* Ensure all staff are eligible to work in the UK and hold the required paperwork on file in compliance and ISO requirements.
* Deal with all visa renewals and assist the recruitment team with new visa processes in conjunction with the firm's immigration team, and liaising with the client group where relevant.
HR Projects
* Acts as key stakeholder when implementing and reviewing HR/Firmwide policies.
* Actively lead in strategic projects, HR initiatives and departmental activities as appropriate.
* Understand the HR needs of different departments to help them achieve their strategic objectives whilst following the overall HR strategy.
* Keep up-to-date with external developments which may impact strategy e.g. employment law and where necessary undertake research in to policy development.
* Provide advice and guidance on employment law and firm policy/procedures to client groups.


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.
* Ideally CIPD qualified.

Skills and competencies

* Strong client service skills and excellent communication both verbal and written.
* Ability to influence and challenge at all levels where appropriate.
* Professional, credible and responsive.
* Strong commercial and business awareness.
* Team player.
* Ability to deal with pressure and manage conflicting priorities.
* Discreet with the utmost integrity.
* Enthusiastic, energetic and positive.

Professional services experience

Job Offer

Competitive salary

Private health care


Michael Page Human Resources is acknowledged as one of the leading recruitment companies for human resources with over 30 years of recruitment expertise and a team of specialist consultants based in offices nationwide.  If you’re looking for permanent or temporary job opportunities in human resources, let us use our extensive network and strong relationships to help you find you the next step in your career.

Michael Page Human Resources recruit HR roles nationwide, ranging from HR Administrator to Global HR Director and also within the specialist areas of HR including Learning & Development, Recruitment, Reward, and Talent.

We offer vacancies across executive, director, manager and junior levels with many of the UK’s leading companies. Our teams have specialist consultants that focus on permanent, interim and contract opportunities. Find out more about our consultants here.

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