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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

The HRBP team has responsibility for the day-to-day operations of all legal staff, from Paralegal to Partner, across the relevant fee-earning departments.
As a team we support and enable the business to manage change and assist our people in delivering the Firmwide strategy.

Client Details

Leading Law firm


Business Planning
* Understands the business, identifies challenges across your assigned Department.
* Identifies creative solutions to resource planning and resourcing strategies.
* Co-ordinates succession planning and talent management, including assessing pipeline of talent across multiple groups.
* Co-ordinates the headcount budget process across their assigned Department, acts as a key contact for F&A and attends budget meetings where appropriate.
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 the 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.
Compensation & remuneration
* Co-ordinate the salary review process for your dedicated client groups: draft annual salary increases and bonuses (using market data); meet with senior partners in the client group to discuss and agree increases; and moderate increases across all client groups/departments.
* Ensure salary data is accurately updated and maintained.
Resourcing & induction
* In conjunction with the Recruitment team, liaise with the client group to establish recruitment/resourcing needs.
* Work with the HR Coordinator/Assistant to oversee the employee induction process and, where necessary, conduct individual induction meetings in accordance with the firm's induction process.
Managing others
* Delegate effectively to the HR Advisor, Coordinator and Assistant to ensure their workload is prioritised and managed, and deadlines are achieved.
* Coach and develop junior members of the HR team.
Employee Relations
* Provide advice and guidance on employee relations issues e.g. disciplinary/grievance matters and performance issues. Where necessary, investigate matters and conduct meetings autonomously.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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
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.
* Keep the Head of HR fully informed of the current status of work, of any problems encountered and how these problems can be resolved.
* Develop/maintain a detailed knowledge of HR issues through appropriate reading, seminars, networking events and practical experience.


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 or working towards this qualification is helpful, but not essential.

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.

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.

To get started browse for human resources jobs or contact one of our offices directly to find out how our expertise could make a difference to your HR recruitment process.

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