Global Mobility Adviser

Employer
Hays Human Resources
Location
London, England
Salary
£40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus, hybrid, negotiable
Closing date
16 Feb 2023

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Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Type
Global Mobility
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A leading full service global law firm serving working alongside companies, financial institutions and governments worldwide. Operating from more than 40 locations, working in virtually every country of the world, competing at the top of the market. The firm has a global network of offices; with interconnectedness of its people and clients, making for lots of cross-border work.


Your new role

Your primary responsibility will be to provide internal Global Mobility services covering immigration and international assignment support to partners, staff, cross border hires and client seconders. In this role, you will work closely with your colleagues in the People Function to provide advice and support on all aspects of mobility. You will ensure policies, guidelines and best practice relating to the movement of employees are in line with statutory tax, social security and immigration requirements, and are competitive within the international market.


What you'll be doing

Coordination of inbound and outbound assignments for a dedicated business function in line with GM service level agreements and Global Policies International Assignments:

  • Take the lead on UK and EU immigration monitoring, administration and advice. This also includes proactively staying up to date on restrictions, challenges and changes to existing processes, advising stakeholders of potential impact on project staffing and implementing alternative solutions as and where required.
  • Provide advice to both assignees and business leaders on expatriate policy and the associated costs, understanding the business need and advising accordingly.
  • Be responsible for supporting the day-to-day administration related to assignments, including work permit applications, salary payment arrangements, changes to flexible benefits, processing of reimbursements, the allocation of costs to the relevant practice group/overseas office and year-end activities.
  • Liaise and advise assignees on all aspects of their international assignment.
  • Cross-border Tax: Monitoring employee location presence on international staffing assignments with respect to tax liabilities
  • Advising project Partners, employees as well as HR on tax obligations including cost to the firm, guide them through the appropriate process and implement solutions as required.
  • Assisting employees through tax filing process with our corporate tax advisor.
  • Participate in the team's meetings to continue to updating and improve mobility tools and processes.
  • Ensure GM processes are followed, and develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of the technical aspects of the GM role, including tax, immigration and service provider provisions.
  • Be responsible for liaising with the Finance department to ensure relevant payments are made.
  • Manage relationships with third parties who provide services to assignees, such as: relocation specialists, housing vendors/brokers, tax consultants, language tuition, etc.
  • Liaise with vendors to coordinate and manage White & Case tenancies on behalf of assignees.
  • Develop and manage relationships with HR colleagues, assignees and Partners.
  • Demonstrates experience and understanding of the requirement to alignment global mobility programs to the Strategy of the Firm.
  • Deliver training to new and incumbent mobility, HR and Finance staff in local offices and businesses.
  • Actively contribute to weekly Global Mobility operations team calls, bringing forward your cases as applicable for input, learning from others and proactively raising areas for improvement.
  • Keep abreast of market trends, cost of living data and best practice to ensure the Firm offers assignees competitive assignment packages.


Client Secondments and Lateral Hires:

  • Liaise with Recruitment and HR teams to advise on immigration and work permit issues
  • Amend/review client seconded and lateral hire offer letters, in accordance with the Firm's relocation policies and guidelines
  • Work with internal departments (Tax, Finance, Payroll, HR etc) to structure deals that are commercially viable, consistent and complaint.


What you will need

  • Bachelor's Degree desirable
  • Three or more years of experience in global mobility, ideally within a law firm or other professional services organization
  • Experience and comprehensive knowledge of UK immigration
  • Have a global mindset with experience working in a global organization
  • Discrete and able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to manage difficult conversations
  • Active interest of all aspects of immigration.
  • Well-developed organizational and project management skills with the proven ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a high-pressure environment



What you will get in return

  • Competitive salary, with annual bonus
  • Generous benefits package
  • Hybrid working
  • Lovely London office, featuring complementary employee restaurant at all times of day



What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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