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HR Business Partner Job

Oakleaf Partnership
Bristol, England
£80000 - £90000 per annum
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
HR (General)

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HR Business Partner Job

  • £80-90,000 Base salary
  • Bonus!
  • Hybrid Working
  • Successful Law Firm!
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Permanent

Oakleaf have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and commercial HR Business Partner with international experience to join a successful Law firm. They are looking for You'll be someone who thrives on developing strong relationships which allow you to be seen as a trusted advisor. You'll be comfortable with ambiguity and change and have the gravitas to hold your own in discussions with senior stakeholders. You'll be part of an ambitious and supportive people team during a really important time as we evolve our function and set ourselves up for the future.

HR Business Partner Job - Key responsibilities:
* Lead HR Business Partnering responsibility for assigned client group(s) - to be a key point of contact for HR consultancy services.
* Bring commercial and pragmatic HR expertise to discussions with key stakeholders, partnering with colleagues across the whole HR function to design and deliver well thought through people solutions for your aligned PG.
* To lead on the approach to and coordination of cyclical HR activity within your PG such as strategic workforce planning, performance reviews and annual reward cycle.
* Lead on HR projects for the whole firm, diagnosing needs and developing solutions e.g approach to talent identification and management, employee engagement, change management.
* Provide trusted one to one guidance to stakeholders on HR matters.
* Work with colleagues to drive innovation and continuous improvement across the HR function ensuring knowledge is captured across the firm.
* Partner with our Employee Relations Team to provide advice to partners / leaders on complex policy and employee relations issues.
* Be an active member of the HR Business Partnering leadership team, acting as a leader of the HR function as well as an HR leader within your aligned client group.
* Work closely with colleagues in HR Business Partnering team and provide cover for their client groups during holidays and as required.
* Provide leadership, coaching and development to less experienced colleagues through setting clear objectives, providing constructive feedback and providing stretching opportunities.

HR Business Partner Job - Key requirements:
* Strong HR and business acumen, able to display a commercial and pragmatic approach.
* Experience of working with international client groups (APAC and Middle East would be an advantage).
* Proven track record of driving forward an HR agenda in line with business strategy from diagnostic through to designing and delivering solutions. Technical depth in a specialist HR discipline such as Leadership and Talent, Organisational Development, Strategic Workforce Planning or Employee Experience would be an advantage.
* Demonstrable strategic thinking skills with the ability to develop business strategy and issues into a people strategy and plan.
* Ability to analyse key people metrics and use data to influence business leaders' decisions
* Demonstrable ability to coach and influence senior stakeholders to foster true strategic partnering, rather than generalist advisory.
* Experience of implementing a cloud based HRIS would be advantage.
* Excellent written and oral communication skills. Able to articulate best practice HR in a practical and accessible manner, both face to face and in writing. Strong presentation skills desirable.
* Able to build relationships at all levels based on trust, respect and delivery.
* Collaborative and proactive in seeking opportunities to work with colleagues to co-create solutions that meet needs of multiple client groups.
* Ability to "talk business" not "just HR" - this role holder needs to operate as a true business leader.

If you feel that this HR Business Partner Job is for you then please apply now!


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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