Standalone HR Lead

Michael Page Human Resources
City of London, England
£55000 - £65000 per annum
Closing date
4 Apr 2023

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Professional Services
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
HR Manager

Job Details

Actively seeking an experienced HR Lead to work for a growing business based in central London

Client Details

Our client is a sucessful and growing business within the professional services sector actively seeking an experienced HR Lead to drive the people & culture function on a standalone basis. This role is a permanent position ideally targeting someone who enjoys being in the office and being completely responsible for the full employee lifecycle.


  • Management of complex employee relations including dispute resolutions, disciplinaries, grievances,
  • sickness, absence, retirement, and redundancy.
  • Development of policies and procedures to drive performance and mitigate disputes.
  • Advise senior management on employment terms and conditions, sharing knowledge and best practice.
  • Keep HR Partner updated with relevant employment legislation and changes to employment law.
  • Monitor and review HR policies and processes and implement changes where necessary.
  • Assist HR Partner with ad-hoc research projects and provide recommendations.
  • Provide annual industry salary reviews across all disciplines, making recommendations where necessary.
  • Manage salary updates and amendments to personnel schedules.
  • Develop, implement, and report on key HR metrics (inc, staff turnover, promotions, degrees, APC passes.
  • Manage new starter experience (contracts paperwork, inductions, training, IT, equipment, etc.)
  • Support the finance team with payroll, compensation and benefits, and pension information.
  • Manage company leaver procedures (letters, exit meetings, holiday calculations & personnel/system
  • updates).
  • Liaise with external HR expert for advice and support where necessary.
  • Company HR representative for annual ISO90001 review.Lead the Development Working Group.
  • Manage and deliver the company Development Matrix, reviewing, researching training providers,
  • organising sessions, and evaluating feedback.
  • Lead annual and interim personal development appraisal programme for all staff.
  • Advise and support managers to proactively manage team expectations by setting clear and honest
  • objectives. Providing written SMART objectives where needed.Manage all recruitment needs for the company, including implementing and continually developing a
  • robust recruitment process.
  • Oversee the day-to-day management of the recruitment process, including direct liaison with team
  • mangers and finance team, advertising, sifting and selection of CV's, arranging interviews and preparing
  • all employment offers.


  • Proven HR generalist experience of five years is expected.
  • Knowledge of appropriate employment legislation and experience managing employee relations.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Able to establish and maintain healthy working relationships with people at all levels internally and externally in course of work.
  • Strong level of influence and negotiation skills, resilient and approachable with confidence to make difficult decisions.
  • Not looking for Hybrid working as majority of this role is office based.

Job Offer

  • Great working culture
  • Full ownership of the HR function
  • Generalist HR role
  • Work for a growing business
  • Direct report to the Board/CEO


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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