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Human Resources Manager

Reference: 19230




£60000 - £60000

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Date Posted

10 November, 2021

Leading global professional services client seeking to recruit a Human Resources Manager. The primary focus of this role is to act as a key contact for the Alternative Legal Service teams based in the UK and to pro-actively deliver HR services to these groups.

Main Responsibilities

  • Provides HR leadership and expertise on a wide range of generalist issues working with Centres of Expertise (Reward, Recruitment, Operations & Analytics and Projects), where relevant.
  • Works alongside and influence key senior leaders to improve business performance by challenging and encouraging change in existing working practices and behaviours.
  • Influences and supports the various change management initiatives underway across the firm and work with senior leaders to communicate any organisational change to the practice groups as appropriate.
  • Links in with Business Finance, Business Development, and other Business Services teams to provide a joined up offering to support the Alternative Legal Services management team.
  • Connects with HR counterparts in our global offices to build relationships and to knowledge share.
  • Works closely with the Employee Relations Team (based in London) on relevant cases
  • Undertakes complex disciplinaries, grievances and flexible working requests autonomously and supports appeals processes as and when relevant.
  • Proactively identifies changes and improvements to employment policy and practices and works with the Employee Relations Team to ensure that new policies are effectively communicated and implemented.
  • Supports the Senior HR Adviser to manage sickness absence including referrals to the firm’s OHA and PHI as necessary.
  • Oversees the delivery and communications of moderation, performance management, salary, and bonus review processes.
  • Working with the Head of HR, ALT oversees moderation meetings and talent review discussions with the leadership team.
  • Produces reports for the Head of HR, ALT and Alternative Legal Services leadership team as required.
  • Leads and develops direct reports to ensure the best possible standards of delivery and to ensure their actions and advice are in line with best practice.
  • Working with the Head of HR, ALT agrees and reviews the team’s performance objectives on a regular basis.

    Supports and delivers projects aligned to our people strategy.

  • Creating resourcing plans, and cost efficient and effective recruitment solutions, which are in line with the needs of the business.
  • Overseeing international and client secondments working with the International Mobility team.
  • Working with the Senior HR Adviser and Business Finance, monitors utilisation and capacity and prepare headcount plans and support budget processes.
  • Assisting with monitoring workload and supports the business with headcount planning work in conjunction with the International Mobility team to promote and co-ordinate inbound and outbound international secondments.
  • Working with Graduate Recruitment (based in London)
  • Learning and Development – supporting the L&D Manager

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • An extremely well organised, commercial, intelligent, and experienced HR generalist, with at least 3 years HR Manager/Business Partner experience, although those with less or more experience will be considered provided
  • Extensive generalist HR experience within a professional services environment would be an advantage
  • CIPD qualified
  • Proven experience of operating as a successful HR business partner
  • Sound knowledge of employee relations process
  • Sound understanding of current employment legislation particularly in relation to performance and risk management, dismissals, and equal opportunities
  • Good understanding performance management processes
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills
  • PC literate (Microsoft Office suite)

Next Steps:
Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.
The team at Abacus manages a range of permanent and contract positions throughout Northern Ireland, the UK and the Republic of Ireland. If you are experienced and/or professionally qualified we can support your job search.
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