HR Business Partner - Infrastructure

Job Title: HR Business Partner - Infrastructure
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, United Kingdom
Reference: KM/13479
Contact Name: Kirstin MacLaren
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 22, 2017 23:42

Job Description

Our client is a top law firm looking to hire a HR Business Partner. The purpose of the HR Business Partner role is to work with and influence key stakeholders and partners to improve business performance by identifying areas for improvement and facilitating change initiatives. This HR BP role will support specifically support the Finance and Technology departments.


Key responsibilities:

Business Partnering

  • Work with the senior HR team to develop the HR function and ensure that it is meeting the strategic objectives of the firm
  • Position HR as a strategic business partner within client groups and contribute to business planning and strategic discussions by providing commercial advice and support on all HR Operational issues
  • Develop and sustain strong business relationships with client groups to become a trusted advisor
  • Coach and support Managers and Team Leaders in their development of their people management skills
  • Work with the wider business to ensure initiatives and solutions have full support ahead of implementation. Influencing and supporting change management across the practice
  • Propose new ideas that may lead to better strategic decisions
  • Work with the groups to ensure the structure of the practice areas is a ppropriate to meet the strategic aims of the various teams
  • Working with the Senior HR Manager for the business services teams, advise and guide on re-organisations, restructurings, redundancies and transfers
  • Work with the Senior HR Officer as appropriate on the implementation of various policies and practices including maternity, flexible working, mentoring, equal opportunities, headcount management, and dismissal
  • Work with the senior HR team to communicate and share expertise with the wider team
  • Work with L&D colleagues to ensure that fee earners have the right skills, experience and knowledge to manage people effectively and to help and support them when gaps are identified. Facilitate and deliver L&D programmes as and when required

Career Development Review Process

  • Work with the other HR Business Partners and the senior management to review and update the Career Development Review (CDR) forms annually. Assist in the implementation of the fee earner CDR process
  • For the client groups, lead the annual fee earner performance moderations process, working as a project team with the Senior HR Manager, other HR Business Partners, and the Senior HR Officers
  • Coach client groups in the delivery of effective feedback and constructive performance management based discussions
  • Identify training needs and liaise with the Learning and Development team to identify and deliver targeted and effective training

Salary Review

  • Keep up to date on market intelligence on salaries and remuneration for the fee earning groups and feed that back into the salary review process
  • Run and implement a commercial salary review process which targets market 'hot spots' and high performers


  • Working with the senior HR team and the business on various change management projects within the firm


Desired Skills and Experience

  • Graduate or equivalent and ideally GCIPD qualified
  • HR Professional with previous experience of building effective relationships with senior stakeholders
  • Preferably legal or professional services experience
  • Experience of managing junior staff preferable
  • Strong team player essential
  • Commercially astute and a good understanding of the practical application of HR

For further information please contact Kirstin MacLaren at

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