HR Business Partner - London

Job Title: HR Business Partner - London
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: United Kingdom
Reference: KM/12281
Contact Name: Kirstin MacLaren
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 11, 2016 02:01

Job Description

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 Business Partner role will support specific business services departments (client groups).


The key responsibilities are as follows:


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. Influence and support 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 appropriate to meet the strategic aims of the various teams
  • Work with the Senior HR Manager for the business services teams, advise and guide on re-organisations, restructurings, redundancies and transfers


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, work 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



  • Work 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
  • Proactive
  • Strategic
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong influencing skills and able to build credibility quickly
  • Integrity and discretion
  • Ability to inspire confidence and respect at all levels
  • Flexible in thinking and approach

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