HR Manager – International Law Firm, London

Job Title: HR Manager – International Law Firm, London
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, United Kingdom
Reference: JGM/13577
Contact Name: Jaime Marks
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 30, 2017 01:21

Job Description

My client is a large international law firm looking for an HR Manager to run the HR day to day operations in London and support the firm’s Business Services functions based in the UK and support the Head of HR-UK and wider HR team as appropriate with specific HR projects and process improvements. The manager role will involve leading a small team based in London. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the Business Leaders in achieving their strategic objectives and ensuring the implementation of HR initiatives across the functions in a timely and effective manner, to meet the changing needs of the business.
  • Raising the profile, bringing best practice, looking for continuous improvement opportunities and extending the credibility of the HR Business Partner service; 
  • Develop an understanding of the business environment within which the functions operate in order to provide appropriate advice and align people strategy with business strategy; 
  • Provide professional support and advice to the business leaders in London on strategic and operational matters such as, but not limited to: change management, organisational effectiveness, employee relations, performance management, talent management, workforce planning, salary and bonus reviews, international secondments, and interpreting policy; 
  • Advise business leaders on employee relations issues ensuring that employees are treated fairly and consistently and that the firm is not exposed to financial/legal liabilities;
  • Develop, mentor and manage the Assistant Manager and Advisor, in providing a high quality and responsive internal client service to the business services functions. 
  • In conjunction with other managers and the Head of HR-UK, participate in projects on behalf of the London office and the international firm, for example, to anticipate changes in employment legislation and HR practice in order to continue to develop the firm as an employer of choice



  • The job holder will have a high level of energy, drive and commerciality combined with the presence and credibility to deal with a discerning audience.  He/she will demonstrate a collaborative style, and will work as an effective team member who is able to build a network of credible relationships internally and externally in a multi-cultural environment.  
  • A minimum of a bachelors degree plus significant experience working in HR in a law firm or similar professional services environment
  • CIPD qualified
  • Experience and knowledge of UK employment law
  • Experience managing a team of people
  • A diplomatic but firm manner with effective influencing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral and a willingness to listen.
  • A 'can-do' attitude and resilient character, with the ability to manage expectations, influence change.  
  • Experience of working on own initiative within a demanding environment with the highest professional standards.
  • Ability to coach senior individuals to ensure successful outcomes.  
  • Attention to detail but ability to see the bigger picture.
  • Ability to build credibility and strong professional relationships at senior levels

For further information please contact Jaime Marks on

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