HR Manager

  • Leeds
  • Permanent
  • £35000 - £40000 per annum

Our client is a high quality, client-centred law firm with approximately 85 staff and growing. People are at the centre of their business, so they need an experienced HR professional to be the custodian of their people policies, maintain an effective and efficient HR function for the business and guide the culture, further developing the firms’ standing as a great place to work, enabling engagement and retention of their valuable staff.

Joining this expanding company at this stage will be a fantastic opportunity, providing all the benefits of working in a well-established company with high quality standards, job security and an established team whilst also being part of a growing, forward-thinking organisation, keen to implement new innovations and technologies who value new ideas and suggestions.

Job role

Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage talent acquisition, onboarding, engagement and retention
  • Manage and complete HR administrative processes from new starter paperwork to exit administration, and everything in between
  • Maintain and update HR policies as required
  • Administrate the HRIS (PeopleHR) and employee benefits subscriptions
  • Initiate and support continuous HR practice and process improvements
  • Advise line managers on ER issues and coach them through processes including disciplinary, grievance, absence management, performance management, etc.
  • Draft correspondence relating to HR processes such as disciplinary meeting invitations, outcome letters, etc.
  • Contribute to the roll out of wellbeing and engagement initiatives
  • Create and analyse MI reports, presenting results and recommendations to senior company managers
  • Ensure compliance with policies and procedures
  • Ensure that onboarding and administrative processes are fit for purpose to achieve the best possible results

This is a standalone, generalist HR role, though has the support of and works in collaboration with the L&D Manager.

The role will be based in Leeds city centre though occasional travel to other offices in Wakefield and Moortown may be required. Full time hours with the opportunity for hybrid and flexible working.

Person specification

The ideal candidate will have a sound understanding of employee relations processes and employment law and have experience in a professional services environment (preferably legal sector) – with a minimum of five years’ experience in a HR Management, HR Advisory or HRBP role. Experience working in a standalone role would also be advantageous. You will be up-to-date on employment law changes and HR best practice and have a passion for people management.

You will be positive and analytical, with excellent interpersonal, communication and organisation skills, as well as a strategic mindset.

Qualifications: preferably educated to degree level, CIPD Level 5 or 7 is desirable but not essential, as long as you have significant experience. You will have or be willing to undertake a Mental Health First Aid qualification.

Benefits of working with us

The firm is proud to have a positive, friendly working environment, and offer:

  • Salary up to £40,000 DOE
  • Private health insurance (Aviva)
  • Health cash plan
  • Hybrid and flexible working
  • Company pension (Aegon)
  • Generous holiday entitlement + Christmas closure, birthday off and incremental holidays
  • Company social events
  • Support for professional development
  • Casual dress
  • Career development support
  • Opportunities to be on one of our committees (e.g., sports and social, CSR)
  • Cyclescheme
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