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    HR Manager

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: HR
  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Salary: Up to £30000 per annum
  • Date posted: 21/11/2017
  • Job reference: CMS030386'2002_1511275020

An expanding Law firm based in Central Manchester is looking for a HR Manager. They are a hugely professional law firm who specialise in Family Law.

This is a multi-disciplined position that has arisen due to recent expansion. The successful candidate will work closely with the Practice Manager & Head of Operations, undertaking all matters within the Human Resources remit to include end to end recruitment, training and development and HR administration in addition to playing a key role in succession and HR planning activities to ensure future growth and success of the firm as a whole.

Key Tasks

  • To be able to deliver a comprehensive HR service to the business
  • Manage Employee relations, including absences, disciplinaries, grievances and sickness
  • Measuring employee satisfaction and identifying areas that require improvement
  • Performance management: coaching managers on performance management issues and processes
    • Learning and development: providing guidance on development for managers and their teams
  • Training: Implementing the training and development agenda; identify areas that need attention and improvement
  • Recruitment and retention: managing talent and succession planning; taking overall responsibility for recruitment activity and campaigns
  • Reward advice and supporting employees on company benefits
  • Policy and procedures implementation of new HR policies, procedures and processes
  • Ensure all company policies and procedures are up to date in line with current employment law. Ensuring line managers are up to date with changes to any policies
  • Working with senior staff, coaching them and advising on all people issues
  • Dealing with complex disciplinary/grievance and HR issues, using HR and company knowledge evidencing appropriate decision making skills
  • Crafting of business and people solutions
  • Managing HR budgets

Key Skills and Essentials#

Superb communication skills honed in business partnering/advisory roles

  • Examples of adding value as both an individual contributor and active team member
  • Experience of dealing with senior and sometimes challenging individuals
  • Ability to build rapport quickly with key members of the executive team.
  • Ability to represent the Human Resource function as part of the bigger business picture
  • Confident directing HR and advising managers on all aspects of people management and development.
  • Demonstrable experience in managing TUPE, redundancy or other relevant HR projects
  • Strong understanding of employment law
  • Ideally hold a CIPD or equivalent qualification
  • A professional and commercial approach to HR, with the ability to deliver high employee satisfaction, appropriate development and reward for individuals

Hours and environment

37.5 hours a week, based in the Manchester office, but visits to London office will be expected

A high standard of personal presentation is expected

Key Results / Objectives

  • Employee engagement
  • Excellent retention
  • A Structured Performance Management matrix
  • Consistent delivery of HR Plans of the Practice.
  • Tight management of Flexible working conditions