HR Manager – Successful Legal Firm

Withers & Rogers
Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
13 Apr 2018
11 May 2018
Human Resources
Contract Type
Full Time

HR Manager – Successful Legal Firm  

Are you an ambitious, proactive HR professional looking for the next step in your career? Are you looking for a great work-life balance, a supportive work environment with a great deal of autonomy, and variety, including operational and strategic work?
You’ll have the chance to contribute your ideas, make a positive impact on our operations, and help us to achieve our goal of becoming the employer of choice within the Intellectual Property sector. 

Withers & Rogers are actively seeking a motivated HR Manager to provide a valuable HR service to a Firm of 200 employees and Partners, and to coach, oversee and motivate our small HR team in Bristol. 

We are a leading international Firm of Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys with 4 UK offices, and we have recently expanded into Europe. Our Bristol office is located in the bustling city centre, just 10 minutes' walk from Temple Meads station. 

We are ideally looking for someone to join us on a full-time basis, however applications for part-time working patterns (4 days per week) would be considered. 

A fantastic salary is on offer, as well as a benefits package which includes a sabbatical policy allowing a one month break after 3 years' service and 3 months after 5 years' service, a generous holiday allowance with the opportunity to buy or sell up to 5 additional days, and a competitive employer pension contribution as well as a full package of other benefits.

This role offers fantastic breadth - no two days will be the same and the appointee should be prepared to get stuck into the operational as well as the strategic in both HR and recruitment. 

Responsibilities will include:

- Overseeing, coaching and motivating a small HR and Recruitment Team; 
- Developing and implementing HR strategies and initiatives with the Head of HR, aligned with the overall business strategy;
- Leading the team to implement and manage effective HR systems, policies and procedures and ensure that all transactional HR is processed quickly and efficiently;
- Managing strategic projects;
- Providing effective, customer focussed and professional HR support to employees and Partners;
- Producing and reporting on key management information, so that issues may be addressed and improvements made;
- Managing the annual salary review process, advising management on promotion and salaries including conducting benchmarking.

The successful candidate will be: 

- Organised with an extremely high level of attention to detail;
- Degree educated (or equivalent);
- Experienced within a professional services firm, preferably a Partnership;
- Qualified to CIPD Level 7;
- Comfortable leading ER meetings;
- Experienced in recruitment and HR;
- A comfortable decision maker who can demonstrate gravitas;
- Flexible to travel to all UK offices on occasion;
- An experienced line manager.
This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to join a Firm who promote development and growth. Reporting to a supportive remote Head of HR, the HR Manager has ample opportunity to make this role their own and bring ideas to the table while providing a comprehensive HR Management service to all employees and Partners. 

If you feel you have the skills to succeed, please apply as soon as possible. Interviews are provisionally planned for the week commencing Monday 30th April 2018.

We are eager to have a further conversation with you if you have experience as an HR Manager, Human Resources Manager, ER Manager, Employee Relations Manager, HR Business Partner, HR Advisor or Senior HR Generalist.

Webrecruit and Withers & Rogers are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applications for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.   

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