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Senior HR Business Partner

Job Introduction

We have an opportunity for a Senior HR Business Partner to join the HR Business Partner team to help deliver on the ambitious people strategy of the firm.  You will be tasked with gaining a deep knowledge and understanding of an aligned Group, using this to proactively  identify  internal / external influences, risks and opportunities and anticipate the needs of key stakeholders in order to provide expert HR advice and innovative and commercial solutions  

In return we will invest in you. We want you to be successful. You will receive a bespoke, on-going training programme to ensure you develop your commercial and technical skills to allow you to deliver the varied workload to a high standard. As a member of our Support team you will be a vital part of our continued success. There isn't an "us and them" mentality and you will be recognised for your hard work and support.

Role Responsibility

Once you are in the role your remit includes:

  • Gaining a deep knowledge and understanding of an aligned Group, using this to proactively  identify  internal / external influences, risks and opportunities and anticipate the needs of key stakeholders in order to provide expert HR advice and innovative and commercial solutions

  • Building strong relationships with Partners and other managers, influencing and coaching senior stakeholders to drive high performance

  • In partnership with managers, taking ownership for developing and implementing the Group People Plan to support the achievement of Group business plans

  • Working with the aligned Group and specialist teams to design and implement key strategic initiatives relating to areas such as Talent, Performance Management, Diversity and Inclusion, Wellbeing and CSR

  • Responsible for designing and implementing change and transformation programmes across the aligned Group and for supporting HR BPs with similar activity: this may include organisation restructures and TUPE

  • Responsible for supporting managers with case management for complex employee relations issues, including supporting with preparation of any employment tribunal claims

  • Working with the HR Advisor to spot trends and examples of poor practice or procedure in the aligned business area and challenging and coaching the management team to improve

  • Acting as the main point of contact between the centres of excellence and the Firm to ensure initiatives meet the needs of the Firm and are implemented successfully

  • Work with senior stakeholders to anticipate Resourcing needs and liaise with the Recruitment team to ensure the delivery of agreed resource plans, designing and implementing interventions as necessary

  • Taking an active role in Future Talent processes such as Graduate and Apprenticeship assessment centres

  •  Working with the Organisation Development team to identify current and future skills gaps across the Group and design relevant interventions

  • Working with Reward to ensure a consistent approach to reward is maintained across the Firm

  •  Act as a key contributor within the senior HR and Business Partnering teams, leading and contributing expertise to key projects and providing direction on strategy and operational plans to junior colleagues

  • Analyzing and interpreting trends in management information to design appropriate interventions and initiatives

  •  Acting as a recognised expert in employment law, staying up-to-date on case law and best practice to reduce legal risks and ensure regulatory compliance

  • Leading on annual processes to ensure fairness and consistency across the Firm including Salary Review, Promotions and Performance Grading

  •  Acting as an effective deputy when the Head of HR Business Partnering is unavailable

  • Responsible for sharing expertise and acting as a coach and / or mentor to support the development of HR colleague.

  • Maintaining external networks to keep abreast of best practice across the HR profession

  • Act as a role model of TLT's  behaviours.

In return we will invest in you. We want you to be successful. You will receive a bespoke, on-going training programme to ensure you develop your commercial and technical skills to allow you to deliver the varied workload to a high standard. As a member of our Support team you will be a vital part of our continued success. There isn't an "us and them" mentality and you will be recognised for your hard work and support.

The Ideal Candidate

Our employees are talented people, distinguished by technical excellence, with a willingness to embrace team working and a passion for client service. You will be able to demonstrate a similar supportive, flexible and driven ethos and will have accumulated the following experience and skills:

  • An experienced HRBP with a track record of operating at a senior level within a HR team
  • Proven experience of working in partnership,  building strong working relationships and coaching and influencing senior managers in order to drive high performance
  • Change management experience including experience of organisation restructure and TUPE
  • Demonstrates strong business/commercial approach and understanding of business needs
  • Excellent knowledge of employment law
  • Strong employee relations experience with experience of managing complex cases
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to present complex ideas
  • Excellent project management and organisational skills, able to prioritise and manage multiple workstreams and meet deadlines
  • Able to demonstrate ability to solve complex problems
  • Good IT skills with experience in Excel, Microsoft Word and Microsoft office packages
  • Excellent technical HR Knowledge - CIPD qualified or relevant experience to demonstrate level of competence.
  • Willingness to share knowledge and experience to mentor colleagues across the team
  •  Ability to work in a fast paced and challenging environment
  •  A willingness to travel to different UK locations to support offices across Great Britain

TLT is committed to creating a diverse working environment and encourages applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any of the characteristics protected by the laws in the locations in which we operate. We welcome applications from people with disabilities and as a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to providing reasonable adjustments, where necessary, to make interviews and jobs more accessible. Should you have any difficulty during the recruitment process, require any reasonable adjustments or an application to Access to work please contact the recruitment team on HR-Recruitment@TLTsolicitors.com . Or if you prefer our dedicated Diversity and Corporate Responsibility Advisor, Tanya Williams on tanya.williams@tltsolicitors.com

Package Description

We value our employees highly and we want you to feel valued. You will receive a competitive basic salary with an annual pay review. You will also have access to an extensive range of benefits via our flexible benefits scheme including 25 days holiday (which will increase to 30 days based upon length of service) and private medical insurance.

About the Firm

We’re an ambitious UK law firm built around the needs of our high profile clients. With over 1000 employees and 100 partners across our six UK offices, we’ve grown considerably in the last three years – and so have our revenues. Open-minded? Definitively. Forward-focused? Absolutely. An energetic firm with an entrepreneurial, collaborative culture, we’re always looking to recruit highly talented individuals with the drive to succeed. So if you’re dynamic, determined and looking for a firm where you can develop your skills, join us and we’ll give you everything you need to thrive.

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