HR Advisor (6 month FTC) - Leeds/Manchester /Birmingham

Eversheds Sutherland
15 Sep 2017
20 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

About Eversheds
Eversheds Sutherland is not your average law firm and we're not looking for average people. We do things differently - in the way we treat people and the service we provide. That's how we've become one of the largest law firms in the world and a great place to work and develop your career.

Eversheds Sutherland prides itself on being a great place to work. Your task would be to help us deliver it. Working as part of a professional team you’ll achieve personal satisfaction by using your skills to the full, getting involved across the spectrum of HR activity and making a difference to our business. For talented, ambitious individuals there’s no better place to be working in law.

Reporting to the Senior HR Business Partner, you will provide generalist HR advice across the location(s) you support. You will also be responsible for firm-wide project work and other HR activity.

Key responsibilities:

Supporting the HRBP team in the delivery of HR strategy/plan, in line with the People Strategy. Implementing key firm wide people related initiatives.

Provide guidance and support to key stakeholders in respect of Eversheds Sutherland HR policy and procedural issues, acting as a first point of contact for ad-hoc queries and providing cover for HRBP team when out of the office.

Manage, track and monitor vacancy approval, ensuring all recruitment is within headcount budget, and appropriate business case approval is in place. You will be required to liaise with relevant stakeholders and the recruitment team to provide support to HRBPs with the internal and external recruitment process.

Manage any employee benefit related processes. Liaise with relevant central teams to ensure that employee benefit queries are responded to and dealt with promptly.

Take the lead for all core ER operations including, conducting of exit interview, handling flexible working requests, maternity and paternity absence and performance management, and disciplinary and grievance matters, ensuring that these are managed in accordance with the firm’s policies. This will include the drafting of letters, attendance at meetings, taking notes during meeting and supporting line managers with the provision of advice and guidance. You will be required to manage your own ER caseload for the client groups that you support, but where appropriate escalating more complex matters to the relevant HRBP.

Ensure the HR Centre is in timely receipt of all administration in respect of starters, leavers and contractual changes.

Monitor the probation process and provide guidance to managers on performance/development issues, liaising with the HR Operations team to ensure that necessary paperwork is completed and returned by line managers promptly.

Support the HRBP team with the administration of the firm’s key HR processes, including but not limited to, Occupational Health and Early Intervention referrals and Group Income Protection Claims.

Manage and monitor all temporary/ fixed term contract expiry dates and consult with the relevant line manager/HRBP in relation to extensions and budget approval, ensuring completion of the necessary administration as required.

Analyse and interpret HR metrics (turnover, exit interview data, as appropriate to identify issues and make recommendations where necessary. Support the HRBP and SHRBP with leaver analysis pulling out key themes and suggestions for discussion.

Deliver the firm’s new joiner HR induction and be the first point of contact for all “first day” queries for new joiners.

Work alongside the HRBP team to organise, attend and deliver the quarterly Senior Office Partner welcome lunch for new joiners.

Support on office wide activity such as co-ordination of quarterly trainee and apprentice lunches.

Respond to ad-hoc HR related queries from employees and line managers, and providing support to the HRBP team as required on project and local HR activities.

Skills and experience:
Successful candidates will have at least 3 years’ experience in a generalist HR administration/assistant role, ideally from a professional services environment, but primarily experienced in working in a large organisation.

Experience of advising on HR policies and procedures, demonstrating a commercial and pragmatic approach in the advice given.

You will have working knowledge of UK employment legislation and best practice, particularly in assisting with ER cases.

Excellent IT skills, competent Excel skills and competent use of information systems highly desirable.

Key competencies:

Confident and credible in dealing with internal and external stakeholders and client s

Creative commercial and able to think laterally in identifying and development opportunities. You will approach your work with a practical “can do” mentality.

Consistently positive attitude and “can do” approach, as well as the ability to work well on your own initiative as well as the wider team.

Solution orientated with a lively energetic and positive outlook. Pragmatic, robust and resourceful, with the ability to adapt quickly to different solutions and personalities.

Good listening and problem solving skills

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