HR Advisor - London

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40,000 - Human Resources
Ref: 94 Date Posted: Tuesday 21 Nov 2017

HR Advisor - London

Overall job purpose


Working as part of the London Region HR team, you will manage the HR service delivery to a number of departments within the London office. You will also provide support to the Regional HR Manager by contributing to the on-going development of the National HR function and HR within the region.


This role will work closely with the other HR Advisors in the London office. There will be an expectation that the HR Advisors will occasionally pick up tasks for other departments within the office and work as a partnership covering responsibilities.


Responsibilities Recruitment and Selection

• Liaise with the recruitment team to oversee recruitment for your client group

• Advise and assist with the appropriate selection techniques for vacancies within your client group

• Oversee the local graduate recruitment program including the updating of Advorto, running of assessment centres, interviewing graduates and the management of relationships with universities/other key stakeholders, and attendance at careers fairs



Policies and Procedures


• Ensure that existing policies and procedures are adhered to and provide advice with regard to their application

• Update policies as and when appropriate





• Take part in national projects as required

• Take part or lead ongoing local projects e.g. 360 feedback, performance management, talent management etc

• Take part in or work independently on regional projects



Performance Management / Exit


• In conjunction with provide advice and guidance to the Partners and Managers to support them in dealing with difficult performance issues up to settlement agreement stage (with approval from Regional HR Manager)

• Ensure that legal and firm requirements are met and risk managed commercially

• Undertake redundancy, disciplinary and grievance investigations as well as counsel outs

• Provide mediation and outplacement support nationally (as appropriate)





• Ensure that local office managers/risk assessors are implementing best practice e.g. work station assessments, manual handling training, first aider / fire marshal training etc

• Provide advice to line managers regarding complex occupational health/potential PHI cases


• Make full use of the HR Open-HR system to identify and deliver regular reporting to Regional HR Manager as well as the Partners and Managers e.g. absence trends, recruitment sources, turnover, retention etc.



Induction and Exit Procedures


• Ensure that an appropriate local induction program is put together for every joiner and review 3 monthly feedback (with advice to line managers about changes/improvements)

• Conduct exit interview’s where required

• Review exit interview feedback and work with line managers to identify trends and areas for future action





• Provide advice and guidance to individuals, Partners and Managers with regard to legal requirements and firm’s policy in the event of disputes

• Ensure that all appropriate discussions/paperwork is completed



Liaison with Payroll


• Ensure that ongoing communication takes place with regard to any payroll changes

• Resolve complex queries that require intensive discussion/negotiation with line managers/employees



Compensation and Benefits


• Manage annual salary review process for your client groups and report to Regional HR Manager

• Ensure all correspondence and administration is distributed in a timely way by liaising with the HR Central Admin Team administrator and line managers regionally

• Utilise Keypad data and other market rate information to provide guidance to line managers on salaries; report trends and market movements to National HR team/rewards and benefits specialists

• Undertake any local actions required for harmonisation of terms and conditions

• Ensure all offers of employment / contractual terms are in line with national policy

• Undertake research into local marketplace and build up network of contacts in other Tier A firms locally

• Provide guidance to partners on bonus arrangements e.g. for corporate finance




Partner Support and Line Management Development


• Provide support and guidance in a proactive and commercial manner to the Office Managing Partner and Department Heads in managing their area of responsibility and its ongoing development

• Undertake line management coaching sessions (both individual and group) regarding performance management, grievances, disciplinaries, absence management, coaching skills, appraisals, facilitate 360 feedback for senior manager/partner groups

• Work with National Training contacts to provide feedback regarding individual/team training needs analysis and action plans; have regular meetings with Regional Training contacts to discuss trends and needs


Personal and professional qualities Essential

  • A Graduate with a relevant degree  and/ or appropriate professional qualification
  • CIPD qualified
  • An HR generalist with a minimum of 3 years HR experience, with at least 1 years experience working in a generalist environment as an HR Advisor
  • Experience of investigating disciplinaries and grievances, and conducting redundancies and general consultations




  • Experience of professional or financial services environment (preferable)
  • Experience of working independently from line manager (preferable) Requirements for the role
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent client service skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken