HR Assistant

England, Bristol
14 Apr 2021
11 May 2021
Emma McMurray
Role Classification
Other Professional
Vacancy Type
Human Resources
Contract Type
Experience Level

CMS have an exciting opportunity for an HR Assistant based in our Bristol office!

About CMS

CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep sector understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what's coming, but to shape it.

CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent.

About the Role
Working as part of our HR Operations team to ensure the delivery of a proactive and high quality HR service across the firm. Providing advice and guidance on the application of HR Policy and Procedure and ensuring changes are applied appropriately and accurately. Acting as the first point of contact for HR policy, procedure and process queries. Working closely with and supporting the local HR teams providing a seamless overall service.

Supporting all aspects of the employee lifecycle and ensuring all changes are processed effectively
Supporting the effective operation of all regular people processes.
Supporting new joiners to ensure they have all the support they need during their induction period.
Ensuring the maternity, paternity and shared parental leave processes operate effectively.
Ensuring leavers are effectively administered and all aspects of their departure are managed in a timely manner.
Ensuring Right to Work requirements are effectively monitored and managed.
Supporting the effective management of flexible working requests.
Working closely with the local HR Teams to ensure all people matters are recorded, monitored and addressed.
Maintaining accurate and secure people data and records.
Monitoring sickness cases and ensuring key decision points are flagged.
Assisting with occupational health referrals.
Being the first point of contact for procedure/policy queries.
Ensuring that firm wide activities and requirements such as Check-in's and Holiday Management are monitored and chased.
Assisting the Local HR teams as required, including the preparation and distribution of People Data and MI.
Ensuring matters relating to the effective operation of employee benefits employee are addressed
Supporting the wider HR Team on ad hoc projects

About You
Previous legal sector or professional services experience would be ideal but is not essential for this opportunity.
You will be expected to have excellent attention to detail, thrive in a fast-paced environment, be able to take ownership of tasks and be comfortable liaising with stakeholders at all levels.

You will have strong HR knowledge and are able to manage a range of issues. You will have proven experience of working with HR Technology and managing effective processes. You will develop good coaching, influencing and negotiation skills. You are methodical and organised in your approach, an energetic resilient individual, who has a proactive 'can do' attitude, with a willingness to learn and develop.

Equal Opportunities

At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive.

For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website.

Please apply online or contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions. For information regarding our competitive range of benefits please visit our Rewards & Benefits page on our website.

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.

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