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HR Specialist - Fee Earning

Employer
Allen & Overy LLP
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
17 Sep 2021

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Vacancy Type
Human Resources, Generalist
Role Classification
Other Professional
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Job description

We are currently recruiting for an HR Specialist to join us to to provide a high level of both HR operational support and HR advice to the International Capital Markets (ICM) & Real Estate practice groups in London.

The HR team at Allen & Overy provides a first class service to the business, offering strategic HR business advice at the business partner level and quality support services in the full range of HR functions through specialist teams such as, learning & development, resourcing, reward, employee relations advice, payroll, systems and HR administration.

Role and responsibilities

To be a trusted advisor to the London fee-earning HR teams and deliver an integrated HR service to the London practice groups, including but not limited to:

Operational HR

  • Support individual employees on day-to-day HR issues/ policy queries (e.g. maternity/paternity leave, flexible working, salary and benefits queries)
  • Monitor and report on sickness absence/Bradford factor and conduct return to work or absence review meetings as appropriate
  • Provide support to international secondees (international and client) e.g. check-ins, collecting end of secondment feedback
  • Provide support on client secondments e.g. supporting on business case and approval, on-boarding, briefing and supporting the secondee throughout
  • Where appropriate, meeting new joiners and follow up with them and the partners/managers they work for, including probation reviews
  • Collating statistical information and reporting on exit information, including trends analysis across practice groups and where appropriate, conducting exit interviews.

Reward

  • Provide assistance as required to the HR Managers and Reward Manager in delivering the salary review for associates, counsel and ‘support in the line’ staff in London
  • Support on bonus modelling

Resource Planning and Management Information:

  • Provide administrative support to the HR Managers on key management processes and Managing Partner meetings (e.g. budget review and preparation, My Say analysis)
  • Keep up-to-date with all staff movements (leavers, joiners, secondments etc.) so that resource requirements are planned for
  • Provide assistance as required to the HR Managers to produce a manpower plan for the practice groups and closely monitor headcount
  • Provide monthly and ad hoc reports on quantitative and qualitative data as required, providing analysis as appropriate and ensure integrity of data as required, support the HR Managers, Resourcing team and Group Managers on recruitment

Performance management / employee relations:

  • Coordinate and manage the Compass  timetable for associates and ‘support in the line’ staff alongside the HR Managers
  • Support in preparing for quarterly talent discussions
  • Provide general support around Compass implementation strategy
  • Involvement in performance improvement plans where appropriate
  • Assist the HR Mangers in providing advice and support to managers on ER matters
  • Providing ad hoc support to the ER team (e.g. assisting with disciplinary and grievance investigations, subject access requests and disclosure exercises)
  • Work with the HR Managers and Group Managers on motivation and retention strategies, in particular for legal PAs and paralegals

Talent & Development:

  • Liaise with the Training & Events/third party suppliers to coordinate learning & development activities for the practice groups
  • Co-ordinate and manage the nomination process for the Associate and support training
  • Provide support to ensure London ICM and Real Estate talent pool data remains up to date

Diversity & Inclusion

  • Work with HR managers to drive forward various D&I initiatives across London ICM & Real Estate including, but not limited to REACH mentoring, Reverse mentoring and various female network events

Mental Health and Wellbeing:

  • Work with HR managers to embed various mental health and wellbeing initiatives across the department including the Mindful Business Charter, promoting resources and events and engaging with mental health allies to increase engagement

General

  • Advising staff on policies and procedures
  • Helping to ensure consistency of practice and application of policy across London ICM and Real Estate
  • Providing confidential guidance and career counselling
  • Providing HR operational service to staff
  • Answering ad-hoc internal/external HR queries
  • Liaising with a wide range of contacts e.g. Global Mobility team, BD, international HR teams, London support HR teams, HR advice in Belfast
  • Assisting the HR Managers with ad hoc projects and tasks
  • Build good working relationships with other HR Specialists to share best practise and ensure consistency across practise groups

Key Requirements

  • Proven HR experience
  • Graduate calibre, ideally CIPD qualified or similar certification
  • Can demonstrate strong relationship building and influencing skills
  • Good knowledge of current employment law particularly in relation to performance management and absence management
  • Experience of working with HR systems (we use PeopleSoft)
  • Ability to be flexible and work across a wide range of client groups
  • Excellent attention to detail, prioritisation and organisational skills
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to combine excellent technical knowledge with sound commercial judgment and to influence decisions
  • Resilient; able to understand that credibility has to be earned in this environment and may take time
  • Collaborative team player with the ability to work in a fast paced, intellectually rigorous environment
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to work with diplomacy and tenacity and able to take the lead to conclude decisions
  • Demonstrates a can do attitude and is pro-active and professional in all client contact

Allen & Overy LLP is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements.

Additional information - External

Allen & Overy is a leading global law firm operating in over thirty countries. By turning our insight, technology and talent into ground-breaking solutions, we’ve earned our reputation as a firm that leads the industry and opens up new possibilities in law. Our lawyers are leaders in their field – and the same goes for our support teams. Ambitious, driven and open to fresh perspectives, we find new ways to deliver our services and maintain our reputation for excellence, in all that we do.

The nature of law is changing and with that change brings unique opportunities. We are defined by our consistent commitment to creating a collaborative and supportive working culture and investing in your progress. We’re committed to supporting a culture that drives diversity and inclusion. Every day, we’re working hard to create an environment where you feel you can bring your authentic self to work. To be comfortable and confident to be who you are in the workplace. To feel like you belong. We offer rewarding careers that are built around your strengths and designed to ensure you can achieve your personal and professional ambitions. Joining our global team, you’ll discover what collaborating on a global scale really looks like; you’ll learn how to help drive change; and you’ll be at the heart of an organisation that’s defining the future of law. If you’re ready to find a place to thrive: It’s Time.

Company

It’s Time

Allen & Overy is a leading global law firm operating in over thirty countries. By turning our insight, technology and talent into ground-breaking solutions, we’ve earned a place at the forefront of our industry. Our lawyers are leaders in their field – and the same goes for our support teams. Ambitious, driven and open to fresh perspectives, we find innovative new ways to deliver our services and maintain our reputation for excellence, in all that we do.

The nature of law is changing and with that change brings unique opportunities. With our collaborative working culture, flexibility, and a commitment to your progress, we build rewarding careers. By joining our global team, you are supported by colleagues from around the world. If you’re ready for a new challenge, it’s time to seize the opportunity.

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Telephone
+44 (0) 20 3088 0000
Location
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD
GB
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