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HR Business Partner

Bristol or Exeter
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Vacancy Type
Human Resources, Generalist
Contract Type
Experience Level
Senior Manager, Manager
Role Classification
Other Professional

Job Details

Are you an experienced HR Business Partner keen to find an exciting new role where you will be part of a dynamic, forward-thinking team, committed to driving forward positive change, supporting colleagues to reach their full potential and thrive? If so, consider joining us at Michelmores.

Why Michelmores? We are a flexible, friendly, and inclusive organisation with a clear focus on fresh thinking, growth and success. We really care about what we stand for, and central to our culture is our nurturing, friendly and flexible environment which genuinely allows our people to grow and flourish, both professionally and personally.

What sort of work? We have an exciting opportunity for a HR Business Partner to join our HR team, based in either our Bristol or Exeter offices.

In this role, you will provide a vital role in the development and delivery of a high-quality HR service to the business. Key focus areas for delivery will include:

  • Building trusted relationships with key stakeholders across your core client groups and within the different locations, to establish yourself as a credible, respected and valued business partner.
  • Taking a proactive approach to providing a diverse range of HR support, guidance and advice to your core client group/s, collaborating with other stakeholders on a wide range of HR issues that include employee relations, talent acquisition and management, reward, performance, engagement, wellbeing and diversity and inclusion.
  • Creating positive employee experiences through key moments that matter throughout the employment lifecycle. Including on boarding, employment changes and progression.
  • Taking a commercial and pragmatic approach to the advice & support provided to ensure it delivers positive outcomes for individuals and the firm now, and in the future. Leading on strategic and operational HR projects as required.
  • Coaching and mentoring junior team members.

Why this team? The HR team works in partnership with the key stakeholders across the firm, building trusted relationships and advising on a wide variety of people matters. They are focused on getting the best out of our greatest asset – our people. That means helping to create a culture where we reward those who think commercially, where our people feel valued as individuals and are constantly growing and developing. We are always looking to improve the employee experience and create and keep a culture where people feel supported to become the very best versions of themselves.

How do we work? We take a flexible, agile approach to working patterns. As a team we agree together on the best working arrangements that will enable each of us to provide exceptional client service, to collaborate and connect with colleagues, and to achieve the right home/work balance.

Who are we looking for? We are looking for somebody who will understand our values and thrive in our culture. The role will be based in our Exeter or Bristol office, with regular travel between our other offices as required. Previous experience of working in a professional services environment is important for this role. Other desired experience is as follows:

  • CIPD qualified or equivalent, with at least 5 years relevant experience.
  • Good knowledge of employment legislation and its application.
  • A strong commercial approach to problem solving and conflict resolution.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; effective communicator at all levels.
  • Able to work collaboratively and to build and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing a variety of stakeholders.
  • Excellent organisational skills, demonstrate examples of multi-tasking and an ability to juggle competing priorities.
  • High quality standards, demonstrable commitment to excellence and strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent IT Skills (Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Outlook and a specialist knowledge of Excel).

Other skills required include:

  • Understand the importance of confidentiality and use of discretion.
  • Possess the ability to cope well under pressure.
  • Flexible, successfully adapting to changing demands and priorities.
  • Self-confidence, initiative, and an innovative thinker.

This is a great opportunity to join a Firm which believes potential, inspiration, and teamwork should be valued and nurtured.

Next Steps To apply please click here or if you would like to talk to someone about the role, please call Rebecca Pike, Recruitment Specialist, on 07719 523119.

Michelmores LLP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

We do not discriminate on grounds of race, gender, marital status, age, religion, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation in the selection, recruitment and treatment of our staff.

View our Inclusion and Belonging pages for more information.

*No agencies please – any agency assistance will be via invitation only. Please note any speculative candidates submitted via agencies without invitation will not be considered as represented by that agent.


Michelmores is the law firm for the ambitious, the imaginative and the distinctive. We always strive to be different, to behave differently, to be more open, more human. We do exceptional work, for forward-thinking clients.

At Michelmores, we’ve always believed that potential, inspiration, and teamwork should be valued and nurtured.

We work hard to create and sustain an open and collaborative environment. We embrace change and constantly evolve to meet our people’s diverse needs, in the same way that we help our clients to navigate and stay ahead of developments to move forward together.

We are a flexible, friendly and inclusive organisation with as clear a focus on fresh thinking as we have on growth and success.

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