Interim HR Manager

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Law firms

  • Job type:

    Fixed term contract

  • Salary:

    £60000 - £80000 per annum

  • Contact:

    George Bowman

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

  • Expiry date:


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  • Consultant:


Secretarial Team Management

  • First line supervision of secretarial team.
  • Approval of holiday requests and time entries via Workday.
  • Assume a participative role in performance management meetings including setting objectives and review periods.
  • Ensure that all performance management matters areappropriately documented and reviewed.

General Staff Hiring

  • Liaise with preferred recruitment agencies for all support recruitment. Conduct 1st and/or 2nd interviews for secretarial and support staff and ensure that, where appropriate, interview notes are provided for subsequent interviews.

Lateral Hiring

  • Assist the London OA manage the process of recruiting lateral lawyers to the London office.
  • Develop, maintain and strengthen relationships with local search firms.
  • Keep up to date on market trends on salary & benefits.

Graduate Recruitment

  • In collaboration with the Training Principal, manage the recruitment and hiring of vacation scheme students and trainee solicitors.
  • Manage marketing and recruiting efforts (e.g. job fairs. recruitment talks, information sessions, website, print materials, brochures, etc.).
  • Attend all law fairs and events.
  • Manage all aspects of vacation scheme and summer rotation programmes.
  • Develop, maintain and strengthen relationships with law school personnel in the UK.
  • Keep up to date on market trends on salary & benefits.

Trainee Solicitors

  • Manage all aspects of the trainee solicitor programme including but not limited to:
  • LPC/GDL administration.
  • Training and induction in conjunction with Training Principal.
  • Liaise with the Risk Management Lawyer on any regulatory requirements for the training program.
  • Admission process with the SRA.

New Joiners and Orientation

  • Oversee the HR Assistant in relation to the preparation of all offer letters, documentation for background/conflict checks, induction paperwork and induction packs for all new joiners.
  • Carrying out induction by giving overview of London Office to new joiners, to include an office tour.


  • Work with the London OA on all London immigration matters (i.e. assist with visa applications, run resident labour market tests where needed, keep track of visa that are due to expire etc.).
  • Maintain immigration files.
  • Complete annual immigration audit.


  • Maintain London records in the global HR system (Workday).
  • Maintain all leave records.
  • Maintain thorough knowledge of the Firm's policies and procedures and recommend / implement updates and changes. Assist the London OA in maintaining the London General Staff Handbook and the UK Solicitor's Handbook as required.
  • Work with the London OA in implementing the annual appraisal scheme each year.
  • In conjunction with the London OA provide advice and guidance to line managers and individuals on effective methods to resolve employee relations issues aiming, where possible, to avoid escalation to formal procedures.
  • Investigate and/or conduct disciplinary and grievance hearings ensuring that procedure is followed and complies with both legislation and the Firm's policies.
  • Assist with the implementation of the annual salary review process by providing guidance and advice to the London OA on benchmark/market information coupled with performance statistics. Identify trends and patterns in sickness levels, undertake back to work interviews for absentees and absence review discussions with employees.
  • Ensure the Firm is provided with a professional HR service.
  • Promote both internally and externally good HR practice and demonstrate a good working knowledge of employment law.
  • Ensure that HR information is treated sensitively, is accurate and that confidentiality is always maintained.


  • Develop and monitor London recruiting budget.
  • Maintain office recruiting statistics and prepare periodic reports and analyses.
  • Maintain the London headcount report.


  • Work with Associate Development, London Partners and London OA to prepare a list of attendees for Lawyering 101, 301 and 501; Assist associates with travel and other logistics
  • Work with the London Training Principal to set weekly CLE/CPD sessions and administer the 'deal basics' sessions for junior lawyers.
  • Work with the US staffing partner to set the US training sessions.


  • Work with the London OA on the coordination of the biannual European Lawyers Meeting.
  • Manage the yearly work experience programme.

The SR Group (UK) Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.