HR Manager (part time)

HR Manager (part time)Providing generalist HR management and oversight to the partners in a niche human rights law firm in Hackney. Opportunities for flexible working in a supportive and interesting work environment.This is a new position in the firm with lots of scope for the successful applicant to develop the role.  Bhatt Murphy is committed to improving access to the profession for underrepresented groups both internally and externally. A key part of this post will be developing and managing projects to help us to achieve this aim.  We are very interested to hear from candidates with fresh ideas about how we can continue to improve the working lives of all of our team and who have an interest in the human rights focussed work that we do at Bhatt Murphy. There is also scope for the role to support our lawyers’ practice development and to be involved in the firm’s outreach projects.  The salary for the post will be between £45k and £50k per annum pro rata depending on experience for c.21 hours per week (equivalent of 2.5 days).Responsibilities:Facilitating recruitment, on-boarding and training of staffProviding insight to the partners in respect of business decisions affecting staff and the impact upon the teamManaging staff contracts and related policiesHelping to devise and implement strategies alongside the partners and the firm’s Operations Manager to improve efficiency within the firmOverseeing arrangements for all types of leaveAssisting with payroll information and benefitsLiaising with support staff and managing the deployment of the firm’s secretarial teamOversight of HR policies, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and regulatory requirementsImplementing vacation placement schemes and leading on projects to improve diversity within the firmManaging employee relations issues, including grievance and disciplinary processesPlanning and implementation of the firm’s wellbeing strategyManaging and implementing the firm’s review and appraisal proceduresAssisting with the firm’s practice development strategy including to enhance the reach of the firm’s lawyersEssential Requirements:Experience of HR, either in a standalone position or as part of a broader roleSound knowledge of employment law and HR practicesAbility to build and manage constructive relationships at all levelsOrganised, ethical and with good communication skills.Strong IT skillsDesirable:Experience of working in a law firmExperience of working in a small to medium sized organisationAn interest in human rights/human rights lawFor more information including details about how to apply for the post, please visit the recruitment page of our website.  The closing date for applications is Monday 25 October at 10.00 am.  Interviews will take place on Tuesday 16 November.