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HR Advisor (2468)

We’re a national law firm with a local reach. Our philosophy is ‘Expert Hand, Human Touch’ – something you’ll find in the way we work with our clients and how we support our teams. But, we’re more than just a law firm – we’re a team, working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs.

Whichever team you join, working here you’ll feel a part of our friendly and inclusive environment. We’ll value you for who you are and what you bring. We support each other and push boundaries to achieve incredible things, and make a real difference to our clients and communities.

The work we do has been recognised in the awards we’ve won. We’re committed to being even better, and our awards help to show we’re on the right track.

We recognise that the office 9-5 isn’t for everyone. That’s why we’ve introduced ‘Flexible by Choice’. Whether it’s working from home, in our offices, or a combination of the both, we trust each other to support our clients, colleagues and communities at the right time, in the right way.

Our Team

With offices across the UK and around 3000 colleagues we have an ambitious Business and HR strategy centred on our Colleagues, Clients and Communities. Our people strategy is focused around four key outcomes; Brilliant Basics, Leadership Behaviours, Agile Mind-Set, and Wellbeing and Inclusion. Through these Colleague Commitments, we hope to make sure that Irwin Mitchell continues to be an employer of choice through great colleague experiences, a culture of strong leadership and an agile mind-set.

Your Role

As a HR Advisor, you’ll be joining a friendly team of other HR Advisors and Heads of HR. Some of your core responsibilities will look like this:

  • Defining and embedding our key people processes
    • Undertaking generalist HR services such as employee relations case management, coaching and support, guidance on formal and information people matters
    • Building HR capability into the business, establishing trusted relationships as an advisor and partner to each division
    • Reviewing employee relations data and working with line management to address specific problems identified
    • Supporting the Heads of HR with the delivery of people plans on a divisional basis
    • Supporting and driving colleague initiatives that promote trust and engagement as part of making Irwin Mitchell a great place to work
    • Understanding your divisional business area commercially including the business services and key people issues
    • Supporting organisational change activities
    • Supporting talent planning and succession planning across all divisions
    • Supporting the annual performance and pay review cycle for the division

What we’ll need from you:

  • Degree in Human Resources or CIPD level 5 qualified (or equivalent)
    • Strong understanding of employment law
    • Experience of advising and coaching colleagues on complex Employee Relations matters
    • HR generalist experience
    • Attention to detail and strong written communication skills
    • Ability to identify potential commercial issue and challenges that will impact people matters
    • Project management skill set and approach, also able to work as part of a project team and lead workstream for specific initiatives
    • Ability to understand data to support business insight and understanding Knowledge of HR processes and workflows

*Please note we are currently recruiting for a 12 month FTC 

What we can offer you
  • 25 days annual leave, with the opportunity to buy additional leave
  • Two fundraising days in a year to give back to the community (fully paid!)
  • Westfield Health membership, offering discounted leisure and travel and refunds on medical services

We also offer a huge number of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace as well as flexible working options to ensure that you are fully supported to work the way that best suits you. Our social responsibility programme is fundamental to who we are. We’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish. We have a range of groups to celebrate our people across sexuality, disability, age, gender and culture. 

We welcome applications from all diversity groups and backgrounds. We’re committed to enabling everyone to thrive and understanding and celebrating our differences is a key part of that. We’re proud of our work on the Disability Confident scheme, on the Race At Work Charter and as Stonewall Diversity Champions. We also have a range of networks for LGBT+, disability, generations, gender, social mobility, ethnicity, faith and culture to celebrate our people and to enable everyone to thrive.


Additional Information

As part of the Irwin Mitchell Group’s on-boarding process all successful applicants are required to complete the group’s employment screening process. This process helps to ensure that all new employees meet our standards in relation to honesty and integrity therefore protecting the interests of the Group, existing employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders.

Depending on the role you apply for we may carry out checks that will establish your eligibility to work in the UK, and criminal record check and financial checks ­with a credit reference agency will also be undertaken.

The employment screening process will fully comply with Data Protection and other applicable laws.

Irwin Mitchell LLP is an equal opportunity employer.


We're proud of our values, and we're looking for people who share them

  • Business Area:
    People Team
  • Sub-Sub-Business Area:
    People Operations
  • Company:
    IM LLP
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Fixed Term Contract
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