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HR Advisor (4187)

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 of people working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs. 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.

We’re always looking to support our colleagues in working in a way that best works for them. Please speak to one of our Talent Acquisition Team to find out more information about our flexible working arrangements.

Your Role and What You'll Be Doing

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.

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
  • Supporting organisational change activities such as TUPE, reorganisation and redundancy
  • 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 talent planning and succession planning across all divisions
  • Supporting the annual performance and pay review cycle for the division.

*Please note, this role is for a 12-month fixed-term contract. *

About 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
  • People change experience in TUPE, redundancy and M&A
  • 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.
Our Benefits - What We Can Offer You
  • Flexible working options - Make work fit around your life, not the other way around.
  • 25 days holidays as standard plus bank holidays - You can ‘buy’ up to 35hrs of extra holiday too
  • Generous and flexible pension schemes.
  • Volunteering days – Two days of volunteering every year for a cause of your choice (fully paid)
  • Westfield Health membership, offering refunds on medical services alongside our Aviva Digital GP services.

We also offer a wide range of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace and to make sure you’re fully supported to work in a way that best suits you.  This includes our Flexible by Choice programme which gives our colleagues more choice over how they wish to work subject to role and client requirements.

We have recently been ranked in the Best Workplaces for Wellbeing for Large Organisations for 2023! 

Our responsible business programmes are fundamental to who we are and our purpose. We’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish, and we have established a number of inclusion network groups across our business to support this aim.  

Our commitment to Social Responsibility, community investment activity and tackling climate change is a fundamental part of who we are. It’s made up of four strands: Our People, Our Community, Our Environment and Our Pro Bono. 

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

  • Sub-Department:
    People Services
  • Sub-Division:
    People Team
  • Company:
    IM LLP
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Fixed Term Contract
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