Duncan Lewis was established in 1998 and employs in excess of 750 staff and consultants across London and the UK.
Duncan Lewis is LEXCEL accredited and proud to have achieved GOLD Investors in People Status since 2009, being the first Law Firm to achieve this, and only one of three Law Firms in England and Wales to have achieved GOLD status.
We are now looking for an experienced HR Generalist to join the HR team to be the main contact for our 100 Trainee Solicitors but also provide generalist HR support to other Fee earners and business support staff.
This role will be part of a team of five people in the HR team based in the Head Office in Harrow on the Hill, working closely with, and reporting to the HR Manager.
The main activities of this role include:
•Managing training contracts (internal and external candidates) and trainee solicitor process from start to end including; managing panel selection process, issuing training contract documentation, registration with the SRA, managing seat rotations, delivering trainee inductions and liaising with the PSC training provider and booking relevant PSC courses
•Managing and overseeing training activities including dealing with training requests. Liaising with external training providers and booking training courses as and when required, organising internal training sessions and managing the in-house electronic training process.
•Investigating and dealing with all employee relations issues including disciplinary and grievances. Coaching and supporting Supervisors and Directors through any staffing issues with the view to find a resolution at an informal stage. Take notes, produce documentation and advise on fairness/process on disciplinary/grievance/investigatory panels.
•Recruitment - assist and direct in the smooth management of all recruitment and volunteer activities working to ensure business needs are met. Working with team to resource key staff through different means of advertising, develop social media recruitment and improve links with key Universities and Colleges, including attending recruitment fairs.
Overall coordination of the appraisal process.
Performance management - assisting Directors and supervisors at performance management meetings.
•Project work - to include creating best practice management guides for Supervisors and Directors on people related activities. Improving efficiencies and processes, policy development and review, other as and when required.
Key Skills Required:
•HR or business related degree
•Demonstrable experience as a HR Generalist in a commercially, fast paced environment
•Excellent organisation skills with the ability to manage a large workload under pressure
•Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to influence with confidence at a senior level
•Refined written skills - the ability to write professional emails with diplomacy and tact
•A self starter who demonstrates initiative and problem solving skills
•Professional manner, pro-active approach to work and a team player
•Demonstrate the ability to work confidentially, remaining discreet at all times
•Good working knowledge of Microsoft office and ability to work with databases
This is an urgent role and we will only consider applicants that meet the above criteria. Please apply with a covering letter stating your current salary, how you meet the above criteria and your notice period.