Senior Legal HR Officer

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  • Salary : Up to £50,000

A prestigious US Law firm is looking to hire a new Senior HR Officer on an initial 12 Month FTC.


Responsibilities will include maintaining up-to-date and accurate personnel records covering the employee life cycle including absence, joiners, leavers and contract changes, managing and actioning key dates (i.e. contract expiry dates, probationary completion, and visa expiry dates) in a timely manner, supporting the Head of HR with administration for the legal and business service staff annual performance review, including preparation and coordination of online appraisal process, managing the firm’s SRA account including the annual practising certificate renewal process, managing probation and end of contract meetings and documentation, coordinating leaver administration including conducting business service staff exit interviews where appropriate, managing the recruitment process including preparing job descriptions, instructing agencies, reviewing and processing applications, and conducting first round interviews where appropriate, maintaining the database of applicants, preparing offer letters and contract documentation, managing the background screening process for all new joiners.  Other duties include managing the current process for attracting and assessing candidates, keeping up to date with SRA regulations for trainee lawyers, developing the graduate recruitment process to ensure the firm is attracting a diverse range of applicants, arranging for payment of fees and grants.


Candidates must have a minimum of 2 years’ HR Officer/Advisor/Generalist level experience working within HR, within a professional services environment, preferably within a law firm in addition to having strong administration, organisation and attention to detail skills.  Standard hours are 9:30am to 5:30pm with candidate working three days in the office and two days at home and a salary being flexible dependent upon experience to £50,000.