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Area Human Resources
Location All Offices

Job title: HR Business Partner

Department: Human Resources

Reporting to: Head of HR

Location: Birmingham, Leeds or London

Duration: Fixed term contract to end March 2022

The Firm

Capsticks is a leading provider of legal services to the health, social care, housing and emergency services sectors, as well as in the field of professional discipline. The firm has a turnover of c£47m and around 550 staff - including 400 fee earners - across 5 offices nationally. We act for a wide range of long standing clients in both the public and private sector, including all forms of NHS organisations, governmental and regulatory bodies, registered providers, insurers, police, fire and rescue services, independent health and social care providers, charities and GP practices.

Further details about the firm and the type of work carried out can be found on our website at www.capsticks.com.

The Role

Human Resources is a highly valued function at the firm and the people experience lies at the heart of how the firm serves its clients and recruits, develops and retains its people. The HR department operates on the Business Partner model, working alongside a Talent Acquisition team and Compensation and Benefits Advisor. There is a separate team which has responsibility for Talent Development and Diversity but these areas work closely with each other.

This role will be responsible for all generalist operational HR matters for approximately half of the firm’s fee earning and business services’ divisions.It will also assume responsibility for leading and delivering key strategic HR projects as well as day to day management of a HR Assistant and Compensation and Benefits Advisor.

Whilst not an exhaustive list, the following outlines the key responsibilities for the role:

Generalist HR

  • Providing HR advice and guidance to partners, managers and employees in a professional, responsive and culturally appropriate manner on all aspects of the firm’s processes and procedures.
  • Helping create and nurture a supportive and employee centric well-being culture to retain and develop the firm’s most talented people.

Remuneration and benefits

  • Taking an active part in the firm’s annual salary review and bonus processes, making recommendations as appropriate.

Employee relations

  • Providing guidance and advice on employee relation and staff wellbeing issues. Supporting the resolution of any issues which arise effectively and in accordance with current legislation, ensuring consistency and best practice.
  • Escalating and seeking guidance from the Head of HR and the firm’s employment advisors as appropriate.

Performance management

  • Leading the firm’s annual appraisal and ongoing performance management processes for assigned divisions/departments. Driving up engagement where necessary.

Talent development and Diversity

  • Actively engage in the firm’s Talent and Diversity agenda and its Career Development Framework ensuring this is embedded throughout the firm.

Skills set

The ideal candidate will be an HR professional working in a similar role within a legal or professional services firm. Generalist HR Business Partnering experience is required and in addition you should ideally have/be:

  • Proven ability to build effective relationships with senior leaders and other key stakeholders.
  • Capable of thinking strategically and to analyse issues to identify and implement creative solutions.
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to provide effective project management to ensure key initiatives are delivered to time and budget.
  • CIPD qualified or part qualified (or equivalent)
  • A high level of IT literacy including Excel and HR Management systems.
  • Ideally experience of overseeing the compensation and benefits processes.

Capsticks is an equal opportunities employer

Capsticks is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and to encouraging diversity through recruitment. Applications are welcome from all sections of the community and decisions to progress will be made with reference to entirely objective criteria only.

Capsticks is an agile firm and is open to conversations about flexible working.

In 2020 Capsticks achieved a 1 star accreditation from Best Companies, the specialists whose recognition programme is the standard for workplace engagement. The Best Companies accreditation is really important to Capsticks as it focuses on the trust and value we place in our people, their wellbeing and their careers.

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