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Area Human Resources
Location All Offices

Vacancy: Compensation and Benefits Advisor

Division: HR

Location: Birmingham, Leeds or London

Term: Permanent

Working Hours: 37.5 hours p.w Monday to Friday (would consider part time)

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

The HR department is split into four sub-teams; business partnering, recruitment, information & systems and learning & development. This role falls within the information and systems function and as such is best suited to candidates with a good level of compensation, benefits and systems experience. It is also essential that candidates are confident to be seen as a subject matter expert.

The collective team is responsible for the delivery of all aspects of the firm's People Strategy and comprises 10 individuals in total. The role will be directly managed by a HR Business Partner but will work closely with all members of the department, including the Head of HR, on a day to day basis.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The main aim of the role is to provide support to the firm on all aspects of employee compensation and benefits whilst also contributing to the development of HR systems and processes/ ways of working. Involvement in projects which relate to compensation, benefits and systems will also form part of this role.

Whilst not an exhaustive list, day to day responsibilities are likely to include:

Employee benefit administration

Firm pension scheme administration



HR data and information management

Governance and Risk

Skills set

We are looking for a proactive and enthusiastic HR professional who is able to help drive an excellent HR function forward within the firm. Putting forward suggestions for improvements and sharing ideas around best practice will be a key part of this role. The successful candidate will also be commercially focused and ideally have:

  • compensation and benefits experience;
  • the ability to enthuse, engage and influence at an appropriate level;
  • good interpersonal skills with the ability to get on with a wide range of people at all levels;
  • a sound knowledge of current employment legislation and recognised HR best practice; and
  • outstanding IT skills which include an excellent working knowledge of Excel, Word and Outlook, as well as experience of the use of an HR database and production of metrics.

Candidates will also be expected to demonstrate at interview that they are:

  • a team player who is able to supervise, motivate and work alongside others;
  • proactive and innovative in their approach;
  • bright and commercially focussed;
  • outstanding accuracy with a particular interest in numbers and data analysis;
  • self-motivated and able to work without direct supervision; and
  • focused on the delivery of a first class service, being hands on at all times but also able to step back and assess the bigger picture.

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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