Salary: Negotiable

Closing date: 21st June 2024

Position: Permanent



An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced HR Advisor to join the Practice Management team of award winning Liverpool law firm Paul Crowley & Co Solicitors.


The purpose of the HR Advisor is to support the Practice Manager in delivering an efficient day-to-day HR advisory and support service, to support the smooth running of all ‘people related’ issues across the Firm as the Practice continues to grow.

The role encompasses the full scope of HR activity within the Firm and is a great opportunity for an experienced, enthusiastic, and passionate HR professional. The role is ideal for an HR Generalist who is keen to be involved in all aspects of the business.

Person Specification and Requirements

  • Minimum 2 years HR experience in advising on a wide variety of employee relation issues, including but not limited to; disciplinary, grievance, performance management and sickness absence
  • Qualified to a minimum of CIPD Level 5 in Human Resource Management
  • Experience in providing first level HR support to managers
  • Ability to design and deliver training
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft 365 packages and HR software
  • Up to date employment law knowledge
  • Strong time-management and ability to manage own workload
  • Excellent communication skills and able to develop meaningful working relationships at all levels of the business.
  • Pro-active and ‘can do’ attitude
  • Knowledge and experience of working within a law firm environment would be a distinct advantage

Key Responsibilities

1. Employee Relations

  • Conduct and/or play a supporting role in a range of HR meetings including disciplinary, dismissal, grievance, absence management and workplace conflict as required
  • Be a first point of contact for all HR issues and provide timely advice and support to Managers on a range of HR related issues
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with all employees and key stakeholders to gain trust, engagement, and employee satisfaction
  • Regularly review the overall employee package and make recommendations to improve staff retention

2. Recruitment and Selection

  • Lead and direct the recruitment and selection process for all departments
  • Regularly review all related recruitment and selection policies and procedures to ensure compliance with related key areas of law, including data protection and discrimination
  • Conduct an annual analysis on the current workforce to identify gaps and evaluate future opportunities to develop short and long-term plans
  • Administration and coordination of an end-to-end recruitment process
  • Liaising with external agencies / networks to source candidates
  • Arrange for CVs to be shortlisted, invite candidates to interview
  • Conduct and/or play a supporting role in interviews

3. New Starters and Induction Process

  • Administration tasks for all new starters, including providing the finance department with accurate new starter details, creating personnel files, and setting up new starters on the HR system
  • Drafting contracts of employment
  • Coordination, administration, and delivery of all elements of Core Induction
  • Create probationary training plans for all new starters

4. Training and Development

  • Play a key role in the design and delivery of training workshops for Managers and employees on a variety of HR issues, procedures, and policies
  • Administration and coordination of the training administration process and training records
  • Coordinate the firm-wide L&D program
  • Analyse and review training records and identify potential gaps and opportunities

5. Performance Management

  • Ensure that all performance reviews and appraisals are conducted and administered in a consistent and timely fashion
  • Provide training and advice to managers on how to conduct an effective performance management process
  • Review appraisal paperwork and make recommendations to managers for improving the process and quality to ensure an effective and consistent system throughout the Firm
  • Conduct and/or play a supporting role in performance management meetings as required
  • Provide advice to managers on performance management issues

6. HR Data and MI Reporting

  • Responsible for ensuring that computerised and manual HR records and personnel files are kept up to date and accurate
  • Responsible for the setting up and production of regular HR reports using the HR system
  • Maintain a range of HR KPIs to report on business performance and present to the management team on a regular basis

7. Health and Safety

  • Support the Practice Manager in ensuring the health and safety of all employees, this includes conducting annual risk assessments and regularly reviewing H&S policies and procedures

8. Miscellaneous

  • Support the Practice Manager in ensuring that the HR function is operating in a compliant manner in line with CIPD, GDPR and SRA Guidelines
  • Develop, maintain, and review all company HR Policies and procedures, ensuring these are in line with current legislation
  • Responsible for keeping up to date knowledge of employment law
  • Review and update job descriptions
  • Be actively involved in business development activities and networking
  • Undertake any other duties as required by the Directors

Benefits and Remuneration

  • Full-time permanent position
  • Competitive Salary dependant on experience
  • 25 Days Holiday plus public holidays, increases with length of service up to 30 days
  • Additional Birthday Holiday*
  • Optional 1 day per week home working*
  • Free Parking
  • Staff social and team building events
  • Auto-enrolment workplace pension*
  • Friendly, supportive, and personable team environment
  • Professional development and training opportunities including access to a wide range of webinars
  • Paid study leave*
  • Breakfast Clubs
  • Free eye tests*
  • Interesting and meaningful work

* Terms and Conditions apply

Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm

Closing date:

Friday 21 June 2024


If you feel this role is right for you, then we would like to hear from you. Please apply in the first instance using our online application below, including your CV along with a covering letter (including details of any relevant qualifications).

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