People Business Partner – PEO002

Salary: DOE

Location: Southport/Manchester/Liverpool/Leeds/Hybrid

People Business Partner

Location: Southport/ Manchester/ Liverpool/ Leeds/ the role will be hybrid with travel to the offices when needed.

Fletchers Solicitors Ltd have a fantastic opportunity to join our growing Team.

If you have a natural flair for customer service, an interest in people and want to be part of an exciting future for a successful and expanding law firm, we would love the chance to talk with you.  The role will be to provide a proactive, professional, and comprehensive People service to both team members and managers.

About Fletchers Solicitors:

Fletchers is a rapidly growing law firm specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence law. We are based in the North-West of the UK, with offices in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, & Southport, although many of our colleagues work from home as Fletchers offers Hybrid working. We offer a great work life balance, fabulous benefits, apprenticeships, and internal progression, around 10% of colleagues are currently working on apprenticeships or training contracts – more than ever before – and we are continuing to grow our L&D offering. We have a great culture and people that will support you and your goals.

Fletchers Group is an inclusive employer with a diverse work force, which is why we welcome applications from all diversity groups and backgrounds. We’re committed to providing a culture and environment where everyone can thrive. Fletchers understand and celebrating that no colleague is the same. We’re proud of our work on the Disability Confident scheme, and we are signing up to other diversity standards to reflect our ethos.

Main Responsibilities for the role:

  • Provide an effective and efficient HR and recruitment service to managers and team members
  • Work with managers to manage the recruitment process for a caseload of vacancies
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of procedures for maintaining and managing employee and general data, including supporting our PeopleHR HR Information System and associated processes
  • Follow a case management approach to track employee relations issues
  • Support managers with dealing with performance management issues and processes, helping them conduct performance improvement processes (PIP) for individuals where appropriate
  • Work with specific managers to provide them with proactive advice and guidance on HR issues
  • Contribute to the monthly payroll process as necessary
  • Participate in the HR and recruitment aspects of organisational change programmes
  • Ensure the People Policies Handbook is kept up to date
  • Provide data and reports as required
  • Any other duties commensurate with the role

The above list is not exhaustive of any other tasks, which may be required.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Generalist HR knowledge and experience (including recruitment, performance management and general HR management principles)
  • Proactive approach, with the ability to identify issues and develop solutions
  • Strong organisation skills: able to plan and co-ordinate work within the team and deliver on time
  • Excellent ICT skills (particularly Microsoft Excel) with a positive approach to technology

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Level 5 CIPD qualification (or equivalent) or working towards
  • A legal sector background is not required, however experience of working in professional services would be beneficial

We reserve the right to close this role before the date specified depending on the calibre and volume of candidates.

In return Fletchers can offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • 35 hours working week
  • Bonus scheme (subject to targets being met)
  • 35 days holiday a year including bank holidays and Christmas Closure, you also have an option to purchase up to 3 extra days’ holiday per year, until you long service award the 3 days after your 5th, 7th, and 9th full year of employment
  • Pension scheme with tax-efficient salary sacrifice option
  • Life Assurance Policy
  • Medicash policy to cover some Dental, optical and other medical expenses
  • Company sick pay
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and IVF schemes
  • Flexible, agile working environment with a positive work-life balance
  • Varied calendar of funded company social events (check out Fletchers Group on LinkedIn)
  • Monthly voucher awards

much has happened in the last year at Fletchers:

  • We became Fletchers Group following several acquisitions – and have big plans for more growth.
  • We offered legal colleagues more training contracts than ever before.
  • Retained excellent rankings with both The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners
  • We opened 2 new office locations in Leeds and Liverpool (alongside Southport and Manchester)
  • We launched our first ever Associate and Partner programmes for senior lawyers.
  • We launched the Fletchers Foundation charity to support injured people.

That’s just to name a few, check out our website for more:

  • Location: Southport/Manchester/Liverpool/Leeds/Hybrid
  • Salary: DOE
  • Department: People
  • Closing Date: Fri, 31 May 2024
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