HR Manager

  • Location:

    City of London

  • Sector:

    Business Support

  • Salary:

    £50,000 - £60,000

  • Contact:

    Carly Thomas

​A well-established, multinational, multidisciplinary and sustainability focussed, City based architectural practice are looking for an HR Manager to be based in their London office.

This is an HR Generalist role for around 200 heads across different regional offices encompassing Recruitment & Retention, Performance Management, Learning and Development, Advisory, Employee Relations and Special Projects.


The HR Manager is the guardian of this employer’s brand and a shaper of their people strategy and culture. You will provide leadership on HR, people related issues and policies; and work strategically to embed great people practices that are aligned with, and enhance, their core values.

You will need to be highly professional, friendly, and approachable with exceptional communication skills. You will be a coach to their managers and leaders offering a range of appropriate HR recommendations and unique insights, present a variety of options, and take a fair and balanced view in decision making.

You will play an active role in various groups and forums that contribute to improving the practice and their external reputation as a great place to work.


  • Proven extensive experience of working in a similar Generalist HR role at both a strategic and operational level and preferably within the built environment or other creative sector.

  • CIPD level 7 qualified is preferred and/or Chartered MCIPD.

  • Experience of managing and coaching others within a business.

  • Proven commitment to high performance and dedicated to own professional learning and development.


  • First class interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build and maintain strong collaborative internal and external working relationships at all levels.

  • You have the confidence and gravitas to act as a trusted advisor, and the ability to lead, coach and counsel colleagues at all levels and understand aspect of human behaviour.

  • Strong team management skills with the ability to delegate effectively.

  • Business-minded and commercially astute - starting with the business goals first and aligning people directly to add strategic value.

  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to apply creative and practical thought and energy to projects.

  • A calm disposition and self-aware with the ability to deal with challenging environments and situations with ease and confidence.

  • An astute decision maker and able to prioritise effectively with the ability to weigh up options and priorities and provide clear, informed and knowledgeable advice.

  • Able to solve problems effectively and creatively: not afraid to challenge the status quo.

  • Strong organisation and prioritisation skills and the ability to manage time well and meet deadlines.

  • Able to use initiative and work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.

  • Strong analytical, report writing, and presentation skills.

  • Adaptable and flexible.

  • Results-driven and determined to succeed. You strive for excellence in everything you do and don’t accept mediocrity in yourself or the team around you.

  • Financial awareness, with the ability to manage budgets.

  • Sound Microsoft Office applications skills and knowledge (e.g. Outlook, Excel, Word).

  • A sound working knowledge of employment law and best HR practices.

  • Knowledge of diversity and Inclusion best practices.

  • Good knowledge of health, safety and wellbeing at work.

If you have all of the above experience and skills, please submit your CV .