People Manager, Global Architectural Practice

  • Location:

    City of London

  • Sector:

    Business Support

  • Salary:

    £60,000 - £70,000

  • Contact:

    Carly Thomas

A global design practice, who have an entrepreneurial spirit are looking for an HR Manager to be based in their London office. This is a standalone, generalist role for around 120 heads in the London office where you will get involved with everything from admin up to strategy, also encompassing Recruitment & Retention, Performance Management, Learning and Development, Advisory, Employee Relations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead on critical people initiatives relevant to HR

  • Provide counsel to the office leadership team and think creatively about how to solve office challenges, particularly in areas like organizational development, employee relations and retention

  • Ensure ongoing review of legislation to safeguard all office policies and procedures are in compliance with local employment law and regulations

  • Develop and implement policy as required, and respond to queries from staff on company policy and procedures

  • Manage all local recruitment matters, including identification of upcoming recruitment needs, creation of recruitment plans, preparation of job descriptions, management of in-house recruitment committees, advertisement via a range of media and agencies, and communication with all prospective candidates etc.

  • Screen, interview, select and secure the best talent from a diverse pool of candidates in line with best practices and employment legislation

  • Ensure compensation & benefits packages are up to date by conducting research on market rates, while aligning with internal benchmarks

  • Oversee and conduct pre-employment and reference checks, obtain proof of required qualifications, and undertake prescribed Right to Work checks

  • Ensure all physical and electronic HR data are managed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR regulations

  • Manage and monitor immigration and all visa sponsorship requirements, in collaboration with external legal advisors

  • Deliver a thorough and professional onboarding induction to all new joiners, arrange on-going checks ins with all staff, and manage the offboarding process of employees leaving the company

  • Oversee, manage, and streamline Annual People Review system and ensure all feedback and performance management activities are applied fairly and consistently

  • Provide support and feedback training to relevant managers

  • Advise on matters relating to disciplinary or grievances in accordance with employment law and ACAS guidance

  • Monitor absence levels of staff and report any issues to the Managing Director

  • Liaise with staff across all levels of seniority to create and implement bespoke in-house training modules and activities, while coordinating training delivery dates

  • Research new training and development options based on staff feedback and input from senior management, and oversee the evaluation of existing modules

  • Effectively manage the general HR budget for the London office

  • Provide annual, quarterly, and monthly HR reporting to the Managing Director

  • Participate in monthly meetings with the People teams

  • Take on special projects together with our People teams in our other offices related to diversity & inclusion, employee engagement, health & wellbeing, and any other HR initiatives that may be beneficial to business and its culture

We seek a person who:

  • Has extensive experience working in a similar role, ideally from within the creative sector

  • Has a CIPD level 5 qualification as a minimum (CIPD level 7 qualification preferred)

  • Has strong knowledge of employment law & compliance and is able to ‘translate’ regulations into solutions

  • Has strong analytical capabilities and can influence managers/leaders with data-driven recommendations

  • Enjoys a creative and bustling environment with many personalities

  • Demonstrates clear and concise English written and verbal communication, with excellent interpersonal skills

  • Is structured, detail-oriented, and has strong time management skills

  • Is calm, confident, and able to work independently

  • Is proactive, while taking ownership and responsibility for one’s own work

If you fit all of the above criteria, please submit your CV