Practice & HR Manager

  • Location:

    London

  • Sector:

    Business Support

  • Salary:

    £45,000 - £50,000

  • Contact:

    Carly Thomas

An international, award winning, London based, mid-sized architecture firm are looking for a Practice & HR Manager. This brand is forward thinking and have an outstanding reputation in the marketplace.

This role is pivotal to the business and the day-to-day responsibilities are:

Human Resources:

  • Advising Directors on Employment law

  • Promoting equality and diversity as part of the practice culture

  • Organising and overseeing recruitment

  • Onboarding, induction and end of employment

  • Overseeing staff training and keeping relevant records

  • Organising and keeping records of staff reviews

  • Working with project leaders to evaluate and manage staff performance, and making recommendations for improvement to the Board

  • Managing leave

  • Managing absence and return to work

  • Managing grievances and disciplinary procedures

  • Managing redundancies

Practice administration:

  • Organising and chairing bi-monthly Office meetings and monthly Project Meetings

  • Reviewing and updating Employee Handbook

  • Overseeing Project Administrators and Receptionists

  • Working closely with senior staff and other managers including IT/BIM/QA to understand and

  • Implement policies and procedures

  • Overseeing Health and Safety, including fire safety, and make recommendations to Directors as required

  • Dealing with building management/other tenants in the building

  • Managing desk plans

  • Managing DSE assessments and related issues

Ideal candidates will need to have the following qualifications/skills:

  • Ability to work well under pressure

  • Comprehensive understanding of, and ability to analyse, interpret and explain employment law and health & safety legislation

  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral

  • Strong organisational and planning skills, including the ability to juggle multiple tasks and to prioritise workload

  • Good teamworking and collaboration

  • Personal integrity, approachability and ability to deal with sensitive and confidential matters

  • Strong IT skills and a good understanding of general office software and hardware

Candidates should have five years’ experience in a similar role and will preferably have several years’

experience of working in the design or architectural industry. They must demonstrate business

awareness and management skills.