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HR Manager (part time)

London, United Kingdom, £ £ 45000.00-50000.00 Annual Annual, Permanent


HR Manager (part time)

Providing generalist HR management and oversight to the partners in a niche human rights law firm in Hackney. Opportunities for flexible working in a supportive and interesting work environment.

This is a new position in the firm with lots of scope for the successful applicant to develop the role. Bhatt Murphy is committed to improving access to the profession for underrepresented groups both internally and externally. A key part of this post will be developing and managing projects to help us to achieve this aim. We are very interested to hear from candidates with fresh ideas about how we can continue to improve the working lives of all of our team and who have an interest in the human rights focussed work that we do at Bhatt Murphy. There is also scope for the role to support our lawyers' practice development and to be involved in the firm's outreach projects.

The salary for the post will be between £45k and £50k per annum pro rata depending on experience for c.21 hours per week (equivalent of 2.5 days).


  • Facilitating recruitment, on-boarding and training of staff
  • Providing insight to the partners in respect of business decisions affecting staff and the impact upon the team
  • Managing staff contracts and related policies
  • Helping to devise and implement strategies alongside the partners and the firm's Operations Manager to improve efficiency within the firm
  • Overseeing arrangements for all types of leave
  • Assisting with payroll information and benefits
  • Liaising with support staff and managing the deployment of the firm's secretarial team
  • Oversight of HR policies, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and regulatory requirements
  • Implementing vacation placement schemes and leading on projects to improve diversity within the firm
  • Managing employee relations issues, including grievance and disciplinary processes
  • Planning and implementation of the firm's wellbeing strategy
  • Managing and implementing the firm's review and appraisal procedures
  • Assisting with the firm's practice development strategy including to enhance the reach of the firm's lawyers

Essential Requirements:

  • Experience of HR, either in a standalone position or as part of a broader role
  • Sound knowledge of employment law and HR practices
  • Ability to build and manage constructive relationships at all levels
  • Organised, ethical and with good communication skills.
  • Strong IT skills


  • Experience of working in a law firm
  • Experience of working in a small to medium sized organisation
  • An interest in human rights/human rights law

More information about the job is available from our website. Applicants are strongly encouraged to read this information before applying for the post. The closing date for applications is Monday 25 October at 10.00 am. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 16 November.

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London, United Kingdom
£ £ 45000.00-50000.00 Annual Annual