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Owen Reed Legal Recruitment

HR Advisor 

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Owen Reed Legal Recruitment

HR Advisor

  • Mayfair, London
  • £45,000 - £50,000 USD / Year
  • Salary: ££45,000 - £50,000

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Owen Reed is looking to recruit a motivated and professional HR Advisor to join a top law firm in London.

Reports to:Recruitment Manager and HR Business Partner/s

Hours:9.30am – 5.30pm (flexibility will be required)

Job Summary:

To provide client-focused recruitment support to the Recruitment Manager and generalist HR support to HR Business Partners (both fee earner and business services client groups)

Main duties and responsibilities

  • To act as a role model within the team and as an ambassador for the department, proactively developing effective working relationships across the firm.
  • Managing the end-to-end recruitment processes for all hires across the Business Support teams.
  • To assist with ad hoc requests for information from all members of the firm relating to HR issues e.g. policies and procedures, terms and conditions of employment etc.


  • Working alongside the Recruitment Manager, ensuring a collaborative and consistent approach within the recruitment function and always maintaining the highest level of service to all stakeholders and best practice
  • Work with hiring managers to identify skill sets; where required, test validity and comprehensiveness of job descriptions.
  • Conduct initial screening and review CVs for suitability.
  • Advise on selection tools (including online testing and case studies).
  • Scheduling interviews and responses for internal and external communications throughout hire.
  • Holding competency-based interviews.
  • Acting as the main point of contact for all direct applicants and external recruitment agencies and the roles you are responsible for.
  • Establish and maintain excellent internal relationships with key stakeholders in Business Support functions and hiring managers and regularly updating them on the progress of vacancies.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with business services recruitment agencies – provide updates on role pipeline.
  • Attending agency events and briefings throughout the year.
  • Briefing agencies via email/telephone on vacancies as they arise.
  • Providing feedback to direct applicants and agencies with diplomacy and in a timely manner.Support and challenge hiring managers constructively on selection decisions at interview and offer stage.
  • Highlight visa applications and related immigration processes in line with the Home Office regulations to HR Team where applicable.
  • With HR Team Coordinator, sending out offer documentation and making sure screening/referencing requirements are met.

Generalist HR

  • Production of the annual Gender Pay Gap report.
  • Liaising with Compliance on the Annual Practising Certificate Renewal.
  • Producing and filing of Plld return to HMRC.
  • Organise bi-monthly benefits presentation to new joiners and ensure slides are up to date.
  • Produce quarterly exit interview analysis where appropriate.
  • Populate Objective Manager with exit interview feedback where appropriate for all fee earners and business services employees.
  • Assist with monitoring the HR inbox and allocating tasks as appropriate.
  • Assist with monthly payroll processing with other two HR Advisors, ensuring the ADP portal is accurate and timely.
  • Assist Head of HR with all partner benefits e.g. new joiners to BUPA, annual renewal of partner benefits, invoicing and end of year reconciliation.
  • Assist HR Business Partners with any disciplinary, grievance or performance related issues.
  • Input data onto Cascade (HR Information System) and produce regular ad hoc management information reports, including but not limited to sickness, turnover, retention etc.
  • Provide support to the team on all projects and initiatives.
  • Any other duties reasonably requested by the HR Business Partners or Head of HR.

Personal attributes

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Organised manner with ability to prioritise workload.
  • Motivated and pro-active with a 'can-do' approach.
  • Ability to work to tight and demanding deadlines.
  • Ability to interact with people at all levels.Self-motivated individual with a proactive approach.
  • Ability to work within a small and busy team.
  • Energetic and proactive.
  • Calm and efficient under pressure.
  • Flexible as regards to time and duties.


  • CIPD qualified with 3+ years’ experience.
  • Proficient in use of MS Office (specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Previous experience of HR Systems beneficial, desirable experience of Cascade.
  • Previous experience of payroll would be desirable, but training will be given.
  • Excellent administration, organisational and prioritisation skills with ability to manage time efficiently.
  • Good attention to detail. Accurate and thorough.

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  • I used Saniha and she was absolutely great! So friendly and helpful!

    Jessica Bellamy Avatar Jessica Bellamy
    July 17, 2023

    I am extremely appreciative of the Owen Reed recruitment consultants, but Saniha in particular for being the amazing person she is! Saniha put forth a lot of effort to help me land my brand-new exciting role. Throughout the entire process, she was consistent in her communication, really detailed in her advice and super supportive! The reason Owen Reed are the top recruiters in London is rather obvious. I want to express gratitude to Saniha once more for all of her assistance and support. Without her, I would not have been able to secure this exciting new position. I would 100% recommend Owen Reed to any of my friends or family who are seeking a new legal position! :)

    Olivia Desuza-Bates Avatar Olivia Desuza-Bates
    July 16, 2023

    I received first a call from Rachel who asked me what type of job I was looking for. Later on she sent me an application form and she added my cv on their system. On 12 April Isabella sent me a job application by email and I applied for an Admin Assistant role. Isabella was brilliant and so professional. She was my first point of contact, advising me all the way through. Archie also help me on my interview questions. I finally got the job. A big thank you for the team who were I will say the best recruitment agency. They are real people doing a job they like and they know inside out. On my first day at work, she called me to know how I was. Well done. Amazing agency!

    Zahia Avatar Zahia
    July 2, 2023

    I had such a great experience with Archie she was incredibly helpful and get me updated throughout my time with Owen Reed, I am incredibly thankful for her, for helping me to get my permanent full time job. Thank you

    Rebecca Godfrey Avatar Rebecca Godfrey
    June 23, 2023
  • A massive thank you to Archie who was amazing - she was so helpful from start to finish and the prep before the interview was just what I needed. Thank you so much ..

    Savita Gopal Avatar Savita Gopal
    May 23, 2023

    Saniha secured me a role and she went the extra mile. Was extremely friendly, supportive and did not treat me like just a number. I was very satisfied with their help and would highly recommend.

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    May 23, 2023

    I received exceptionally professional and sterling service from Owen Reed. Isabela and Archie were especially instrumental in securing me a new role within just 4 short weeks! They proactively guided and supported me with job ideas, interview preparation and feedback. They have been a joy to liaise with and I greatly appreciate their time and efforts. I thoroughly recommend them.

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    May 23, 2023

    “I would highly recommend recruitment Owen Reed. Fantastic professional service very quick response to my application and they updating me with every stage of the process. Especially Archie she was amazing helpful I was received full support from Archie. Everyone is very friendly professional in the office. I am just about to start a great new role thanks to their fantastic services.” “I would highly recommend Owen Reed to all my family and friends. Owen Reed the best recruitment ever ! Thank you Archie and Isabela

    Magdalena P Avatar Magdalena P
    May 23, 2023
  • I've known Archie for 18 months now. In one word, she is phenomenal! Not only is Archie a go-getter, she is full of energy and enthusiasm and she will go all out for you. She is also very caring and I always felt in good hands from start to finish. Archie has placed me in a job and I'm super excited to see where that takes me. This is my opportunity of publicly saying: "Archie, you are amazing - thank you so much for your dedication and your hard work". Kindest regards, Francoise

    Francoise Liship Avatar Francoise Liship
    April 23, 2023

    I am so grateful to the Owen Reed recruitment consultants but especially to Archana Somasegaran for being the incredible person she is! Archie worked so hard to help me secure my new and exciting role with and incredible Law firm in London. She was consistent with her communication and specific with her tips throughout the entire process. I would like to reiterate, it has been less than a month since I joined Owen Reed and within 2 or 3 days of talking with Archie, I have been hired for this amazing new role. It is quite clear why Owen Reed are the best recruiters in London! Once more, I would like to thank Archie for her incredible help and support. I couldn’t have done it without her. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Owen Reed to any of my friends and family looking for a legal role!

    Esther Olukoga Avatar Esther Olukoga
    April 23, 2023

    A massive thank you to Archie!!! Talk about someone who is constantly fighting your corner and is genuinely invested in finding that perfect role. Archie made me feel like I was her most important candidate, coaching me for interviews and building up my confidence as she constantly demonstrated her absolute belief in me. Archie you haven’t been at OR that long but I think they have found a great asset in you. I have formed a great bond with you. You are so easy to talk to and made me feel comfortable and confident at all times. Archie I can’t thank you enough for your support and help in landing me my perfect role!!!! I 100 million percentage recommend you to anyone who is out there wondering what their next role will be

    Vanessa Stewart Avatar Vanessa Stewart
    April 23, 2023

    Just wanted to say a Massive thank you to Archie(ana) she has supported me in finally getting my dream job!!She walked me through the entire process ,even spent time extra time ensuring i was interview ready.I will forever be grateful to her and the entire team at Owen Reed.

    Alice Lubinga Avatar Alice Lubinga
    April 23, 2023
  • A big thank you to the fantastic team at Owen Reed for helping me to secure a new role recently. I have been dealing with Anna, Archie and Rachel and they have all been so supportive, friendly and helpful, particularly around interview prep and understanding the roles I was put forward for. Would definitely recommend!! Thank you!

    Troy Connors Avatar Troy Connors
    March 23, 2023

    I've used Owen Reed successfully in the past, and again very recently, leading to being offered a new role in the space of a couple of weeks. Archie helped find my latest role and I cannot thank her enough! Archie is very friendly and her enthusiasm in wanting to help find your ideal role is really encouraging and helps boost your confidence throughout the process. She is very supportive and listened to exactly what I wanted, found exactly that, and assisted thoroughly with interview preparation etc. Thank you so much Archie!! :)

    Megan Avatar Megan
    March 23, 2023

    Great service from Owen Reed team. Rachel and Archie were very helpful and eventually helped me to get the right role quite quickly. Great communication and effort from everyone here.

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    March 23, 2023

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    March 23, 2023