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HR Consultant

Contract Type
circa £36,293 per annum, depending on knowledge, skills and experience
Expiry Date
As one of four HR Consultants you will actively support the HR Manager in the delivery of HR services across the SRA

Job Description

You will assist in giving key recommendations to the senior team and managers to enable effective resolution of projects and issues.

In the role of HR Consultant you will work alongside Managers encouraging them take ownership and responsibility for the delivery of their business plans. Additionally, you will work on key projects aligned to the People Strategy - some of these include, leading and supporting the employee forum, taking forward the SRAs career development plan and the rolling out of the staff survey.

Providing risk based advice to Directors and Managers, you will be confident in challenging and empowering them in all HR related aspects. Forging trusted successful relationships you will build credibility with stakeholders to ascertain successful working relationships.

The successful candidate will need excellent analytical and communication skills to confidently explain the rationale for advice and decisions with capability of handling confrontational situations whilst remaining calm.

With previous experience of working in a fast paced, demanding environment you will be a confident and resilient individual who is capable of making decisions and using the appropriate judgment. You will work on complex ER issues, handling sensitive matters inline with best practice.

We are looking for someone who is culturally aware and ideally has previous experience of working in a unionised environment. You will have proven experience of supporting senior staff with organisational change.

What we expect

Adept and proactive at establishing and building credible relationships

  • Deliver HR business as usual activities alongside implementing people projects
  • Ability to work with multiple customers at any one time, with confidence 
  • Appropriate application of employment law and HR best practice.

To apply for this role, please submit your CV and covering letter. Please ensure that your CV and covering letter clearly demonstrate how you meet the knowledge, skills and experience requirements of the role.


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Experience of providing tactical, risk based HR advice
  • Experience of identifying and supporting people and change management implications arising from improvement or change programmes
  • Must be able to analyse complex situations and then make well considered decisions quickly and confidently, at times supporting business decisions even when controversial or unpopular
  • Demonstrates an ability to build and maintain effective working relationships
  • Deals confidently and assertively with senior and influential individuals
  • Excellent coaching and mediation skills
  • Experienced in the design and implementation of people and change management implications arising from process, structure and or system performance improvement programmes
  • Knowledge and experience of applying employment law, equality and diversity duties and HRD best practice
  • Experience of reporting on HRD activities and trends in people/issues and metrics
  • Experience of supporting performance management including moderation and pay reviews
  • Able to use Microsoft Office applications to at least intermediate level
  • Ability to deliver and monitor value added HR services based on demonstrable understanding of business needs
  • Focus on results through planning ahead, managing expectations and solving problems
  • Ability to influence, collaborate and communicate with all levels of management and colleagues


  • CIPD qualified
  • Experience of working with HRD systems and PSE in particular
  • Experienced in the delivery of HRD services in professional services and unionised environments
  • Identify and take responsibility for own development and support development of others

The SRA is the independent regulator of solicitors and law firms in England and Wales, protecting consumers and supporting the rule of law and the administration of justice. We do this by overseeing all education and training requirements necessary to practise as a solicitor, licensing individuals and firms to practise, setting the standards of the profession and regulating and enforcing compliance against these standards.

We offer a generous flexible benefits package, a friendly working environment and the opportunity to develop your career within a professional organisation.