Head of HR

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  • Sector:

    Law firms

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  • Contact:

    Stephanie Abdel-Ahad

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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A top tier, global law firm are currently looking for a Head of HR to take over the responsibility for their German offices. This role will be based in Munich but also have responsibility for other sites, managing a team of 4.

This opportunity is a fantastic chance for someone to take the next step in their career, within a growing business. It would suit someone coming from a Legal or Professional Services background who can operate within an autonomous environment and who has a strategic mind-set. The business expects the incumbent to take on a number of global and regional projects and act as a change ambassador internally alongside fulfilling the more operational elements of the position.


Key Responsibilities

  • Manage a team and support their development
  • Act as a change manager and project leader, with the gravitas and credibility to influence at a senior level within the organisation
  • Participate in regular discussions with the Managing Partner and others on immediate resourcing and succession planning
  • Manage the appraisal and performance processes to ensure timely launch of programmes and engagement from all stakeholders
  • In particular, facilitate relevant salary and bonus discussions maintaining objectivity and fairness
  • Provide advice and intervention to the business on complex employee relations issues such as disciplinary, grievances etc.
  • Work in close partnership with other support functions in Germany, including the secretarial population, to provide a seamless, joined up service.
  • Lead on, or contribute to, global projects to develop HR practices and processes
  • Champion diversity and inclusion in line with firm objectives


Experience and Skillset

  • The successful candidate will need to understand the legal services environment and will have ideally had experience within a partnership
  • Extensive experience in a similar function within HR
  • Degree (or equivalent) educated
  • English is the main language used by the business; the successful candidate must be fluent in written and spoken English and German.
  • Management experience is highly preferred


If you are interested in applying for this position please send your CV to Stephanie Abdel-Ahad (stephanieabdelahad@frazerjones.com) or call Stephanie under +49 (211) 2479-1137

The SR Group (Germany) GmbH is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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