HR Manager

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Salary: £42,000 – £50,000 per annum

Location: London or Bristol, UK

Hours: Full time, although part time work would be considered for the right candidate


About us

Deighton Pierce Glynn is one of the leading civil rights and judicial review law firms in the UK with offices in London and Bristol. 

Our aim

Our aim is to use the law for good, to do high quality work in a collaborative and client-focused way. To enable us to do this we need to have a firm that is organised in a way to enable this to happen. The firms needs to employ, train and retain high calibre staff, it needs to have systems that supports our work, and we need to ensure the work we do is sustainable – financially and in other ways.

We do this by working together as a team in accordance with our values which are central to the work we do.

Our values

  • Respect
  • Fairness and openness
  • Integrity and honesty
  • Promoting equal opportunity and empowering each other to fulfil their potential & by having these values, creating a firm that survives and thrives.

About the role:

You will lead DPG’s HR function, and as a newly created role within the firm, you will have the ability to truly make the role yours and have the scope to develop within the role. You will work directly with the Managing partner and lead initiatives across all areas of Human Resources to support the firm in its organisational people objectives relating to talent acquisition & development, diversity & inclusion, employee relations, reward, wellbeing and policies and procedures. You will have experience of partnering with senior managers to provide support and guidance in handling everyday HR matters in a confidential manner according to our policy framework which you will develop within the role. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • HR Policy: Develop a framework of HR policies and procedures that are in line with latest legislation, and provide guidance to managers and employees where necessary.
  • Talent Acquisition: Provide guidance to hiring managers on the recruitment process such as interview support; preparation of offer letters and contracts of employment; creation of employee files, right to work checks.
  • Employee Relations: Provide guidance and support to actively manage employee relations issues including but not limited to performance management, disciplinary & grievances, investigations, data subject access requests, wellbeing and disability, family friendly policies. 
  • Diversity & Inclusion: Proactively work with the firm to ensure that diversity & inclusion is a key part of the People and Culture Strategy and is embedded in all HR processes. 
  • Performance Management and Development: Support organisation-wide managers through our performance management process and implement a framework to continuously develop our talent.
  • Reward: Review pay scales and company benefits to ensure competitiveness within the market and ensure pay and bonuses reflect performance whilst ensuring internal fairness. 
  • Strategy and Projects: Lead on strategic initiatives such as the Workplace Wellbeing and Mental Health to support employee well-being. Contribute to the development and roll out of our Culture Strategy.
  • Records Management: Maintain employee records according to policy and legal requirements, such as GDPR and relevant data retention legislation.

Experience & Skills:

Business Knowledge/Technical Skills

  • Proven experience within a Human Resources position and sound knowledge of HR cyclical processes.
  • Experience of implementing human resources policy across organisations, with a good understanding of HR procedures and employment legislation in the UK.
  • Knowledge and experience of dealing with multiple HR disciplines (e.g. Employee Relations, Pay & Benefits, Recruitment, Training & Development etc.)
  • Proven experience giving advice on Employee Relations matters.
  • Experience of driving results through and with a team. 
  • An interest, awareness and understanding of the overall purpose and strategic objectives of the firm.

Systems Knowledge/ Skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Project/PowerPoint/Excel/Word)

Personal Attributes

  • Personable approach with demonstrable evidence of developing and sustaining positive working relationships at all levels within an organisation
  • Self-starter and ability to lead change by influencing and supporting others
  • Demonstrates professional acumen, integrity, discretion, credibility and trustworthiness
  • Ability to challenge the status quo in a constructive way
  • A growth mindset with a focus on continuous improvement; adaptable to change
  • Passion for diversity and inclusion 
  • A commitment to the aims of the firm


What we offer:

  • 23 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 25 day per year after 1 years’ service, and increasing further over time to 28 days after 5 years’ service. 
  • Breathing time of ½ a day per month
  • Generous family friendly policies
  • Flexible working arrangements


How to apply

Please send your CV and cover letter, demonstrating how you meet the criteria for this role, to

Please quote the job reference 2022/08/LONHR in the subject line of your email.

Please also complete our Equal Opportunities form.

Closing date:  Tuesday, 17 May 2022 at 8 am.

Applications received after this time cannot be considered.

Interviews: Suitable candidates will be invited to attend an interview in the week commencing  23 May 2022.


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