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PositionHR Business Partner
Location: London

This is a true business partnering role where you will work closely with business leaders and line managers to proactively drive the business priorities and manage change.  The HR Business Partner (HRBP) will balance operational, strategic and project work with the emerging and immediate needs of the business.  The HRBP will work with others in the wider HR team to continually review and improve processes and ways of working.

The HRBP will be based in London and will provide support to London, Leeds and Jersey. This role will report to the Senior HR Business Partner, Europe. 

The responsibilities of the role will include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide day-to-day coaching and advise employees and managers on a variety of process, policy and procedural queries
  • Support the development and drive the achievement of a localised HR strategy taking into account  business priorities and the global HR strategy
  • Actively participate in annual budget planning/workforce forecasting process with business managers
  • Support the firm's annual Career Development conversations by providing training to reviewers and new joiners
  • Provide advice for employees and managers on a number of employee relations matters such as, absence management, probation, family leave and agile/flexible working
  • Provide ad-hoc support to the Senior HR Business Partner and the wider HR team as and when required
  • Assist with the internal and external audit process
  • Conduct exit interviews and provide an analysis to the Senior HR Business Partner, highlighting any areas of concern.
  • Support the complaints, disciplinary, and grievance process with relevant managers, making recommendations to the manager and Senior HR Business Partner, including advising relevant manager/partner on Performance Improvement Plans
  • Provide ongoing  support and coaching to line managers to ensure that they effectively manage performance
  • Work closely with managers to proactively identify training needs and create or procure Learning and Development programs accordingly. Where workload allows, you may be required facilitate/ co-facilitate learning workshops
  • Create consistency in how HR is delivered to the businesses
  • Manage recruitment (including internal transfers and promotions)
  • Demonstrate up to date knowledge of all local laws that are relevant to our legal industry and ensure all employee related support materials are up to date and legislatively compliant e.g. letter templates, policy guides and supportive documents
  • Ensure all HR operations related administration is efficiently, accurately, securely implemented and legally compliant at all times (e.g. disciplinary outcome letters, appeal responses, etc.)
  • Manage sensitive and confidential matters and protect the security of information, data and files
  • Support the Senior HR Business Partner and the wider HR team with change initiatives across the business


  • Ideally CIPD qualified or working towards this
  • Previous generalist experience in a law firm or professional services environment is required but not essential
  • Expertise in multiple human resources practices, including performance management, talent acquisition and diversity and inclusion
  • Strong written and verbal communication and will have in-depth employee relations experience with a strong working knowledge of local employment laws
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills, with the ability to incorporate HR data and metrics and analysis into meaningful HR insights with ability to assimilate information quickly and communicate key messages  Effective problem solving skills and be able to remain calm and polite in demanding situations
  • Effective time management skills and be able to multi-task are essential
  • Effective problem solving skills and be able to remain calm and professional in demanding situations
  • Willingness to travel to Leeds and Jersey 

Additional Skills
Knowledge of MS Office Suite
HR technology platforms
Applicant Tracking Systems
Adobe and FileSite would be an advantage.

Pre-employment background screening
Please note that it is Maples’ standard policy to undertake various background screening checks, including criminal records checks, on all applicants to whom a conditional job offer is made. Maples will only ask applicants to disclose a past criminal conviction when a conditional job offer is made. If you have a criminal record it does not mean that your job offer will be automatically withdrawn. Maples will make all job offer decisions on a case by case basis and will take a number of factors into account, such as the role that you are applying for and the nature and circumstances of the past offence. You will have the opportunity to discuss the matter with Maples before a decision is made.


The Maples Group is a leading service provider offering clients a comprehensive range of legal services on the laws of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg, and is an independent provider of legal services, fiduciary, fund services, regulatory and compliance, and entity formation and management services.  The Maples Group distinguishes itself with a client-focused approach, providing solutions tailored to their specific needs.  Its global network of lawyers and industry professionals are strategically located in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East to ensure that clients gain immediate access to expert advice and bespoke support, within convenient time zones.

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200 Aldersgate St, Barbican, London EC1A 4HD, United Kingdom


We offer an excellent compensation package for this role which includes; a competitive salary, a discretionary performance based bonus scheme and an excellent benefits package.


18 February 2021