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Business Services
21000465 Requisition #

CMS are recruiting a HR Advisor!

About CMS

CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep sector understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what's coming, but to shape it.

CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent.

About the Role

To work with the HR team to ensure the delivery of a high-quality and responsive HR business partnering service across the firm. 

Key responsibilities: 

  • To provide proactive, timely and high-quality generalist HR support across all aspects of the employee lifecycle including performance management, family leave, secondments, flexible working applications, absence management and wellbeing support.  
  • Supporting the business across all areas of HR and employee relations for example disciplinary and grievance issues   
  • Coaching and guiding line managers across a wide range of people issues such as talent management, engagement, succession planning and performance management. 
  • To support cyclical HR activities such as performance reviews, budget planning and the annual reward cycle. 
  • Work with colleagues across the wider HR Function to drive innovation and continuous improvement, creating and revising policies, procedures and processes that reflect best practice.
  • Supporting the delivery of key people projects and other ad hoc initiatives as required.

About You

Key requirements: 

  • Strong current generalist HR knowledge, able to manage and lead on a broad range of employment issues 
  • Confident and impactful stakeholder management skills
  • Commercial approach, demonstrating sound judgement, good analytical skills, strong attention to detail. 
  • Demonstrable business partnering skills including coaching and influencing. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.  Able to articulate best practice HR in a practical and accessible manner, both face to face and in writing.
  • Flexible mindset able to adapt to change and take others with you.   
  • Able to build relationships across the business based on trust, respect and service delivery.
  • Able to thrive in a fast paced and changing environment, strong organisational skills and confident managing different priorities. 


Equal Opportunities


At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive.


For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website.


Please apply online or contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions. For information regarding our competitive range of benefits please visit our Rewards & Benefits page on our website.


Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.


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