HR/Graduate Development Manager at top International Law Firm: ££Fle

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A prestigious International Law Firm is looking for a new HR Manager to focus primarily on the Trainee Solicitor population for the London office focusing on. Responsibilities will include reviewing all HR correspondence relating to the trainees' employment, ensuring fitness for purpose at all times and following any changes to current practice, overseeing the trainee induction programme, conducting mid-seat meetings with trainees to catch up and review how they are doing, working with the HR Advisor to oversee the seat plan and communicate seat plans to trainees, overseeing the application and selection process for international and client secondments, reviewing and agreeing secondment terms for client and international secondments, managing and devising strategy for the six-monthly trainee qualification process (hire-back of trainees at the end of the two-year training contract), including liaison with the firm's PR team and handling press queries, maintaining accurate qualification statistics to monitor and report on retention, moderating and reviewing trainee appraisals to monitor performance, initiate regular meetings with practice Group Managers to discuss headcount planning and assess how Trainees are performing and promote a consistent approach to the management and development of Trainees across the firm, overseeing the leaver process including collating the six monthly exit interview summary and reporting key findings. Other duties include reviewing all HR related correspondence concerning future trainees' employment, overseeing the correct payment of maintenance grants and course fees for future trainees at law school and managing the grants and fees budget and overall responsibility generally for the budget relating to these costs, overseeing the timely response to future trainee queries, managing the future joiner relationship with the firm and ensuring loyalty is developed in line with the recruitment processes, as well as consistency in terms of relationship building, working with a consortium of leading City law firms and BPP Law School on HR issues and practicalities relating to future trainees undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and the Legal Practice Course (LPC), conducting a salary review for trainees and a review of financial assistance for future joiners on an annual basis, conducting an annual review of the firm's cost of living allowances for international secondments, managing the trainee and future joiner budget codes, including monitoring monthly and annual spend, applying and integrating expert knowledge on SRA requirements for training trainees as well as the firm’s own policies and procedures, attending monthly HR Managers meetings and advising the team of key departmental HR matters, attending regular meetings with the recruitment partners, Training Principal and Associate Director of Legal Resourcing and reporting on performance set against strategic objectives, contributing to the direction of Trainee development strategy and being accountable for team performance. Candidates must be CIPD qualified, with previous HR experience working at a senior level, preferably within a law firm