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VWV is a full service, award-winning law firm with offices in London, Watford, Bristol & Birmingham. With around 450 employees, we're a sizeable firm that still continues to grow, known for its friendly and welcoming culture, where teamwork and collaboration is key.

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HR Consultant

Narrow Quay HR is an HR Consultancy with a reputation for providing excellent quality HR support across a variety of sectors. We are a subsidiary of VWV, a full service law firm. Our key areas of work include providing day to day HR support to a range of clients, undertaking investigations into employment issues, working with clients on projects such as consultation exercises, undertaking training for clients and working alongside our clients to help them to achieve their people management goals. This is an opportunity to join Narrow Quay HR as we enter the next phase of our growth and to become a key member of our friendly and collaborative team.

In our busiest year yet, our clients need our support more than ever so we're looking for an additional HR Consultant ideally on four day a week or a full time basis, ideally from around early September 2022.

Is This Your Next Career Move?

Whether it's managing day to day HR queries or providing support for strategic projects,  Narrow Quay HR works collaboratively with clients to understand their needs and help them reach the right HR solutions. A number of the team members have a background in employment law so they're able to give clients solid legal grounding plus HR expertise, while other team members are highly experienced HR practitioners.

This is a remote working role, although travel for client meetings will be necessary from time to time and the team members do need to go into the VWV office in Bristol to meet clients and colleagues on at least a monthly basis.

Your role will be to work on workplace investigations for a range of clients from different sectors, including education, charities and SMEs. The investigations, into grievances, disciplinary issues and complaints, are often complex and sensitive. 

You'll also play a key role supporting the wider work of the team, working on HR projects, providing training for clients and providing panel support for clients dealing with disciplinaries, grievances or appeal.   We are ideally looking for someone who works, or has worked, as an employment lawyer for this role but who is now ready to move into HR.  So if you love the HR element of your role, and would relish the opportunity to work more flexibly and autonomously then we'd love to speak with you.

Why Choose Us?

Narrow Quay HR is part of VWV, which is a leading firm of solicitors, with its Head Office in Bristol. In practice this means you'll enjoy the benefits of being part of a small team but also benefit from the infrastructure that comes with being part of a larger organisation in terms of resource and support.  With just under 500 employees, VWV is  a sizeable firm which is known for its friendly and welcoming culture where teamwork and collaboration is key.

We offer a competitive salary, holiday allowance that increases after 12 months, and contribute to your pension pot. In addition, we have an informal dress code, give you private healthcare and life assurance, as well as offering a range of discounts with local businesses. You'll also benefit from a wide range of internal training courses, so that you can continuously learn and develop  your skills.

You'll be working in an inclusive environment, that promotes and values diversity, and where everyone, regardless of background, can reach their full potential.

Where Will I Be Working?

Our Narrow Quay HR consultants work remotely, but please be aware that you will be expected to come in the Bristol office occasionally to meet/work with the team in person.  The role will also involve travel from time to time.

So Who Are We Hoping Will Apply?

Mostly likely you'll be an ex practising Employment Lawyer who's looking for a new challenge. Either way, this could be the role for you. Your previous investigations experience will certainly allow you to hit the ground running.

Please note we are ideally looking for you to start this new journey with us around September 2022.

For more details of the essential and desirable experience we're looking for, please click on the attached job description link.

Not Sure Whether To Apply?

Making the next career move is one that can feel immensely daunting and we've all been there! It's more than likely you'll have one or two questions on the role or firm before you feel happy to apply. If so, please contact me, Hayley Legge, Recruitment Advisor, in complete confidence on 07468 698923 or and I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. 

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Narrow Quay House, Narrow Quay, Bristol, UK, BS1 4QA

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Emma Forrester

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25+ days Holiday
Life assurance
Private healthcare
Referral bonus scheme
Health insurance
Bonus scheme
Cycle to work scheme
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Polite note to agencies - VWV has made the financial investment to employ an in-house recruitment team to adopt a direct sourcing strategy which supports the future growth of the firm. If on occasion agency support is required for any of our live vacancies, introductions will only be deemed accepted if the agency has agreed to VWV's recruitment terms through our Recruitment Manager, Emma Forrester. We'd please ask that you do not send unsolicited introductions to our Partners or anyone else in the firm. Should we engage with your candidate through our own direct sourcing means, we reserve the right not to be bound by your terms and conditions should you do so without our consent.