24 June 2024

Senior HR Manager

Location: Fakenham; Holt; King’s Lynn; Sheringham; Swaffham

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic HR Manager to join our team. This role is crucial for ensuring the smooth operation of our HR functions across all five offices. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the HR department, implementing strategic HR initiatives, and providing comprehensive support to our legal and administrative staff.

Location: Norfolk (Holt, Sheringham, Fakenham, King’s Lynn, and Swaffham)

Position: Full-time

About Us: We are a long-established and reputable law firm in Norfolk, with offices in Holt, Sheringham, Fakenham, King’s Lynn, and Swaffham. For generations, we have delivered exceptional legal services, earning a reputation for excellence and reliability. We pride ourselves on being a ‘safe pair of hands’ to all our clients.

We specialise in multiple areas of law including Commercial and Residential Conveyancing, Family Law, LPAs, Probate, Wills and Trusts, Employment Law, Business and Company Law, Dispute Resolution and Agricultural Law.

Key Responsibilities:

• Strategic HR Leadership: Develop and implement HR strategies aligned with the firm’s goals and objectives.

• Employment procedure: A demonstrable knowledge and application of employment procedure, practice and law, particularly in reference to change.

• Talent Acquisition: Oversee the recruitment and selection process to attract, retain, and develop top legal and administrative talent.

• Employee Relations: Foster a positive working environment, handle employee grievances, and mediate disputes to ensure harmonious workplace relations.

• Performance Management: Implement and manage performance appraisal systems, set performance standards, and provide coaching and development opportunities.

• Compliance: Ensure all HR policies and procedures comply with legal and regulatory requirements, particularly within the legal sector.

• Training and Development: Identify training needs, develop training programs, and facilitate professional development opportunities for staff.

• HR Administration: Manage HR documentation, employee records, (HRIS) Human Resource Information System or equivalent, to ensure data accuracy and confidentiality.

• Cross-Office Coordination: Travel between the five offices as needed to provide on-site HR support and ensure consistent implementation of HR practices.


• Experience: Minimum of 3 years of HR management experience, preferably within the legal or professional services sector.

• Skills:

– Strong leadership and people management skills.
– Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
– In-depth knowledge of UK employment law and HR best practices.
– Proven experience in talent acquisition and employee relations.
– Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities.
– Willingness to travel regularly to all five office locations.


• Competitive salary and benefits package.
• Opportunities for professional growth and development.
• Supportive and collaborative work environment.

Application Process: Interested candidates are invited to email their CV and a covering letter detailing their relevant experience and why they are the ideal fit for this role to mandy.cox@hayes-storr.com and lisa.wakefield@hayes-storr.com by Wednesday 24th July 2024.