HR Officer

HR Officer with Payroll – Law Firm – City of London – up to £38k + benefits 

We are on the hunt for an experienced HR Officer, ideally with experience of managing a monthly payroll, to join a leading City Law Firm.

The HR Officer will work closely with the HR team to provide a full range of HR support to the firm and you will manage the monthly payroll processes. 

Suitable candidates will have solid HR experience, ideally gained within a legal, partnership or professional services environment. CIPD qualified is desirable but not a prerequisite but you will have a genuine interest in HR, an excellent working knowledge of HR systems and a good understanding of employment law and graduate recruitment. 


Key responsibilities as the HR Officer will include:

  • Supporting the HR Managers in providing guidance and advice to staff on matters  of employment legislation, employee relations and company policies, and answering day-to-day employee related queries
  • Assisting in the management of HR issues such as attendance, sickness absence, flexible working and leave 
  • Supporting the HR Managers in employee relations issues by assisting in investigations, drafting correspondence and attending meetings in a note taking capacity
  • Assisting with annual salary reviews and bonus reviews – collating data and undertaking benchmarking analysis
  • Assisting with HR projects as required
  • Coordination and day-to-day management of all HR processes including probations, fixed term contracts, joiners, leavers and monitoring sickness absence
  • Overseeing the end of year holiday reconciliation process
  • Assisting the recruitment team 
  • Providing advice and training to employees on the online appraisal system, competency frameworks, providing feedback, setting objectives and conducting appraisal meetings
  • Responsibility for overseeing the collation of monthly payroll information (starters, leavers, pay adjustments etc)
  • Processing the monthly outsourced payroll for authorisation
  • Responsibility for overseeing the collation of monthly Partner payroll information 
  • Responding to employee queries relating to payroll and benefits
  • Plus more!


What we’re looking for:

  • Previous experience as an HR Officer preferably in a legal, partnership or professional services environment
  • Strong academics 
  • Part CIPD qualified – desirable but not essential
  • Excellent working knowledge of HR systems
  • Experienced in managing a monthly payroll system (highly advantageous)
  • Good understanding of employment law
  • Experience of graduate recruitment
  • Good business acumen
  • Excellent administration and organisational skills
  • Confident communication skills (written and verbal) with good grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • IT literate with good knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work proactively and manage flow of work in a busy and pressurised environment
  • Self-motivated team player with a warm and personable nature
  • Professional and confidential  



If you have the skills and HR experience we’re looking for then don’t delay! Submit your CV now, quoting ‘LO – HR Officer with Payroll’


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Liz Overall

Liz joined Carousel when it was first established; she has an incredible amount of knowledge and experience and likes to make a real difference in the recruitment process. Liz is passionate about what she does and will always go above and beyond to make sure her clients and candidates receive the very best service possible. Liz is very proud of the relationships she has built and strongly maintained over the years and her continued success ensures clients and candidates return to her for assistance time and again. Specialising in Mid to C-Suite level recruitment across all sectors including HR, Marketing/PR, Operational Support and Legal and Finance, Liz works from both the London office and from her office in Lymington, which enables her to service Dorset and Hampshire clients as well as her extensive London client base.