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HR Consultant

Job Specification

To provide a comprehensive HR Consultancy service to a range of clients, primarily international clients with subsidiaries or branches in the UK and Europe. The HR Consultant will act in a business-partnering capacity with clients, working closely with business leaders and line management, providing expert guidance on a variety of HR matters.

The role is exposed to and will be expected to deliver against the complete range of HR support and advice both at a strategic and operational level, covering recruitment and resourcing, reward, employee relations, restructurings, change management, OD, performance management etc.

The HR Consultant will operate as part of a team to support the full range of clients engaged by 3HR. The team comprises employment lawyers, immigration lawyers and commercial lawyers, as well as business development managers, with whom the consultant will work very closely.

This is a great opportunity to work for a unique organisation that incorporates both legal and HR advice and support to a range of local and international clients.


Person Specification


Minimum 5 years’ HR experience as Senior HR Advisor or HR Business Partner / HR Generalist, with strategic and operational HR experience.


Providing advice and guidance to clients, covering the following areas:

  • Employee relations matters such as disciplinaries, dismissals, redundancies and grievances.

  • Recruitment / resourcing and on-boarding support.

  • Compensation and benefits / reward, including delivery of annual compensation cycle and market benchmarking.

  • Performance management and appraisals - including supporting the annual performance review process.

  • Absence management.

  • Organisational development.

  • Talent management and succession planning.

  • Learning and development.

  • Change management, including culture change.

  • Organisational restructuring - including business start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, business transformation, including all aspects of TUPE.

  • Coaching and mentoring.



  • CIPD-qualified (minimum level 5) and a degree holder.

  • Commercial; bottom-line and results oriented.

  • Self-starter; resilient - able to deal with multiple clients at once, and comfortable with handling a varying and unpredictable workload.

  • Extensive experience dealing with employee relations matters.

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of UK employment law.

  • Pragmatic and delivery-focused.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Cultural sensitivity and politically astute; having tact and diplomacy.

  • Strong negotiation, influencing and persuasion skills.

  • Able to deal with ambiguity.

  • Diligent; generating high levels of trust, and having honesty and integrity.

  • Discretion and an understanding of confidentiality issues.

  • Communication & interpersonal skills, confident and assertive, with strong leadership and management experience. Ability to form effective working relationships with people at all levels.

  • Familiar with use of HRIS.



  • Familiar with working in a SME environment.

  • Experience working in Chinese, Japanese or Korean organisations.

  • Some experience of working with unions would also be helpful.