Current Vacancies at Tinsdills Solicitors

As a progressive and expanding legal firm we are constantly looking to strengthen the skills and services that we offer to our clients.

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Are you looking for an exciting new challenge? Do you want to work for a well-established, forward thinking, proactive law firm? Well this could be your chance! We have a fantastic opportunity for a generalist HR professional who wants to work and grow in a friendly and supportive environment.

This could be the perfect opportunity for you to make that change and join us.

As one of the largest and most experienced firms in North Staffordshire and South Cheshire, Tinsdills’ specialist departments provide a range of legal services for personal and business clients including: Agriculture, Commercial Property, Residential property, Personal Injury and Compensation, Company and Commercial, Wills Trusts and Probate and Family Law.

You will deliver an efficient and comprehensive HR service to all areas of the business, providing high levels of service whilst demonstrating integrity, confidentiality and discretion.

This role will provide you with immediate responsibility and also the scope to grow further in a supported environment to the point where you will be responsible for all aspects of HR.

Department: Human Resources and Administration

Branch: Hanley: Hays House, Albion Street, Hanley ST1 1QF

Hours:  Full time: Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm (35 hours per week)

Your Duties and Responsibilities:

To be the first point of contact for HR related enquiries – both internally and externally.

You will provide a comprehensive HR service to the firm’s employees ranging from Directors to support staff.

Ensuring adherence to employment law and advising line managers on company policies and procedures

Drafting of additional policies and procedures as required

Management of all aspects of HR administration including the new starter and leaver process in accordance with the requirements of the business and in line with data protection and employment legislation

Supporting Line Managers and Department Heads with a complete end to end recruitment service ensuring that the business attracts, recruits and retains talent and has the appropriate resources to deliver on their obligations.

Issuing offers and contracts to successful candidates

Preparation for and carrying out the effective onboarding of new starters joining the business.

Handling employee relations matters including, but not limited to disciplinary investigations, grievance investigations, absence and performance management.

Generation of change of terms letters and documentation relating to flexible working requests, changes to hours, etc.

Arranging and undertaking DBS checks where required.

Maintaining the current HR system to ensure that employee records are kept up to date, accurate and comply with relevant legislation.

The provision of advice to all staff on the application of employment policies and procedures and the monitoring / updating of the same where required

Influencing, coaching and mentoring line managers in the delivery of best HR practice

Creation of regular and ad hoc reports as required.

Ensuring that the company’s Performance and Progression Reviews are arranged, completed and documented in accordance with the company policy.

Ensuring that maternity / paternity procedures are followed in compliance with internal procedures and legislative requirements.

Ensuring complete and accurate documentation is undertaken for all leavers including the provision of references where required.

Booking and monitoring of training resources in conjunction with line managers / Department Heads.

Providing support to all staff members’ personal and professional wellbeing.

Your Experience / Skills

We are looking for somebody with a true passion to further progress your career in HR.

Proven, strong generalist HR experience in a fast paced environment.

Must be approachable, friendly and have a good sense of humour whilst maintaining discretion and confidentiality. Relationships will be key to success in this role and as such integration into the business team will be a priority.

A confidential and professional approach is essential as is the ability to demonstrate integrity and respect.

To be able to work independently with excellent planning and organisational skills.

A self motivated, enthusiastic and flexible approach to work.

An organised and pro-active attitude with the ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.

Excellent relationship builder with strong communication skills – both verbal and written and the ability to communicate effectively and confidently, building strong relationships with people at all levels.

IT literate in all aspects of Microsoft Office applications.

Strong administration skills and a methodical approach to multi-tasking.

Excellent accuracy and attention to detail with the ability to work at a fast pace with no loss of focus.

Willing learner – this is a wide-ranging role with potential to expand.

Hands on approach to all aspects of the role. Can do / Will do attitude.

Ideally, CIPD level 5 (or above) with the desire to continue professional development (support may be available in this respect).

Application Process:  

If this role sounds just what you are looking for then we would like to hear from you – don’t delay, apply today! Please submit your CV with a short covering letter to our HR Manager, Jane Massey at

Applications will be considered as they are received and interviews arranged accordingly.

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