HR Advisor

Kingswood Group are pleased to be supporting a growing business based in Colchester with the recruitment of a HR Advisor on a permanent basis. 

This role will work closely with the HR Business Partner and wider HR team to provide the business with expert HR advice and guidance. 

Hybrid working is available after initial training, you will be required on site 3 days a week/2 days from home. 

Responsibilities to include:

  • Providing a credible HR advisory service to all managers and employees
  • Handling complex ER matters
  • Supporting, influencing, and guiding managers 
  • Developing, updating, and implement HR Policies and Procedures 
  • Supporting the HR Business Partner as required
  • Analysing HR data to identify any trends and provide robust solutions 
  • Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of immigration and to coordinate regular monthly immigration audit checks 
  • Creating, developing and facilitating HR training courses 

Experience required:

  • CIPD – Level 5 (Desirable)
  • Demonstrable experience in complex ER matters
  • Good understanding of employment legislation
  • The ability to work well in a fast paced environment, managing multiple deadlines and priorities 

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a growing business, working as part of a collaborative HR team. 

Due to the location, you will need to be able to drive with access to your own vehicle as you will need to be flexible to visit other sites, on a business need basis. This will likely be once or twice a month. 

Pro Bono Manager

Kingswood Group are delighted to be recruiting a Pro Bono Manager, to join a law firm based in Manchester on a permanent basis. 

This is a newly created position working within a growing Responsible Business team.

Key Responsibilities to include; 

  • Work with the pro bono steering group and Responsible Business team members to develop a global pro bono strategy for the firm 
  • Consult partners and internal stakeholders to understand interests and challenges for pro bono across all jurisdictions. 
  • Source pro bono projects and initiatives, and develop pro bono partnerships, including collaborations with clients 
  • Ensure the pro bono programme is aligned with, and contributes to the wider responsible business objectives and priority Sustainable Development goals, such as in relation to climate action and reducing inequalities 
  • Design effective processes for delivering pro bono and work with relevant HR, IT and Finance teams to put in place necessary infrastructure to deliver a global pro bono programme 
  • Develop an impact reporting framework that delivers against the pro bono strategy and set up processes for collecting pro bono impact KPIs 
  • Drive a culture of pro bono and build awareness of its benefits and positive impacts across the firm 
  • Collaborate with the marketing and communications team to develop campaigns and create engaging content for internal and external communications channels that highlight the firms pro bono initiatives 
  • Produce content for client-facing credentials, tender and pitch documents 
  • Research and advise on emerging pro bono best practice and trends across the firms operating regions 
  • Work with other HR teams to support objectives under the Global Strategy Plan, such as with Learning and Development and how pro bono can support professional development 
  • Act as an ambassador and representative for the firm at external events and forums, and collaborate with external stakeholders in the pro bono community. 

Experience required;

  • Demonstrable experience of delivering pro bono initiatives within a law firm context 
  • At least a degree (or equivalent course) in law
  • Excellent organisational and written communication skills 
  • A team player who is able to work in a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment with different teams within a global law firm setting 

This an excellent opportunity for someone experienced in pro bono who is operating at manager level or looking for the next step up. 

Salary is competitive and to be discussed. 

Recruitment Administrator


Kingswood Group are pleased to be supporting with the recruitment of a Recruitment Administrator, based in Bristol, on a 12 month contract basis.

This role will have a focus on Emerging/Early Talent, providing support with talent programmes and recruitment activities.

  • Manage and respond to queries received into the team inbox
  • Communicate with candidates using recruitment systems e.g. scheduling interviews; producing offer letters and monitoring candidates responses
  • Support with the successful delivery of candidate assessment days, including event arrangements and resourcing candidate assessors and interviewers
  • Maintain candidate records
  • Support with on-boarding activities and pre-employment checks

Essential experience required;

  • Strong recruitment administration skills
  • Experience of using Applicant Tracking Systems
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • The ability to effectively multi-task and prioritise High attention to detail  

This is a great opportunity for those who are looking to gain experience in Early/Emerging Talent within HR. The business offer a competitive salary, annual bonus and excellent benefits.

HR Assistant

Kingswood Group are currently looking to recruit an experienced HR Assistant to join the team on a full time, permanent basis. 

This is a remote working role with some travel required for meetings and client visits in Essex and surrounding areas. 

You will be required to deliver high quality and professional generalist HR support, coordination and administration to a range of clients.

Key responsibilities include; 

  • Working closely with clients, taking ownership of their HR issues, giving advice and guidance to provide the best possible outcome 
  • Leading on the development of contracts of employment, policies, handbook, and other documentation 
  • Keeping up to date with UK HR developments, best practice, and legislative changes 
  • Providing support through email, phone, and face to face for prospective and existing clients 
  • Building and maintaining strong working relationships with all clients through regular contact in person and online
  • Taking the lead on running all scheduled client relationship management meetings 
  • Providing advice to clients on a variety of ER matters 
  • Supporting and delivering on project work 
  • Undertaking general HR administration duties 

Essential experience required includes:

  • Previous HR experience working at a similar level 
  • Knowledge and understanding of current UK employment law/HR practices and provisions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and high level of organisation skills
  • A good team player as well as being able to work effectively autonomously
  • Part/full CIPD qualification or working towards 

This is a great opportunity to join a small but growing business where you’ll play a key role in delivering a high quality service to our clients. 

Organisational Development Manager

Kingswood Group are pleased to be supporting a large international business, with the recruiting of an Organisational Development Manager on a 12 month fixed term contract basis. 

The role can be based in a variety of locations such as Bristol, Manchester, Sheffield, Edinburgh or Glasgow. 

Reporting to the Head of OD, this role will support on a broad range of people issues such as Culture, Values and Behaviours; Colleague Engagement; Performance Management and Succession Planning, working closely with the wider HR team to deliver change throughout the business.

Responsibilities to include:

  • Work with leadership and the wider firm to align cultures, values and behaviours 
  • Embed values and behaviours through communication, initiatives and relevant changes to processes
  • Work on the design and delivery of actions that address engagement survey results.
     Support the design and delivery of pulse surveys throughout the year
  • Design and test the Performance Management Review Module, update relevant collateral and ensure successful launch
  • Review current process and propose improvements for future cycles
     Review the current succession planning processes and identify opportunities for standardisation and improvement 
  • Ad-hoc project work, providing advice on the management of change and organisational development  


Experience required:

  • Experience of effective Organisational Development consultancy/partnering (either internal or external) including topics like engagement, talent management, performance management and culture
  • Evidence of strong knowledge and understanding of organisational development approaches, interventions and implementing best fit solutions
  • Proven project management and organisational skills 
  • Strong collaboration and stakeholder management skills 
  • Strong record of operational delivery and implementation of new initiatives and rolling out new ways of working

This is a fantastic opportunity for an OD professional to join and to be part of the continued growth of the organisational development capability within the business. 

The company offer hybrid working, a competitive salary and the opportunity to work as part of a highly regarded and collaborative HR team. 

HR Administration Team Leader

Kingswood Group are delighted to be working with an international business who are looking to appoint a HR Administration Team Leader, based in Bristol on a permanent basis. 

This role will be responsible for the Learning and Development Administration team and will ensure effective day-to-day delivery of the L&D professional and personal development programmes and curriculum. 

Key responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Daily supervision of the L&D Administration team 
  • Conducting regular catch ups and performance appraisals with the team
  • Ensuring all processes are documented and regularly reviewed 
  • Working collaboratively with L&D Advisors, L&D Managers and external training suppliers to ensure the delivery of regular tasks and programmes 
  • Providing additional HR Administration support during busy periods 
  • Supporting with projects as required 

Skills & Experience required:

  • Previous Team Lead/Supervisory experience
  • Experience of working in a busy HR /L&D Administration role, ideally within a professional services environment 
  • Strong communication and an adaptable and flexible approach to working in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong Microsoft Office Skills

This is a fantastic opportunity for a HR Team Leader to join a professional and growing business.  The company offer hybrid working, a competitive salary and the opportunity to work as part of a growing and collaborative HR team. 

Due to the nature of the role, some travel to the London office and other regional locations may be required occasionally. 

Reward Advisor

Kingswood Group are pleased to be supporting a large professional services business in Chelmsford, to recruit a Reward Advisor on a 6 month fixed term contract basis. 

This role would best suit someone with experience in compensation and benefits and who has been confidently operating at Advisory level. 

Duties to include; 

  • Work with the Reward and Benefits Manager to deliver support and analysis on the annual reward activity
  • Support the Reward & Benefits Assistant with queries in relation to global benefits
  • Assist with participation in global salary surveys, the annual benefit renewals, including the preparation of proposals, renewal communications, workflows, and benefit information documents
  • Support with the global salary review process, including salary benchmarking and modelling
  • Initial analysis of Reward and Benefit data to identify key insights and trends
  • Work closely with the HR Data & Systems team

Experience required; 

  • Previous experience working as a Reward Advisor, preferably within a partnership environment
  • Strong experience in employee benefits administration
  • Experience supporting in annual salary and bonus processes 
  • Strong Microsoft excel skills and ability to interpret data efficiently

The business can offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and hybrid working (2 days a week must be office based). 

Recruitment Administrator

Kingswood Group are pleased to be supporting our client, a large international business to appoint a Recruitment Administrator on a permanent basis. 

This role will be Bristol based with hybrid working.

Duties to include:

  • Act as the first point of contact for recruitment related queries 
  • Source candidates 
  • Manage and produce new joiner paperwork
  • Support with recruitment events and campaigns  
  • Arrange and coordinating interviews
  • Use the internal Recruitment system to record all recruitment activity and processes
  • Coordinate pre-employment screening checks
  • Create and send out new joiner documentation

Experience required:

  • Previous recruitment administration
  • Experience of using Applicant Tracking Systems 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to work well under pressure, managing multiple deadlines
  • Strong IT Skills 

The company are offering a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as hybrid working. This is a great opportunity to learn and develop within Internal Recruitment/Talent Acquisition. 

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