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11 months ago
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Chelmsford
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Kennedys Law LLP
Category: HR Advisor Jobs

Brief Description of Role:

To work within HR and contribute to the effectiveness of the team by supporting the management of UK and global benefits and to act as the primary contact for benefit providers, employees and partners.

1 Support a global review and implementation of benefits
2 Acting as the main point of contact with employees and partners in relation to the operation of the UK and global insurance schemes
3 Lead on the regular review of the firms global benefits and processes, to ensure a competitive offer which reflects the firms strategy
4 Coordination and management of all annual benefit renewals
5 Administer all benefit related invoicing, including the reconciliation of membership listings and the associated re-charge process
6 Maintain an awareness of up to date market information on current and future reward and benefit developments including those arising as a result of legislative changes
7 Assist in the annual budgeting process for the HR department specifically in relation to benefits
8 Develop professional relationships with benefit and pension advisors
9 Produce and analyse management information when required and as a result make recommendations to the HR Manager - Operations
10 Create and assist with innovative and forward thinking projects as agreed with the HR Manager - Operations
11 Keep up to date with new legislation and legal requirements
12 Ensure service level agreements are maintained.


13 To operate the Firm's quality procedures as specified in the current edition of the Service Standards.
14 To be subject to varying degrees of supervision on a day-to-day basis liaising with the departmental managers and other Partners on a regular basis. To work on own initiative. All current lines of responsibility and supervision are contained in the departmental working instructions.
15 To undertake any other duties which from time-to-time may be allocated.
16 To operate safely in the workplace.
17 To create and maintain professional relationships with customers, clients and other members of staff.
18 To maintain confidentiality at all times and to act as a sounding board with the HR Manager - Operations.
19 To respond to customers/clients specific requests for information on services.
20 To undertake any specific training courses as identified with the HR Manager - Operations.


The Person - Knowledge, Skills and Experience


* Previous global benefits experience in a professional services environment or supplier
* End-to-end experience of benefits implementation, from planning, to communication and vendor management
* Ability to communicate at all levels with strong organisational skills
* Highly professional with strong client facing skills and an ability to forge strong and lasting internal relationships
* Committed, enthusiastic and innovative
* Proven influencing and negotiation skills, particularly with external suppliers
* Flexible and resilient with strong problem solving skills
* High level of IT literacy
* High level of numeracy
* Ability to work at speed and balance a wide range of activities at any one time
* Excellent attention to detail


* Knowledge of HRIS, ideally HRPro
* Law firm experience

This is a developing role and the job profile is not exhaustive and may vary in line with changes in the team's objectives and Firm policy.

Kennedys' Firm information:

Kennedys is an international law firm with expertise in litigation and dispute resolution, particularly in the insurance/reinsurance and liability industries. With over 1,700 people worldwide across 36 offices in the UK and Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and America, we have some of the most respected legal minds in their fields.

We act for insurers, reinsurers, Lloyd's Syndicates, public bodies and corporates. Our deep sector knowledge means that we understand the impact of proposed regulations and advise our clients on the implications this will have on their business. Every day we make a difference for our clients.

We provide answers, recommendations, strategy and tactics. We deliver these in plain English and it's what we call Legal advice in black and white.

What do we have to offer?

At Kennedys we offer a vibrant and supportive working environment built upon our core values; we are approachable, and responsive, we show respect for people, we are trustworthy and straightforward and we ensure that we deliver economic solutions for our clients.

Career Development:

We actively encourage all staff to develop in their chosen career by providing early responsibility, supervision and training.

Please see attached job description for further information.

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