Connecticut, US

HR Manager (FTC)

Job Description

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced HR Manager to join us at Fragomen. The role will be based in our London office and is a 12 month fixed-term contract maternity cover.

Fragomen is the world’s leading single-focus provider of immigration guidance and support, backed by the best resources in the immigration services industry. The Firm has more than 50 offices and over 4,000 employees located in key commercial centres throughout the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific. Fragomen offers immigration support in more than 170 countries.

The Firm is structured to support all aspects of immigration, including strategic planning, compliance, government relations, reporting, and case management and processing. We represent a broad client base ranging from individuals and emerging businesses to many of the world’s leading multinational corporations.

The UK practice has 81 solicitors and focuses solely on immigration.  UK inbound immigration is the largest component but the practice also includes US, consular, government advisory, social security and compliance.

This role will join the dynamic EMEA Human Resources team and be responsible for HR for the UK – specifically for our London office – and work in close collaboration with the Sheffield HR Manager.  The ideal candidate will work very closely with colleagues and stakeholders across our UK practice with a focus on London to ensure consistency of policies, processes and best practice. This role is also part of the broader EMEA Human Resources team, which comprises 12 HR professionals based across the EMEA region. This role reports into the London based EMEA HR Director.


This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced HR professional as you will handle a varied workload, answering day to day queries from employees and managers, dealing with a diverse array of HR initiatives and getting involved with employee relations issues.

You will also be given the opportunity to work on a range of projects including EMEA HR objectives, and work alongside the broader EMEA and global HR teams on issues such as the annual compensation review process and benefits enrolments.

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Accountable for all aspects of HR activities for the London office by working closely with the Sheffield HR Manager to ensure consistency across the UK practice
  • EMEA HR Team alignment: active participant in the EMEA HR team to enable full understanding of all strategies, activities and initiatives and be accountable for delivery and articulation of these for the London practice
  • Training: promoting learning and development within the office; conducting and organizing training, maintaining bi-annual professional maintenance; identifying training needs and leveraging the global HR network to provide appropriate training sessions
  • Compensation and benefits: working with the EMEA HR Director, Sheffield HR Manager and Total Rewards Centre of Excellence to benchmark and ensure competitive practices
  • Accountable for the annual salary review process including close liaison with the Sheffield HR Manager, EMEA HR team and Total Rewards to ensure the activities align to the global corporate requirements
  • Recruitment: working closely with internal EMEA Recruitment Team to identify and hire the best available talent, and ensure close involvement in the recruitment processes.
  • Accountable for ad hoc tasks and projects when required under direction from the EMEA HR Director
  • Coaching and advising managers on day to day employee issues
  • Advising on probation reviews and performance management
  • Advising line managers in relation to Firm policies and procedures
  • Dealing with employee relations such as grievances and disciplinaries
  • Managing employee relationships, responding to any queries and managing expectations 
  • Handling HR matters reliably and in accordance with legal requirements


You will have extensive experience as an HR Generalist, ideally gained within a global legal or professional services environment – although other backgrounds may be considered.

You will also be an excellent communicator – both written and verbal - who is highly collaborative, with exceptional relationship management skills at all levels.

Also required:

  • Strong understanding of UK employment law
  • Able to work as part of the wider EMEA HR team, as well as autonomously
  • Employee relations experience essential
  • Excellent organisation skills and comfortable working in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good relationship building skills across all levels
  • Able to work independently but also as part of a team
  • Ideally part or fully CIPD qualified

Our London office has over 230 people working collaboratively and creating a dynamic, positive environment.

The office itself is based in the heart of the City, located within a short walk of numerous tube stations. As the UK starts to move out of lockdown and Fragomen moves out of a fully working from home model, a willingness to attend the office will be required. The firm is however transitioning towards a flexible working approach, that incorporates in-person attendance with remote working – our aim being to fully leverage our remote working technology and provide a balance for our people in the way that they work.

Whether in the office or working remotely, we are proud of our team spirit and we like to reflect this in the way that we work and everything we do. Our Employee Wellbeing scheme sees us offer great opportunities for everyone at Fragomen to get involved in a variety of activities and initiatives both inside and outside of the office. These range from nutrition talks and cooking courses, to running clubs and film nights.

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