HR & Office Manager - International Law Firm

Barratt Galvin

Dubai, UAE

Ref: OP936-170

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

We are searching for an experienced HR & Office Manager.  This vacancy represents the opportunity to steer your career within an ambitious international brand and have a hand in business strategy and growth.

As a key leader of the HR and L&D departments, the HR & Office Manager's duties are divided between management of the legal administration team, the operations function, and the office's HR practices.  This will include:

* Act as the senior leadership figure and line manager for the business service team and function, providing training, development and coaching;
* Work closely with senior management and partners in the Dubai and London offices to support, create, and deliver business strategy;
* Build and maintain relationships with suppliers, third parties, DIFC Courts and Legal Affairs Departments;
* Ensure all necessary filings with the DFSA and other government bodies;
* Collaborate with the Finance team to finalise client onboarding and in the production of reports;
* Manage bulk SRA renewals, chase overdue timesheets and AML;
* Ensure office compliance to document retention and destruction processes.

* Develop the annual operations budget;
* Review, renegotiate, and maintain third party contracts;
* Manage office supplies and office services support supplies;
* Operate as the sole contact for office premises' contacts and ensure the condition of the offices are maintained;
* Develop and support Health & Safety Policy, office process & procedure, and Social Governance policy compliance;
* Insure office insurances are in place;
* Engage with the Dubai Secretarial Team Leader and IT Business Partner to ensure the smooth running of the office.

* Manage the full employee lifecycle including recruitment, onboarding, training and development, salary reviews, staff movement and secondments, rostering, and offboarding;
* Maintain local practice specific employment contracts in line with firm policies;
* Lead the annual renewal of Medical Insurance and Life Assurance schemes;
* Lead on annual salary and benefit benchmarking;
* Engage and develop in motivation and retention.


Listed below are the minimum expectations for technical skills, experience and qualifications which individuals need to meet in order to perform their role:
* An HR or relevant degree, with extensive experience in DIFC/UAE Employment Law;
* Previous operations experience working in private practice within the MENA region;
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, fluent in English, and experienced with team leadership and partnering with executive management;
* Commercially focussed with the ability to develop and implement strategy, add value, and think laterally;
* Highest level of diplomacy, confidentiality, confidence, resilience, organised, and proactive.

About the Company

Barratt Galvin is an Australian based business providing recruitment solutions from a global perspective. Drawing on our networks throughout Australia, the Middle East and the UK we are able to utilise our extensive experience recruiting locally within each region as well as facilitating international moves when the need arises.

Our experience spans small boutiques right through to mid to top tier and global firms, as well as in-house legal departments and not for profit organisations. We recruit across a broad range of roles including:

Lawyer Paralegal Legal Secretary EA/PA HR Administration/Office Support

Please note, applicants are advised only to apply to Barratt Galvins job opportunities through the GulfTalent portal. All direct applications will be deleted.

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