People & Organisational Development Administrator

Term: Permanent
Department: Human Resources
Location: Manchester
The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley, Beijing and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and FTSE 100 companies.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

We have more than 600 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, China, Paris, Germany, Italy, UK, and the US - Silicon Valley. In the UK, we have approximately 700 people working in the London, Manchester and Birmingham.

The firm is growing rapidly and its revenue for 2016/17 was £165 million. The UK accounts for approximately 70% of the headcount.

We were the fastest growing UK law firm last year with 2016/17 revenue of £165 million and were named Law Firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2017.


The Team

The team consists of a Senior People and Organisational Development Manager, a People and Organisational Development Manager, People and Organisational Development Advisor and People and Organisational Development Administrator; this person joining will be the fifth team member. POD forms part of the wider HR team, which incorporates recruitment and resourcing, talent management, compensation and benefits, performance management, employee relations, staff welfare, compliance and maintenance of personnel records.

  • Work in a team of 5 assisting with the planning and logistics of training needs and sessions being run
  • Manage requests for external training to ensure internal processes are followed
  • Booking external courses, paying invoices and coordinating diaries
  • General administrative support for the People and Organisational Development team and for the wider HR team as required
  • On occasions book internal rooms and set up internal training (eg materials, registers and delegate lists)
  • Monitor new joiners and on-line compliance courses
  • Prepare training materials e.g. PowerPoint
  • On occasions monitoring the POD in box
Key Skills & Experience
  • GCSE (or equivalent)  Maths and English Grade A*-C
  • 3 A-levels (or equivalent) Grade A* - C
  • Committed to developing a career in Human Resources
  • Experience in an office based environment or professional services environment is desirable not essential
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent proven project and time management skills
  • A positive disposition as well as being a strong team player.

Fieldfisher recruitment processes are handled by our in house recruitment team. If you are an agency enquiring about partnering with us on recruitment, please direct your correspondence solely to the recruitment team and please do not submit speculative applications under any circumstances.

Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.