HR Business Partner


  1. Riyadh
  2. Human Resources
  3. Permanent
  4. AS&H

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Job Description

The Role


As an HR Business Partner you will be part of a highly regarded and collaborative HR team. This is a generalist HR business partnering role and you will have responsibility for providing business focused and best practice HR support to a number of business areas. The role will provide HR support to the business groups.

In addition you will take the lead in implementing the learning and development strategy. working on the core program as well as leadership development, Graduate Development and other ad-hoc learning projects.

You will be a credible and commercial Business Partner and deliver strategic priorities, working collaboratively across the HR function to provide a seamless and first class HR Service.


Key Responsibilities



  • Responsibility for the management of local headcount plans including holding discussions with business area leaders to establish relevant staffing levels and subsequent monitoring/management of actual headcount to budgeted/required headcount;
  • Works with key stakeholders to develop the appropriate resourcing strategy to bring in the best talent across all groups and functions;
  • Source the best talent.
  • Works closely with Practice Area Leaders and Partners to define and address overall performance issues or gaps impacting the success of business performance and/or strategy;

Talent Development

  • Work with the global Academy to drive locally relevant learning and development initiatives.
  • Manage the delivery of the local Academy curriculum. scheduling and coordinating the courses; marketing the courses to increase attendance
  • Promote the use of the Academy portal and the available online content.
  • Develop local training initiatives.
  • Keep abreast of trends in the L&D industry and local market.
  • Supports the identification of future Leaders within their groups through talent mapping and succession planning;
  • Responsibility for the successful running of the appraisal and feedback process.
  • Creating a learning environment that supports a range of career options.
  • Assess, develop and deliver both the just in time and long term learning plans for your groups.
  • Co-ordinates all promotion rounds within their groups.
  • Provides development and coaching support (or facilitates coaching) to leaders support them in realising their teams potential.

Graduate Development

  • Lead the development of the trainees on the local training scheme.
  • Manage the trainee qualification process advising the business on the best qualification options for their needs.
  • Develop initiatives to continuously improve the performance and retention of local trainees.

Employee Relations

  • Advises on any employee relations' issues.
  • Ensures the communication and implementation of Employee Relations policies in business areas e.g. absence management, disciplinary and dispute resolution;
  • Undertakes face to face exit interviews with leavers and provides feedback and guidance to Partners and business leaders on our current employment proposition and practices.


  • Management of annual salary and bonus review processes.
  • Creates and manages the people agenda and annual plan ensuring it is aligned to the local and global strategic objectives.
  • Manages a relevant programme of communications to support the local and global people agenda.
  • Provides proactive and commercial advice on any relevant changes to team structures.
  • Works with the Practice Area Leader and business leaders on diversity goals and specific initiatives to increase the retention and promotion of underrepresented groups (e.g. women) into Partner roles.
  • Promote the biennial AS&H Clifford Chance Survey with local groups and analyse and engage employees on an action focused output plan.
  • Manage the annual legal market salary survey.


Your experience


  • You will be energetic, collaborative and delivery focused in your approach.
  • You will have significant relevant experience as a generalist HR Business Partner in a large and complex organisation (ideally legal or professional services) with a highly trained workforce and a reputation for HR service excellence.
  • You will have experience in learning and development and talent management through conception, design and overseeing delivery.
  • Experience working in MENA will be an advantage.
  • You will have experience of working both strategically and operationally within HR, ideally with a good understanding of a Partnership Culture.
  • You will have a proven track record of developing and implementing HR initiatives which have demonstrably contributed to achieving business objectives and enhanced overall business performance.


  • Strong intellectual and analytical skills with the flexibility to manage detail as well as think conceptually and creatively.
  • Strong communications skills.  An ability to form good relationships at all levels across an organisation.
  • Strong commercial awareness and a reputation for excellent client service.


  • Broad knowledge of modern HR practice.
  • Learning and Development expertise.


  • You will be educated to degree level or equivalent and have formal HR qualifications or equivalent experience e.g. CIPD, coaching.

Company Description

Who we are


We are one of the largest international law firms in the world. With over 30 offices across the globe, we strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, providing them with the highest-quality advice and legal insight, which combines the firm’s global standards with in-depth local expertise.

Our firm, work and people span jurisdictions, cultures, and languages. We offer our clients a truly international perspective. We believe every career should be rewarding and stimulating - full of opportunities to learn, thrive, and grow. That’s why we’re so proud of our inclusive, friendly, and team-based approach to work.

You’ll find our clients in commercial and industrial sectors, the financial investor community, governments, regulators, trade bodies, and not-for-profit organisations. But no matter who they are or why they’ve reached out to us, we provide a world-class service every step of the way. And that’s possible thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit and conscientious approach to work that you’ll find across all of our teams.

Whichever area of the business you join, you’ll become an integral part an innovative, diverse and ambitious team of people. Clifford Chance is a place where the brightest minds and the best of colleagues meet

Additional Information

Equal opportunities statement


At Clifford Chance, we understand that our true asset is our people. Inclusion is good for our team and their families, our firm and society.

We are committed to treating all employees and applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age.  This applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment.

We have a variety of flourishing employee networks. These networks are a place for colleagues to share experiences and advocate for change wherever they see an opportunity for improvement.

Our goal is to deliver an equality of opportunity, an equality of aspiration and an equality of experience to everyone who works in our firm. 

Find out more about our inclusive culture here



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