HR Manager

Ref LKB00632
Full Time

Bristol, UK

£50000 - £60000 per annum
HR Manager
£50000 - £60000 per annum
Ref LKB00632

Job description

Henlee Resourcing is working in partnership with this niche yet successful business with bases in North Bristol and Cambridge to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic HR Manager on a permanent basis. Reporting to the Group HR Director (based in Cambridge), you will work closely with 2 Divisional MD’s and their senior management teams and will also be responsible for the direct line management of 2 HR Advisors. Although the role is predominantly based on-site in North Bristol, 1 day per week from home is offered, you will however be required to travel to Cambridge for 2 days per month.

You will partner with the business to ensure that a broad range of HR activities are managed effectively and to a high level of professionalism, providing first-line advice, coaching and general HR support across the division. This includes advising stakeholders on HR best practice and fostering a high-performance culture that attracts and retains talented and motivated individuals, supporting and developing them to deliver the best possible business results.

Key Responsibilities

Act as a true partner to the relevant business areas, providing advice, coaching and support to team leaders (and others) on all HR matters, policies and processes. Identify and address key personnel issues within the business, escalating to the Group HR Director and/or Divisional MD’s where appropriate.
Proactively advise managers on all ER issues, owning and driving the process whilst ensuring alignment with the wider HR team across the Group.
Oversee all performance issues, coaching team leaders on how to deal with such matters as per Company policy.
Work with (and mentor) more junior members of the HR team, to ensure that all employee queries are dealt with promptly and accurately. Also respond directly to more complex employee questions and concerns, generating solutions whilst seeking clarification (where required) from the Group HR Director.
Responsible for ensuring that HR best practice is followed and that HR-related Company activities comply with local employment legislation, whilst taking into account business and corporate requirements.
Deliver new joiner induction programme on a divisional level, providing a comfortable yet thorough onboarding process whilst also following up via probation review meetings.
Act as a point of contact for all employee payroll queries within the relevant division, liaising with the payroll team to ensure salary updates and pension contribution changes are processed correctly.
Monitor and address employee absence issues as per Company policy, escalating to the Group HR Director when required.
Partner with senior divisional management to strategically manage their resources, focusing on key retention activities and career development opportunities. Also ensure this approach is aligned with the Talent Acquisition team, who will drive the day-to-day aspects of the actual recruitment.
Work collaboratively with the current HR team and divisional Capability Leads to discuss career development and training needs, contributing to key training themes and ensuring the development requirements of individuals and business are met.
Deliver both regular and ad hoc reports to the Group HR Director and/or Divisional MD, regarding HR-related data and metrics.
Provide additional support to the Group HR Director when required, using HR information systems to access, input and compile data.
Undertake additional ad hoc projects as required, including playing a key role in the Company’s Diversity, Equality and Inclusion strategic agenda.
Whilst based predominantly in Bristol, this role will require 2 days travel to Cambridge per month.

Experience / Qualifications

Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in HR
CIPD or equivalent qualification desirable but not essential
Previous line management experience
Experience of post-acquisition integration highly desirable
Experience of resolving complex employee relations issues
Firm understanding of HR best practice and compliance
Experience of being part of a multi-site central support function
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the confidence to liaise with all levels of the organisation
Experience of dealing with senior individuals
Ability to build rapport with all levels of employees
Ability to multi-task, prioritise effectively and operate efficiently in a fast-moving environment

If you are looking for an exciting yet challenging role with a reputable organisation as it embarks on the next phase of its evolution and can clearly demonstrate the above capabilities, we are keen to hear from you.

Henlee Resourcing is a specialist full service human resources recruitment consultancy operating across the South West, M3, M4 and M5 corridors.

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