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HR Manager

Job Title: HR Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
REF: CA - HR - Dec20_1608659575
Contact Name: Corinne Atherton
Contact Email:
Job Published: 4 months ago

Job Description

HR Manager - Full or Part Time

We are seeking an experienced HR Manager to join our growing recruitment business based in Central Reading. This is a standalone role, running an HR function serving our 11 offices and reporting to the Operations Director. You will need to be a confident and capable HR Generalist with excellent organisation, administration and communication skills. A sound understanding of employment law, experience of policy design and implementation and the ability to provide advice and guidance on HR practice to a diverse range of stakeholders is essential. This is a hands-on role with a strong operational element and requires a responsive individual who can work collaboratively and at pace with other business functions.

The role involves working alongside the Head of Talent Development to provide a full HR service to the business and includes but is not limited to:

  • All HR administration including contracts, employment and payroll changes
  • Employee relations - providing a full HR support service on performance, disciplinary and other employment issues
  • Overseeing and administering the Company appraisal system
  • Staff payroll
  • Absence management and reporting
  • HR Policy - ensuring HR policies are up to date, relevant and embedded
  • Benefit management, including holiday schemes, benefits portal, pensions, company cars
  • Training administration, records and bookings including apprenticeship management and working with apprenticeship providers
  • HR information system management
  • Managing the Company intranet
  • Other ad hoc requirements

We're looking for an experienced HR Generalist with a track record of providing an HR service in a fast-paced commercial environment. A sound knowledge and understanding of employment law and its application is essential. Knowledge or experience of the recruitment sector would be an advantage but is not a prerequisite. You will need to be:

  • Highly organised with excellent administration skills and attention to detail
  • A confident communicator, a credible voice on HR matters who can influence at a senior level whilst remaining approachable
  • Commercially aware
  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Focused, persistent, trustworthy and professional
  • Strong aptitude for systems and processes
  • Team player with the ability and confidence to work independently
  • Hands-on and prepared to go above and beyond

What we offer:

Benefits include contributory pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, retailer and gym discounts, Company trips and events, free on-site parking. The role is based in our office in Central Reading with some travel to other offices required. We are happy to consider full or part time applications for the role - part-time options would need to give across the week cover.

Key terms: HR, HR Manager, HR Generalist, Recruitment HR, HR Operations