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People Advisor   £30,000-£35,000 + Benefits   |   Bridgwater

Ref: LM22-1282
Location: Bridgwater
Salary: £30,000-£35,000 + Benefits
Type: Permanent

We are looking for a proactive experienced People Advisor to join our client in Somerset who have ambitious growth plans

Reporting into the People Manager you will support them and the Head of People with delivering the people strategy for a workforce of c240. This includes being responsible for reviewing the colleague handbook, ensuring processes are robust and employee engagement.

You’ll need to be someone who is good at establishing and developing strong working relationships at all levels from the senior team, to unions and colleagues. There will be plenty of opportunity to work on value adding HR initiatives and new projects.

You will be comfortable coaching managers and delivering HR related sessions with groups of managers around absence, disciplinaries, grievances etc.

This is a 24/7 operation so there may be an occasional need to go in late or early to support with something complex or to improve communications with those not working day shifts.

You’ll bring with you experience of HR IT systems and have a desire to utilise the HR system as much as possible to produce KPIs and stats that will impact on how HR is delivered.

Person Specification
• Ideally CIPD qualified or working towards with significant generalist HR experience in a fast moving, private sector industrial environment.
• Experience of working in HR in either a unionised manufacturing, logistics or production environment.
• Experience of working with unions would be preferred.
• Excellent knowledge of employment legislation in all areas, able to put knowledge into practice in protecting the company from liability.
• Need a good ideas person who is resilient, ‘can-do’ and who can make things happen.
• Needs to be friendly, approachable, and able to relate to all levels of this business.
• Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills.
• Exceptional Knowledge of HR IT System

There is lots of opportunity to add value and make a difference here.

Purple House works with clients and candidates from all HR disciplines across the whole of the UK. We are committed to resourcing, assessing and selecting the best talent available on behalf of our clients.

If you are interested in this role or would like to discuss it in more detail please forward your CV to Louise McMilan or call on 0117 957 4100. Please remember to quote the job reference number in all correspondence with Purple House Recruitment Ltd.

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Interim Reward Lead   c£100,000 +benefits   |   Hybrid - London/Home

Ref: TM22-1277
Location: Hybrid - London/Home
Salary: c£100,000 +benefits
Type: Interim

Our client is constantly evolving, innovating and adapting to an exciting and dynamic industry, so much so that they have now created a new opportunity for a Reward Lead to support their ambitious growth plans over the next 12 months. This is a hybrid role working from home with visits to the office in London.

Reporting to a newly appointed, commercially astute CPO, you’ll be joining an HR team that supports and enables a complex business of interdependent teams across multiple global entities. This role will be a mix of balancing the need to build fit-for-purpose reward systems, processes and core employee engagement experiences across the business, whilst also reacting and delivering to the immediate needs of a fast paced and demanding SME environment.

In this role you will develop annual data-led assessments of current remuneration packages comparing them with the external market; propose and implement innovative changes to principles, models and reward frameworks.

Key projects include:
• Reviewing the split of fixed and variable remuneration elements.
• Making changes to bonus structure and modelling.
• Designing and implementing a new creative way of the traditional annual timings of rewards.
• Managing and developing remote global remuneration and benefits – manage local legal requirements/agreements also global Policy/Guidelines.

Person Specification:
• Significant experience of designing and implementing innovative, adding value reward practices and policies within a global, fast paced SME environment.
• You must be very bright, of high intellect and credible in order to effectively influence a creative, technical workforce who are passionate about what they do.
• Commercially astute: able to evidence having added value through the introduction of new reward initiatives which not only attract scarce, highly skilled technical talent, but also which retains that top talent.
• Looking to join a forward thinking leading edge growing company where everyone has a role to place in making it a great place to work.
• To be successful in this role, along with your in-depth experiences in Reward, you are someone who has great ideas and can make them happen.
• You’ll have that ability to work alongside multiple international stakeholders in a collaborative and influential way, using data pragmatism and curiosity to gain buy in to new initiatives.

This is truly an exciting opportunity to join a growing, ambitious business and to be able to make a significant difference.

Purple House works with clients and candidates from all HR disciplines across the whole of the UK. We are committed to resourcing, assessing and selecting the best talent available on behalf of our clients.

If you are interested in this role or would like to discuss it in more detail please forward your CV to Tom Mornement or call on 0117 957 4100. Please remember to quote the job reference number in all correspondence with Purple House Recruitment Ltd.

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HR Business Partner/HR Manager   c£55,000 + Benefits   |   Cheltenham

Ref: LM22-1821
Location: Cheltenham
Salary: c£55,000 + Benefits
Type: Permanent

Our client has a fantastic opportunity for a HR Business Partner/HRM who can help guide organisation and cultural change within this global matrixed organisation.

Reporting to a dynamic, forward-thinking Head of HR, this role will be supporting and partnering with the Engineering leadership team to define and implement people solutions and processes to effectively utilise resources and improve organisational capabilities. You will coach and upskill leaders helping them to build employee engagement and rapidly resolve employee concerns. You will support the functional Managers develop and grow their employees capability and where necessary manage performance, absence and conduct concerns. Working in partnership with the leadership team, this role is to ensure that their talented engineering function works most effectively to deliver the best possible service to their customers.

Roles and Responsibilities
• A first point of contact for employees & managers to provide leadership, coaching and support for individual employee needs & operational HR.
• Support the planning, management and delivery of people related projects to instigate and deliver business change.
• Support People Leaders to deliver against their engagement plans and continue to drive increased culture survey participation rates across the Engineering team.
• Support the development and delivery of the resourcing strategy for the Engineering organisation, utilising a range of tools and resources
• Manage and resolve employee relations issues, ensuring cases are dealt with in a timely manner and in line with Company Policy and relevant employment law.
• Building on the strong foundations within the HR team by embedding added value solutions across the business and all aspects of the employee lifecycle from recruitment to exit.
• Actively support the broader HR team on HR projects.
• Using data to drive decision making and following lean principles, analyse people trends and analytics to enhance solutions, processes and policies that address current problems and avoid future ones
• Undertake HR administration activities for client group, support People Leaders in maintaining the HR System Workday.
• Create / deliver training and partner with our learning and development Centre of Excellence to define learning needs for the population you support

Person Specification
• In depth HR Generalist experience ideally gained within a professional engineering, manufacturing or technical organisation.
• Experience of comfortably working in fast paced, demanding roles working to tight deadlines.
• Ability to manage multiple projects in tandem.
• Proven great communication skills, engaging with all levels of an organisation.
• This role requires significant experience in Human Resources & Employee Human Resource Management.
• Knowledge level is comparable to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college with CIPD Level 7 qualification preferable.
• Proactive and happy using own initiative.
• Union Relations experience would be advantages
• Experience of using and analysing data to create proposals and drive decisions would be desirable.
• Able to evidence having added value through the introduction of innovative HR initiatives.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a world leading manufacturing business.

Purple House works with clients and candidates from all HR disciplines across the whole of the UK. We are committed to resourcing, assessing and selecting the best talent available on behalf of our clients.

If you are interested in this role or would like to discuss it in more detail please forward your CV to Louise McMilan or call on 0117 957 4100. Please remember to quote the job reference number in all correspondence with Purple House Recruitment Ltd.

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Interim HR Manager   £50,000-£55,000 + benefits   |   Cheltenham

Ref: LM22-1280
Location: Cheltenham
Salary: £50,000-£55,000 + benefits
Type: Interim

We are seeking a competent and commercially astute HR Manager to join our client for a minimum period of 12 months to cover a maternity leave within this world leading manufacturing business. With the size of the organisation, there’s a possibility that this role would ‘go permanent’ for someone who can make a difference. Taking responsibility for a unionised client group within supply chain this role will provide support and guidance to group Leaders, managers and employees through occasional adding value HR projects and supporting on daily operational employee matters. You will have the inner confidence to influence well and gain buy in to effectively coach managers to become better leaders and to guide on operational HR matters and the more challenging HR initiatives

Roles and Responsibilities Include
• A first point of contact for employees & managers on all HR matters, able to provide leadership, coaching and support for individual manager employee needs & HR processes.
• Use prior HR experience and acquired HR expertise to execute functional policy/strategy.
• A job at this level is likely to be an individual with proven interpersonal skills and provide informal guidance to new team members. Explain complex information to others in straightforward situations.
• Impact projects, processes and procedures in all aspects of HR. The role operates with some autonomy, but is focused on execution of activities/provision of advice and some project work as an enabler within a highly matrixed environment. All activities require professional judgment, but may sometimes require more senior levels of guidance.
• Utilize technical expertise and judgement to solve problems. Leverage technical skills and analytic thinking required to solve problems.

Person Specification
• In depth experience in operational HR, employee relations, working with unions and adding value HR projects.
• Ideally degree and CIPD qualified, but will look at candidates with in depth HR experience in an industrial/logistics unionised environment.
• Commercially astute with an innate understanding of business operations and key drivers within logistics, manufacturing or engineering sectors.
• Good inner confidence with the ability to influence effectively in a male dominated environment.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to analyse and resolve problems.
• Established project management skills with evidence of having adding value through the implementation of innovative HR initiatives.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a world class company

 

Purple House works with clients and candidates from all HR disciplines across the whole of the UK. We are committed to resourcing, assessing and selecting the best talent available on behalf of our clients.

If you are interested in this role or would like to discuss it in more detail please forward your CV to Louise McMilan or call on 0117 957 4100. Please remember to quote the job reference number in all correspondence with Purple House Recruitment Ltd.

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Deputy Head of Reward & Policy   c£50,000 + good benefits   |   Bristol

Ref: TM22-1279
Location: Bristol
Salary: c£50,000 + good benefits
Type: Permanent

Deputy Head of Reward & Policy

A prestigious client has a requirement for a polished, credible Reward professional to support the Head of Reward & Policy with the planning, design, development and implementation of their Reward strategy and the development of HR policies procedures and guidance including, Reward policies, to achieve the aims of the people strategy.

This role will form part of a large, busy HR department operating in a complex unionised environment and will be responsible for the delivery of a high quality HR service to an intellectually rigorous client group.

We are seeking someone with the credibility and gravitas to operate in a demanding organisation which requires exceptional communication and influencing skills allied with a keen sense of diplomacy.

The job requires the ability to effectively communicate and work with a wide range of managers, staff and trades unions on a variety of Reward and Policy initiatives. The desired outcome of the communication is often to persuade others to adopt a different perspective and requires an understanding of the barriers to change in order that they can be managed.

Successful candidates will hold a good degree and ideally a CIPD qualification and will have progressive experience in reward/HR preferably from a professional services or public sector environment. All candidates will have highly developed verbal and written communication skills.

This role will offer lots of opportunity for career development in a professional setting and comes with excellent benefits. This role is working flexibly with 2-3 days in the office and 2-3 days at home.

Purple House works with clients and candidates from all HR disciplines across the whole of the UK. We are committed to resourcing, assessing and selecting the best talent available on behalf of our clients.

If you are interested in this role or would like to discuss it in more detail please forward your CV to Tom Mornement or call on 0117 957 4100. Please remember to quote the job reference number in all correspondence with Purple House Recruitment Ltd.

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HR Business Partner   c£60,000 + benefits   |   Taunton

Ref: TM22-1278
Location: Taunton
Salary: c£60,000 + benefits
Type: Permanent

HR Business Partner

We are currently seeking a proactive HR Business Partner to join an established and profitable, growing organisation based across the UK with its head office in Somerset. This organisation has a strong reputation in its field and is regarded as a leading light by the industry.

Reporting directly to the HR Director there is a huge appetite for change and there will be a lot of opportunity to add real value. The development of leadership capability and an engaged workforce will be at the heart of this growth working closely with business leaders to ensure that the people agenda is truly aligned with the organisational goals whilst ensuring that people enjoy what they do and feel valued.

The HRBP will support the central functions of this business and might involve some travel to the various locations across the UK with occasional nights away. In addition there will be the opportunity to work in some significant change projects which support a newly created operating model aiming to increase productivity and profits for this already successful company. This role is to support that change, a key focus of this role will be to engage hearts and minds so that all employees are truly informed and motivated.

To achieve such ambitious goals, the people agenda is focused on three things: Organisation-wide change; personal growth; and the development of a workplace that inspires people to be the best version of themselves.

Person Specification:

  • Full or part CIPD qualified or working towards with experience of providing a comprehensive HR business partnering service within a fast paced private sector, commercial environment preferably with a FTSE 250 business.
  • We are looking for a proactive HR Business Partner who wants to make a difference, who identifies areas for improvement and delivers effective solutions.
  • You will have in depth employment law knowledge with evidence of having worked on and resolved complex ER cases.
  • We are looking for candidates with excellent influencing skills, who can evidence driving forward positive cultural and behavioural change with an established workforce.
  • You will have driven forward adding value change initiatives, from restructures to changes in working practices.
  • A facilitator and coach, with the gravitas and credibility to influence at a senior level and the warmth to bring people with you into new ways of working.
  • Strategic as well as operational and happy to roll up your sleeves and get on with the more business as usual parts of the role coupled with commercial acumen, understanding what adds value to the business.

For a proactive and fast paced HR Business Partner with presence and credibility, this role offers the opportunity to work in a successful environment and the autonomy to make a real difference. This role offers a great basic, a good car allowance and excellent bonus.

Purple House works with clients and candidates from all HR disciplines across the whole of the UK. We are committed to resourcing, assessing and selecting the best talent available on behalf of our clients.

If you are interested in this role or would like to discuss it in more detail please forward your CV to Tom Mornement or call on 0117 957 4100. Please remember to quote the job reference number in all correspondence with Purple House Recruitment Ltd.

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HR COORDINATOR   £28,000 - £32,000 + excellent benefits   |   St Neot's, Cambridgeshire

Ref: TM22-1275
Location: St Neot's, Cambridgeshire
Salary: £28,000 - £32,000 + excellent benefits
Type: Permanent

HR COORDINATOR

We are looking for a fast-paced, high potential HR Coordinator / HR Administrator who has the desire and capacity to grow and develop into a bigger role. You will be working within a fast paced manufacturing/scientific environment which will give you plenty of exposure and development opportunities.

Reporting to the highly respected, pragmatic and supportive on-site HR Business Partner and working in a closely knit team, this is a broad HR generalist support role, covering all HR services with a focus on employee relations, recruitment and other generalist HR duties.

Key responsibilities;

  • Develop effective relationships across the whole business.
  • Manage and support on HR projects and initiatives across and within the business unit.
  • To actively be involved all areas of HR operations including but not limited to co-ordinating new starter / leaver administration, obtaining recruitment approval, liaising with agencies, arranging interviews.
  • To be responsible for the maintenance of HRIS ensuring information is accurate and up to date
  • Carry out new starter on boarding, and liaising with H&S Officer
  • Accurate and timely production of monthly payroll amendments, letters to employees, reports, offer letters, contracts, producing new starter paperwork, monthly company car reports, annual leave status reports
  • To support the HR Team with all related HR operational administration
  • Maintaining the time and attendance system
  • Employee relations – support disciplinary and grievance processes and advice line managers on day-to-day issues by supporting the HR Business Partner and International HR Director.
  • Special projects within HR including organisational design.

We are looking for someone who can evidence or demonstrate the following:

  • Experience of working at a similar level within a fast paced HR environment.
  • Ideally, the successful candidates will be fully or part CIPD qualified
  • Will ideally have experience of working in a fast paced, commercial set up.
  • You must also have excellent organisational skills and initiative, with the ability to manage the day-to-day HR processes effectively with minimal input from above.
  • Good knowledge of employment legislation in all areas, able to put knowledge into practice in protecting the company from liability.
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills.

In the role you will work as part of a small HR team and are required to establish effective working relationships with colleagues across all sites in the UK, Europe and APAC.
Please Note – we are looking for someone who can start fairly quickly. This role offers plenty of opportunity to add value in fun friendly HR team and a company that values HR and its people.

Purple House works with clients and candidates from all HR disciplines across the whole of the UK. We are committed to resourcing, assessing and selecting the best talent available on behalf of our clients.

If you are interested in this role or would like to discuss it in more detail please forward your CV to Louise McMilan or call on 0117 957 4100. Please remember to quote the job reference number in all correspondence with Purple House Recruitment Ltd.

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HR Advisor   £30,000 - £35,000 + benefits   |   Avonmouth, Bristol

Ref: TM22-1272
Location: Avonmouth, Bristol
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 + benefits
Type: Permanent

HR ADVISOR

We are looking for a fast-paced, high potential HR Coordinator / HR Advisor who has the desire and capacity to grow and develop into a bigger role. You will be working within a fast paced manufacturing environment which will give you plenty of exposure and development opportunities, especially in employee relations.
Reporting to the highly respected, pragmatic and supportive on-site HR Director and working in a closely knit team, this is a broad HR generalist support role, covering all HR services with a focus on employee relations.

  • Working on site at Avonmouth, support the delivery the HR strategy consistently throughout the company.
  • Develop effective relationships across the whole business.
  • Drive talent management, with emphasis on improving leadership capability.
  • Manage recruitment of all production based staff to meet seasonal demands. In addition to be responsible for co-ordinating and managing through to conclusion, all other non-factory based recruitment.
  • Support the management team to drive positive change in a part-unionised environment.
  • Guide managers through employee relations cases, intervening and steering in the appropriate direction taking account of internal policies, employment law, best practice and precedent.
  • Manage and support on HR projects and initiatives across and within the business unit.
  • Develop and implement Individual Development Plans and Performance Improvement Plans where appropriate.

We are searching for someone who can evidence or demonstrate the following:

  • Experience of working at a similar level within a fast paced HR environment.
  • Will ideally have experience of working in either a unionised or a manufacturing/production environment, but certainly in fast paced, private sector.
  • Ideally, the successful candidates will be fully or part CIPD qualified
  • You must also have excellent organisational skills and initiative, with the ability to manage the day -to-day HR processes effectively with minimal input from the HRD.
  • Excellent knowledge of employment legislation in all areas, able to put knowledge into practice in protecting the company from liability.
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills.

Please Note – we are looking for someone who can start fairly quickly. This role offers plenty of opportunity to add value in fun friendly HR team and a company that values HR and its people.

Purple House works with clients and candidates from all HR disciplines across the whole of the UK. We are committed to resourcing, assessing and selecting the best talent available on behalf of our clients.

If you are interested in this role or would like to discuss it in more detail please forward your CV to Tom Mornement or call on 0117 957 4100. Please remember to quote the job reference number in all correspondence with Purple House Recruitment Ltd.

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Recruitment Advisor   £25,000 + benefits   |   Avonmouth, Bristol

Ref: LM22-1274
Location: Avonmouth, Bristol
Salary: £25,000 + benefits
Type: Permanent

One of our clients, based in Avonmouth has a brand new role for a Recruitment Advisor.

This is an exciting entry point opportunity which is vital in supporting the HR team with on-going recruitment, on-boarding and engagement.

You will be at the forefront of owning the recruitment process, supporting the candidate experience through the delivery of professional and personal candidate management. You will also be managing the on boarding process to ensure the best candidates are engaged and influenced ready to join the organisation.

Person Specification

  • A graduate, with a good degree preferably in Business Studies, HR or Marketing.
  • You must also have excellent organisational skills and initiative, with the ability to manage the day-to-day recruitment processes effectively and with autonomy.
  • Well presented, articulate with engaging communication style – able to present in front of different audiences.
  • A positive ‘can do’ attitude with evidence of going the extra mile in everything you do.
  • Buckets of pace and energy, able to learn quickly and solutions oriented.
  • Experience of recruitment at any level in any sector would be advantageous as would a second language.

This is genuinely an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious, growing company in a busy team, there is every chance that this role could lead to a career in HR which the business would support.

Purple House works with clients and candidates from all HR disciplines across the whole of the UK. We are committed to resourcing, assessing and selecting the best talent available on behalf of our clients.

If you are interested in this role or would like to discuss it in more detail please forward your CV to Louise McMilan or call on 0117 957 4100. Please remember to quote the job reference number in all correspondence with Purple House Recruitment Ltd.

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Your candidate experience

You, the candidate, are just as important to us as our clients. We like to build long term relationships and to make you feel special and supported. Since 2002 we have placed over 2,000 candidates in the HR arena, some of them 3 or 4 times as they progress through their career.

Not only do we like to find you that ‘dream job’ but we also try to support you in that journey; to help you present yourself in the best possible way to not only secure an interview but to nail that interview and get an offer.

We do this by meeting you face to face wherever possible to ascertain your needs and requirements. We assess not only your skills to meet the technical challenges of the role, but also your match to the culture of the organisation and personalities of the immediate team.

If your CV is not quite right for a particular role, then you get all the support you need to ensure you’re given the best possible platform to secure an interview.

Success Stories

Tom really understood the brief, type of person and culture fit and as a result presented 5 extremely credible candidates to me for interview. I am pleased to say we offered to one who has now started and I’m sure will make a huge difference to us here at Twinings!

Thanks Tom I really couldn’t have done it without you.

Bridget Marshall

HD Director, Twinings

We have used Purple House exclusively for all of our HR Recruitment over 4 years. They have taken the time to get to know our business & they understand the importance of getting the right cultural fit. The quality of the no-nonsense consultancy advice that we receive has been outstanding, they are head and shoulders above the competition.”

Graham de Guise

Ex HR Director, TLT Solicitors

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