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Interim Senior HR Generalist/Junior HRBP   £40-45,000p.a. + Good benefits   |   Newport, Gwent, South Wales

Ref: FV24-1356
Location: Newport, Gwent, South Wales
Salary: £40-45,000p.a. + Good benefits
Type: Interim 12 Months minimum

Interim Senior HR Generalist/Junior HRBP

We are looking for a hands on proactive Senior HR Generalist/Junior HR Business Partner who is available fairly immediately.  Based in a successful and growing global manufacturing organisation with one of its sites near Newport, the role will be for a period of 12 month with a very strong likelihood that the role will become permanent.

With it being manufacturing the role is working predominately on site, so you must have your own transport and live within a reasonable commute of Newport, South Wales.

As Interim Senior HR Generalist you will have the opportunity to undertake a wide range of HR activities with a focus on providing operational support to a variety of key business stakeholders.  Key duties will be providing support on recruitment, employee relations issues, performance and absence management and contractual issues, such as holiday pay, maternity paternity, benefits and reward.   There are also a number of challenging and exciting adding value HR initiatives on the agenda and your input to these projects will be a part of this super opportunity.

Supporting approximately 150 personnel this role will be about building good relationships with key stakeholders and ensuring a full HR Service is provided to all.

Person Specification

  • This role would suit an experienced HR Advisor looking for the next step up who has experience of working in an industrial or certainly fast paced,  private sector environment.
  • The organisation is driven by metrics and you should have strong numeracy skills with the ability to analyse data with good attention to detail.
  • Solid HR experience is needed with a good understanding of the full recruitment lifecycle.
  • Strong employment law knowledge is required to able to answer day to day operational ER questions.
  • You will have good attention to detail be able to adhere to deadlines and have a superb approach to providing excellent customer service.

This role is based in a beautiful location in South Wales near Newport and offers a variety of interesting operational duties.

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 Fiona Vennbrook 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 Operations Manager   to £60,000+ benefits   |   Avonmouth, Bristol

Ref: TM24-1355
Location: Avonmouth, Bristol
Salary: to £60,000+ benefits
Type: Interim - 6 months

Interim HR Operations Manager – Hybrid

Summary of Role

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a leading Travel Retailer at a time of significant organisational growth and change as Interim HR Operations Manager.

This role would suit an experienced People Operations/HR Shared Services professional who can own and develop the department. As the HR Operations Manager, you will bring together and lead a small HR team, creating a culture of excellence across the entire end to end employee lifecycle. The role supports a global headcount of circa 250 employees.

This includes managing the leads for Onboarding, Workforce Planning, Payroll and HR Systems in addition to ensuring that all HR policies, processes, and process improvements are being designed, developed, and executed effectively and legally.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be accountable for the management of the employee lifecycle from onboarding to exit ensuring all employees receive a great experience.
  • Work alongside Finance and 3rd party payroll and benefits providers, oversee the monthly payroll processes and manage employee benefits and pension schemes.
  • Collate, analyse, and translate HR data and KPI’s to inform and influence the HR function and wider business on the progress of the HR strategy and the best course of future action.
  • Coordinate remuneration, compensation and annual bonus reviews and advise senior management on staff salaries using external benchmarks and market rate data.
  • Be accountable for reviewing, updating, and ensuring legal employment law compliance and effectiveness is met in all HR policies, processes, and activities in all geographies.
  • Give counsel and oversee complex employee relations issues such as grievance and disciplinary cases.
  • Monitor employee engagement and work with the wider HR team to improve and develop engagement across all areas of the business.
  • Participate in (and lead where appropriate) HR and cross-functional projects that grow people capability, develop the HR function, and add value to the business.
  • Current relevant HR projects on the roadmap include;
    • Employee Engagement
    • Performance and Talent Management
    • Employer Value Proposition (EVP)

Person Specification

  • Extensive and proven HR Management experience.
  • CIPD Level 5 or equivalent level of experience across the relevant specialisms.
  • Previous HR experience and knowledge of Reward/Compensation, Employee Relations, UK Employment law and HR policy/procedural best practice.
  • A high level of discretion and diplomacy being able to build strong relationships and trust.
  • Critical ability to organise own workload with high attention to detail, self-motivation and be able to interface with people at all levels.
  • Proactive in identifying and driving through the completion of HR projects, improvements, and activities.
  • Resilient and calm under pressure.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Able to analyse and interpret complex, disparate and multi stranded information, drawing conclusions and themes.

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 Co-ordinator   £27,000 - £30,000 p.a. + Benefits   |   Near Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Ref: FV24-1353
Location: Near Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Salary: £27,000 - £30,000 p.a. + Benefits
Type: Permanent

HR Co-ordinator

We are looking for a fast-paced, high potential HR Coordinator who has the desire and capacity to grow and develop into a bigger role as the company grows and develops.  The role is working on site every day a few miles outside Malmesbury, Wiltshire and not accessible by public transport, so you will need to have your own transport for this role.  Based in the middle of the countryside, the newly designed offices are amazing with an airy feel and a creative buzz. There is a new gym built on site for all to use.

It is working within a fast paced creative engineering design SME, with c. 120 employees and ambitious growth plans, so will give you plenty of exposure and development opportunities in all aspects of HR.

Reporting to the highly respected, supportive on-site Part-Time Recruitment & HR Manager, this is a broad HR generalist support role, covering all HR services.You will be responsible for all HR administration and provide support on recruitment, on-boarding, employee development and employee relations.

Key responsibilities:

  • Be the first point of contact for all HR related queries
  • Process weekly starters and leavers and administer HR-related documentation, maintain employee files.
  • Support and provide advice on absence management and maintain accurate absence information.
  • Work with the HR Manager on complex employee relations issues, taking notes and as your knowledge grows begin to offer advice and guidance to line managers on all aspects of ER.
  • Support recruitment, arrange interviews, co-ordinate new on-boarding and inductions.
  • Coordinate training and liaise with external providers.

Person Specification

  • This would potentially suit an HR or Business Studies Graduate (with HR Modules) who has good theoretical HR knowledge and some solid administration office experience.    It could also suit someone who has been in an operational management role with significant HR/ER exposure within a large, fast paced sector such as hospitality or retail who is looking for a ‘pure’ HR role.
  • Preferably CIPD qualified or working towards.
  • Computer literate and able to create reports and spreadsheets and work with HR systems
  • Excellent communication skills and good inner confidence. Credible and engaging at all levels.
  • A basic understanding of Employee Relations and current employment legislation.
  • Able to demonstrate having met demanding targets and deadlines
  • Be proactive and able to work using your own initiative.
  • Able to evidence going beyond your remit to make a difference.
  • Must have own transport and be happy to work on site every day.

This is a great opportunity to grow and develop as this role and the company grows and develops.

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 Fiona Vennbrook 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£65,000 - £75,000 + good benefits & hybrid   |   North Hampshire

Ref: TM24-1349
Location: North Hampshire
Salary: c£65,000 - £75,000 + good benefits & hybrid
Type: Permanent

HR Business Partner

A brand new and interesting opportunity has arisen for a proactive and robust HR Business Partner to join a rapidly growing leading edge tech services SME with c.250 employees, based in Basingstoke.  This is a French owned business so there is likely to be some (limited) travel.

As this is a newly created role with 2 direct reports, you will have plenty of opportunities to add tangible value and make a real difference exhorting the value of good HR practice.

We are looking for someone with a good depth of HR experience and a passion for making a difference. With an analytical mind-set you will have generalist background and experience in – employee relations, performance management, appraisals, development of leadership capability and project management.

Following a recent HR re-structure there is a focus to raise the profile of HR enabling it to be a more strategic function that truly adds value across the business. You will need to identify gaps and areas for improvement and to lead and champion the very best working experience for all our client’s employees.

In an environment that values both hard data and intuitive judgement, this is an exciting opportunity to initiate and build on some great foundations. Within this complex and growing business that will challenge and keep you on your toes, you will be working closely with colleagues to deliver impactful outcomes.

It is anticipated that the ideal person will be based 2 days in the office and 3 days remotely.

 Responsibilities:

  • Partner with and educate demanding stakeholders on all aspects of the value of good HR.
  • Challenge the status quo and prove how HR can help achieve the culture shift and transformation required to improve capability, communication and knowledge sharing.
  • Support on all aspects of Employee Relations.
  • Work closely with the Head of HR on the cultural integration of a newly acquired company into the ways of working, values and culture of the organisation.
  • Build management capability through coaching and challenging on people management and decision making.
  • Create solutions to people issues which enable stakeholders to better meet their commercial objectives.
  • Use data and metrics to identify potential weak spots and support decision-making that really increases employee engagement.
  • The company is going through a period or growth, there will be restructures and integrations of newly acquired and merged companies. Some experience in these areas is useful.

 Person Specification:

  • Degree and CIPD 2 8qualified.
  • Articulate with the credibility and presence to engage and influence at all levels.
  • Evidence of having added real value as an HR Business Partner within a fast paced private sector organisation preferably within services or tech environment.
  • Proactive with natural positive energy and a willingness to always go the extra mile.
  • In depth experience of developing and implementing performance initiatives.
  • Experience of having developed leadership capability and integrating newly acquired companies.
  • A passion for engagement and evidence of having improved the employee experience through the introduction of new and creative initiatives.
  • Resilient with strong emotional intelligence and a warm inner confidence with the natural ability to engage.
  • A lateral thinker who is creative and innovative, with the communication skills to gain buy in on new initiatives.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking for exposure to a wide range of HR initiatives and a great opportunity to add value in a fun, non-corporate environment. The role comes with good benefits, and a flexible approach towards where and how you work.

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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Exciting HR Advisor Opportunity   c£40,000 + bonus & benefits   |   North Bristol

Ref: TM24-1343
Location: North Bristol
Salary: c£40,000 + bonus & benefits
Type: Permanent

Exciting HR Advisor Opportunity

We are seeking an HR Advisor with a strong Project Management mind-set for our client with sites based in North Bristol and South Wales. As part of the HR shared service team you will embark on a dynamic journey to support the evolving needs of this expanding business. If you’re passionate about driving change and assisting business in achieving their objectives, read on.

Reporting to the HR Manager – Operations, this role’s focus involves providing generalist HR advisory support and delivering on various HR projects. The position requires a balanced allocation of time between your home and the clients sites = hybrid 2 & 3.

HR Advisor Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the senior leadership team on site in South Wales, offering comprehensive advice and guidance on all HR and employee relations matters.
  • Provide coaching and guidance on performance management, disciplinaries, absence, and grievances, empowering leaders to make informed people decisions.
  • Develop internal training materials in collaboration with Learning & Development to support line managers in handling ER issues.
  • Offer employment law guidance, ensuring compliance with statutory regulations and company precedents.
  • Lead HR projects (locally and internationally) remotely, collaborating with stakeholders.
  • Develop and deliver training for people managers on HR policies, processes etc.
  • Update or create HR policies and processes to reflect legislative change.

Person Specifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and ideally CIPD Level 5 qualification.
  • Proven experience delivering HR projects to high standards.
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills, with the ability to influence.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and adaptability to meet stakeholder needs.
  • Track record of developing and delivering HR training.
  • Dynamic, self-motivated, and flexible approach to driving the people strategy forward.
  • Proactive mind-set with a focus on delivering positive change.
  • Willingness to travel as required, including possessing a valid driver’s license.

Experience in engineering, construction or similar industries would be an advantage.

This is a brilliant opportunity to lead on everything within HR at this site whilst gaining wider exposure to Group projects and initiatives. If you are ready to take on this challenging yet rewarding role and contribute to our client’s success, then get in touch.

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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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

Latest Vacancies

Interim Senior HR Generalist/Junior HRBP

£40-45,000p.a. + Good benefits| Newport, Gwent, South Wales

Interim HR Operations Manager

to £60,000+ benefits| Avonmouth, Bristol

HR Co-ordinator

£27,000 - £30,000 p.a. + Benefits| Near Malmesbury, Wiltshire

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0117 957 4100