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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.

Current vacancies

Interim HR Business Partner   c£35,000   |   Burford

Ref: TM19-1092
Location: Burford
Salary: c£35,000
Type: Interim 6 - 9 months

Interim HR Business Partner (6-9m)

We are looking for an Interim HR Business Partner who can start as soon as possible to undertake a minimum 6 month contract to work with a charity to provide HR advice on a wide range of issues.
This role may well suit an HR Business Partner with excellent volume employee relations experience and strong employment law knowledge or possibly an Interim HR Consultant who’s looking to work as part of a team with a variety of clients. It is a very varied and diverse position which would appeal to someone who enjoys working on multiple projects and issues.

Principal Accountabilities:
• To develop and deliver comprehensive HR and ER solutions to meet the needs of different educational establishments, predominately on employee relations and employment law issues.
• Manage client projects from conception to evaluation covering all HR issues.
• To work with the HR Managers and Directors on more challenging projects and restructures.

Person Specification
• In depth employee relations experience and strong employment law knowledge in a high volume ER environment, preferably with Union experience.
• Experience of delivering complex HR services and projects.
• Preferably a full member of the CIPD and evidence of on going CPD.
• Possess the ability to communicate complex HR issues both verbally and in writing with people from other disciplines.
• Experience of multi-tasking and delivering on a number of HR projects at any given time.
• Able to deliver and build long term relationships with a wide variety of clients

This hugely varied role offers the scope to add value and make a difference to a great number of different educational organisations.
The client may consider someone who’s available 4 days a week. The salary would be pro-rata’d to reflect this.

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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Interim HR Business Partner

Interim HR Business Partner (12m)   c£38 - £42,000 + Good Benefits   |   North Devon

Ref: FV19-1091
Location: North Devon
Salary: c£38 - £42,000 + Good Benefits
Type: Interim - 12 months

Interim HR Business Partner (12 months)

We are looking for a hands on proactive Interim HR Generalist to cover a one year maternity leave contract, based in North Devon. The role will be partnering the senior management team in helping them achieve their organisational goals. Ideally you will be commercially astute, with a background in manufacturing and able to work without a lot of hand holding, with the ability and influencing skills to deputise for the HR Manager on occasion.

As a proactive HR Business Partner/Advisor you will provide strategic and operational support to senior Business Leaders to ensure that new HR initiatives are implemented and embedded correctly and that the current high standards in HR are maintained. Supporting approximately c500 staff across mainly 2 sites with some remote support needing to be given to further smaller sites.

The HR Business Partner/Advisor role will be about building substantial relationships with business leaders and driving forward key projects. As well as business as usual, operational and some HR administrative duties, the projects will be focused on OD; talent management, succession planning, engagement and some small restructures with the aim of adding value to the bottom line within an organisation which has experienced strong growth and profitability.

Person Specification

  • This role would suit an ambitious HR Business Partner/Advisor looking for career progression who is a CIPD qualified Graduate with strong business acumen.
  • The organisation is driven by metrics and you should have strong numeracy skills with the ability to analyse data and find areas for improvement.
  • Experience of working in a matrixed environment with an amount of process would be ideal.
  • You should also have significant coaching and influencing skills especially with Senior Sales and Business leaders in a fast paced private sector organisation.
  • Solid HR experience is needed with a good understanding of OD, talent management, succession and engagement as well as strong employment law knowledge.
  • Ideally you will have a progressive career history showing promotions.
  • Experience of partnering sales is ideal especially in a manufacturing or industrial environment in a corporate, matrixed organisation.
  • You should also be a strategic thinker with positive business partnering skills and able to support and mentor within the wider HR team

There is a great opportunity to add value for a proactive HR generalist wishing to take on some meaty challenges within a complex, successful organisation.

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 Business Partner (12m)

Group HR Manager   £60-65,000 p.a.   |  

Ref: FV19-1084
Location:
Salary: £60-65,000 p.a.
Type: Permanent

Group HR Manager – Talent Manager

A proactive Group HR Manager with a passion for Talent Development is needed for an established growing company based in Gloucester with c. 300 staff.   As the most senior person in HR and talent you will responsible for spearheading change and improvements in the HR and talent development arena.

With direct line management of two, the primary remit of the role is to create an adding value people strategy which best attracts, develops and retains top talent across the multiple business units and head office.

Working with diverse cultures and personalities within a number of different divisions, you will need to have a flexible approach to be credible and influence well with different businesses and types of people.  The role will include enhancing existing processes and systems and designing, developing and implementing innovative, adding value HR initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define what good people look like regarding behaviours, technical skill, knowledge and attitudes.
  • To create a strong and innovative employer Brand and EVP which attracts high calibre high potential candidates.
  • Develop and implement innovative and robust attraction, assessment, selection and on-boarding methodologies.
  • Support operational HR &manage/resolve the more complex employee relations issues.
  • Create and implement talent management processes, including: appraisals, performance management, succession planning and talent reviews.
  • Conduct Training Needs Analysis to identify gaps and create new development programmes
  • Lead and develop a 1-1 coaching culture.
  • Develop a proactive approach to employee engagement and internal communications
  • Evaluate Training and Recruitment initiatives.

Person Specification

  • Ideally degree and CIPD qualified (or equivalent)
  • Significant HR and Talent management experience gained in a fast paced private sector environment. (Within an SME would be ideal)
  • Proven track record of managing the full talent life-cycle from defining competencies and building competency frameworks, to creating a strong employer brand/EVP, to, building rigorous assessment methodologies, creating development & succession programs which engage and retain that talent.
  • A solid understanding of operational HR best practice and good employment law ER knowledge.
  • Technically proficient in digital marketing, recruitment systems, HR systems and new technologies which best develop a growing workforce and improve communication.
  • Able to evidence having improved leadership capabilities through the development of innovative training initiatives and coaching.
  • Good relationship building skills at all levels and within a variety of sectors/cultures. Able to engage all levels of people to embrace new ways of working.

We are looking for a proactive Group HR Manager and Talent Professional who can bring new ideas and innovative solutions to attract and develop people in this diverse growing company where people like working.  This role would offer plenty of opportunity and autonomy to add value and make a 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 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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Group HR Manager

HR Manager   c. £45,000p.a. + benefits   |   Somerset

Ref: TM19-1087
Location: Somerset
Salary: c. £45,000p.a. + benefits
Type: Permanent

HR Manager

We’re looking for a proactive HR Manager to provide an excellent generalist service to support our client’s ambitious growth plans.The role based in Somerset is to offer support, guidance & advice on Recruitment, Employee Relations and Development.

Reporting to the supportive HRD, this role would either suit a bright, commercially astute senior HR advisor looking for next step, or a junior BP with a good broad generalist background and with both recruitment and training experience.

Due to ambitious growth plans the person coming in will need excellent recruitment experience to improve employer branding and the candidate journey in order to recruit significant numbers and improve engagement.

It’s a 24/7 operation so there may be an occasional need to go in late or early to deal with something complex or to improve communications with those not working weekday shifts.

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 also workers.There will be plenty of opportunity to work on adding value HR initiatives and new projects.

Person Specification

  • Ideally CIPD qualified or working towards with significant generalist HR experience in a fast moving, private sector industrial environment.
  • Experience of supporting a company in growth would be an advantage,
  • Will ideally have experience of working in HR in either a unionised manufacturing, logistics or production environment.
  • Experience of working with unions would be preferred.
  • You must also have excellent organisational skills and initiative, with the ability to effectively manage the operational HR services with minimal input from the HR Director.
  • 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 and approachable and able to relate to all levels of this business.
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills.

There’s lots of opportunity to add value and make a 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 Manager

Internal Recruiter   c. £35,000 p.a. + benefits   |   Bristol

Ref: FV19-1088
Location: Bristol
Salary: c. £35,000 p.a. + benefits
Type: Permanent

Recruitment Partner/Internal Recruiter

Due to the growth of the organisation, our client based in Bristol is looking to recruit an Internal Recruitment Specialist to help bring new talent to the business. You would be joining a fast paced, fun, creative company at the leading edge of its field.

Reporting to the Head of Recruitment based in London with a dotted line to the HRM in Bristol, this role is very much stand-alone with the autonomy to support the Bristol business with c. 500 staff on all aspects of recruitment. You would be client facing working closely with the demanding hiring managers, advising them on the best recruitment strategy and supporting them with your knowledge of the market place.A high level of resilience will be necessary in order to challenge and push back and manage expectations utilising your strong influencing skills.

Key responsibilities:

  • The recruitment of key personnel in a very fast moving culture, so someone who works well under pressure and volume would thrive in this environment.
  • It is a challenging role in that the line managers have high expectations.
  • We need someone strong at direct sourcing but also able to influence the business to change ways of working to allow the in-house team time to source rather than default to external agencies.
  • You would be joining a vibrant and massively fast paced team and working in a demanding but ultimately satisfying role.

Person Specification:

  • We are looking for a breadth of experience recruiting across corporate Head Office roles and in addition a background in technical/IT recruitment is preferred.
  • Ideally you will have a mix of both agency and internal recruitment experience preferably within a creative environment.
  • Experienced with proactively developing talent pools using networks such as LinkedIn
  • A track record of delivering results through direct search, direct sourcing and traditional attraction methods.
  • Ability to influence at all levels in a demanding high intellect environment and build strong, effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders
  • A robust character with the ability to adapt to change, work at pace and see opportunities for improvement.
  • As well as devising improved ways of recruiting must also be able to roll up sleeves and get on with the day to day operational delivery of recruitment solutions.

This role offers huge scope for growth and potential for career progression in a rapidly growing organisation.

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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Internal Recruiter

HR Business Partner   45,000 - 50,000 + benefits   |   Bristol

Ref: TM19-1086
Location: Bristol
Salary: 45,000 - 50,000 + benefits
Type: Permanent

HR Business Partner

This is an excellent opportunity for a proactive and commercial HR Manager or HR Business Partner who’s looking to work with a values driven, leading edge and growing SME based in Bristol.
Supporting a diverse workforce covering multiple locations we are looking for an HR Manager or HR Business Partner with a mix of operational HR and value adding strategic HR projects experience.

This role will suit a fast paced, solutions oriented individual who can communicate effectively at all levels, both locally and internationally. Someone with experience of a retail, hospitality or pacey multisite environment would be ideal. Due to the planned growth of the organisation this role will have a strong recruitment as well as ER focus.

As the company is still growing, the HR Business Partner, as the most senior person in HR in the company, needs to not only put together a value adding people strategy and drive those projects forward. But also, to be happy rolling up their sleeves to get on with the operational day to day HR duties. Whilst at the same time be responsible for the local HR team.

Person Specification

  • Preferably degree educated and/or CIPD qualified or equivalent.
  • As the most senior person in HR, you would need to have significant experience in all aspects of HR including: employee relations, employment law, recruitment, coaching & L&D and reward.
  • Experience of managing, gaining engagement to and driving forward HR projects within a multi-site, fast paced environment. Retail or hospitality would be ideal.
  • Able to flex your approach to adapt to the needs of an evolving, growing and changing company.
  • Being proactive with excellent problem solving skills.
  • No airs and graces, willing to muck in and get on with whatever needs doing.
  • Ability to plan and organise workloads effectively.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed influencing and negotiating skills. Good judgement; confident, persuasive, approachable and dependable.
  • Commitment to continuing personal and professional development.

This role will suit a commercially astute, warm, engaging HR Manager or Business Partner who wants to make a difference within a small but ambitious organisation which has a fun, dynamic, fast paced environment.

 

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

Comp & Benefits HR Business Partner   to £45,000 + Good Benefits   |   South Somerset

Ref: TM19-1069
Location: South Somerset
Salary: to £45,000 + Good Benefits
Type: Permanent

Ambitious Comp & Benefits HR Business Partner Wanted
This fantastic new role will manage the Reward function for a fast growing multi-site business based in South Somerset. This role will work closely with the wider Group Reward and HR Teams and report to the Head of Reward UK. We’re looking for a Comp & Benefits Business Partner to develop, implement, design and evaluate innovative and engaging reward solutions.
As the company continues to grow and expand it is expected that this role will also continue to grow both operationally and strategically, locally and further afield.
Key Responsibilities;
  • Be the day to day reward expert, providing support and guidance to the business and HR colleagues.
  • Plan and deliver annual reward cycle activities
  • Work closely with the Head of Reward to design and deliver local reward initiatives and group reward objectives
  • Conduct external benchmarking and ensure their reward approach is relevant
  • Engage the business in Reward initiatives to make sure that Reward is involved, valued and understood by the business
  • Provide analysis and data to support decision making throughout the business
  • Guide the Company wellbeing provision, supporting the Benefits Administrator with scheme development and 3rd party relationship management
  • Oversea the management of the company car fleet with the Reward Specialist
There will also be opportunity to support and work on projects outside of reward to help deliver their HR People strategy and give you more variety and challenge.
As a Comp & Bens Business Partner You Are:
  • An experienced Comp & Benefits Business Partner (or similar) who is truly passionate about how the right reward structure can attract, engage and retain top talent
  • Experienced and passionate about reward and making decisions around it, possibly gained in a multi-site environment
  • A team player with excellent analytical, customer focused and communication skills
  • Good at influencing and managing change
  • Collaborative and tenacious
  • Practical, pragmatic and constantly looking to improve and learn from experience
  • Strong attention to detail and great analytical skills
Now is a great time to join this business as it looks to grow and develop its already enviable beginnings into a truly global operation. So, if this sounds like you and is the sort of opportunity that you’re looking for then do get in touch with us here at Purple House Recruitment, we look forward to hearing from you.

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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Comp & Benefits HR Business Partner

Recruitment Manager   £40,000 to £50,000 p.a.   |   Swindon, Wiltshire

Ref: FV19-1064
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire
Salary: £40,000 to £50,000 p.a.
Type: Permanent

IT Resourcing Manager
If you are an IT specialist recruiter and enjoy matching people with people then this could be the role for you. Our client has an exciting opportunity for a talented Resourcing manager to join them on a permanent basis.

The client is a leading high tech consultancy based in Wiltshire who pride themselves on delivering successful outcomes for their clients. You could describe this role as ‘hybrid’ where on the one hand you’ll be recruiting senior IT professionals into the business whilst on the other hand building a team of these highly skilled technical/IT consultants for assignments with your clients. In essence getting the right person in the right place at the right time!

You will be partnering internal and external stakeholders with responsibility of managing the sourcing and supply of senior IT contractors and project managers to c. 20-25 different contracts being managed by the company at any one time, therefore we are seeking someone with the credibility and gravitas to work effectively and influence at a senior level.

To be successful in this role you’ll need to have:
• In depth IT resourcing experience either internally or within an agency,
• An exceptional understanding of different IT roles.
• Resilience to deal with ambiguity and the flexibility to deviate from process.
• Effective communication skills both written and oral with an easy and engaging manner.
• Fast paced with the ability to juggle and prioritise challenging and sometimes conflicting priorities.
• Excellent organisational skills, proactive and have the ability to think on your feet, whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy
• Entrepreneurial instinct – delivery focused with high level of initiative and the ability to identify new opportunities and develop and improve the service offered.

This is a superb opportunity for someone looking to join a growing high tech business, with great values and a superb reputation for providing the best transformation programs in the technical arena.

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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