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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

Talent Acquisition Manager   To £50,000 p.a. + benefits   |   Bristol

Ref: FV19-1094
Location: Bristol
Salary: To £50,000 p.a. + benefits
Type: Permanent

Talent Acquisition Manager

This is a perfect opportunity for a driven and results orientated Talent Acquisition Manager to make a real impact on a successful and growing international Bristol based organisation.   This business has grown rapidly over the past couple of years and is only now maturing its infrastructure and corporate processes.   As such this role is in many ways a ‘blank sheet’ so would provide a creative candidate a rare opportunity to both devise, own and implement recruitment strategies to meet the demands of this fast paced growing business.   At the moment they have c. 400 staff and are looking to grow to 1,500 by 2023.   The role is an influential one and a great opportunity for someone who is an accomplished communicator and relationship builder to be creative, win buy in and implement their ideas.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Own the vacancy ‘lifecycle’ from requisition to appointment for permanent hires and drive and execute a direct sourcing strategy, create talent pipelines and reduce agency costs.
  • Create a compelling candidate journey and experience, contributing to improving the employer brand working closely with marketing.
  • This role will also own the talent assessment process so that along with other activities there is a focus on and measurement of quality of hire.
  • This will include reviewing and creating a fit for purpose recruitment PSL and developing great relationships with suppliers so that they appropriately represent the brand.
  • This role will also include educating and up-skilling managers to promote best practice around the hiring process, for example designing competency based interview training for managers.
  • The role will also encompass elements of the full talent management piece, working closely with HRD to develop effective succession planning models.
  • With the support of the HR Director, you will hold the definitive on what recruitment approaches are adapted to be ‘Country fit’ as the company expands across Europe and what approaches must be consistently delivered across every Country and brand
  • The role is a mix of strategic and operational work and will require a candidate willing to be hands on and bring structure and insight as the business matures.

Person Specification:

  • Degree educated and preferably Level A and B qualified with strong knowledge and experience of talent attraction strategies and assessment.
  • A track record of success as a Talent Acquisition Specialist or Recruitment Manager in a fast paced private sector SME organisation.
  • European recruitment experience would be ideal but not a pre-requisite.
  • Experience of creating and implementing strategic recruitment/resourcing solutions preferably in a small growing business or recruitment function start up.
  • Experience of driving a direct sourcing approach using a variety of channels to attract candidates and constantly monitor and improve the candidate experience.
  • A track record of owning & driving key metrics such time to hire/cost of hire.
  • Credible at all levels with excellent influencing skills & an enthusiastic, positive approach.
  • A great relationship builder, able to develop trusted relationships at all levels
  • An honest straightforward and genuine personality with a sense of fun!

This is a business which prides itself on its strong values of openness, drive and a long- term sustainable approach in all it does.  It invests in its employees and is able to offer excellent development opportunities.   If you can contribute to this great culture please get in touch outlining some of your key successes relevant to this role.

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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Talent Acquisition Manager

Business Manager – Accounts   £30-35,000 p.a. + benefits   |   West Bristol

Ref: FV19-1057
Location: West Bristol
Salary: £30-35,000 p.a. + benefits
Type: Permanent

Accounts and Operations Partner / Business Manager

If you have in depth accounts or book-keeping experience but looking for more variety, then this role could be the one for you.

Our client, a small family run successful wholesale business based in West Bristol with c. 10 employees, is looking to employ a full time Accounts and Operations Partner / Business Manager due to the growth of the organisation and changes to the current employee matrix.   This is a newly created role for a Business Manager to undertake a wide variety of responsibilities and comes with plenty of opportunity to add value and make a difference.

Due to the small size of the organisation, there will be a need to be very flexible and would suit someone who is happy to roll up their sleeves and get on with whatever needs to be done within a small office/warehouse/wholesale distribution environment.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Complete management of the SAGE line 50 site including: book keeping, accounts to trial balance, inventory, credit control and banking reconciliation.  This will be c. 40 to 50% of the role.
  • Sales Support and customer service.
  • A variety of interesting ad hoc projects.
  • Stock Management – this will be taught to someone happy to develop.
  • Ad hoc HR and Business support.
  • Hours are 10am to 6pm Monday to Thursday and 10am to 4.30pm on Friday.

Person specification

  • Significant experience of managing accounts and bookkeeping within a small organisation.
  • Experienced in the use of Sage Line 50 would be ideal, but will offer training to someone with good accounts experience in other accounts packages.
  • Ideally you will have a wide variety of experience and knowledge across a number of different office functions, including general office management, sales support and customer service.
  • Stock control experience would be desirable but can be learned, so someone looking to develop and learn would be most welcome.
  • Numerate, with attention to detail with the ability to analyse financial and stock information.
  • Commercially astute, able to spot anomalies and make recommendations for improvement.
  • The ability to understand and resolve queries that arise with your own ideas for improving processes and procedures.
  • As this is a family run business, the appointee will be working with people who are passionate about what they do.  Therefore, the person coming in will need to understand how to best work and achieve goals within this environment.
  • Confident and competent computer user – Good Understanding of Microsoft Office.
  • Proactive, analytical, assertive, adaptable and flexible would be words that describe you well.
  • Able to manage your own time, resources and workload effectively

Due to future business strategy changes, there will be plenty of opportunity to grow and develop to become a key stakeholder within the 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 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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Business Manager – Accounts

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)

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

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

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 Recruitment Specialist

We are looking for an IT specialist recruiter with a track record in sourcing and placing highly skilled IT Professional Contractors from IT Developers to IT Project Managers  into huge IT transformation projects.

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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Recruitment Manager

Latest Vacancies

Talent Acquisition Manager

To £50,000 p.a. + benefits| Bristol

Business Manager – Accounts

£30-35,000 p.a. + benefits| West Bristol

Interim HR Business Partner (12m)

c£38 - £42,000 + Good Benefits| North Devon

Contact us

For further information or to talk to us about your enquiry please contact us either by email Fiona Vennbrook or Tom Mornement or give us a call on

0117 957 4100