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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.

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Recruitment Business Partner   £45-48,000 p.a. + good bonus   |   Bristol

Ref: FV18-1007
Location: Bristol
Salary: £45-48,000 p.a. + good bonus
Type: Permanent

RECRUITMENT PARTNER

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a pro-active Recruitment Business Partner to join this growing SME business based in Bristol in a change oriented environment.  This is a varied and challenging role recruiting at all levels and across different disciplines.We would expect applicants to have a wide and varied background in recruitment, direct sourcing and improving recruitment process, brand and EVP.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Workforce planning – to closely work with the senior leadership team to ensure that there are the right people in the right place at the right time.
  • To translate strategic people plans into deliverables to meet manpower requirements.
  • To manage and develop the full recruitment cycle to best meet the recruitment needs of the business
  • To work with marketing to strengthen the employer brand.
  • To build strong relationships with external suppliers in order to secure best value.
  • To manage the associate network ensuring that associate capabilities and availability is understood.
  • To put in place competency frameworks to ensure skills, talent and behavioural attributes are tracked.
  • To identify the current and future gaps in skills and numbers and make recommendations, including on the job training, external training, redeployment and recruitment.
  • To put in place a talent map for the organisation which supports flexibility, adaptability and risk (succession planning, primary and secondary roles, associates v employees)
  • To identify development needs and to agree and put in place ways of meeting those needs.
  • To manage projects and budgets to ensure stakeholder management is managed effectively.
  • To reduced costs and drive forward direct sourcing.
  • To build strong relationships with the local community and with schools and colleges.

Person Specification

  • Extensive in depth recruitment/resourcing experience ideally time spent working in public and private sector organisations.
  • Experience of talent mapping, building and maintaining skills and capability frameworks;
  • Experience in developing and coaching individuals and teams;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Able to research and use facts and figures to provide reasoned arguments which add value.
  • An effective communicator with the ability to influence and engage at all levels.
  • Able to evidence having reduced costs through driving forward direct sourcing initiatives through a variety of media platforms.
  • Solutions oriented and driven to deliver.
  • Excellent negotiation and presentation skills
  • Advanced Job Interviewing and assessment skills with demonstrable experience in recruiting senior vacancies
  • Have the ability to develop UK wide strong candidate resource pools and relationships
  • Ability to travel throughout the South West region

This is a great opportunity to be a key individual with the opportunity to add value within a 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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HR Consultant   £40-45,000   |   Gloucestershire

Ref: FV18-1009
Location: Gloucestershire
Salary: £40-45,000
Type: Permanent

HR Consultant

An established HR consultancy with an excellent reputation for delivering a high quality HR service across Gloucestershire is looking for a proactive Senior HR Consultant. The HR Consultant will work as part of a friendly supportive team confidently providing a wide range of clients with exceptional HR advice.

  • This is a fast paced, varied and interesting role which requires an experienced HR Generalist who has developed and implemented a variety of long term strategic HR initiatives and the vision to add future value to an organisation.
  • Strong employment law knowledge is also required along with in depth experience of complex employee relations resolution.
  • There will be a variety of different HR projects from restructures to TUPEs.
  • In addition there will be a requirement to deliver HR training as required by clients, so presentation and coaching skills must also be first rate.
  • The HR Consultant will be required to partner with clients to deliver HR support and guidance and development in terms of HR/people management capability.
  • This is a great position for an HR professional who excels in a fast-paced, demanding environment and has the resilience and tenacity to influence others through a course of action.
  • The role requires a fully or partly CIPD qualified professional with excellent Employment Law knowledge balanced with a pragmatic and commercially aware outlook.
  • You’ll need to be credible with the ability to influence at all levels with excellent customer facing skills.
  • There is an element of account management (but no direct sales) to ensure clients are met with on a regular basis and advised on the full range of HR services and training available.
  • The successful candidate will need to be able to identify and act upon opportunities to expand the range of services provided to clients.
  • A proactive approach.  We are looking for someone who is able to make things happen, resolve issues and see the client’s bigger picture
  • Solid experience as an HR generalist with excellent knowledge of best HR practice
  • Excellent people skills – a good communicator, influencer and relationship builder who can gain trust quickly.

This is a lovely opportunity to join a warm supportive niche consultancy where you can gain a huge breadth of experience working with a great variety of clients and industry sectors.

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   £40-45,000 p.a.   |   Slough, Berkshire

Ref: FV18-1010
Location: Slough, Berkshire
Salary: £40-45,000 p.a.
Type: Fixed Term Contract

Interim HR Business Partner

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

We are looking for a proactive HR Business Partner to 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 250 staff across mainly 2 sites with some remote support needing to be given to 2 further smaller sites. The main location is Slough with visits to the site on the South coast needed every couple of weeks.

The HR Business Partner role will be about building powerful relationships with business leaders and driving forward key projects.  As well as BAU 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 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 within one company.
  • 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’s 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 Talent Acquisition Specialist   £200-250.00 per day or £40-£50,000p.a. FTC   |   Bristol

Ref: FV18-1011
Location: Bristol
Salary: £200-250.00 per day or £40-£50,000p.a. FTC
Type: Fixed Term Contract

Interim Talent Acquisition Specialist

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for an Interim Talent Acquisition Specialist to join a visionary business looking to expand across Europe.  This role is to support the strategic and operational talent acquisition agenda to realise the ambitious growth plans of the organisation across Europe. The main remit of the role will be work closely with another interim Talent Acquisition Specialist to source and assess candidates for a wide variety of roles across the UK and Europe.   The ability and desire to input into improving the recruitment process would be ideal.

Based from Bristol we are looking for someone to start as soon as possible for an initial period of 2- 5 months, but this could easily be extended.

Key Responsibilities

  • Using a variety of candidate attraction methods and platforms, put together innovative candidate attraction strategies to engage high calibre candidates.
  • With the other part time Talent acquisition specialist, identify, develop, and sell a compelling EVP & employer brand to attract the ‘right’ candidates in different locations with the best cultural fit, capability and skills to suit that location.
  • Ensure that assessment, selection and on-boarding methodologies are robust and consistent.
  • Pre-screen candidates and advise and guide hiring managers in the recruitment process.
  • Review data and trends both internally and externally to ensure that the client is at the leading edge of best practice enabling and promoting growth.

Person Specification

  • Previous experience of developing and implementing robust recruitment, talent and engagement strategies.
  • Experience of recruiting in Northern Europe would be ideal but not a pre-requisite.
  • Able to evidence having created new strategies on digital marketing, recruitment and assessment, recruitment systems, candidate attraction, succession and talent management.
  • Proven capability to influence the senior management team to generate the internal support needed to deliver the talent agenda.
  • You may be working internally or perhaps within and agency environment.We are looking for experience of recruiting all levels of personnel in a high pressure 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.
  • Articulate and able to work proactively with energy and drive.
  • A robust character with the ability to adapt to change, work at pace and see opportunities for improvement.

If you are looking to move out of the agency environment or you’re a recruitment specialist looking to work in a fast growing company, then this role offers huge scope for adding value.

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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Head of HR   c. £75,000 p.a. + car and bonus   |   Bristol

Ref: FV18-1008
Location: Bristol
Salary: c. £75,000 p.a. + car and bonus
Type: permanent

Head of HR

This is a superb opportunity for a proactive, credible Head of HR to join an established organisation at a period of great change. Based in Bristol it will be supporting an employee base of under a 1,000 and line managing a strong HR team.

This is a true all-encompassing role, ultimately responsible for delivering both the operational and strategic elements of HR, L&D and equality and diversity. Reporting to an HR Director, you’ll be given the autonomy to use your initiative and adopt a flexible approach to get the right results.

There are also a multitude of projects on the horizon including supporting the growth of the organisation diversifying into new areas, driving forward a transformational cultural change and building capability both in the HR and Exec teams.

So we’re clearly looking for someone with current Head of HR responsibilities who is ideally professionally qualified. You’ll also need to have strong line management experience and experience of managing both HR & L&D teams.   A good understanding of working within a political or unionised environment would be useful.

Person Specification:

  • Degree and CIPD qualified, intellectually astute and credible at all levels.
  • Both Public and private sector HR management experience would be ideal within a straight talking, unionized, regulated environment.
  • In depth Employment Law knowledge able to evidence the resolution of complex cases.
  • Adaptable and flexible with strong common sense – not purely procedure driven
  • Evidence of effectively coaching line managers and pushing HR back out to the line.
  • Creative in being able to identify areas for improvement and then design effective HR solutions.
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills within a Unionized environment, in being able to diplomatically embed the new HR initiatives.
  • Down to earth and as well as being strategic is also an effective operational, hands on HR professional.
  • Superb people management skills able to develop and motivate a strong HR team.
  • Able to influence and lead at board level.
  • A driver of positive change with evidence of having transformed embedded cultures.

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 Acquistion Manager   £45-50,000 p.a. + good benefits   |   Bath, Somerset

Ref: FV18-1005
Location: Bath, Somerset
Salary: £45-50,000 p.a. + good 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 very successful and growing international creative Bath based organisation.   This business has grown through acquisition 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.   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, Graduate and apprentice hires for the UK.
  • Drive and execute a direct sourcing strategy 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 the L&D manager to develop effective succession planning models.
  • 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 an Talent Acquisition Specialist or Recruitment Manager, preferably in a fast paced creative private sector SME organisation.
  • Experience of creating and implementing strategic recruitment/resourcing solutions
  • 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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HR Services Consultant   £22-25,000p.a. + up to £10,000 p.a. bonus   |   Bath, Somerset

Ref: FV18-1006
Location: Bath, Somerset
Salary: £22-25,000p.a. + up to £10,000 p.a. bonus
Type: Permanent

HR Graduate with Sales/Customer Services Experience.

Are you a Graduate with an HR or Business Studies/Management degree which had elements of HR development programs?   If so and you have some sales or superb customer services experience, then you may be just who our Bath based client is looking for.  It may also suit and HR assistant or HR Administrator looking for the next step up.

Working for a growing HR Consultancy, you’ll be joining a buzzing Sales and Marketing Team, getting in touch with owners and managers at small businesses to discuss their HR requirements. This is largely a telephone-based role that will see you speaking with new inbound inquiries and following up with current conversations with potential new clients. There is no cold calling in this role.

You’ll be developing relationships with clients to sell HR Services and Solutions and bespoke HR software to small and medium sized employers.   Due to your knowledge of HR this will be about consulting with clients to understand how the services the company provides can solve a client’s HR issues and problems.   Therefore a solid understanding of HR is required along with a warm and engaging communication style to influence small businesses to use the HR Services offered, from ER solutions, GDPR, legally-compliant employment contracts, bespoke HR policies, as well as realise efficiencies in their day to day admin processes with their easy to use HR software.

Responsibilities:

  • Calling warm leads to discuss their HR requirements and establish whether your HR Consultancy is the best provider for their individual needs.
  • Meeting with clients at their premises or exhibitions
  • Input into how sales targets are reached, measured and reported on
  • Working with a CRM system and managing groups of prospects
  • Making in-roads with personnel at all levels, from team leaders through to CEOs and owners.

Person Specification:

  • A good understanding of HR practices and policies including some knowledge of employment law. This may be through theoretical knowledge from an HR or business studies degree or working as an Assistant/administrator in an HR Department.
  • Sales or customer service experience with some exposure to up-selling
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The confidence to speak to senior decision makers over the phone
  • A proactive approach and the desire to learn
  • A great telephone manner

This role is an opportunity to grow and develop in an purely HR focused community with the potential to develop into more HR generalist roles in the future.

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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Head of HR   £50,000-£55,000   |   Bridgwater, Somerset

Ref: TM18-1003
Location: Bridgwater, Somerset
Salary: £50,000-£55,000
Type: Permanent

HEAD OF HR
An excellent opportunity for a confident and experienced Head of HR to help establish HR in this recently created yet massively developing business with c350 staff based in the company’s head office, North Somerset.

Reporting directly to the GM and working closely with the senior management team the primary remit of this role is to develop and deliver an innovative, value adding people strategy. Your internal clients will be diverse and demanding so you’ll need great relationship building skills to build rapport quickly and to advise, challenge and influence on all aspects of HR. Externally, this is a unionised business so having great relationship skills will certainly help in dealings with the Unions.

The Head of HR will have the opportunity to lead on a number of initiatives and projects including:

• To develop an effective People Strategy to support the overall Company Strategy.
• Demonstrate commercial awareness and deliver sound HR advice on a range of issues to Senior Management and the Board.
• Oversee and ensure compliance with all HR processes and systems. This includes recruitment and vetting, contracts and offers, induction and on-boarding, employee relations and exits. Ensuring best practice and continuous improvement at all times in these areas.
• Work with all Directors and Heads of Department to ensure that HR provides a proactive rather than reactive support service to the business.
• Overseeing effective employee benefits administration processes including life assurance, ensuring providers are kept informed of changes & additions and completing any annual scheme renewal required. This includes Company pension scheme administration and auto-enrolment compliance.
• To promote development at all levels, with the result that all employees are truly motivated and feel valued.
• Promote a supportive team environment and provide clear direction and guidance to direct reports including setting objectives, providing constructive feedback, coaching, professional development and training
• Develop excellent working relationships with external contacts including external legal counsel, unions, recruitment agencies and the Company’s outsourced payroll bureau.

Person Specification

• FCIPD or MCIPD qualified
• Ability to work on own initiative and to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
• Experience of designing and delivering talent management processes
• Analytical, good attention to detail and able to demonstrate high levels of accuracy
• Team leadership – with an emphasis on translating strategic business initiatives into tactical HR activities
• Have the skills and credibility to effectively coach the directors and support, develop and identify future leaders.
• Commercially oriented with the ability to leverage data and logic in support of making a business case.
• Personable, skilled influencer, politically savvy, with the courage to challenge
• Collaborative with an enabling coaching style

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 Operations/Systems Manager   c£45,000 + Good benefits   |   Wiltshire

Ref: TM18-1002
Location: Wiltshire
Salary: c£45,000 + Good benefits
Type: Permanent / Flexible

HR Operations/Systems Manager

We’re looking for an experienced HR Operations Systems Manager to join a successful and growing business. We are looking for a subject matter HR Management Information expert who will be responsible for advising the business on how best to utilize, manage and develop the HR System and processes which will best contribute to the Group’s continued success and growth.

This role will be to optimize HR processes and reporting to ensure integration between the company’s People systems including; HR, Training, Rota, payroll and web interfaces to reduce duplication.
The posts primary responsibility is to enable HR, Recruitment and Training functions to become more efficient and effective through a comprehensive and structured approach to the process and workflow redesign and the application of continuous improvement methodologies supported and enabled by the effective use of existing technology/databases.

Person Specification
• Degree qualified and outstanding technical understanding of HR Information systems and large databases and reporting
• Detailed experience of: Strategic/Corporate planning; Performance management; Project management; Continuous improvement in business processes; Capacity and capability planning;
• Experience effectively conducting virtual presentations and training sessions
• Friendly and able to communicate with people at any level
• High level of passion, drive and enthusiasm for Systems and process improvement.
• Excellent problem-solving, critical thinking, deductive reasoning, inductive reasoning and analytical skills
• High attention to detail
• Ability to communicate the complex simply to non-data/technical audiences. This requires strong visualization and creative skills and the utilisation of graphics.

This is an excellent company to work for, offering a first class benefits package to go with a flexible attitude to hours and even times of day. It is a business that is a growing, it is also genuinely investing in its people. There are a wide range of development opportunities, learning pathways and accreditation’s to help employees perform at their best.

For more details please contact Purple House Recruitment in the first instance.

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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Training Designer – L&D Specialist   c. £35,000 p.a.   |   East of Oxford

Ref: FV18-993
Location: East of Oxford
Salary: c. £35,000 p.a.
Type: permanent

Training Designer – L&D Specialist

Our client is a hugely successful organisation and is rapidly growing.   They have an exciting opportunity for a creative Training Designer or L&D Specialist to work closely with the Head of Talent to design and implement leading edge talent development initiatives for their high intellect, client facing personnel.  These people work quickly, are hugely commercial and are impressively entrepreneurial, and therefore your ideas and your ability to execute L&D initiatives that enable their success and set them up for the future need to be equally impressive.

What is of paramount importance in this role is a passion for learning and development and the ability to engage a commercially astute audience with your intellectual credibility and gravitas.  An innovative approach and strong business acumen will be well suited to understand long term strategic vision as to where the organisation is going and what skills will be needed in order to get there. A key remit of this role will be to understand high potential talent and to create innovative development programs in order to retain, engage and motivate a successful, leading edge workforce.

Person Specification

  • A Graduate preferably with a degree in psychology or occupational psychology and a passion development and for understanding what makes people tick.
  • Evidence of having designed and implemented training initiatives which support development of managers and high potential employees.
  • Able to support the full talent and training lifecycle.
  • Able to apply a consultancy approach with the credibility to coach and influence at a senior level
  • Able to evidence improving leadership capability
  • Demonstrable levels of business awareness
  • Good relationship building skills and able to engage people to embrace new ways of working.

We would consider very bright, high potential Learning and Development Advisors or commercial graduates with perhaps a couple of years experience within a management consultancy who wish to move into a pure talent development role. We are not looking for training deliverers but for a Talent Professional who can bring new ideas and innovative solutions to develop fast paced, hugely bright corporate personnel.   This role would offer a high potential candidate the 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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HR Manager   c. £45,000 p.a. + Benefits   |   Bath, Somerset

Ref: FV18-997
Location: Bath, Somerset
Salary: c. £45,000 p.a. + Benefits
Type: Permanent

HR MANAGER

Due to exponential growth our client has created a new role for a proactive HR Manager to manage an HR team of three within this creative Bath based organisation.   Reporting to an inspirational and fast paced Head of HR, this varied and interesting role with a mix of operational and project based HR, will offer plenty of opportunity to add value and make a difference.

Key role responsibilities

  • Engage, develop and motivate the HR team to provide an effective and adding value HR service.
  • There isn’t a huge amount of ER but what there is will need to be dealt with in a legally compliant and sensitive way.Guide and offer advice to managers on employee relations including absence and performance management and grievance or disciplinary matters.
  • With the Head of HR support the development and implementation of HR strategies and initiatives which are aligned with the overall business strategy.
  • Support both pre and post-acquisition including harmonisation and integration of terms, policies practices and restructures.
  • Work with the recruitment manager work to improve the employer brand and the candidate journey
  • Create initiatives that make it a ‘Great Place to Work’
  • With the L&D Manager ensure clear succession plans are in place
  • Support the annual salary review process, advising management on promotion and salaries including conducting bench-marking.

Person Specification

  • Proven experience as an adding value HR manager in a fast paced private sector organisation.
  • Degree and CIPD qualified or working towards, ideally MCIPD
  • Excellent communication, diplomatic and organisational skills
  • A warm and engaging management style which enables and motivates.
  • Thorough and up to date knowledge of UK employment legislation
  • Adept at analysing HR metrics and identifying areas for improvement.
  • A demonstrable record of success in previous roles
  • Experience of leading grievance and disciplinary and performance management meetings
  • Experience of acquisitions would be ideal, especially of harmonisation and integration post acquisition.
  • Fast paced, energetic, hungry, Inspirational.
  • Goes the extra mile and beyond the remit….not a ‘nine to fiver’
  • Creative, innovative.Able to identify areas for improvement, then design and implement innovative solutions.
  • Ambitious, looking for a step up rather than having plateaued.
  • Determination and drive for excellent results; solution oriented.
  • Highly organised and able to prioritise work in a busy environment.
  • Flexible, able to travel.
  • A superb communicator, able to influence at all levels.

This role is working in a fun, friendly, vibrant, energetic team where is there is plenty of opportunity to take HR to the next level in a truly innovative and creative 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 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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Learning & Development Manager   c. £45,000 p.a. + Benefits   |   Bath, Somerset

Ref: FV18-998
Location: Bath, Somerset
Salary: c. £45,000 p.a. + Benefits
Type: permanent

Learning and Development Manager

We are looking for an inspirational Learning & Development Manager to set up a new internal L&D function for this Bath based, growing media company.   The newly created role will be to scope, source and design an innovative and engaging learning and development strategy.  Then deliver the necessary programmes to empower employees to meet the ambitions organisational and individual goals.   The role will be covering the 4 offices in the UK and also two global offices, so national and international travel is required.

Key responsibilities

  • Undertake a full TNA or audit to identify training needs and then design and deliver a suite of blended learning programs that add value to the organisation.
  • Work in partnership with Head of HR and the Recruitment Manager to develop a robust leadership and performance management programme.
  • Use knowledge of the full learning cycle to design effective programs using multiple delivery methods.
  • Develop and improve upon all learning programs including: inductions, mentoring, scenario based learning, ongoing task and recap activities
  • Redesign and implement innovative 121 coaching and group sessions
  • Build learning solutions for technical professionals
  • Monitor and analyse the effectiveness of the learning programs to ensure and evidence they are providing a return on investment.

 Person Specification

  • A seasoned L&D professional who has a wealth of experience of implementing new L&D initiatives in a fast paced private sector environment.
  • Ambitious looking for the next step up.
  • Assessment experience, ideally Korn Ferry.
  • Ideally BPS qualified
  • Thrives in a fast paced and rapidly changing environment
  • High energy, goes the extra mile, vibrant.
  • Analytical and numerate
  • Subject matter expert – offering insight on up to date key learning trends
  • Exceptional communication skills, assertive and confident to speak out
  • High decision making and problem solving skills
  • Collaborative with warm influencing skills
  • Evidence of having managed change and led on projects.
  • Good conflict resolution and negotiation skills
  • Time management & prioritisation – able to juggle multiple projects – deadline driven

We are looking for someone who is passionate about the positive impact development can have on an organisation.    Working in a dynamic, upbeat, creative environment this newly created role offers scope to grow with the 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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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