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HR & Payroll Coordinator   £30,000 - £35,000 + good benefits   |   Bristol

Ref: TM21-1219
Location: Bristol
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 + good benefits
Type: Permanent

HR & Payroll Coordinator

We are looking for an experienced HR & Payroll Coordinator to support the HR function of our clients growing and developing business. Reporting to the People Director, working alongside the wider HR team, the global network of administrators and corporate service providers.

This is a newly created position and will focus on the ongoing implementation of effective HR practices, whilst developing robust HR, payroll and benefit programmes.

The HR & Payroll Coordinator role will be the first point of contact for HR queries, all HR coordination and managing payroll & benefits. This role will play a key part in developing the HR infrastructure allowing for global growth.

The role is based in UK but has responsibility for multiple jurisdictions including (but not limited to) UK, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Australia, Luxembourg, Japan and USA.

HR Coordinator Duties

  • Provide first point of contact for all HR internal and external queries, delivering a knowledgeable and timely response
  • Support the recruitment process for attracting and identifying key talent, and manage the onboarding and induction processes
  • Manage the HRIS system ensuring all data and records are up to date, designing and delivering various monthly reports to manage people process across the business
  • Administering all HR-related documentation, through-out the employee lifecycle
  • Support the administration of the L&D Management System, ensuring all employees adhere to induction and development plans
  • Ensure employee HR information is updated and communicated regularly, providing guidance and training as required
  • Provide any HR data support to key transactions and business growth
  • Ad hoc project work

Payroll & Benefits Duties

  • Evaluate company’s payroll outsourcing provision and support the implementation of subsequent actions to allow for business growth
  • Working with the People Director, determine suitable global benefits that will attract and retain employee talent
  • Build relationships across payroll and benefit providers, ensuring HR data flows and managing performance
  • Run the end-to-end payroll process alongside outsourced provider/s, collating data from various systems for input into the payroll run
  • Manage the benefits administration, supporting the various global programmes as they impact on payroll
  • Liaising with Finance on payments globally, in addition to managing any one-off bonuses/pay rises/deductions
  • Communicate across company on payroll and benefits management, providing monthly updates and deadlines
  • Support the annual remuneration review process, accessing data and surveys as appropriate, ensuring the business is attractive to potential talent

Skills and Experience

  • At least 2 years’ experience in a HR role, in a fast-paced commercial environment
  • Proven record of collaborating with colleagues across geographical and function boundaries and providing global HR support
  • Previous experience with HR Information Systems
  • Good numeracy, analytical, planning, organizing and problem-solving skills
  • Experience of dealing with sensitive and confidential data
  • Excellent communication skills (written and spoken) with a pleasant, professional online/telephone manner for global support
  • Self-motivated with a high level of personal and professional presentation
  • Experience of working under pressure, prioritising and executing tasks in a face-paced changeable working environment
  • CIPD Level 3 or higher

For more information about this genuinely exciting opportunity please get in touch at your earliest opportunity.

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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Full-Time or Part-time Recruitment Partner   £40-45,000 p.a. + Benefits   |   Bristol

Ref: FV21-1222
Location: Bristol
Salary: £40-45,000 p.a. + Benefits
Type: Permanent

Recruitment Partner

This is a perfect opportunity for a driven and results orientated Recruitment Partner to make a real impact on a successful and growing Bristol based organisation.  Due to a restructure of a larger organisation, the Bristol location is now going to operate as an independent business which has necessitated the creation of this new role for a Recruitment Partner.  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.  At the moment they have 300-400 staff and are looking to grow.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.

Our creative, fun client would consider experienced recruiters looking for full-time, or 3 or 4 days a week, or school hours and also someone looking for a condensed week.

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
  • 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.
  • Ideally we are looking for someone with experience of D&I and how to bring better diversity into the organisation.
  • It offers hybrid working 3 days in the office and 2 days remote.
  • They may also consider someone part-time.

Person Specification:

  • Degree educated, with strong knowledge and experience of talent attraction strategies and assessment.
  • A track-record of success as a Recruitment Partner in a fast paced private sector SME organisation.
  • Experience of creating and implementing strategic recruitment/resourcing solutions preferably in a small growing creative 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.
  • Credible at all levels with excellent influencing skills & an enthusiastic, positive approach.
  • A great relationship builder, able to develop trusted relationships at all levels
  • Experience of improving diversity would be especially welcome.
  • 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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Part-time Recruitment Partner   To £35,000 p.a.   |   Remote or Swindon Based

Ref: FV21-1214a
Location: Remote or Swindon Based
Salary: To £35,000 p.a.
Type: Part-Time Permanent

Part-time Talent Acquisition Partner

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a part-time Talent Acquisition Partner / Recruitment Advisor to work for this multi-site fast paced organisation based in Swindon.

This role could be part-time 3 days a week or job share or 4 days a week or even a condensed week. It could also be fully in the office or fully remote with 2-3 days a month in the office. It truly does offer absolute flexibility for the right person with great recruitment skills.

It is essential that you have experience of successfully recruiting in a high volume environment and preferably customer facing staff. Working within a close knit, friendly recruitment team, you will have the autonomy to manage the entire recruitment process from candidate attraction to pre-screening, to interviewing and on-boarding. It would suit someone who is fast paced and well organised, who thrives on achieving deadlines within tight budgets restrictions.

You may come from a technical, commercial or professional recruitment background however the one thing which typifies you will be your resilience, hunger to deliver on your objectives and most of all your ability to seek out solutions rather than find problems.

Person Specification:

  • Significant experience of recruiting high volumes of staff for multi-site locations.
  • You will have a clear understanding working to Service Level Agreements (SLAs),
  • Able to build good relationships with remote Hiring managers and give excellent customer satisfaction.
  • Able to evidence being creative in your approach to candidate attraction methods.
  • Innovative use of social media to source candidates is especially valued.

Whether you are an agency Recruitment Consultant, Internal Resourcer or a Recruitment Manager, with experience of volume, fast paced recruitment – we want to hear from you.

This role will give driven Recruiters who are keen to develop their careers internally a lot of opportunity to grow and develop within this reputable and established 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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Head of Talent Acquisition   £60,000 - £70,000 + benefits   |   London or Home

Ref: TM21-1218
Location: London or Home
Salary: £60,000 - £70,000 + benefits
Type: Permanent

Head of Talent Acquisition

This is an excellent opportunity for a proactive and commercial Talent Acquisition Leader who’s looking to work with a fast paced, leading edge and rapidly growing (i.e. scaling up) technology business.

Supporting a diverse workforce across 3 continents we are looking for a Talent Acquisition Leader with a mix of operational recruitment/resourcing and value adding strategic projects experience.

This role reports to the Chief Executive Officer, and will suit a fast paced, solutions oriented individual who can communicate effectively at all levels, both locally and internationally. Someone with experience of a multi-site SaaS environment would be very well suited.

Role Profile

The Talent Acquisition Manager is responsible for designing and implementing the recruitment strategy that supports the timely and successful delivery of the end-to-end recruitment process across key business areas.

This role focuses on supporting the reputation as an employer by driving momentum across several strategic talent acquisition initiatives such as raising awareness of employer branding, social media activity, improving ways of working, tailoring recruitment activity, and embedding behaviours within the hiring process.

The Talent Acquisition Manager has overall responsibility for determining, managing, and fulfilling all current and future resourcing requirements whilst identifying opportunities to reduce costs and improve processes and provide robust data to support future key business decisions.

Overseeing all resourcing and onboarding activities this role should continually identify improvement opportunities to facilitate an outstanding experience is received by both internal and external stakeholders and candidates on all occasions.

Skills and Experience

  • The ability to think strategically and translate strategies into effective delivery models and plans
  • Extensive experience working in an in-house recruitment function for a diverse business
  • Interviewing and assessment experience covering a wide variety of roles (specifically including hard to fill technical specialists)
  • To have developed and maintained an external network of talent and resourcing contacts
  • Comfortable with figures and collecting, analysing and interpreting data
  • Confident balancing all direct recruitment initiatives
  • Solid senior level stakeholder engagement and relationship building experience

For more information about this genuinely exciting opportunity please get in touch at your earliest opportunity.

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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People / HR Advisor   to £35,000 + excellent benefits   |   Bristol

Ref: FV21-1217a
Location: Bristol
Salary: to £35,000 + excellent benefits
Type: Permanent (ideally with an immediate start)

People Advisor

We are looking for either an experienced HR Advisor or an Operational Manager with great HR experience and knowledge looking for a ‘pure HR’ role.   This would suit someone looking for a fresh challenge within a ‘green’, values driven organisation with an absolute dedication to sustainability not only in terms of how it generates revenue, but also how it operates on a daily basis.

You will get to play an active part in all things people related for this leading edge, SME green business based in the centre of Bristol.

Our preference would be someone with great experience as an HR Advisor. However, we would also like to see people who have an excellent understanding of HR, employee relations and talent management who may have gained this knowledge in an operational management role.

You would be expected to hit the ground running pretty quickly so the ability to learn and flex is essential.   There is also lots of potential to grow and develop in the role.

As the organisation is small, c. 300 employees, the role will include elements of HR administration and there is ample opportunity to lead on adding value projects which have a really significant impact on the business. There are some very aspirational growth plans so this is a really great time to be joining.

Reporting into the inspirational Head of People you will be working in the fun, high energy, innovative People Team who work closely together on new projects to deliver a people strategy and service that will create the foundations for high growth.

Person Specification:

  • In depth knowledge of employment law and experience of resolving complex employee relations cases, grievances or disciplinaries.  This may have been as an HR Advisor or an Operational Manager.
  • What will differentiate you from the ‘average’ person, will be your drive to make a difference, a positive ‘can do’ approach and a track record of going beyond your remit.
  • Great inner confidence, with excellent influencing skills able to bring people with you into new ways of working.
  • Commercially astute with evidence of creating new initiatives which add value both to people and to the organisation.
  • We are happy to look at candidates on an interim basis as well as permanent given the urgency. For the interim opportunity, we’re happy to explore recent graduates who have either relevant previous experience or an interest in pursuing a career in HR.

This is a full time, permanent role, based in Central Bristol with an option to work a day or two from home and lots of opportunity to grow and develop as the company grows and develops, not only UK but also across Europe.

For more information about this genuinely exciting opportunity please get in touch at your earliest opportunity

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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Trainee L&D Advisor – hospitality   £20,000 - £23,000 p.a.   |   Remote with UK and European travel

Ref: FV21-1216
Location: Remote with UK and European travel
Salary: £20,000 - £23,000 p.a.
Type: Permanent

Trainee LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR – hospitality

We are looking for a proactive Trainee L&D Advisor to deliver and evaluate effective training and development programs for a fast paced, multi-site hospitality business with its head office based in London and Bristol and locations across the UK and Europe.

This will suit a graduate who has significant operational experience in the hospitality industry and who’s looking to move into a training and development role within the HR team.

Reporting the inspiring L&D Manager, you would be joining a hugely busy, fast paced and fun talent team. This role may also suit an operational person who has trained hospitality/customer facing staff and managers as part of their operational day to day activities looking to move into a more L&D focused role.   The role is home based, but will require regular UK and European travel to deliver training.

Responsibilities

  • To support the L&D manager in the design, delivery and evaluation of all training activities for the multi-site customer facing locations.
  • To deliver behavioural & technical  training for the induction of new starters re: their on-boarding, sales, customer services, IT/Systems training, product and management training.
  • To manage end of project & post training evaluation for all activities
  • Undertake research and source existing online training and learning material
  • Actively promote and drive footfall towards the e-learning platform
  • Foster a blended approach to learning/ training – from webinars, to e-modules, to articles to classroom-based learning
  • To manage & maintain accurate performance review documentation.

Personal Qualities and Skills required:

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the credibility to engage people in new ways of working.
  • Degree educated with some experience of hospitality or significant operational experience in hospitality and the delivery of training sessions.
  • Creativity in identifying training needs and designing innovative approaches / materials to gain delegate ‘buy in’ and deliver the unique brand.
  • The ability to organise, prioritise and deliver work within ‘tight’ time frame.
  • Technically savvy and able to train non technical people in the use of customer service systems.
  • A passion for working as part of a busy, enthusiastic and energetic L&D team.
  • We will look at graduates looking for their first L&D focused role if they’ve had a number of years in hospitality and have trained people as part of their role.

This role would offer a confident, engaging individual with a passion for training the opportunity for a truly wide, full cycle, generalist L&D role from design to delivery.

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   To £60,000 + benefits   |   Bristol

Ref: TM21-1213
Location: Bristol
Salary: To £60,000 + benefits
Type: Interim (6 months)

INTERIM HR BUSINESS PARTNER

Over the past year this business has been consolidating three distinct brands and are in the process of restructuring their head office and corporate functions as one service to support the three brands under one management team. Having appointed the senior management team they are now looking to resource the next layer of management.

This a commercially facing HR role and will work with the management team to shape, scope and deliver a commercially focussed people plan to the business. Tasks and responsibilities will include;

  • Alignment of the people plan to the business strategy through working closely with the management team
  • Providing advice and support, specifically in the areas of:
    • organisation design and development
    • performance and capability management
    • talent management and succession planning
    • employee engagement
    • reward and recognition
    • training and development
    • recruitment and selection
  • Advising on employee matters in line with legislation and internal processes, providing advice and guidance and where appropriate, direct management support to identify solutions and resolve issues
  • Developing and maintaining a sound understanding of the business using facilitation and coaching techniques to support and to identify opportunities and resolve issues
  • Identifying and facilitating individual, team and organisational development and effectiveness that will lead to improved business performance
  • Developing and maintaining sufficient people skills and experience within the business for both present and future business needs

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 an HR professional with excellent Employment Law knowledge balanced with a pragmatic and commercially aware outlook. You’ll need to be credible quickly, with the ability to influence at all levels.

Person Specification

  • A proactive approach. We are looking for someone who is able to make things happen, resolve issues and see the client’s bigger picture
  • Ability to achieve high performance, develop collaborative relationships, challenge behaviours and influence change and direction across a broad network of relationships, particularly at a senior level
  • Work independently and as part of a team to deliver for the business
  • Ability to mix commercial insight and HR professionalism
  • Well-developed commercial acumen with experience of achieving results, driving change, and establishing best practice through other people.
  • Be resilience and calmness under pressure
  • High integrity – able to do what is right for the business
  • 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.
  • Able to multi-task and prioritise conflicting priorities.
  • Fun, outgoing, fast paced.

There will be occasional travel to other depots

The role is initially for 6 months and there will be the opportunity for this role to become permanent should the person in the interim role wish to put themselves forward.

Ideally we’re looking for the right person to be able to start fairly quickly – you might be between roles at the moment or perhaps you’re an independent HR Consultant looking for extra hours…

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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Talent Acquisition Partner   £28,000 - £35,000 p.a.   |   Swindon

Ref: FV21-1214
Location: Swindon
Salary: £28,000 - £35,000 p.a.
Type: Permanent

Talent Acquisition Partner

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a professional Talent Acquisition Partner / Recruitment Advisor to work for this multi-site fast paced organisation based in Swindon.  It offers very hybrid working, either 2-3 days in the office and 2-3 days remote, or working fully remote with 2 days a month in the office.  The client would also consider someone working a condensed week.  So there truly is lots of flexibility in the way you work.

It is essential that you have experience of successfully recruiting in a high volume environment. Working within a close knit, friendly recruitment team, you will have the autonomy to manage the entire recruitment process from candidate attraction to pre-screening, to interviewing and on-boarding. It would suit someone who is fast paced, innovative and who thrives on achieving deadlines within tight budgets restrictions.

You may come from a technical, commercial or professional recruitment background however the one thing which typifies you will be your resilience, able to deliver on your objectives and most of all your ability to seek out solutions rather than find problems.

Person Specification:

  • Significant experience of recruiting high volumes of staff for multi-site locations.
  • You will have a clear understanding working to Service Level Agreements (SLAs),
  • Able to build good relationships with remote Hiring managers and give excellent customer satisfaction.
  • Able to evidence being creative in your approach to candidate attraction methods.
  • Innovative use of social media to source candidates is especially valued.

Whether you are a Recruitment Consultant, Internal Resourcer or a Recruitment Manager, with experience of volume, fast paced recruitment – we want to hear from you.

This role will give driven Recruiters who are keen to develop their careers internally a lot of opportunity to grow and develop within this reputable and established 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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Full or Part-Time Senior HR Advisor   £35-40,000 p.a.   |   Plymouth, South Devon

Ref: FV21-1210
Location: Plymouth, South Devon
Salary: £35-40,000 p.a.
Type: Permanent

Senior HR Advisor

We are currently seeking an experienced Senior HR Advisor for a role based with an industrial organisation in Plymouth. We are happy to consider both people looking for full or part-time work. That could be a condensed week or 4 days a week. It will working on site the majority of the time and the site is based in South Plymouth.

Reporting to a remote based HR Business Partner, this is a broad generalist role encompassing the following; leading on complex ER case resolutions working closely with unions; coaching and advising the SMT on all aspects of employee relations; recruitment and some really interesting adding value projects.

One of those projects will be to undertake a comprehensive TNA of all managers and develop a suite of workshops to address knowledge gaps. You will partner line managers on HR issues and people management processes, developing and delivering development initiatives that support the business.

This will require a strong focus on advising and developing managers to drive their effectiveness, supporting on all of the many complex and challenging ER issues in a unionised environment and also recruitment, implementing engagement strategies and action plans and providing solutions to people issues.

Person Specification

  • Experience in all aspects of HR including: employee relations, employment law, recruitment, coaching & L&D and reward preferably within a fast moving, private sector organisation.
  • Our client is preferably looking for someone with HR experience within manufacturing or industrial/engineering. Certainly you must be comfortable working in an earthy male dominated, unionised environment.
  • A passion for and evidence of having designed and implemented adding value talent development workshops on HR issues.
  • Supportive, motivating, enthusiastic, with a strong desire to help people be the very best they can be.
  • Confident in your understanding of current employment law.
  • A creative thinker who is solutions-focused and a self-starter
  • Credible with some management experience, able to influence, coach and advise people at all levels.
  • Positive, high energy and inspiring so that people are engaged into new ways of working.
  • Strong business acumen and able to evidence how effective HR initiatives add value to the bottom line.
  • Excellent employment law knowledge and a track record in complex ER case resolution.

This would suit a commercially astute, engaging Senior HR Advisor looking for the opportunity to manage a small team in a successful organisation with a strong business pipeline.

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 Assissant   to £25,000p.a.   |   Plymouth, South Devon

Ref: FV21-1212
Location: Plymouth, South Devon
Salary: to £25,000p.a.
Type: Permanent

HR Assistant

We are looking for a fast-paced, high potential HR Assistant/HR Coordinator who has the desire and capacity to grow and develop into a bigger role. You will be working with an industrial engineering organisation based in South Plymouth

Reporting to on-site Senior HR Advisor and HR Advisor on site with support from the remote HRBP, this is a broad HR generalist support role, covering all HR services.

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.
  • Ensure the relevant HR & Payroll system is maintained accurately.
  • Action all sickness records, reporting any ‘long-term’ absences to the relevant HR team member.
  • Arrange and assist with note taking of disciplinaries.
  • Assist with recruitment, arrange interviews, coordinate new on-boarding and inductions.
  • Support in social impact and outreach programmes
  • Work with Training Department, coordinate training and liaise with Apprentices and apprentice providers

Person Specification

  • This would suit either an HR or Business Studies Graduate (with HR Modules) who has good theoretical HR knowledge and some solid administration office experience or someone with significant HR administration experience within a large, fast paced, growing private sector company.
  • Computer literate and be able to create reports and spreadsheets and work with HR systems
  • Excellent communication skills to deal with staff and external clients
  • Full understanding of the service needed to support a busy HR department
  • 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.

This is a great opportunity to grow and develop as this project 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 Project Lead   £50,000 - £60,000   |   Swindon

Ref: FV21-1203
Location: Swindon
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000
Type: Permanent

HR Project Lead

We are looking for a permanent HR Project Lead to drive forward a number of adding value HR projects within our fast paced, customer facing client based in Wiltshire.

Working flexibly 1-2 days office and 3-4 days at home this role will be to lead on all HR projects, from redefining how the HRIS system is used to its best capacity, to improving metrics and management information. Other projects may include improving policies and process on diversity and inclusion, to working closely with OD on improvement of performance management and leadership capability.

Although the range of HR projects is vast, it will absolutely need someone with an analytical mind-set who is adept at using spreadsheets and able analyse data in order to improve process and efficiencies.

You will be joining our client at an exciting time of change following a recent acquisition as they are looking to improve the way they work in order to become more efficient. Although they have an Human Resources Information System (HRIS), it is not being used to it’s full effect and a comprehensive audit needs to be undertaken to understand the gaps and for the system to create a cohesive, joined up way of working to manage all key HR related processes.

As the organisation grows the breadth and variety of HR projects will grow. This is a newly created role for someone to really make their own.

Person Specification:

  • A proven track record working with HR systems; with evidence of implementing new HR processes and workflows within an HRIS which adds value to the organisation.
  • To have a solid understanding of the full HR service in order to deliver the most informative HR Management information and HR Metrics.
  • Ideally experienced in HR projects within a fast paced, multi-site organisation.
  • Excellent analytical skills, adept at using spreadsheets to interpret data which identify areas for improvement.
  • Commercially astute, with evidence of having designed and implemented adding value initiatives.
  • Engaging and enthusiastic, a great team player.
  • Strong HR Policy knowledge with an understanding of what policies best support the engagement of employees and the working towards organisational goals.
  • An excellent communicator with the strong influencing and persuasive skills needed to push projects forward.
  • A talent for managing both projects and people to deliver results
  • Enjoy multi-tasking and working under pressure, able to meet deadlines

This is a great opportunity for an experienced HR Systems, process and policy specialist to have ownership over the whole HR project improvement piece and add value to a values driven 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 Business Partner   c. £65,000 p.a. + Car allowance and 25% bonus   |   Somerset with some travel

Ref: FV21-1194
Location: Somerset with some travel
Salary: c. £65,000 p.a. + Car allowance and 25% bonus
Type: Permanent

HR Business Partner

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

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

Of these 2 HRBP positions, one has commercial focus and the other will be supporting operations.  Both roles will involve some travel to the various locations across the UK with occasional nights away and the operations focused role will involve more travel.   In addition there will be the chance to work in some leading change projects to support a newly created operating model that increases productivity and profits for this already successful and profitable company.  This role is to support that change and HR needs to engage hearts and minds so that all employees are truly motivated.

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

Person Specification:

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

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

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

If you are interested in this role or would like to discuss it in more detail please forward your CV to 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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Part-time ER Specialist   £55,000 p.a. FTE   |   Goring, North East of Reading, Berkshire

Ref: FV21-1170
Location: Goring, North East of Reading, Berkshire
Salary: £55,000 p.a. FTE
Type: Part-Time Permanent

Part-Time ER Specialist

Due to the growth of the organistion, an established HR consultancy with an excellent reputation for delivering a high quality HR and ER service based in the Reading area is looking for another proactive HR Consultant to work 3 days a week. The HR Consultant will initially work on site with the potential to work one day a week from home after an initial settling in period.  You will be working as part of a friendly supportive team confidently providing a wide range of SME clients with exceptional HR and ER advice. This is a fast paced, varied and interesting role which requires strong employment law knowledge, and experience in employee relations as well as being able to manage a variety of different HR projects from restructures to TUPEs.

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 an HR 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.

The successful candidate will need to be able to identify and act upon opportunities to expand the range of services provided to clients. Based between Reading and Oxford this role will be office based and working with a fun and supportive team.

Person Specification

  • Superb employment law knowledge with experience of high volume Employee Relations and proven track record in ER case resolution.
  • A proactive approach. We are looking for someone who is able to make things happen, resolve issues and see the client’s bigger picture
  • Work independently and as part of a team to deliver for the client
  • Resilience and calmness under pressure
  • High integrity – able to do what is right for each client
  • 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.
  • Able to multi-task and prioritise conflicting priorities.
  • Able to learn quickly, share knowledge and work accurately at speed.
  • Fun, outgoing, fast paced.

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.

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

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

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

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

Success Stories

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

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

Bridget Marshall

HD Director, Twinings

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

Graham de Guise

Ex HR Director, TLT Solicitors

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