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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.

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Junior HR Business Partner   £35,000 - £40,000 p.a. + Benefits   |   North Bristol

Ref: FV19-1082
Location: North Bristol
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 p.a. + Benefits
Type: Permanent

JUNIOR HR BUSINESS PARTNER

We are looking for an ambitious and driven Junior HR Business Partner for our financial services client based in predominately in North Bristol with occasional travel to the other UK sites.

This is a newly created role following an HR restructure and will give great scope for progression. This is very much a generalist position supporting the Senior HR business partner whose client groups include a number of different and diverse divisions and c. 600 staff. The role will be a mix of operational HR work, some administration and input on projects with lots of opportunity to make an impact on HR services, systems and processes.

This role is very much about raising the profile of HR and putting in new HR interventions which provide a better and improved HR service to all within the organisation.

Responsibilities:

Provide good generalist HR advice, guidance & support to leaders and colleagues on ER, Resourcing, Performance management &remuneration to improve engagement, capability& productivity.
Actively participate in the development, simplification and continuous improvement of HR policies and practices.
Contribute to Gender Pay Gap reporting & make recommendations to improve talent management strategies.
Contribute to the improvement and delivery of the performance management process
Take a strategic approach to reward, to design, improve and implement engaging and motivating salary and benefit provision.
Job Evaluate and benchmark roles within the organisation using WTW to support the salary review process and talent management.
Support organisational changes, restructuring and development.

Person Specification

Degree & CIPD qualified with experience of generalist HR in a corporate private sector business.
Sound knowledge of employment law with a good record in complex ER case resolution.
Proactive, able to act as a change agent and continually improve ways of working.
Excellent team working, relationship building and influencing skills.
Not precious, happy to roll up your sleeves and just get on with whatever needs doing from projects to HR admin to complex ER resolution.
Great organisational skills with a proven ability to prioritise.
Strong analytical abilities and a good understanding of business processes.
Ability to work well under pressure with excellent attention to detail.
IT Literate with an excellent working knowledge of MS Office suite.
HR project experience and change management skills would be advantageous.

If you can demonstrate your career drive and potential as well as the skills and attributes above we’d love to hear from you.

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

If you are interested in this role or would like to discuss it in more detail please forward your CV to 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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Junior HR Business Partner

Junior HR Business Partner – Interim   £30,000 to £3,000 + benefits   |   Bristol

Ref: TM19-1081
Location: Bristol
Salary: £30,000 to £3,000 + benefits
Type: Interim (12 months)

JUNIOR HR BUSINESS PARTNER – INTERIM

We are looking for an Interim Junior HR Business Partner to join our client who is based in Bristol, but partners the business throughout the South West. This role is vital to the continued development of our clients’ business and will form an important link between the regional Head Office (Bristol) and the wider business.

The Interim HR Business Partner will work closely with the local Senior Management Team to support them on all HR matters in what is a fast-paced environment. This role will augment the already very well regarded HR team and is born out of the business’s continued growth and success.

As part of the HR team you will be expected to provide a first class HR Partnering and guidance service to c.375 staff. Utilising your strong coaching skills, you will advise and support line managers and facilitate the effective delivery of day-to-day transactional HR across defined business areas. There will be a high volume of operational work in the role and the potential for some interesting and proactive projects.

Key Responsibilities:
• Provide solutions focused proactive HR support and advice in a consultative style, which supports the development and commercial objectives of the business.
• Work in partnership with line management to deliver processes and activities such as succession planning (12 months to 5 years)
• Provide specific HR research and project work as required from time to time, to investigate/address specific issues/topics (eg benchmarking/best practice).

Person Specification

Candidates will also need to display strong attention to detail yet have the capability to work on the big business and HR issues to help tackle some of the challenges the business faces; e.g. gender imbalance at senior level, ageing employee demographic, engagement, succession, increased commercial pressures in the sector, constant increases in regulation.

The Head of HR is looking for a trusted colleague who will work closely with her. Someone who uses their initiative to constantly drive performance improvement, spot issues within and outside of the function, and who acts with integrity and professionalism. Ideally we are looking for someone who is reflective, collaborative, a strong team player, pragmatic, authentic and mature in approach and attitude.

• CIPD qualified solid generalist HR experience in a fast-paced, commercial organisation.
• Able to demonstrate a strong understanding of current employment law and its application within a HR environment.
• Practical experience of providing HR support in people management areas such as disciplinaries, grievances, sickness absence performance management and also recruitment.
• Credible with strong influencing and client-facing skills at all levels.
• Hands-on and pro-active approach to advisory delivery.
• Well organised with the ability to prioritise a volume workload.

In an ideal world we’re looking for someone to be able to start fairly quickly so if you‘re interested in finding out more about this opportunity then please do get in touch. A car allowance is offered with this role as there will be some local travel involved.

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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Junior HR Business Partner – Interim

HR Manager   £40-45,000 p.a. + benefits   |   Yate, North Bristol

Ref: FV19-1079
Location: Yate, North Bristol
Salary: £40-45,000 p.a. + benefits
Type: Permanent

HR MANAGER

This is a newly created HR Manager role for our Yate based client who is looking for their first person in HR.   The role is created due a change in structure and a wish to develop and grow the business.   As their first dedicated HR colleague there will be huge scope to add value and make a difference in a business with at the moment just under 50 staff.

You’ll be an innovative individual with a passion for recruitment who can create a superb employer brand to attract, recruit and retain the very best talent and then manage and nurture those talented employees’ HR needs. This role is very much about giving people the HR and learning tools to be the best they can be.

The role will have a recruitment and development focus rather than an employee relations focus, although a strong understanding of employment law will be necessary for day to day ER issues.   Candidates with a  passion for talent acquisition and development especially in a sales environment would be ideal.

In addition, as the only person (initially) in HR you will need to be able to not only design, develop and implement an inspiring people strategy for a high intellect, technical and sales focused workforce but also be happy to roll up your sleeves and get on with the more operational aspects of HR.

Person Specification

  • Significant experience in all aspects of HR including: employee relations, employment law, recruitment, coaching & L&D and reward preferably within a fast moving, small, private sector organisation.
  • HR function start up experience would be ideal but not a pre-requisite.
  • Passionate about creating a positive employee experience that people want to join and stay with the organisation.
  • Supportive, motivating, enthusiastic, with a strong desire to help people be the very best they can be.
  • Able to demonstrate a proven track record of attracting and proactively recruiting highly sought after talent, especially sales staff.
  • Confident in your understanding of current employment law.
  • Preferably degree educated and CIPD qualified or equivalent.
  • A creative thinker who is solutions-focused and a self-starter
  • Credible, able to influence, coach and develop people at all levels.
  • Positive, high energy and inspiring so that people are engaged into new ways of working.

This would suit a commercially astute, warm HR Manager who wants to make a difference within a small organisation with a passion for inspiring, encouraging and creating innovative change.

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

Resourcing and HR Manager   To £50,000 p.a.   |   Bristol with Travel

Ref: FV19-1033
Location: Bristol with Travel
Salary: To £50,000 p.a.
Type: Permanent

Resourcing HR Manager

This is a stand-alone Recruitment focused role with elements of HR within a fast paced multi-site organisation which actively promotes ‘Green’ and sustainability.  If you’re a fast paced Recruitment professional with some experience in HR but looking for more, then this role could be just the position to give you that stepping stone. Alternatively, this would also suit an HR person who loves and has a strong background in multi-site recruitment.

Supporting c. 24 locations from Birmingham to Plymouth with a number of sites in Bristol along with the Head Office, this values driven customer facing organisation thrives on its identify for being sustainable, creative and supportive to the community.  They are looking for an engaging, energetic, positive recruitment partner to drive forward adding value recruitment and HR initiatives.    The role will be 2-3 days in Bristol with the other days traveling to the different locations.

Key responsibilities.

  • Build a manpower plan to ascertain the recruitment requirements of the business and then design an engaging attraction strategy.
  • Develop effective selection tools to aid Managers in finding & hiring great team members
  • Manage relationships with Job Boards & Agencies
  • Create superb candidate journey so that the brand is always promoted whether they are successful or not
  • Manage HQ recruitment as well as site managers.
  • Be the guardian of the offer & on-boarding process and manage New Site Openings
  • Manage and develop the talent management and succession process
  • Advise Ops and GMs on how to handle employee disputes such as disciplinaries and grievances
  • Coach Managers on recruitment and HR to enable people to be the best they can be.
  • Assist in evolving, designing and implementing of all HR policies
  • Assist with the annual pay review and with the creation and implementation of a pay framework
  • Accountable for ensuring the right to work documents and new starter administration is correct.
  • Manage KPIs with T&D Manager, including the production of turnover, stability & recruitment stats
  • Work closely with the Ops Director on adding value HR and recruitment projects.

Person Specification

  • A fast paced, positive proactive recruitment professional who has developed recruitment initiatives to support a customer facing, multi-site environment.
  • A background in either retail or hospitality would be ideal.
  • Cultural fit is hugely important in this company and they are looking for someone who is values driven, passionate about sustainability, eco-friendly, ethical and supportive of those less advantaged.
  • Those with a mix of multi-site recruitment and employee relations/HR experience would be preferred.
  • Able to multi-task and juggling conflicting priorities.  Totally organised.
  • Creative with a flair for coming up with innovative solutions.
  • Commercially astute.  Able to evidence adding value in previous roles.
  • Experienced in the use of social media to create compelling candidate attraction strategies for direct sourcing.
  • A fun, friendly, warm approach is valued in this organisation, along with the desire to go the extra mile.

This role offers a recruitment professional great opportunity to develop more into HR.  The company will also look at people who have HR experience who also love recruitment.

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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Resourcing and HR Manager

Interim Payroll & HR Analyst   £30-38,000 p.a.   |   Gloucester

Ref: FV19-1070
Location: Gloucester
Salary: £30-38,000 p.a.
Type: Fixed Term Contract

Interim Payroll Analyst

We are looking for an experienced Interim Payroll Analyst to work for a minimum of 6 months within a friendly European HR Shared Services team which supports a number of locations across the UK and Europe. There is strong potential for the assignment to be extended to 12 months or may even go permanent.The primary remit of this role is to provide Payroll and HR transactional support for two locations in the Netherlands and support the HR Business Partners for the Netherlands.

In addition to owning the payroll process for the 150 staff in the Netherlands, you will also be responsible for administering HR benefits such as employee insurances and pensions. You will be the main point of contact for employees regarding payroll, pensions, benefits queries and act as an interface with Payroll Accounting and Finance.You will need to be able to liaise effectively with external vendors in the Netherlands for example the payroll provider, pension fund managers and reward consultants. There will be plenty of opportunity to participate in a number of diverse projects relating to HR and payroll adding variety and interest to the role.

Person Specification

  • Significant payroll and employment tax experience.
  • Analytical, well organized with excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong system and data analysis skills with excellent Excel knowledge. Experience in SAP and ADP would be an advantage.
  • An effective communicator, able to gain support and engage people at all levels.
  • A proven track record in providing a great customer service and able to evidence reacting swiftly and effectively to challenges.
  • We would consider an accounts person with payroll experience looking to gain further experience in HR.

Desirable:

  • Dutch Language and Dutch specific payroll experience
  • Advanced Excel

You will be joining a fun, friendly established HR and Payroll team within one of the very few organisations that really does abide with their values.

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 Purple House 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 Payroll & HR Analyst

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

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

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

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

If you are interested in this role or would like to discuss it in more detail please forward your CV to Tom Mornement or call on 0117 957 4100. Please remember to quote the job reference number in all correspondence with Purple House Recruitment Ltd.

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Comp & Benefits HR Business Partner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you are interested in this role or would like to discuss it in more detail please forward your CV to Fiona Vennbrook or call on 0117 957 4100. Please remember to quote the job reference number in all correspondence with Purple House Recruitment Ltd.

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Recruitment Manager

Interim People Operations Director   To £120,000 p.a.   |   Bath, Somerset

Ref: FV19-1060
Location: Bath, Somerset
Salary: To £120,000 p.a.
Type: Fixed Term Contract

Interim People Operations Director

We’re looking for a transformational Interim People Director, who can build and implement a People Plan which fully supports the business objectives of a growing, creative organisation based in Bath and the US.  This fixed term contract of one year is to review the current People Team structure, assess policies and processes, review the HR Information System and all aspects of reward to assess whether fit for purpose and make recommendations for improvement.

You will work closely with the Head of functions to ensure that all the People Services have a commonality of purpose with regards to talent acquisition, talent development, retention and engagement of a high calibre, motivated workforce.

We’re looking for the Interim Director to define what they need the People Function to deliver and the resource needed to do so.

Key Priorities and challenges

  • Create HR operational best practice from automating processes, designing policies and delivering system solutions that enable the organisation to be more efficient.
  • Assess the current HR service offering and create processes and structure that better supports the business goals without creating unnecessary bureaucracy which stifles the culture and agility of the organisation
  • Assess the current structure and competencies of the People Team and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Review the remuneration and benefits structure to ensure it attracts, motivates and retains top talent.
  • Assess the HR Information System, identify where it’s not being used effectively, make recommendations for improvement and implement those changes.
  • Ensure all HR systems and processes are strategically aligned with business objectives.
  • Align processes and HR services between the UK and US to ensure a transparency and consistency of service.

Person Specification

  • A strong HR Generalist background with evidence of having achieved significant success working at board level, designing and embedding strategic change in a fast paced, private sector organisation.
  • Degree and MCIPD or FCIPD qualified.
  • Real personal impact and great relationship building skills, with the capability and energy to innovate, drive change, and make decisions.
  • Proven experience of leading or supporting the implementation of a new HR system.
  • Significant experience and understanding of HR practices and processes and how an effective HRIS best supports these practices.
  • Strong commercial acumen and highly developed analytical skills to investigate, design and implement effective HR solutions.
  • Experience of working in and developing effective people/HR functions in the US would be advantageous.
  • Happy to travel both within the UK and the US and be very visible to all staff.
  • PLC remuneration experience a plus, along with experience of having worked in a highly educated, creative organisation where people love what they do.

 

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 People Operations Director

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