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Interim HR Business Partner/ HR Manager   c. £50,000 p.a. + Benefits   |   Yate, North Bristol

Ref: FV21-1158
Location: Yate, North Bristol
Salary: c. £50,000 p.a. + Benefits
Type: Interim

Interim HR BUSINESS PARTNER/HR MANAGER

We are looking for a fast paced, Interim HR Business Partner or HR Manager for our client based just off the M4 North Bristol to cover maternity leave for c. 1 year, starting as soon as possible.   This is a global manufacturer with an exciting agenda for change and long term growth plans. Reporting to the remote HR Director, this is very much a generalist role providing a comprehensive HR service to the whole organisation with c. 200 employees. Managing an HR Advisor and HR intern, the role will be a mix of operational HR and Employee Relations work and input on a wide breadth of interesting HR projects.

Due to shift patterns the hours are 7am – 4pm Monday to Thursday and finishes at 1pm on Friday. The holidays are superb due to factory shutdowns + 7 floating days, + bank holidays, the chance to save a further 8 days through annualised hours and the opportunity to buy 5 days.

We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate the following:

  • A good grounding as a generalist HR Business Partner or HR Manager in a fast paced, private sector, high volume ER environment.
  • Up-to-date HR knowledge with all aspects of employment law and HR best practice
  • Able to start early to finish early and work on site.
  • Experience of advising and guiding on grievance and disciplinary issues on complex ER issues.
  • Experience of supporting on restructures and TUPE transfers is preferred.
  • Able to support managers on absence and performance management.
  • Experienced in the development and implementation of employment policies and procedures
  • Experienced at recruitment interviewing and assessment at operational to middle management level
  • Engaging and credible. Able to influence, persuade and coach at all levels
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prepare and present reports to management
  • Pro-active & self-motivated with the initiative to create innovative solutions which add value.
  • A good working knowledge of HR systems
  • Able to create HR communications appropriate for the audience
  • Strong analytical abilities and a good understanding of business processes.

If you are fast paced, love variety and are looking for the opportunity to make a difference in an earthy, straight forward environment, then please email me with your CV.

 

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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Employee Relations Manager   to £65,000 + good benefits   |   Swindon

Ref: TM21-1154
Location: Swindon
Salary: to £65,000 + good benefits
Type: Permanent

Employee Relations Manager

Following a major restructure our client, a fast paced, multi-site, customer facing business is looking to recruit an experienced, professional ER Manager to join their Head Office team.
The role will be to successfully deliver the Employee Relations strategy by providing direction, support and training regarding the provision of a quality ER advice to this international organisation. Managing a small team of ER Advisors, you will have the autonomy to add value and drive forward positive change in creating a proactive rather than purple reactive Employee Relations service.

Responsibilities:

  • To work with the Senior HR team to develop the Employee Relations strategy for the future.
  • To effectively manage, develop and motivate a high energy Employee Relations team of c. 5-8 direct reports.
  • To interpret changing employment legislation and provide information and relevant updates for the Business Units and Central teams.
  • To develop and deliver corporate/company-wide policies, where required, and update regularly.
  • To develop and deliver ER training for the Business, where required, in line with strategy
  • To provide contractual advice and service agreements as required, and in conjunction with, the Group Legal department.
  • To deliver ad-hoc ER and HR projects as required.
  • To liaise and negotiate with relevant unions.

Person specification:

  • You will have a proven track record; either as an ER specialist or as a senior HR Generalist with extensive ER experience in a large matrixed, customer facing, multi-site environment.
  • International ER experience in hospitality, retail or leisure would be useful.
  • You will also have achieved success providing an excellent ER service in private sector companies which have experienced constant change.
  • A positive and engaging management style is paramount to effectively develop the fast paced fairly new ER team.
  • You will bring superb communication skills and able to influence effectively at all levels.
  • A strong business awareness and high level of credibility are essential.
  • You will possess excellent knowledge of current Employment Legislation and its practical application.
  • Outstanding written, verbal communication and presentation skills are essential.

This role offers the opportunity to influence the development of the strategic Employee Relations Function within this reputable and established organisation and to contribute to the reputation of the HR function.

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

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

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Interim HR Manager   c. £50,000 p.a. + Benefits   |   Hampshire

Ref: FV21-1163
Location: Hampshire
Salary: c. £50,000 p.a. + Benefits
Type: Interim

Interim HR Manager

A great opportunity has arisen for a proactive, fast paced HR Manager to work with a growing established organisation based in Hampshire.

The role reports into the Head of HR and it will support managers as a ‘Partner’ to the business to help them achieve the organizational goals through strong and effective people strategy. With direct line management of 2, you will be expected deal with all the operational HR issues to support the full employee lifecycle, from on-boarding to ER and performance/absence management, annual reviews, TUPE’s, to improving leadership capability in order to increase the capability of the workforce.

This organisation is hugely fast paced, growing through organic growth and acquisition. This role is very varied with the need to flex and change to effectively support a number of different business units with ever changing priorities.

Although this is initially a 6 month contract, there is a strong possibility that this role will become permanent for the right person moving forward, due to the growth of the company.  The job will be working remotely initially and will then be flexible working moving forward, 2-3 days in the office and 2-3 days at home.

Person Specification:

  • Preferably degree and CIPD qualified with significant experience of delivering a great HR service within an established complex private sector, fast paced organisation.
  • This is an HR generalist role with responsibility for operational HR, including employee relations, absence management, on-boarding, performance management and providing training and coaching in effective people management. Some experience in these areas is therefore essential.
  • In depth employment law knowledge and a track record in the resolution of complex ER cases.
  • In depth experience of HR processes and systems with attention to detail and good analytical skills.
  • Warm and motivational line management skills are needed to support this established HR team and with a passion to develop people to be the best they can be.
  • Able to identify areas for improvement and the creativity to design effective HR solutions is also needed to be successful in this role. We would therefore we would be hoping to attract candidates who are commercially astute with clear examples of adding HR value and making a difference in a proactive manner.
  • An engaging and warm communicator with buckets of positive energy.
  • To do this job well, you must be hugely organised, with the ability to multi-task and effectively juggle conflicting priorities
  • What is most important is to be flexible, with a ‘can do attitude’ and able to evidence always going beyond your remit to do the best possible job.

This is a varied and interesting role with the opportunity to add value in a successful, friendly and dynamic company.

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. £55,000 p.a. + good bonus and benefits   |   Basingstoke

Ref: FV21-1162
Location: Basingstoke
Salary: c. £55,000 p.a. + good bonus and benefits
Type: Permanent

HR Manager

We are seeking an engaging HR Manager to join a global manufacturer with a stand-alone profit centre site based in the Basingstoke area. As HR Manager this is a hugely varied role, working as a Business Partner to the senior management team advising and supporting c. 100 employees. This is a great opportunity for a proactive HR Manager to join an expanding and hugely profitable organisation that invests in its people. At the moment the role is working remotely, post-Covid, the role will be flexible with 2-3 days in the office and 2-3 days working from home.

As one of the Senior Management team, key responsibilities include: recruitment, development of leadership capability, succession planning, talent management, Diversity & Inclusion, and employee relations. There will also be a range of HR Projects to manage as part of the HR Manager’s role. The parent company has invested huge amounts in new technology and the business has extensive plans to continue its expansion in Europe and Internationally.Although this is a stand-alone role with the opportunity to add value to a very successful division, there are also remote centres of excellence from which to draw expert advice and support.

Requirements:

  • Applicants should demonstrate significant HR generalist experience ideally supporting fast paced service environments in a private sector company.
  • You should be degree and CIPD qualified.However, if a candidate can demonstrate sound generalist experience but is only part-qualified, they will still be considered.
  • A proven track record in the resolution of complex employee relations casework.
  • A coach with the credibility and business acumen to develop leadership capability.
  • A credible, mature approach and experience of delivering on a range of HR projects.
  • Able to demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively in a fast-paced environment where there is a real need to both deliver HR solutions and to challenge managers thinking.
  • Good systems experience is needed to better equip managers with the tools to work effectively with the wider global processes.
  • Good attention to detail with the ability to analyse and manipulate data to provide business reasoning as to how a particular HR initiative can add value.
  • Importantly, you will have to show that you are a ‘self-starter’ able to take on some of the more meaty work that comes into the department without needing hand-holding.
  • Ideal for an absolute ‘all-rounder’ who is looking for a totally varied positive.
  • It would suit someone who is a multi-tasker and happy to roll up their sleeves and get on with whatever needs doing from HR Admin, to ER, to the design and delivery of strategic HR projects.

This role offers plenty of opportunity to add value in a very varied role and to work flexibly, 2-3 days in the office with 2-3 days working remotely.

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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Financial Controller   £40,000 - £45,000 + benefits   |   Dumfries, Scotland

Ref: TM21-1162
Location: Dumfries, Scotland
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 + benefits
Type: Permanent

Financial Controller

We’re delighted to be working with this ambitious client who has not only managed to ride out the recent troubles but is now keen to set themselves up for the long term. The plan is to double in the next 5 years, so now really is a great time to join!

You’ll be accountable for delivering financial management excellence for this c£50m t/o business. Controlling all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecasts preparation, as well as development of internal control policies and procedures.

You will need to be “hands-on” in this role. You will manage the day to day running of the finance function including a team of 8, and looking after financial accounting, management reporting, budgeting & forecasting and VAT. Specifically we’re looking for someone to,

  • Provide effective management and advice on financial matters, ensuring that all financial transactions are properly recorded, filed and reported
  • Ensure effective and robust financial accounting operations, to include billing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger, cost accounting, inventory accounting, revenue recognition etc.
  • Manage and maintain all necessary systems and data records to ensure effective and efficient financial management, and robust internal controls
  • Develop and coordinate the annual operating budget to ensure a clear and robust financial budget is produced, coordinating with colleagues as appropriate
  • Ensure all financial and statutory reporting and regulations are met, preparing the company’s financial accounts & records to ensure that these are presented timely and accurately, including local GAAP and IFRS
  • Ensure all financial commitments are met in a timely manner with effective oversight of all Company expenditure, through supervision, management, process control and authorisation procedures & policies
  • Lead the finance team, developing high performing individuals, supervising and managing all finance team performance and development

What You’ll Need to Succeed

You will be a fully qualified accountant with experience within an SME environment, ideally within the retail or FMCG space. You will have a strong academic background and feel comfortable working within a growing and ever changing environment.

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

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

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HR Operations Manager   £35,000 - £38,000 p.a. + Benefits   |   Worcester and Cheltenham

Ref: FV21-1160
Location: Worcester and Cheltenham
Salary: £35,000 - £38,000 p.a. + Benefits
Type: Permanent

HR Operations Manager

This is an excellent opportunity for a proactive and commercial HR Operations Manager or HR Business Partner/Manager who likes systems, processes and aspects of reward who’s looking to work with a reputable and growing professional services organisation.

Supporting a diverse workforce covering multiple UK locations, but working mostly from the Cheltenham and Worcester offices we are looking for an HR Operations Manager with a mix of operational HR and value adding HR projects experience. Reporting to the HR Director the role will be supported by 2 administrators.

This role will suit a fast paced, solutions oriented individual who can communicate effectively at all levels.   Someone with experience of a professional services or pacey multi-site environment would be ideal.

Primarily the role will manage core HR operations from HR Systems and processes, on-boarding, appraisals, TUPE’s, restructures, reward & benefits, and HR metrics to support exec decision making.

There’s the opportunity to work on some adding value projects from systems integration to salary bench-marking, projects to improve the candidate journey and lead on the well-being project. We are looking for someone who has good attention to detail who can spot anomalies and identify areas for improvement.  To work effectively in this high intellect environment you will have excellent comms skills and be able to communicate credibly within a professional services environment.

Person Specification

  • Degree qualified and at least CIPD Level 5 qualified.
  • Significant experience in an Operational HR role responsible for systems, and processes.
  • Able to demonstrate commercial acumen having created and implemented effective Operational HR practices and processes.
  • An understanding of aspects of reward and salary bench-marking would be useful.
  • Comfortable in developing team members.
  • Solid employment law knowledge and proven experience of applying updated legislation to a variety of HR situations.
  • A good understanding of employment law and due diligence in managing TUPE’s.
  • Evidence of going the extra mile and beyond your remit.
  • Outstanding communication skills and credible in a professional services environment.
  • Proven organisation skills and ability to prioritise.

This role will suit a commercially astute HR Operations Manager or Business Partner who likes the operational side of HR who wants to make a difference within a medium sized, professional services 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 Advisor   £28,000 - £30,000 + excellent benefits   |   Worcester

Ref: TM21-1159
Location: Worcester
Salary: £28,000 - £30,000 + excellent benefits
Type: Permanent

HR Advisor

This is a perfect time to be joining this ambitious professional services firm based in Worcester.

We are looking for a bright and ambitious HR Advisor to join this medium sized Law firm. With nearly 600 staff across 9 offices this will be a busy yet brilliant opportunity for a CIPD qualified HR Advisor to progress their career.  This role will provide a key advisory and support service for the management and employees within the firm.

From a career perspective this role has a huge potential to develop into a more senior business partnering role as your experience grows.

Reporting into an energetic, fun and supportive HR Manager, you will take day-to-day responsibility for many of the operational aspects of HR across the whole employee life cycle including;

  • recruitment and on-boarding,
  • performance,
  • development,
  • employee relations,
  • conduct issues,
  • aspects of reward & benefits and much more.

As a small team they tend to be very adaptable, flexible and hands-on – so you might get involved in all sorts of interesting initiatives. There will also be the opportunity to play a part in a number of broad ranging and exciting HR projects as the business takes a fresh look at how it recruits, develops and retains its people in an ever changing World.

Person Specification:

  • At least a couple of years’ experience of working at HR advisor level with a track record of success and achievement.
  • Experience of managing straightforward HR issues such as misconduct, capability, absence management, flexible working requests etc. within a private sector professional environment.
  • Preferably degree and CIPD Level 5 qualified or equivalent HR qualification and a solid working knowledge of English employment law.
  • Strong IT and numeracy/data analysis skills and excellent written English skills.
  • Articulate, well-spoken and bright with the credibility to influence a high-intellect workforce.
  • Professional Services experience would be preferable, but is not essential.
  • Warm inner confidence and the ability to engage at all levels.

This is an excellent time and opportunity to join this business, for more information please get in touch.

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 HR   Day Rate   |   South West

Ref: PH101
Location: South West
Salary: Day Rate
Type: Interim

Interim HR

Although a number of our longer-term FTC’s and permanent roles have been put on hold (due to the Coronavirus) for the time being, we have recently supported some of our longstanding clients with some excellent and very temporary (4 – 8 weeks) HR support to help them through this very difficult and challenging time.

We are not tending to advertise those interim roles as they move very quickly.

If you are available immediately, happy to work on a short term basis and have in depth experience in any of the following then it would be good to hear from you:

  • Restructures, Re-organisation,
  • Consultations,
  • Wage and Shift Negotiations,
  • Knowledge of ‘Furlough’,
  • General Employee Relations

 

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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Your candidate experience

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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Interim HR Business Partner/ HR Manager

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Employee Relations Manager

to £65,000 + good benefits| Swindon

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c. £50,000 p.a. + Benefits| Hampshire

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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