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Part-Time HR & Talent Specialist   £45,000 (FTE) + excellent benefits   |   Bristol

Ref: TM22-1253PT
Location: Bristol
Salary: £45,000 (FTE) + excellent benefits
Type: Permanent

Part- Time HR & Talent Specialist

As part of an overall plan to grow their business, the SLT have identified that HR and recruitment &retention of staff requires additional focus to ensure that the drive to grow does not stall. This has led to a decision that our client should recruit a part-time HR & Talent Specialist to organise and drive the HR and recruitment process and also to undertake an overhaul and improvement of the Employment and Staff procedures and routines within the business.

This is a new role to the company, you will be responsible for executing the HR and recruitment strategy as part of these growth plans.

Proactive and results driven, you will have a very keen eye for detail, supporting in all components of the employee lifecycle.

In addition to the HR & Talent Acquisition piece there is an important L&D aspect, working with the SLT to develop and support team/individual KPI’s through the L&D function and performance management.

Desired Attributes

  • Experience of being in charge of HR matters in a commercial environment
  • Experience within a Professional Services environment
  • Possess a good understanding of HR processes and process improvement
  • Value reward and recognition and instilling these within teams
  • Strong external radar to understand the external environment and what we need to be responsive to
  • Professionally qualified and up to date with employment legislation
  • Someone who is a consensus-builder rather than confrontational
  • Confident of your ability to deal with SLT and staff to make recommendations and carry plans through to fruition

We believe the role would suit someone on a part-time basis (3 days a week), there will be a need to potentially spend at least one day per month in their Exeter Office.

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 & Talent Advisor   to £35,000 + excellent benefits   |   Bristol

Ref: TM22-1253FT
Location: Bristol
Salary: to £35,000 + excellent benefits
Type: Permanent

HR & Talent Advisor

As part of an overall plan to grow the business, the SLT have identified that HR and recruitment & retention of staff requires additional focus to ensure that the drive to grow does not stall. This has led to a decision that our client should recruit an individual to organise and drive the HR and recruitment process and also to undertake an overhaul and improvement of the Employment and Staff procedures and routines within the business.

This is a new role within the company, where you will be responsible for executing the HR and recruitment strategy as part of their growth plans.

Proactive and results driven, you will have a very keen eye for detail, supporting in all components of the employee lifecycle.

In addition to the HR and Talent Acquisition piece, there is an important L&D aspect, working with the SLT to develop and support team/individual KPI’s through the L&D function and performance management.

Desired Attributes

  • Experience of a wide ranging HR generalist role with strong experience in Talent Acquisition and or Recruitment within a commercial environment
  • Experience within a Professional Services set up
  • Possess a good understanding of HR processes and process improvement
  • Value reward and recognition and instilling these within teams
  • Strong external radar to understand the external environment and what we need to be responsive to
  • Professionally qualified and up to date with employment legislation
  • Someone who is a consensus-builder rather than confrontational
  • Confident of your ability to deal with SLT and staff to make recommendations and carry plans through to fruition

This is a full time role with some hybrid flexibility. There will be a need to spend at least one day per month in their Exeter Office.

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 (12m)   £45,000 - £50,000 + benefits   |   Avonmouth, Bristol

Ref: TM22-1254
Location: Avonmouth, Bristol
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 + benefits
Type: Interim - 12 month contract

Interim HR Manager (12m)

A new role has arisen for an experienced HR Manager to support one of our client’s state of the art Reprocessing Plants in Avonmouth. The site is currently in transition from commissioning to operation so the focus will be in supporting the site to become fully operational and meet its full potential.

Amongst other things you’ll oversee recruitment, training and development, employee relations along with the day-to-day HR support for ~130 people currently. This role will be busy, interesting and provides opportunity for you to make your mark with the support of the wider People and Culture Team.

This is an excellent opportunity for a proactive and commercial HR Manager who’s looking to work with a fast paced, leading edge and growing businesses based in Avonmouth.

This role will suit a fast paced, solutions oriented individual who can communicate effectively at all levels. Someone with experience of a manufacturing, production, retail, or FMCG would be ideal.

Person Specification

We are looking for someone who can start immediately and evidence the following;

  • Strong Employee Relations experience
  • Experience of owning HR activities for an operational site, ideally in manufacturing or production
  • Experience of coaching managers on people processes and developing the tools and training necessary to embed this
  • Resilient and persistent, not afraid to have challenging conversations
  • Up to date Knowledge of employment law
  • Strong IT skills, particularly excel
  • Ability to balance the requirements of the site with central HR and Operations Strategy
  • Experience of managing, engaging stakeholders and driving forward HR projects.
  • Able to flex your approach to adapt to the needs of an evolving, growing and changing environment
  • Being proactive with excellent problem solving skills.
  • No airs and graces, willing to muck in and get on with whatever needs doing.
  • Able to plan and organise workloads effectively.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed influencing and negotiating skills.
  • Good judgement; confident, persuasive, approachable and dependable.

This role will suit a commercially astute, Business Partner/Manager who wants to make a difference within an ambitious business within a fun, dynamic, fast paced culture.

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 Advisor   £27,000 - £29,000 + Benefits   |   Yate, Bristol

Ref: LM22-1252
Location: Yate, Bristol
Salary: £27,000 - £29,000 + Benefits
Type: Permanent

HR Advisor

We are looking for a fast-paced, high potential HR Advisor who has the desire and capacity to progress into a brand new role. You will be responsible for providing confidential and professional support on all people related matters. This includes the provision of generalist HR support to divisional management teams and employees in areas including, but not limited to; recruitment and selection, department structure and job design, employee relations, performance and discipline management, HR policy interpretation, change management, as well as contributing to the development, implementation and review of HR initiatives to support the business.

Reporting to the fast paced, pragmatic HR Manager, this is a broad HR generalist support role, covering all HR services, supporting c225 staff. As it is a manufacturing site there is no hybrid working at the moment.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist with recruitment, arrange interviews, co-ordinate new on-boarding and inductions. On-boarding is complex, so attention to detail is essential.
  • Be the first point of contact for all HR related queries and provide timely support and services to managers and employees that are clear, concise and fit for purpose.
  • Maintain and build strong working relationships with managers and stakeholders (H&S, Payroll etc), to understand business requirements and how HR can support them.
  • Support and manage disciplinary and grievance matters in a professional and timely manner, in accordance with legislation and best practice, ensuring correct documentation and procedural fairness.
  • Process weekly starters and leavers and administer HR-related documentation, maintain Employee files.
  • Action all sickness records, reporting any ‘long-term’ absences to the relevant HR team member.
  • Arrange and assist with note taking of disciplinaries.
  • Support in social impact and outreach programs.
  • Provide a first point of contact to managers and employees for training needs, identifying gaps and supporting employee development.

Person Specification

  • We are looking for someone with demonstrated knowledge and experience of HR principles and their application including experience in coaching and mentoring and ability to approach people issues from a commercial perspective, delivering value-add HR services.
  • 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.
  • A basic understanding of Employee Relations and current employment legislation.
  • Able to demonstrate having met demanding targets and deadlines.
  • Highly responsible, reliable and flexible with a strong work ethic.
  • Be proactive and able to work using your own initiative.
  • Excellent attention to detail and good communication skills.

This is a great opportunity to grow and develop with this business as it expands over the next 12 months or so.

 

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 Louise McMilan 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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Organisational Development Lead   £70,000 - £75,000 + excellent benefits   |   London (Hybrid)

Ref: TM22-1251
Location: London (Hybrid)
Salary: £70,000 - £75,000 + excellent benefits
Type: Permanent

Organisational Development Lead

We are delighted to be working with this iconic and prestigious foundation to help find them an inspirational Organisational Development Lead. Someone who can help make this brilliant organisation an even better place to work.

With over 200 employees our client has plans to grow significantly over the coming months and years. Reporting to the Head of People and OD you will lead organisational development across the organisation. Working with Senior Leaders and Directors to progress team, directorate and organisational wide initiatives aimed to ensure they embed a culture of leadership and performance excellence.

Leading the development of the overarching organisational development strategy you will design and deliver OD activities, both directly and by working with partner organisations. Managing and partnering with these key organisations, supporting and building on existing initiatives and helping to shape and deliver an ongoing programme of improvement are key to the success of the role.

This business operates a hybrid working approach, prioritising flexibility. They have offices in London where you’d be expected to spend a minimum of 4 days per month, potentially more frequently for co-creation, team and organisational wide events.

Key Responsibilities

  • To develop, design and deliver the OD strategies, processes and interventions that support our clients ambition to be a high performing organisation; including initiatives which foster a high-performance culture, where valuing learning, continuous improvement and diversity are the norm.
  • Management and development of the internal Leadership Development Programme. Working with internal and external partners on the programme, aimed at increasing the consistency, quality and connectedness of leadership and management practice.
  • Working with a cross organisational team in strategy, communications and people teams, help to embed organisational development and design initiatives as part of the delivery of the business’s strategic refresh over the coming years.
  • Work with internal communications to design effective processes and approaches aimed at building staff engagement around OD and People initiatives.
  • Provide specialist expertise to the Head of People & OD, Chief Operating Officer and Director Team members in the development of organisational behaviour, leadership, and all aspects of organisational change and development.
  • Diversity & Inclusion: As a senior member of the People & OD team, you are part of a team actively working to progress their commitment to diversity & inclusion and you would therefore be a champion of this work.

Person Specification

  • Excellent influencing and interpersonal skills, with people at all levels, internally and externally
  • Strong mentoring and coaching skills
  • The ability to engage, conduct diagnosis, analyse findings, generate options and build commitment to solutions
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to confidently present
  • Pragmatic and solutions oriented
  • Flexible, adaptable and comfortable with ambiguity.

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 Advisor   £28,000 - £30,000 + excellent benefits   |   Bristol

Ref: TM22-1247
Location: Bristol
Salary: £28,000 - £30,000 + excellent benefits
Type: Permanent

HR Advisor

We are currently seeking an ambitious HR Advisor for a role based with a well-respected media and publishing organisation based in the centre of Bristol.

Providing a full generalist HR advice to a specific business area the HR Advisor will also support the Head of HR and Talent and the HR team with projects, processes, communications and other HR-led initiatives.

Typically the HR Advisor will be assigned to a particular HR Business Partner, with whom you will work closely within a matrix-managed structure. This role works across the full HR remit supporting the Business Partner on all operational activities for the business area including recruitment, training and managing ER cases end to end, and on HR projects at departmental level. You will also provide advice and guidance on ad hoc queries from managers and employees within the business unit.

We are looking for someone who can build credible working relationships across the business with HR colleagues and managers and employees, providing excellent customer service at all times.

Person Specification

  • CIPD (level 5) qualified with experience in all aspects of HR including: employee relations, employment law, recruitment, coaching & L&D preferably within a fast moving, private sector organisation.
  • Significant experience of giving advice to managers and employees on complex and varied HR issues in a commercial environment.
  • Demonstrable experience of excellent service to customers and stakeholders.
  • Up to date knowledge of employment law and experience of applying this to resolve ER cases.
  • Proven track record of taking ownership of projects from start to completion, with minimum supervision
  • 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.
  • Exceptional communication skills both verbal and written – professional standard document and report-writing.
  • Excellent employment law knowledge and a track record in complex ER case resolution.

This would suit a commercially astute, engaging HR Assistant or HR Officer looking for the opportunity to add value in a successful organisation.

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

If you are interested in this role or would like to discuss it in more detail please forward your CV to 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   c£45,000 + good benefits   |   Clevedon, Bristol

Ref: LM22-1249
Location: Clevedon, Bristol
Salary: c£45,000 + good benefits
Type: Permanent

We are currently seeking an ambitious Junior HR Business Partner for a role based with a well-respected manufacturer based in North Somerset.

This is a generalist role providing high quality HR service, taking full responsibility and ownership for the implementation of the day to day, operational HR requirements which are essential for support the existing workforce. Working closely with the HR Manager you will contribute to local HR Strategy ensuring it serves to attract, manage, develop and retain employees to meet both current and future business objectives.

You will support, manage, and coach a small team who will undertake the bulk of the operational work whilst you undertake a blend of HR project work such as diversity and inclusion and employee engagement and operational HR.

You will communicate and negotiate with a wide range of employees and senior managers on a regular basis. Coaching, communication, persuasion and influencing skills will be key to success in this role.

Main Responsibilities include

  • To provide a proactive and solutions focused HR service to the business, advising and coaching managers on a wide variety of HR and ER matters, encouraging and empowering managers to take ownership of HR issues.
  • To support line managers in the implementation of the HR strategy, policies, and procedures and to comply with all relevant legislation acting as subject matter expert (SME) for the following areas: Performance management, Competency development, Talent Framework, Absence management, Employee engagement, Diversity and Inclusivity, Data compliance and GDPR, Global mobility.
  • To manage complex employee relations casework relating to discipline, grievance and performance and to provide advice and support to the HR Advisors where necessary with regards to their casework.

Person Specification

  • Degree or equivalent post-graduate HR qualification
  • Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (Desirable)
  • Extensive generalist HR experience.
  • Up to date knowledge of employment legislation and evidence of converting employment law knowledge into practice.
  • Experience of operating a continuously changing and evolving environment.
  • Experience of supporting/delivering culture change projects.
  • Line management experience.

This would suit an experienced HR Advisor ready for that next step who is passionate about people and enthusiastic about 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 Louise McMilan 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 HR Business Partners x 2   £34,000 - £38,000 + benefits   |   Bristol

Ref: LN22-1250
Location: Bristol
Salary: £34,000 - £38,000 + benefits
Type: Permanent

Our prestigious client is looking for 2 part time HR Business partners to deliver a credible HR professional service to a demanding, high intellect client group.

We are seeking someone with the credibility and gravitas to operate in a demanding organisation which requires exceptional communication and influencing skills allied with a keen sense of diplomacy.

Key elements of the role include analysis and reporting; supporting workforce planning; providing advice, guidance and support to managers on a range of Employee Relations issues; facilitating the resolution of employee conflict; management of change including supporting restructures; building effective working relationships with stakeholders.

You will have an excellent grasp of employment law and significant experience of handling and mediating in complex employee relations casework. In addition we wish to hear from candidates with evidence of workforce planning and academic processes.

Successful candidates will hold a degree or equivalent level of qualification/experience and ideally a CIPD qualification. You will have a broad generalist HR experience with knowledge of current HR issues and best practice along with strong communication skills which are an essential requirement along with the ability to build effective and collaborative working relationships.

In return you have lots of opportunity for career development in a professional setting and comes with excellent benefits. Both roles are 21 hours per week working flexibly with at least 1 day in the office and the remainder at home.

 

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 Louise McMilan or call on 0117 957 4100. Please remember to quote the job reference number in all correspondence with Purple House Recruitment Ltd.

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Head of HR and L&D   £60,000 -£70,000 + benefits   |   Home Based

Ref: TM22-1245
Location: Home Based
Salary: £60,000 -£70,000 + benefits
Type: Permanent

Head of HR and L&D

We are delighted to be working with this iconic charitable business to find them an inspirational Head of Human Resources who can help make this brilliant company an even better place to work. Therefore the new Head of HR is going to need to be truly visionary and blue-sky thinking as well as being commercially astute.

Primarily this role has 3 key purposes – to support the business to deliver the strategy and corporate plans by leading and inspiring the HR and L&D teams to deliver excellent business support to managers and staff across the organisation; to support the Director of People by being their subject matter expert and trusted advisor in the employment aspects of the People portfolio; and to take a lead role in the continuing development and execution of the organisation’s People strategy and plan.

Following the sale of their Head Office this role will be 100% homebased. Over time there will be some local “hubs” enabling those that want to work more collaboratively to do so but there is no expectation that you need to be office based. To do this role you could be based anywhere.

Key Deliverables

  • Working closely with the Director of People you will be leading the development of the people strategy helping to make this an even better place to work.
  • Develop and mentor the HR Team, which includes: Business Partners, the operational People Team, Recruitment and Learning & Development.
  • Working closely with senior leadership to be the voice of the HR Team. Have the commercial acumen and credibility that the LT want to use you as a sounding board and would be happy to be challenged by you in a positive way.
  • Identify opportunities to streamline processes freeing up time for the HR Team to add value.
  • Lead on HR Projects which will include transformational change programs.
  • Work closely with E,D&I Lead to support the development of the ED&I strategy and action plans.
  • Work closely with the L&D team to design and implement a suite of talent development initiatives that helps employees realise their full potential.

Person Specification

  • CIPD qualified
  • Sufficiently knowledgeable in employment law and HR to support HR Advisors and others with complex matters e.g. high risk individual staffing matters, complex TUPE, complex redundancies
  • Understands how to design, deliver and evaluate the effectiveness of learning and development solutions across a diverse organisation
  • Good understanding of governance within charities and experience of working with or within charities (as a member of staff, Consultant, Volunteer, or Trustee) is desirable but not essential
  • Experience of leading HR, L&D teams staff is essential
  • Effective at networking and communicating with others in pursuit of an agenda.
  • Effectively develops & maintains contacts (internally and externally)
  • Advanced oral communication skills, literacy, report writing, numeracy and analytical skills are essential
  • Self- motivated, highly organised and able to manage multiple priorities.
  • Visible role model and champion of corporate values within their own team and the wider Charity

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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Learning & Development Specialist   £45,000 - £47,500 + benefits   |   Cheltenham

Ref: LM22-1246
Location: Cheltenham
Salary: £45,000 - £47,500 + benefits
Type: Permanent

Learning & Development Specialist

Our client, a reputable SME based in Cheltenham has been growing rapidly and continues to do so. They are looking to recruit a creative Learning and Development Manager with a passion for understanding behaviour and how training can add value to an organisation. The role will work closely with the Head of HR to develop and implement leading edge learning and development initiatives. Their people work quickly and are hugely commercial, therefore your ideas and your ability to execute good L&D initiatives that enable their success and set them up for the future needs to be equally impressive.

Learning Responsibilities

  • Liaise with key stakeholders across the business to understand capability gaps in management across the site(s) and department(s).
  • Design, deliver and evaluate management and soft skills training, in line with business needs and be willing and able to adjust approach to programmes to support learners and the organisation
  • Understand the support needs of different departments and be able to prioritise which areas of the organisation require the most urgent attention
  • Assess the impact of learning interventions and provide regular statistics / reporting to track the impact of soft skill training
  • Working in collaboration with senior leaders, ensure new managers are on-boarded effectively and efficiently
  • Provide 1:1 coaching support for managers as required
  • Ownership of overall career development programmes in support of talent & succession management
  • Support new line managers throughout their first six to 12 months in the organisation; working in collaboration with their respective line managers

Skills

  • Experience working in a corporate management development role
  • Proven track record of designing and delivering fit-for-purpose learning solutions
  • Ability to demonstrate using how learning interventions support culture change
  • Experience of working with managers at all levels of an organisation
  • Confidence to advise the business on skill gaps and learning needs of managers and ability to translate these needs into pragmatic learning programmes
  • Commercial and financial acumen

Person Specification

  • A confident and engaging self-starter with a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Qualifications in Leadership & Management skills/training (CIPD qualified or similar)
  • A well-rounded leadership development professional
  • Passionate, resilient and personality with uncompromising integrity
  • Willingness to take ownership of processes and see these through to completion
  • Openness to embracing new ways of working
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Strong command and understanding of models, frameworks, tools and solutions to increase leadership effectiveness, including but not limited to; culture change, emotional intelligence, change management, high performing team effectiveness, coaching, Situational Leadership

We are looking for someone who can design and deliver totally engaging training programmes as well as someone who can bring new ideas and innovative solutions. This role would offer a high potential candidate the autonomy to add value and make a difference throughout the Group.

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 Training Manager   c£40,000 + benefits   |   Bristol (BS9)

Ref: LM22-1244
Location: Bristol (BS9)
Salary: c£40,000 + benefits
Type: Interim 12 months

Interim Training Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen at one of our charity clients in Bristol who, due to a restructure are looking for a skilled training professional to oversee their training and development team, initially on an Interim 12 month basis.

We are looking for someone who can genuinely ‘hit the ground running’. In order to do so you’ll need to have experience of managing people as well as experience of designing and delivering training interventions.

The training team’s priority is to ensure that the Trust meets its regulatory requirements in terms of training and development for all roles such as nurses, carers, housekeepers, caterers, central roles etc. We want everybody at the Trust to have access to the training they need to be compliant and to able to perform the duties of their jobs. It’s an exciting time too as we are in the process of restructuring our care home teams, introducing new and amended roles, all requiring innovative training interventions.

As the Training Manager you will be responsible for

  • day-to-day management of the team as well as delivering training on occasions.
  • ensuring that all new colleagues are inducted well into the organisation and that their ongoing training needs are met.
  • working with local operational teams to identify training needs, develop new courses and training interventions.
  • managing, designing and delivering on subjects ranging from infection control to time management; from first aid to safeguarding adults at risk.

Having introduced a new learning management system (LMS) last year, we would ideally wish you to have experience developing and embedding digital learning options through a LMS.
Ideally level 5 CIPD qualified, you will be a strong relationship manager, being able to work collaboratively with a wide range of colleagues in various disciplines and levels across the Trust.

Benefits and Perks

As well as your pay and contractual benefits, you will also benefit from a range of perks, including discounts scheme will save you money on shopping, holidays, utilities, tech, entertainment and much more including subsidised gyms and restaurants, wellbeing support.

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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People Manager   £50,000 - £60,000 + bens   |   Oxfordshire

Ref: TM22-1241
Location: Oxfordshire
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 + bens
Type: Interim - 12 months

People Manager

Our client is a forerunner in the hospitality furnishing industry, continually inspiring, creating and finding ingenious and beautiful solutions for restaurants, bars hotels and workspaces. With bases in UK, Italy, France, and USA, gives them an international presence, which places them right at the forefront of furniture solutions being delivered internationally.

The People Manager will lead and support the HR activity across the business, including the UK, Italy, France & the US to enable managers to successfully deliver the companies objectives. You will also proactively advise on best practice HR and take a hands-on role in dealing with projects, HR assignments and case work.

This is a stand-alone role, initially on an interim basis for 12 months.

Key Activities

  • Deliver a comprehensive HR service to the business, from administrative support to strategic direction, both in the UK and internationally (France, Italy & US)
  • Lead on employee relations issues, including managing absence, disciplinaries, grievances and sickness
  • Measuring employee engagement and identifying areas that require improvement
  • Co-ordinate events to encourage employee recognition and engagement and driving a positive culture through the business
  • Performance management: coaching managers on performance management issues and processes
  • Learning and development: providing guidance on development for managers and their teams
  • Training: Implementing the training and development agenda; identify areas that need attention and improvement
  • Recruitment and retention: managing talent and succession planning; taking overall responsibility for recruitment activity and campaigns
  • Reward advice and supporting employees on company benefits, remuneration issues and benchmarking
  • Policy and procedures: implementation of new HR policies, procedures and processes ensuring legal compliance and training of managers.
  • Liaise with legal advisers in Europe/US to ensure that the company is adhering to employment legislation.

Person Specification

In order to be successful we are looking for individuals who can demonstrate the following;

  • Superb communication skills
  • Evidence of adding value as both an individual contributor and active team member
  • Experience of dealing with senior, challenging and international employees at various levels
  • Ability to build rapport quickly with key members of the executive team.
  • Confident directing and advising managers on all aspects of people management and development.
  • Demonstrable experience in managing change projects, redundancy, acquisition or other relevant HR projects
  • Strong understanding of employment law in the UK and how to adapt within Europe and the US
  • CIPD or equivalent qualification
  • Resilience and calmness under pressure
  • High integrity – able to do what is right for the business and its employees
  • Solid experience as an HR generalist with excellent knowledge of best HR practice
  • 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 progressive and ambitious business as their first HR person.

Note: The Closing Date for this advert is Wednesday 16th March.  We will respond to your application after this date.  Thank you for your understanding and patience.

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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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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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

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