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

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

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

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

Current vacancies

HR Manager   £50-55,000 p.a. + Good benefits   |   Bristol

Ref: FV18-986
Location: Bristol
Salary: £50-55,000 p.a. + Good benefits
Type: Permanent

HR Manager

We are seeking a credible HR Manager who has a passion for development to join a reputable professional services organisation.   Reporting to a remote based Head of HR, this is a newly created role to provide improved development opportunities within an organisation with highly educated personnel.

Working with a high intellect workforce you will need to be a hugely credible and innovative HR Manager to support them in all aspects of HR with a focus on development.  The challenge is not only to support on operational day to day HR issues but to also work on projects and create impactful development initiatives which add value to people who don’t see training as their priority.  The organisation is not bureaucratic and you will be given plenty of autonomy and freedom to take responsibility and add value.  There are 5 locations and there will be some travel with an average of one night away per month.

Typical Activities

  • Identify development needs & design and implement a comprehensive development program.
  • Improve and manage the employee on-boarding process
  • Support the implementation of an employee appraisal process
  • Work with the Head of HR to manage complex employee relations cases.
  • Recommend improvements to HR policies and processes in line with best practice and employment law legislation
  • Manage and develop improvements in the recruitment process.
  • Support implementing and managing the Absence Management policy
  • Support, develop and coach HR Administrators and HR colleagues.
  • Answer complex HR policy questions and manage disciplinary, grievance and capability processes.
  • Support line managers on employee career development, succession planning, coaching and challenging individuals on their own career management.

Person Specification

  • Have a real passion for development and able to evidence experience of designing and implementing new development initiatives with a high intellect workforce
  • Ideally a graduate with a good degree and CIPD qualified with significant HR Partnering experience in a private sector, preferably SME environment.
  • Feel comfortable working with and challenging in a high intellect environment.
  • Able to evidence clear examples of results with a focus on delivery against objectives.
  • In depth employment law knowledge is a must with a strong understanding and evidence of effectively managing complex employee relations issues.
  • Superb communication skills are needed, with a strong but very diplomatic influencing style, with strong inner confidence in order to influence a high intellect, educated workforce in a professional services environment.
  • A quiet confidence and inner strength works well in this culture coupled with a very strong personal presence which gains immediate respect in a driven environment.

As this is a newly created role, there will be great opportunity to add value and make this role your own in a highly successful organisation.

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

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

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HR Manager   c. £45,000 p.a. + Benefits   |   Bristol

Ref: FV18-984
Location: Bristol
Salary: c. £45,000 p.a. + Benefits
Type: Permanent

HR Manager

A reputable professional services organisation is currently seeking an influential HR Manager.   With direct line management of a small team, reporting to a highly respected remote based Head of HR, this is an excellent opportunity for an experienced HR Manager to add value to an already successful organisation.

This firm operates in a highly competitive market and due to its reputation has attracted dynamic and highly educated personnel who need a credible and innovative HR Manager to support them in all aspects of HR. The organisation is not bureaucratic and you will be given plenty of autonomy and freedom to take responsibility and add value.

Typical Activities

  • Develop resource and talent development plans with respective groups and managers.
  • Provide a credible face of HR in how it can add value to the business through having strong commercial acumen.
  • Lead on operational challenges, resolving complex ER situations.
  • Lead on Recruitment, guiding and advising the SMT in all aspects of interviewing and recruitment.
  • Identify current shortfalls in services delivery and develop solutions.
  • Manage and advise on the annual review process
  • Improve leadership capability through the development & delivery of effective training & coaching programmes.
  • Manage, motivate and develop the direct HR and recruitment reports.

Person Specification

  • Ideally a graduate with a good degree and CIPD qualified with significant HR Partnering experience in a private sector, preferably SME environment.
  • Feel comfortable working with and challenging in a high intellect environment.
  • Able to evidence clear examples of results with a focus on delivery against objectives.
  • Experience of managing and developing a team.
  • In depth employment law knowledge is a must with a strong understanding and evidence of effectively managing complex employee relations issues.
  • Superb communication skills are needed with a strong but very diplomatic influencing style in order to influence a high intellect, educated workforce in a professional services environment.
  • A quiet confidence and inner strength works well in this culture coupled with a very strong personal presence which gains immediate respect in a driven environment.

The appointee would be joining a hugely successful and growing organisation and grown an enviable reputation for the impeccable service it offers.

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

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

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Learning and Development Manager   £40,000 - £48,000p.a.   |   Bath, Somerset

Ref: FV18-983
Location: Bath, Somerset
Salary: £40,000 - £48,000p.a.
Type: Permanent

Learning and Development Manager

We are currently seeking an innovative Learning and Development Manager who is looking for a role where they can really add value and make their mark on an organisation.  Our professional services client is about to embark on a period of change and in order to support that change, needs a competent private sector L&D innovator to add value in this newly created internal Learning and Development role.

Reporting to the engaging and inspiring HR Director this role is particularly unique as it is a new role, it will be for the person coming in to make it their own.It will offer the appointee the opportunity to really add value to an already successful and growing business.

Responsibilities

  • Undertake a full TNA in order to identify training needs.
  • Design, implement and deliver new training initiatives that better engage and develop talent and addresses skills and behavioural gaps.
  • Drive forward a learning culture and show how learning can add value to the organisation.
  • Manage day to day spend of the training budget.
  • Provide 1-1 coaching to managers on behavioural and soft skills.
  • To manage the firm’s apprenticeship levy and ensure it is being utilised effectively.
  • Coach, mentor and develop the L&D Co-ordinator
  • To support the Director of HR with the delivery of projects.
  • Manage relationships with external training providers
  • To design, implement and manage a junior management development programme
  • Support the HRD in the development of L&D activities to enhance leadership capabilities
  • Evaluate current and future training programmes and ensure they are fit for purpose and return and ROI.

Person Specification

  • We are looking for an experienced L&D professional who is a graduate with a degree from a good university, preferably with a training qualification.
  • Experience of designing comprehensive TNAs to identify skills gaps and make recommendations.
  • Innovative: able to design and deliver creative engaging training programmes.
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Experience of designing blended learning solutions across different functions.
  • Adept at managing and negotiating effectively with 3rd party L&D providers.
  • Experienced in working with and managing apprenticeships and graduate programmes.
  • Good training and facilitation skills
  • Must be articulate, well presented and educated with the ability to influence within a high intellect, highly educated workforce.
  • Passionate about working in a consultative and collaborative manner with a quiet diplomatic influencing style which is credible at all levels and instills confidence.
  • Gains buy in to new ways of working, by asking questions, sowing seeds, making suggestions and giving options rather than instructions.

As this is a newly created role within a newly created internal learning function, it will give the appointee superb scope to shape the role into something which will add significant value to the organisation.

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

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

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HR Business Partner   c£55,000 + bonus and excellent benefits   |   Andover

Ref: TM18-978
Location: Andover
Salary: c£55,000 + bonus and excellent benefits
Type: Permanent

Twining’s, the leading premium tea business, is currently seeking an experienced HR Manager to join a business with strong ambition and significant growth opportunities, Twining’s is recognised for it’s creativity and excellence in marketing execution and the passion for this much loved brand is evident throughout this organisation.

Reporting to and working with the HR Director, this is an excellent opportunity for an HR Business Partner to work with the Commercial team to deliver the 5 year plan and strategy. You will help create the People agenda and therefore will have the potential to think big picture.

You will be expected to provide a first class HR Partnering service to the business. Utilising your strong coaching skills, you will advise and develop line managers and facilitate the effective delivery of day-to-day operational HR across a defined business area. There will be a high volume of work in the role and the potential for some interesting and proactive projects.

We are looking for a highly capable and experienced generalist HR Business Partner who is credible and influential. The ability to develop trusted relationships will be vital as will a very commercial mind-set coupled with a strong best practice approach. The critical style required is a coaching, consultative one – there is no room in this culture for ‘telling’ people what to do. An emphasis on good stakeholder management (at all levels) is another key essential. You need to be very ‘pro’ personal development and agile as this is at the heart of the culture and values. Candidates will need to be comfortable delivering and supporting on the full end to end HR lifecycle and being resourceful in doing so.

You should also be;

  • Experience in influencing and managing stakeholders across a range of levels and disciplines including the senior management team. Evidence of a confident communication style including excellent consultation, facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Solutions focussed and proactive in the provision of HR support and advice in a consultative style, supporting and enabling the development of all staff.
  • Passionate about designing and delivering a range of soft skill based in-house training initiatives.
  • Ideally CIPD qualified with a passion about HR, Recruitment, Employee Engagement and Development and be able to clearly demonstrate this.
  • Resilient and have the ability to work independently to deliver results with a strong focus on internal customer service.
  • Proactive, self-motivated and with an innovative style.
  • Well organised with the ability to prioritise in a volume workload.

This is an exciting role and for the right individual could be the platform to a hugely successful career within the Twining’s business.

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.

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

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

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Talent Acquisition Specialist   £45,000   |   Oxfordshire

Ref: FV1710-1
Location: Oxfordshire
Salary: £45,000
Type: Permanent

An opportunity has arisen for a pro-active Recruitment Specialist to work with a highly reputable professional services organisation based in Oxfordshire.  This hugely challenging role will have a focus on identifying and attracting highly adept management consultants.

We would expect applicants to either have a background in direct sourcing high intellect, consultants/senior executives or have direct sourcing experience of say Head Office functions along with the intellectual capability and influencing skills to be credible with the main stakeholder group.

Key responsibilities include: candidate pipeline management, stakeholder management, execution of direct sourcing strategies and managing external recruitment agencies.

Person Specification
Degree educated with a top-notch degree.
Recruitment/resourcing experience in identifying, sourcing and attracting senior level executives or consultants.
Whether coming from an agency or internal recruitment environment you should be able to evidence being the best in your peer group.  (This could be an ideal opportunity for a top-notch agency recruiter to move to an internal role)
Able to influence and be credible with a high intellect workforce and client group.
Adept at direct sourcing – approaching passive candidates.
Experience of talent mapping, building and maintaining a strong future pipeline of candidates.
Looking to work in a high intellect, continuously learning environment where ideas never stay still.
Able to research and use facts and figures to provide reasoned arguments which add value.
An effective and hugely articulate communicator with the ability to influence and engage at all levels.
Solutions oriented and driven to deliver.
This is a great opportunity to be to work with the best of the best in a highly educated, high intellect environment who are at the leading edge of what they do.  It’s a truly exciting and vibrant place to work, full of innovation, new ideas and lots of fun.   They offer excellent benefits, a very social atmosphere, away days and exciting weekends away. This is key role in the organisation with an opportunity to add value and grow as an individual within a growing organisation.

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

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

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Latest Vacancies

HR Manager

£50-55,000 p.a. + Good benefits| Bristol

HR Manager

c. £45,000 p.a. + Benefits| Bristol

Learning and Development Manager

£40,000 - £48,000p.a.| Bath, Somerset

Contact us

For further information or to talk to us about your enquiry please contact us either by email Fiona Vennbrook or Tom Mornement or give us a call on

0117 957 4100