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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   £40,000 - £45,000 + bonus + benefits   |   Bath

Ref: TM20-1103
Location: Bath
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 + bonus + benefits
Type: Permanent

This exciting new role will provide an engaging and proactive HR Manager with an excellent opportunity to work as the most senior person in HR, managing and developing the HR function across the UK. This is an interesting, multi-faceted opportunity with a well-established, family owned business based in Bath, employing c80 staff.

This job is not only to do all the usual day to day operational HR, such as recruitment and ER. It is also hugely important to the owners that they find someone who is passionate about creating a positive employee journey. Someone who can nourish the people and give them the tools which allow them to be the best they can be.

The company already has a positive culture and its part of this role’s responsibility to expand upon and develop it, whilst supporting the wider growth plans.

Working in an extremely fast paced environment, there really is lots to do in this generalist role. As the business operates on a fairly lean basis, you’ll need to be happy rolling up your sleeves and getting on with whatever needs doing, from sending out a contract, to employee relations to developing the strategy and engagement.

Essentially though we’re looking for an HR Manger who can honestly say that they are;

  • Able to see the bigger picture and offer pragmatic, commercially focused, professional HR advice and guidance.
  • Hands-on, and proactive in attitude and with an approach that is warm and joyful.
  • An excellent communicator with the ability to gain commitment and support from across the business.
  • Proven track record of HR management within a real fast paced environment.
  • Exceptional organisational skills and the ability to manage changing priorities, multiple requests and moving deadlines, all with a cool head.
  • Sound knowledge of UK employment and desire to keep abreast of changes/updates.
  • Passionate and resilient with the ability to work under pressure and cope effectively with change and growth.
  • Able to evidence previous experience of successful employee engagement and development.

Now is a great time to join this business as they continue to grow and develop their brand. Our client really doesn’t see this as just a job. This role will suit someone who has a broad ranging interest in life, travel and the eclectic!

If this sounds like you and is the sort of opportunity that you’re looking for then get in touch with us here at Purple House Recruitment, to find out more.

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 Manager

Interim Part-Time HR Business Partner   £40-45,000 p.a. pro-rata   |   Exeter, Devon

Ref: FV19-1102b
Location: Exeter, Devon
Salary: £40-45,000 p.a. pro-rata
Type: Part-Time Interim

Interim Part-Time HR Business Partner

We are looking for a proactive Interim Part-Time HR Business Partner (4 days a week) who can start fairly immediately to support on a number of adding value HR projects for an initial 3 month period with a strong likelihood that this contract will be extended.

Our client based on the outskirts of Exeter just off the M5, is going through a period of exciting change.The fast paced, high energy Head of HR to whom this role reports is looking for a Part-time HR Business Partner to come in and support her on some interesting projects detailed as follows:- restructures,policy reviews, performance management, IR35, GDPR, TUPE and negotiating settlement agreements, to name but a few.

We are looking for an experienced HRBP who has worked on a number of the above HR projects. Especially important is your ability to negotiate, engage and consult in some challenging situations. In addition your communication skills and credibility will be such that people listen and engage with what you’re saying and you can bring people with you into new ways of working.

Skills:

  • An HR Business Partner or Senior HR Advisor with experience of having managed or supported on a variety of HR projects.
  • Experience in leading on restructures and managing consultations.
  • TUPE experience would be ideal.
  • Able to coach and drive forward improvements in performance management and improve leadership capability.
  • Have a ‘can-do’ attitude, able to evidence going the extra mile.
  • Superb communication skills, with an inner confidence which engages others in new ways of working in the face of initial resistance.
  • Must have worked in HR a fast paced private sector organisation.
  • Able to drive and willing to visit other sites occasionally

This is a really exciting initially short term opportunity to work on some varied and interesting projects and make a difference.

To apply please email: fiona@purplehousehr.com

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 Part-Time HR Business Partner

Interim HR Advisor   £35,000 p.a.   |   Exeter, Devon

Ref: FV19-1102 a
Location: Exeter, Devon
Salary: £35,000 p.a.
Type: Interim

Interim HR Advisor

We are looking for a proactive Interim HR Advisor who is able to start fairly immediately to support on a number of adding value HR projects for an initial 3 month period with a strong likelihood that this contract will be extended.

Our client based on the outskirts of Exeter just off the M5, is going through a period of exciting change.  The fast paced, high energy Head of HR to whom this role reports is looking for an HR Advisor who enjoys a challenge, to come in and support her on some interesting projects detailed as follows:- restructures,  policy reviews, performance management, IR35, GDPR, TUPE and negotiating settlement agreements, to name but a few.

This role would suit a bright, forward thinking HR Advisor who hasn’t necessarily undertaken all of the above projects, but who would like the opportunity to manage and support on these diverse areas in HR and to be able to add significantly to their experience.

What is of paramount importance is your inner confidence, drive, ability and credibility in being able to negotiate with and engage people into working with new processes and change.    So rather than ticking all the experience boxes, it’s your positive behaviour, pace, energy and ability to find solutions and resourcefulness which will make you the right person for this job.

Skills:

  • Either an HR Graduate with a couple of years’ experience in HR or an HR Advisor with a solid HR background looking for exposure to some interesting HR projects rather than just operational HR.
  • Able to work on own initiative – see what is wrong and think about the wider context of how to put it right without being told what needs to be done.
  • Have a ‘can-do’ attitude, able to evidence going the extra mile.
  • Superb communication skills, with an inner confidence which engages others in new ways of working in the face of initial resistance.
  • Must have worked in HR a fast paced private sector organisation.
  • Able to drive and willing to visit other sites occasionally

This role will offer you great exposure to some really varied and interesting challenges and will ultimately give a lot of satisfaction and the opportunity to add value.

 

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

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

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Interim HR Advisor

Talent Acquisition Partner   c. £35,000 p.a. + benefits - flexible working   |   North Bristol

Ref: FV19-1101
Location: North Bristol
Salary: c. £35,000 p.a. + benefits - flexible working
Type: Permanent

TALENT ACQUISITION PARTNER

We are looking for an ambitious and driven Talent Acquisition Partner for our client based in North Bristol with occasional travel to the other UK sites.

This role will give great scope for progression as it will sit within the HR team and over time will give a lot of exposure to HR and potential future opportunity to work on HR Projects.

The role reports to the Senior HR business partner whose client groups include a number of different and diverse divisions and c. 600 staff. As the most senior person in recruitment with one direct report this will be a broad and varied role, working across the whole company and supporting all head office functions. With the support of the Recruitment Assistant you will be responsible for sourcing talent through direct methods, effectively managing the ATS system, interviewing and hiring talented employees. You will work closely with department hiring managers to proactively identify future hiring needs.

Responsibilities include.

  • Using direct sourcing methods and a variety of media platforms, create strong candidate attraction strategies to attract and engage top talent.
  • Develop pipelines of talent for various functions and divisions and create a network of potential candidates with relevant skills to consider as roles become available.
  • Responsible for the full recruitment process from sourcing to on boarding.
  • Effectively manage the ATS system and ensure the candidate journey is one which engages all to the organisation.
  • Organise and run assessment centres/ interviews for shortlisted candidates.
  • Provide analytical and well documented recruitment reports to directors and managers on recruitment KPIs.
  • Improve the employer brand and promote the organisation as a “best place to work”

Person Specification

  • Proven experience in recruitment including innovative direct sourcing.
  • Adept in the use of social media to attract and source top candidates as well as promote the employer brand.
  • Experience of building talent pipelines and strong networks.
  • Preferably some management and/or coaching experience, with the credibility to develop the Recruitment Assistant and guide and advise hiring managers on best recruitment practice.
  • Able to research and use facts and figures to provide reasoned arguments which add value.
  • Excellent interviewing and assessment skills with demonstrable experience in recruiting for senior vacancies.
  • Articulate with the ability to communicate and engage with people at all levels.

This is a great opportunity to be a key individual with the opportunity to add value within 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 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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Talent Acquisition Partner

Business Manager – Accounts   £30-35,000 p.a. + benefits   |   West Bristol

Ref: FV19-1057
Location: West Bristol
Salary: £30-35,000 p.a. + benefits
Type: Permanent

Accounts and Operations Partner / Business Manager

If you have in depth accounts or book-keeping experience but looking for more variety, then this role could be the one for you.

Our client, a small family run successful wholesale business based in West Bristol with c. 10 employees, is looking to employ a full time Accounts and Operations Partner / Business Manager due to the growth of the organisation and changes to the current employee matrix.   This is a newly created role for a Business Manager to undertake a wide variety of responsibilities and comes with plenty of opportunity to add value and make a difference.

Due to the small size of the organisation, there will be a need to be very flexible and would suit someone who is happy to roll up their sleeves and get on with whatever needs to be done within a small office/warehouse/wholesale distribution environment.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Complete management of the SAGE line 50 site including: book keeping, accounts to trial balance, inventory, credit control and banking reconciliation.  This will be c. 40 to 50% of the role.
  • Sales Support and customer service.
  • A variety of interesting ad hoc projects.
  • Stock Management – this will be taught to someone happy to develop.
  • Ad hoc HR and Business support.
  • Hours are 10am to 6pm Monday to Thursday and 10am to 4.30pm on Friday.

Person specification

  • Significant experience of managing accounts and bookkeeping within a small organisation.
  • Experienced in the use of Sage Line 50 would be ideal, but will offer training to someone with good accounts experience in other accounts packages.
  • Ideally you will have a wide variety of experience and knowledge across a number of different office functions, including general office management, sales support and customer service.
  • Stock control experience would be desirable but can be learned, so someone looking to develop and learn would be most welcome.
  • Numerate, with attention to detail with the ability to analyse financial and stock information.
  • Commercially astute, able to spot anomalies and make recommendations for improvement.
  • The ability to understand and resolve queries that arise with your own ideas for improving processes and procedures.
  • As this is a family run business, the appointee will be working with people who are passionate about what they do.  Therefore, the person coming in will need to understand how to best work and achieve goals within this environment.
  • Confident and competent computer user – Good Understanding of Microsoft Office.
  • Proactive, analytical, assertive, adaptable and flexible would be words that describe you well.
  • Able to manage your own time, resources and workload effectively

Due to future business strategy changes, there will be plenty of opportunity to grow and develop to become a key stakeholder within the 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.

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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Business Manager – Accounts

Interim HR Business Partner (12m)   c£38 - £42,000 + Good Benefits   |   North Devon

Ref: FV19-1091
Location: North Devon
Salary: c£38 - £42,000 + Good Benefits
Type: Interim - 12 months

Interim HR Business Partner (12 months)

We are looking for a hands on proactive Interim HR Generalist to cover a one year maternity leave contract, based in North Devon. The role will be partnering the senior management team in helping them achieve their organisational goals. Ideally you will be commercially astute, with a background in manufacturing and able to work without a lot of hand holding, with the ability and influencing skills to deputise for the HR Manager on occasion.

As a proactive HR Business Partner/Advisor you will provide strategic and operational support to senior Business Leaders to ensure that new HR initiatives are implemented and embedded correctly and that the current high standards in HR are maintained. Supporting approximately c500 staff across mainly 2 sites with some remote support needing to be given to further smaller sites.

The HR Business Partner/Advisor role will be about building substantial relationships with business leaders and driving forward key projects. As well as business as usual, operational and some HR administrative duties, the projects will be focused on OD; talent management, succession planning, engagement and some small restructures with the aim of adding value to the bottom line within an organisation which has experienced strong growth and profitability.

Person Specification

  • This role would suit an ambitious HR Business Partner/Advisor looking for career progression who is a CIPD qualified Graduate with strong business acumen.
  • The organisation is driven by metrics and you should have strong numeracy skills with the ability to analyse data and find areas for improvement.
  • Experience of working in a matrixed environment with an amount of process would be ideal.
  • You should also have significant coaching and influencing skills especially with Senior Sales and Business leaders in a fast paced private sector organisation.
  • Solid HR experience is needed with a good understanding of OD, talent management, succession and engagement as well as strong employment law knowledge.
  • Ideally you will have a progressive career history showing promotions.
  • Experience of partnering sales is ideal especially in a manufacturing or industrial environment in a corporate, matrixed organisation.
  • You should also be a strategic thinker with positive business partnering skills and able to support and mentor within the wider HR team

There is a great opportunity to add value for a proactive HR generalist wishing to take on some meaty challenges within a complex, 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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Interim HR Business Partner (12m)

HR Manager   c. £45,000p.a. + benefits   |   Somerset

Ref: TM19-1087
Location: Somerset
Salary: c. £45,000p.a. + benefits
Type: Permanent

HR Manager

We’re looking for a proactive HR Manager to provide an excellent generalist service to support our client’s ambitious growth plans.The role based in Somerset is to offer support, guidance & advice on Recruitment, Employee Relations and Development.

Reporting to the supportive HRD, this role would either suit a bright, commercially astute senior HR advisor looking for next step, or a junior BP with a good broad generalist background and with both recruitment and training experience.

Due to ambitious growth plans the person coming in will need excellent recruitment experience to improve employer branding and the candidate journey in order to recruit significant numbers and improve engagement.

It’s a 24/7 operation so there may be an occasional need to go in late or early to deal with something complex or to improve communications with those not working weekday shifts.

You’ll need to be someone who is good at establishing and developing strong working relationships at all levels from the senior team, to unions and also workers.There will be plenty of opportunity to work on adding value HR initiatives and new projects.

Person Specification

  • Ideally CIPD qualified or working towards with significant generalist HR experience in a fast moving, private sector industrial environment.
  • Experience of supporting a company in growth would be an advantage,
  • Will ideally have experience of working in HR in either a unionised manufacturing, logistics or production environment.
  • Experience of working with unions would be preferred.
  • You must also have excellent organisational skills and initiative, with the ability to effectively manage the operational HR services with minimal input from the HR Director.
  • Excellent knowledge of employment legislation in all areas, able to put knowledge into practice in protecting the company from liability.
  • Need a good ideas person who is resilient, ‘can-do’ and who can make things happen.
  • Needs to be friendly and approachable and able to relate to all levels of this business.
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills.

There’s lots of opportunity to add value and make a difference.

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 Manager

HR Business Partner   45,000 - 50,000 + benefits   |   Bristol

Ref: TM19-1086
Location: Bristol
Salary: 45,000 - 50,000 + benefits
Type: Permanent

HR Business Partner

This is an excellent opportunity for a proactive and commercial HR Manager or HR Business Partner who’s looking to work with a values driven, leading edge and growing SME based in Bristol.
Supporting a diverse workforce covering multiple locations we are looking for an HR Manager or HR Business Partner with a mix of operational HR and value adding strategic HR projects experience.

This role will suit a fast paced, solutions oriented individual who can communicate effectively at all levels, both locally and internationally. Someone with experience of a retail, hospitality or pacey multisite environment would be ideal. Due to the planned growth of the organisation this role will have a strong recruitment as well as ER focus.

As the company is still growing, the HR Business Partner, as the most senior person in HR in the company, needs to not only put together a value adding people strategy and drive those projects forward. But also, to be happy rolling up their sleeves to get on with the operational day to day HR duties. Whilst at the same time be responsible for the local HR team.

Person Specification

  • Preferably degree educated and/or CIPD qualified or equivalent.
  • As the most senior person in HR, you would need to have significant experience in all aspects of HR including: employee relations, employment law, recruitment, coaching & L&D and reward.
  • Experience of managing, gaining engagement to and driving forward HR projects within a multi-site, fast paced environment. Retail or hospitality would be ideal.
  • Able to flex your approach to adapt to the needs of an evolving, growing and changing company.
  • Being proactive with excellent problem solving skills.
  • No airs and graces, willing to muck in and get on with whatever needs doing.
  • Ability to plan and organise workloads effectively.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed influencing and negotiating skills. Good judgement; confident, persuasive, approachable and dependable.
  • Commitment to continuing personal and professional development.

This role will suit a commercially astute, warm, engaging HR Manager or Business Partner who wants to make a difference within a small but ambitious organisation which has a fun, dynamic, fast paced 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 Business Partner

Latest Vacancies

HR Manager

£40,000 - £45,000 + bonus + benefits| Bath

Interim Part-Time HR Business Partner

£40-45,000 p.a. pro-rata| Exeter, Devon

Interim HR Advisor

£35,000 p.a.| Exeter, Devon

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