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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

Interim Learning & Development Advisor   35,000 + benefits   |   London

Ref: TM18-1042
Location: London
Salary: 35,000 + benefits
Type: Interim (9 month mat cover)

Interim Learning & Development Advisor – Retail

Our client, a reputable organisation with multiple locations across the UK and London is looking for a creative Interim L&D Advisor to cover a 9 month maternity leave from January. The role is to work closely with the Talent Development / L&D Team to deliver and facilitate a range of training initiatives with a focus on early careers – graduates and apprentices.

It’s a hugely fast paced retail organisation and therefore your ideas and your ability to deliver L&D initiatives that enable their success need to be equally impressive.

What is of paramount importance in this role is an understanding of the operational business and how learning and development can add bottom line value. You will need the ability to engage an audience across many levels. With your credibility and ability to engage people from the most junior grades to the most senior we are looking for a superb communicator at all levels.

One remit of this role will be to identify high potential talent and to create innovative development and succession plans in order to retain, engage and motivate a successful multi-site workforce. An element of the role will be strategic; engaging with the business, undertaking TNA and designing relevant leading edge L&D programmes, with the focus being the implementation and delivery of those early careers training programmes mostly in London but with some travel.

Person Specification

  • A Graduate with a background in training people in hospitality or retail sectors.
  • You could be a highly successful General Operations Managers with experience of training people in retail looking to focus on Learning and Development.
  • Evidence of having designed and delivered training initiatives which support development of customer facing staff and managers.
  • Able to evidence improving leadership capability.
  • Demonstrable levels of business awareness within a customer facing environment.
  • Good relationship building skills and able to engage people to embrace new ways of working.

We are looking for some who can deliver and facilitate totally engaging training programmes as well as someone who can bring new ideas and innovative solutions to develop fast paced, customer facing personnel. This role would offer a high potential candidate the autonomy 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 Systems Manager   50-60,000 + benefits   |   Poole, Dorset

Ref: TM18-1043
Location: Poole, Dorset
Salary: 50-60,000 + benefits
Type: Permanent

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What you’ll love about running the HR system at this client

You’ll own the whole thing. This is a new role and you’ll get to grow a team that you can shape and develop to work with you.

You’ll build an HR Systems Strategy which maximises the HR system functionality, providing the business with timely and value adding management information.
You’ll truly own and drive forward the HR Systems to produce the management information needed to support decision making on an international basis.

You’ll help to influence and shape the global HR processes. This means playing a lead role in the collection, collation and creation of people data for the whole business.

You’ll influence the way they run performance management and succession planning, recruitment and on-boarding through to compensation, learning and time and attendance.

You’ll work with senior stakeholders across HR team.

You’ll improve the way our people spend their working days.

What you’ll get in return

A competitive starting salary and a good profit-related bonus scheme plus other benefits.

Relocation package for those seeking a new life by the beach.

Who you are

You’re probably working for a company as an HR System Manager, Senior Analyst or similar and you’re ready to take the lead, to be the head of the team, to drive change whilst managing and developing a small team.

You know Excel like the back of your hand.

You’ve handled HR data sets covering multi-country sources and led HR process design workshops in collaboration with a broader project team.

You’ve presented and sold the benefits of new ways of working to a range of stakeholders.

You might have devised test scripts for new HR functionality and managed and implemented test plans.

You will have all round understanding of a Human Resources function, purpose and its processes.

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   Either £40,000 p.a. or up to £250/day   |   North Wiltshire

Ref: FV18-1039
Location: North Wiltshire
Salary: Either £40,000 p.a. or up to £250/day
Type: Fixed Term Contract

Interim HR Manager

We are looking for strong Interim HR Manager who is available to start immediately to cover the end of a maternity leave until next May.They are happy to consider both full time or part-time HR Managers (4 days a week) who enjoy driving forward change and working with senior managers towards new and challenging goals.

Along with the operational challenges of the role in terms managing complex ER situations and leading change and restructures, there is also an element of supporting strategic projects within this role.There will be a specific focus on developing leadership capability through talent acquisition and talent development or succession programmes.

Person Specification:

  • Ideally you will have HR management experience in a faced paced customer facing multi-site environment such as hospitality, retail or services.
  • A depth of employee relations knowledge and change management experience within a fast paced, customer facing multi-site environment
  • Highly developed powers of influence and persuasion particularly when dealing and developing senior management.
  • Ideally you will be CIPD qualified with a broad background in generalist HR.
  • Along with your strategic ability you should also be pragmatic enough to be able to roll up your sleeves and get on with the operational side of the business when necessary.
  • What’s truly important is a positive ‘can do’, solutions oriented attitude, fast paced and someone who goes the extra mile to do a good job.

The role is working within a fun, lean, friendly and supportive HR team who work well together towards the organisational goals.

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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Group HR Manager   To £60,000 p.a. + Car and bonus   |   Gloucestershire

Ref: FV18-1040
Location: Gloucestershire
Salary: To £60,000 p.a. + Car and bonus
Type: Permanent

Group HR Manager

We are currently seeking an inspirational Group HR Manager to join an established and profitable manufacturing organisation based in Gloucestershire.

This organisation has a strong reputation in its field and is regarded as a leading light by the industry.   This is a newly created role for a Group HR Manager to drive forward a positive people strategy and through engagement, lead their plans for growth.

This is no ordinary HR role as there is huge opportunity to add value and make a difference.The development of leadership capability and an engaged workforce will be at the heart of this growth.

Reporting directly to a newly appointed MD, as the most senior person in HR you will work closely to drive forward change initiatives.  The MD values HR and is looking to design new and innovative ways of working that increases productivity and profits for this already successful and profitable company.   This role is to support that change and HR needs to engage hearts and minds so that all employees are truly motivated and valued.

To achieve such ambitious goals, the people agenda is focused on three things.  Organisation-wide change; personal growth; and the development of a workplace that inspires people to be the best version of themselves.

Person Specification:

  • A CIPD qualified HR Manager with experience of driving forward positive change within an industrial environment.
  • We are looking for a blue sky thinker who will challenge the norm, identify critical areas for improvement and drive the business forward, adding genuine value.
  • Think pace, influence and high-energy.Add in commercial acumen, and the ability to develop a talented HR team — that outlines the ideal candidate.
  • You will have a solid HR Management background that will enable you to skip across the full spectrum of HR issues, ideally within a manufacturing organisation but certainly private sector.
  • We are looking for candidates with excellent influencing skills, who can evidence driving forward positive cultural and behavioural change with an established workforce.
  • You will have had experience of creating competency frameworks and that best support the growth of both people and productivity.

For a proactive and inspirational Group HR Manager with presence and credibility, this role offers the opportunity to work in a successful environment and the autonomy to make a real 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 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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HR and Resourcing Partner Hospitality or Retail   c. £40,000 p.a.   |   Bristol with travel

Ref: FV18-1033a
Location: Bristol with travel
Salary: c. £40,000 p.a.
Type: Permanent

Resourcing HR Partner

Supporting 22 locations from Birmingham to Plymouth with a number of sites in Bristol along with the Head Office, this values driven hospitality organisation, thrives on its identify for being sustainable, creative and supportive to the community.

They are looking for an engaging, energetic, positive recruitment partner to drive forward adding value recruitment initiatives and support the People Director on all aspects of HR. There is a focus on recruitment in this role which will be about 70% of the role. The other 30% will be supporting a variety of HR initiatives and employee relations.  The role is mainly Bristol based with travel out to other locations every couple of weeks.

Key responsibilities.

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

Person Specification

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

This role offers a lot of variety and the successful applicant will be joining a fun, friendly team in an alternative non corporate 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 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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HR Advisor   to £30,000 + benefits   |   Cardiff

Ref: TM18-1035
Location: Cardiff
Salary: to £30,000 + benefits
Type: Permanent

Awesome HR Advisor Needed

Here’s the scenario, our client who is an ambitious and growing International Tech Company is looking for an HR Advisor to be based in South Wales, their newest and fastest growing site. So, there’s an awful lot going on. We’re looking for an ambitious HR Advisor to provide an excellent generalist service offering support, guidance and advice on a range of key areas including the application of HR policies and procedures.

Amongst other things the HR Advisor will be responsible for supporting the Head of HR to:
• deliver the HR strategy consistently;
• to develop effective relationships across the whole business;
• drive talent management, with emphasis on raising leadership competencies;
• ensure that best practice approaches to HR and Employment Relations are carried out;
• assist the Head of HR in managing HR projects and initiatives across and within the business unit.

As the HR Advisor you will be the only HR person on site so you will need to be confident, resilient, mature and credible. That’s a lot to ask of an HR Advisor but joining the business at this time will certainly have its rewards. You will grow and develop quickly, you’ll be managing your own work load, multi-tasking and delivering on the HR agenda.

If you’re interested in this role you will need to evidence the following;

• experience of working at a similar level within a fast paced HR environment,
• experience of supporting a company in growth would be an advantage,
• ideally, the successful candidates will be fully or part CIPD qualified
• you must also have excellent organisational skills and initiative, with the ability to manage the day -to-day HR processes effectively with minimal input from the remote Head of HR,
• excellent knowledge of employment legislation in all areas, able to put knowledge into practice in protecting the company from liability,
• excellent interpersonal and influencing skills.

Note – we’re looking for someone who can start fairly quickly!

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 Learning & Development Co-ordinator   £22 - £24,000   |   Swindon, Wiltshire

Ref: FV18-1037
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire
Salary: £22 - £24,000
Type: Contract (6-7 months)

The Opportunity
We are recruiting for an Interim Learning & Development Co-ordinator (6-7 months) to be based in our clients Swindon Head Office. This is a great opportunity for a motivated candidate with some experience within an HR or L&D environment to pursue their career within a dynamic and fast paced business during a significant period of growth.

In this busy role you will be providing co-ordination support to a specific Project that the Talent and Learning Team and wider HR Team are rolling out.

The role holder will manage the co-ordination of the projects specific training requirements;
• Training scheme will involve 3 days of E-Learning, 3 days of classroom, 1 day assessment and 4 weeks “buddy time”. You will therefore need to be co-ordinating locations for training, materials, log-in’s and access, pulling together all the materials for those training sessions to be facilitated.

In order to be successful you will bring:
• Excellent organisational and administration skills and the ability to plan and prioritise a high volume of varied work without close supervision
• Self-motivated, proactive and flexible; able to make judgements as to when to take the initiative
• High level of accuracy and attention to detail
• Advanced IT skills, including MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, MS Outlook
• Excellent technical problem solving skills, taking the initiative to identify problems and find solutions
• Excellent communication skills, able to convey complex information to a range of technical abilities (written and visually)
• Excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written
• Sound understanding of excellent customer service, with the ability to deliver it
• Excellent time management skills, and the ability to anticipate future demands and plan time accordingly
• Experience in supporting a team with competing demands and priorities
• Ability to work in a team and autonomously
• Professional manner and approach to work

This is a fabulous role in a lively team and will give you great experience working in fast paced project based orientated way.

We will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis. Early applicants are highly encouraged.

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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HR Advisor   to £30,000 + benefits   |   Bridgwater

Ref: TM18-1034
Location: Bridgwater
Salary: to £30,000 + benefits
Type: Permanent

We’re looking for an ambitious HR Advisor to provide an excellent generalist service offering support, guidance and advice on a range of key areas including the application of HR policies and procedures.

Amongst other things the HR Advisor will be responsible for supporting the Head of HR to
• deliver their HR strategy consistently throughout the company;
• to develop effective relationships across the whole business;
• drive talent management, with emphasis on raising leadership competencies;
• support the management team to drive change in a unionised environment;
• be responsible for ensuring that best practice approaches to HR and Employment Relations are carried out across the region;
• assist the Head of HR in managing HR projects and initiatives across and within the business unit.

You’ll need to be someone who is good at establishing and developing strong working relationships to enable the effective delivery of all HR objectives. The role of HR Advisor will provide significant opportunity for personal development as well as potential for future senior roles within the business.

We are searching for someone who can evidence or demonstrate the following;

HR Advisor
• Experience of working at a similar level within a fast paced HR environment,
• Experience of supporting a company in growth would be an advantage,
• Will ideally have experience of working in either a unionised or a manufacturing/logistics/production environment,
• Ideally, the successful candidates will be fully or part CIPD qualified
• You must also have excellent organisational skills and initiative, with the ability to manage the day -to-day HR processes effectively with minimal input from the HR Manager,
• Excellent knowledge of employment legislation in all areas, able to put knowledge into practice in protecting the company from liability.
• Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills.

Note – we’re looking for someone who can start fairly quickly!

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   £30 - 35,000 p.a. + Benefits   |   North Bristol

Ref: FV18-1026
Location: North Bristol
Salary: £30 - 35,000 p.a. + Benefits
Type: Permanent

HR ADVISOR

We are looking for a fast paced, high potential HR Advisor for our client based just off the M4 North Bristol. This is a global manufacturer with an exciting agenda for change and long term growth plans. Supporting the HR Manager, this is very much a generalist role providing a comprehensive HR service to the whole organisation. The role will be a mix of operational HR and Employee Relations work and input on a wide breadth of interesting HR projects. There will be the opportunity to make an impact on the organisation and with that excellent career prospects through proactive succession planning. Due to shift patterns the hours are 7am – 4pm Monday- Thursday and finishes at 1pm on Friday. The holidays are superb due to factory shutdowns + 7 floating days.

We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate the following:

  • Preferably educated to degree level AND CIPD qualified or working towards.
  • A good grounding as generalist HR Advisor ideally in an industrial high volume ER environment. This may have been gained on a Graduate HR Programme.
  • Up-to-date HR knowledge with all aspects of employment law and HR best practice
  • Experience of supporting on restructures and TUPE transfers is preferred.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of employment policies and procedures
  • Experience at recruitment interviewing and assessment at operational to middle management level
  • Must have the potential and desire to progress into a manager role.
  • Engaging and credible. Able to influencing, 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 can demonstrate your career drive and potential as well as the skills and attributes above we’d love to hear from you.

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

If you are interested in this role or would like to discuss it in more detail please forward your CV to 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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Talent Acquisition Manager   £45-50,000 p.a. + good benefits   |   Bath, Somerset

Ref: FV18-1005
Location: Bath, Somerset
Salary: £45-50,000 p.a. + good benefits
Type: Permanent

Talent Acquisition Manager

This is a perfect opportunity for a driven and results orientated Talent Acquisition Manager to make a real impact on very successful and growing international creative Bath based organisation. This business has grown through acquisition and is only now maturing its infrastructure and corporate processes. As such this role is in many ways a ‘blank sheet’ so would provide a creative candidate a rare opportunity to both devise, own and implement recruitment strategies to meet the demands of this fast paced growing business. The role is an influential one and a great opportunity for someone who is an accomplished communicator and relationship builder to be creative, win buy in and implement their ideas.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Own the vacancy ‘lifecycle’ from requisition to appointment for permanent, Graduate and apprentice hires for the UK.
  • Drive and execute a direct sourcing strategy and reduce agency costs.
  • Create a compelling candidate journey and experience, contributing to improving the employer brand working closely with marketing.
  • This role will also own the talent assessment process so that along with other activities there is a focus on and measurement of quality of hire.
  • This will include reviewing and creating a fit for purpose recruitment PSL and developing great relationships with suppliers so that they appropriately represent the brand.
  • This role will also include educating and up-skilling managers to promote best practice around the hiring process, for example designing competency based interview training for managers.
  • The role will also encompass elements of the full talent management piece, working closely with the L&D manager to develop effective succession planning models.
  • The role is a mix of strategic and operational work and will require a candidate willing to be hands on and bring structure and insight as the business matures.

Person Specification:

  • Degree educated and preferably Level A and B qualified with strong knowledge and experience of talent attraction strategies and assessment
  • A track record of success as an Talent Acquisition Specialist or Recruitment Manager, preferably in a fast paced creative private sector SME organisation.
  • Experience of creating and implementing strategic recruitment/resourcing solutions
  • Experience of driving a direct sourcing approach using a variety of channels to attract candidates and constantly monitor and improve the candidate experience
  • A track record of owning & driving key metrics such time to hire/cost of hire.
  • Credible at all levels with excellent influencing skills & an enthusiastic, positive approach.
  • A great relationship builder, able to develop trusted relationships at all levels
  • An honest straightforward and genuine personality with a sense of fun!

This is a business which prides itself on its strong values of openness, drive and a long- term sustainable approach in all it does. It invests in its employees and is able to offer excellent development opportunities.If you can contribute to this great culture please get in touch outlining some of your key successes relevant to this role.

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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HR Business Partner   c. £60k + Car and good benefits   |   Bristol

Ref: FV18-1029
Location: Bristol
Salary: c. £60k + Car and good benefits
Type: Permanent

HR Business Partner

This is a great opportunity for a proactive HR Business Partner to really make a difference within a reputable fast paced multi-site organisation.   Based from Bristol c. 2 days a week, with significant travel and up to 5 nights away per month this role is supporting the vibrant sales force, marketing and event functions.

The main remit will be to partner senior and middle managers in helping them achieve organisational goals. Ideally you will be commercially astute and able to work without a lot of hand holding, with the ability and influencing skills to cover the Head of HR in her absence.

The HR Business Partner will provide strategic and operational support to senior Business Leaders to ensure that new HR initiatives are implemented, embedded and engaged with.  Supporting approximately 3-400 staff across multiple UK locations, the HR Business Partner role will be about building powerful relationships with business leaders and driving forward key projects.

The projects will be focused on OD; talent management, succession planning, engagement and some restructures with the aim of adding value to the bottom line.

Person Specification

  • This role would suit an experienced fast paced HR Business Partner who is a CIPD qualified Graduate with strong business acumen.
  • 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 within one company.
  • Strong commercial acumen – Able to evidence how a particular HR initiative can add value to the business
  • Experience of partnering sales is ideal especially in a manufacturing or industrial environment in a corporate, matrixed organisation.
  • Hard working – effort, goes the extra mile.
  • Strong but engaging influencing skills – able to challenge and push back without being confrontational.
  • A proactive project manager – able to hit deadlines on the ‘nice to have projects’ and not to get waylaid by operational/transactional HR.
  • Resilient – Flexible, able to adapt and cope well with change.
  • You should also be a strategic thinker with positive business partnering skills and able to support and mentor within the wider HR team.

There’s 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 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 Recruitment Specialist   £32,000 p.a.   |   Swindon, Wiltshire

Ref: FV18-1027
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire
Salary: £32,000 p.a.
Type: Fixed Term Contract

INTERNAL INTERIM RECRUITMENT SPECIALIST

Our values driven client based in North Wiltshire, is looking to recruit an interim Recruitment Specialist to cover maternity leave with very strong potential for this role to go permanent.

This interesting role is a mix of both strategic and operational duties with the opportunity to add value and make a difference within this wonderful charity.  As well as working closely with HR on innovative talent management programs, improving the recruitment process and employer brand you will also need to be hands on in sourcing candidates (directly wherever possible)and guiding and advising line managers in the interview process. You would be joining a hugely reputable organisation which places people at the heart of what it does.

You would be joining an established, warm and collaborative HR and Recruitment team.    It would suit someone who is proactive and a good team player who’s looking for a place where people are passionate about what they do and where they work.

Person Specification:

  • An experienced recruiter with strong knowledge of talent attraction strategies and assessment
  • A track record of success in direct sourcing using a variety of social media platforms.
  • Experience of creating and implementing strategic recruitment/resourcing solutions
  • Able to deal with a large workload – organised and able to prioritise
  • A track record of owning and driving key metrics such as quality of hire, time to hire, cost of hire
  • Personally and professional credible with excellent influencing skills and an enthusiastic and positive approach
  • A great relationship builder and team player able to develop trusted relationships at all levels
  • An honest straightforward and genuine personality with a sense of fun!

We know this is not paying a huge amount for the level of responsibility, so hopefully this will attract someone looking for an interesting varied role, who wants to give something back and join a values driven business.This is a business which prides itself on its strong values of openness, drive and a long- term sustainable approach in all it does.

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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Head of HR and Talent   £50,000 p.a.   |   London

Ref: FV18-1019
Location: London
Salary: £50,000 p.a.
Type: Permanent

HEAD OF HR and TALENT

A superb opportunity has arisen for a creative Head of HR and Talent for a small but growing international performing arts organisation based in London with operations in the US and Asia.

Reporting directly to the CFO and working closely with the senior management team the primary remit of this role is to create a new HR function which has become necessary due to the growth of the company and its future ambitions. As Head of HR and Talent this role is to develop and deliver an innovative, value adding people strategy.   Your internal clients will be diverse and intellectually demanding so you’ll need great relationship building skills to build rapport quickly and to advise, challenge and influence on all aspects of HR.

The Head of HR and Talent will have the opportunity to lead on a number of transformational projects including:

  • Review the efficiency and effectiveness of current organisational design and create with the directors a future state design using talent management approaches to best support the growth of the company.
  • Create effective HR processes and policies then oversee and ensure legislative compliance.
  • Create a comprehensive recruitment strategy including employer branding, candidate attraction methodology, vetting, contracts, offers, induction and on-boarding to ensure the highest calibre personnel are attracted into the organisation.
  • Manage all aspects of employee relations and exits, ensuring best practice and continuous improvement at all times in these areas.
  • Work with all Directors and Heads of Department to ensure that HR provides a proactive rather than reactive support service to the business.
  • Work on developing an adding value reward and benefits structure that attracts, retains and motivates top talent.
  • Promote development and engagement at all levels, with the result that all employees are truly motivated and feel valued.
  • Develop excellent working relationships with external contacts including external legal counsel, service providers, unions and agencies.

Person Specification

  • FCIPD or MCIPD qualified and of graduate calibre
  • Must have a background in and/or an absolute passion for the performing arts.
  • Possess in depth HR experience with management of the full HR function.
  • Able to evidence having worked in small creative SMEs and HR start up situations.
  • Experience of designing and delivering effective talent management processes including succession planning.
  • Have a passion for learning with extensive experience of having designed and delivered training initiatives that support both the growth of the individual and the organisation.
  • Commercially astute, able to translate strategic business initiatives into tactical HR activities
  • Have the skills and credibility to effectively coach the directors and support, develop and identify future leaders.
  • Commercially oriented with the ability to leverage data and logic in support of making a business case.
  • Personable, skilled influencer, politically savvy, with the courage to challenge
  • Collaborative with an enabling coaching style
  • Proactive approach to stakeholder engagement

This is a superb opportunity to join a dynamic, vibrant company with huge growth ambitions close to its beginning.  To then be able to play a key role in supporting the growth of an organisation that is already hugely successful and looking to expand.

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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Internal Recruitment Advisor   To £30,000 p.a.   |   Swindon, Wiltshire

Ref: FV18-1013
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire
Salary: To £30,000 p.a.
Type: Permanent

INTERNAL RECRUITMENT ADVISOR

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a professional Recruitment Advisor to work for this blue chip, fast paced organisation based in Swindon.

It is essential that you have experience of successfully recruiting a wide variety of Head Office personnel from Marketing, to finance to IT.  Working within a close knit, friendly recruitment team, you will have the autonomy to manage the entire recruitment process of all HO personnel up to middle management level.  It would suit someone who is fast paced, innovative and who thrives on achieving deadlines within tight budgets restrictions.

You may come from a technical, commercial or professional recruitment background however the one thing which typifies you will be your resilience, hunger to deliver on your objectives and most of all your ability to seek out solutions rather than find problems.

You will have a clear understanding of SLAs, customer satisfaction and creative approaches to candidate attraction methods.Innovative use of social media to source candidates is especially valued.  Key to this role is building strong, face to face relationships with the Hiring Managers and stakeholders, so experience of this is essential.  This role has a lot of autonomy and will not be micro-managed.

Whether you are a Recruitment Consultant, Internal Resourcer or a Recruitment Manager, with experience of volume, fast paced recruitment – we want to hear from successful, driven Recruiters who are keen to develop their careers and take the next step with this reputable and established organisation.

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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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