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HR Co-ordinator   £27,000 - £30,000 p.a. + Benefits   |   Near Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Ref: FV24-1353
Location: Near Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Salary: £27,000 - £30,000 p.a. + Benefits
Type: Permanent

HR Co-ordinator

We are looking for a fast-paced, high potential HR Coordinator who has the desire and capacity to grow and develop into a bigger role. The role is working on site every day 4 miles outside Malmesbury and not accessible by public transport, so you will need to have your own transport for this role.

It is working within a fast paced design and manufacturing SME which will give you plenty of exposure and development opportunities, in all aspects of HR.

Reporting to the highly respected, supportive on-site Part-Time Recruitment & HR Manager, this is a broad HR generalist support role, covering all HR services.You will be responsible for all HR administration and provide support on recruitment, on-boarding, employee development and employee relations.

Key responsibilities:

  • Be the first point of contact for all HR related queries
  • Process weekly starters and leavers and administer HR-related documentation, maintain Employee files.
  • Support and provide advice on absence management and maintain accurate absence information.
  • Work with the HR Manager on complex employee relations issues, taking notes and as your knowledge grows begin to offer advice and guidance to line managers on all aspects of ER.
  • Support recruitment, arrange interviews, co-ordinate new on-boarding and inductions.
  • Coordinate training and liaise with external providers.

Person Specification

  • This would potentially suit an HR or Business Studies Graduate (with HR Modules) who has good theoretical HR knowledge and some solid administration office experience.It would also suit someone who has been in an operational management role with significant HR/ER exposure within a large, fast paced sector such as hospitality or retail who is looking for a ‘pure’ HR role.
  • Computer literate and able to create reports and spreadsheets and work with HR systems
  • Excellent communication skills and good inner confidence. Credible and engaging at all levels.
  • A basic understanding of Employee Relations and current employment legislation.
  • Able to demonstrate having met demanding targets and deadlines
  • Be proactive and able to work using your own initiative.
  • Able to evidence going beyond your remit to make a difference.

This is a great opportunity to grow and develop as this role and the company grows and develops.

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   £55,000 - £60,000 p.a.   |   Newport, Gwent, South Wales

Ref: FV24-1352
Location: Newport, Gwent, South Wales
Salary: £55,000 - £60,000 p.a.
Type: 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Interim HR Business Partner

A leading successful global manufacturer is seeking an experienced Interim HR Business Partner for their successful South Wales manufacturing unit based near Newport. The role is initially for a period of 12 months and will be to lead on a number of adding value HR Change Projects to support their ambitious growth plans. This role could go permanent in the future.  They are looking for someone who is happy to work 4 days on site and 1 day remotely.(They may consider occasional 3 days on site and 2 remote, once strong relationships have been built)

We are looking for a commercially strong HR Business Partner who has the ability and influencing skills to manage and lead on projects on behalf of and reporting to, the HR Manager who works remotely and who looks after a number of other European locations.  As HR Business Partner, you will have the opportunity to undertake a wide range of HR activities and projects.

We are looking for a proactive HR Business Partner to provide strategic and operational support to the senior management team to ensure that a number of new HR change initiatives are implemented and embedded correctly. This will be in conjunction with providing some day to day operational HR support. Supporting approximately 150 personnel on site the HR Business Partner role will be about building powerful relationships with the senior leadership team and driving forward key projects: which include change and restructures, improving engagement and talent pipelines with the aim of adding value to the bottom line within an organisation which has experienced strong growth and profitability.There will also be the opportunities to work on company-wide adding value projects across EMEA.

Person Specification

  • This role would suit an experienced HR Business Partner who is a CIPD qualified Graduate with strong business acumen.
  • You will have superb project management skills, especially with regards to restructures.
  • Excellent negotiation skills in an industrial, unionised environment and evidence of having improved engagement and talent pipelines.
  • The organisation is driven by metrics and you should have strong numeracy skills with the ability to analyse data and find areas for improvement.
  • You should also have significant coaching and influencing skills especially with Senior Business leaders in a fast paced private sector organisation.
  • Solid HR experience is needed with a good understanding of change management, OD, talent management, restructures, succession and engagement as well as strong employment law knowledge.
  • Experience of working in a manufacturing or industrial environment in a corporate, matrixed organisation is ideal.
  • You should also be a strategic thinker with positive business partnering skills and able to support and mentor within the wider senior management team.

There’s great opportunity for an experienced HR Business partner wishing to take on some substantial and interesting adding value projects 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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HR Business Partner   c£65,000 - £75,000 + good benefits & hybrid   |   North Hampshire

Ref: TM24-1349
Location: North Hampshire
Salary: c£65,000 - £75,000 + good benefits & hybrid
Type: Permanent

HR Business Partner

A brand new and interesting opportunity has arisen for a proactive and robust HR Business Partner to join a rapidly growing leading edge tech services SME with c.250 employees, based in Basingstoke.  This is a French owned business so there is likely to be some (limited) travel.

As this is a newly created role with 2 direct reports, you will have plenty of opportunities to add tangible value and make a real difference exhorting the value of good HR practice.

We are looking for someone with a good depth of HR experience and a passion for making a difference. With an analytical mind-set you will have generalist background and experience in – employee relations, performance management, appraisals, development of leadership capability and project management.

Following a recent HR re-structure there is a focus to raise the profile of HR enabling it to be a more strategic function that truly adds value across the business. You will need to identify gaps and areas for improvement and to lead and champion the very best working experience for all our client’s employees.

In an environment that values both hard data and intuitive judgement, this is an exciting opportunity to initiate and build on some great foundations. Within this complex and growing business that will challenge and keep you on your toes, you will be working closely with colleagues to deliver impactful outcomes.

It is anticipated that the ideal person will be based 2 days in the office and 3 days remotely.

 Responsibilities:

  • Partner with and educate demanding stakeholders on all aspects of the value of good HR.
  • Challenge the status quo and prove how HR can help achieve the culture shift and transformation required to improve capability, communication and knowledge sharing.
  • Support on all aspects of Employee Relations.
  • Work closely with the Head of HR on the cultural integration of a newly acquired company into the ways of working, values and culture of the organisation.
  • Build management capability through coaching and challenging on people management and decision making.
  • Create solutions to people issues which enable stakeholders to better meet their commercial objectives.
  • Use data and metrics to identify potential weak spots and support decision-making that really increases employee engagement.
  • The company is going through a period or growth, there will be restructures and integrations of newly acquired and merged companies. Some experience in these areas is useful.

 Person Specification:

  • Degree and CIPD 2 8qualified.
  • Articulate with the credibility and presence to engage and influence at all levels.
  • Evidence of having added real value as an HR Business Partner within a fast paced private sector organisation preferably within services or tech environment.
  • Proactive with natural positive energy and a willingness to always go the extra mile.
  • In depth experience of developing and implementing performance initiatives.
  • Experience of having developed leadership capability and integrating newly acquired companies.
  • A passion for engagement and evidence of having improved the employee experience through the introduction of new and creative initiatives.
  • Resilient with strong emotional intelligence and a warm inner confidence with the natural ability to engage.
  • A lateral thinker who is creative and innovative, with the communication skills to gain buy in on new initiatives.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking for exposure to a wide range of HR initiatives and a great opportunity to add value in a fun, non-corporate environment. The role comes with good benefits, and a flexible approach towards where and how you work.

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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Reward Manager   £55,000-£65,000 p.a.   |   Exeter, Devon 2 days a week hybrid

Ref: FV24-1345
Location: Exeter, Devon 2 days a week hybrid
Salary: £55,000-£65,000 p.a.
Type: Permanent Hybrid

Reward Manager

We are currently seeking a proactive experienced Reward Manager for a newly created role within a successful tech services organisation based in South Devon.  Reporting to the inspiring and highly respected Chief People Officer, this exciting role has line management responsibility for a least 4 people in this newly created specialist reward team.

Following a series of acquisitions, this organisation is an amalgamation of c. 10 successful companies.  Following a two year program of harmonisation and integration this newly created role is to bring consistency and transparency to the reward structure and policy across the group as a whole.

This role is to manage different reward and benefits to secure a balance between controlling costs and improving employee engagement and retention.   It will include monitoring the job markets and competitors in order to put forward recommendations keeping internal equity and external competitiveness in mind.

The role is hybrid and we would expect the appointee to be in the Exeter Offices 2 days per week.

Key Results Areas:

  • Manage the annual salary review and bonus cycles
  • To assess the implications of changing legislation and make recommendations.
  • Conduct bench-marking exercises to evaluate competitors’ offerings.
  • Manage third party suppliers such as payroll and benefit providers.
  • Responsible for the improvement, design and development of the basic reward structures (job levels, job families, job description policy, promotion policy, retirement planning, incentive schemes etc.) and ensure they are aligned to the corporate culture and values.
  • Develop the Reward & Benefits team and provide reward training to other colleagues
  • Lead the development of relevant people analytics to provide insight and trends for Leaders and the People Team including pay data, benefits utilisation, employee attendance, sickness absence, holiday and culture surveys.
  • Provide detailed reports to stakeholders comprising compensation and benefits insights and analytics, including Gender Pay Gap Reporting.
  • Ensuring the Workday HRIS provides an accurate reflection of the organisation, developing the capability of the system to meet the needs of the organisation.

Person Specification

  • Extensive experience as a Reward Manager preferably with a fast paced growing private sector organisation following merger and acquisition.
  • Someone who has set up a reward function in an ever changing environment would be ideal.
  • Excellent people management skills will be your forte, with a passion for developing and motivating a newly created reward team.
  • You must have experience in leading complex rewards projects and be able to influence effectively at all levels.
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills, capable of analysing and interpreting data to inform decisions and or provide solutions.
  • An expert in the use of technology including HR information systems and payroll systems; advanced excel and intermediate PowerPoint. In depth knowledge of Workday would be a bonus.
  • Commercially astute with quantitative evidence of having added value in previous roles.
  • Excellent problem solving, judgement and decision-making skills in highly complex and sensitive situations.
  • Degree educated and CIPD qualified.
  • Expertise in relevant Employment Law and Regulations related to payroll and data.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence effectively at all levels.

Working within a friendly and proactive HR team, this is a superb opportunity for someone who would like to have the autonomy to create a reward function from scratch and to really 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 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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Exciting HR Advisor Opportunity   c£40,000 + bonus & benefits   |   North Bristol

Ref: TM24-1343
Location: North Bristol
Salary: c£40,000 + bonus & benefits
Type: Permanent

Exciting HR Advisor Opportunity

We are seeking an HR Advisor with a strong Project Management mind-set for our client with sites based in North Bristol and South Wales. As part of the HR shared service team you will embark on a dynamic journey to support the evolving needs of this expanding business. If you’re passionate about driving change and assisting business in achieving their objectives, read on.

Reporting to the HR Manager – Operations, this role’s focus involves providing generalist HR advisory support and delivering on various HR projects. The position requires a balanced allocation of time between your home and the clients sites = hybrid 2 & 3.

HR Advisor Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the senior leadership team on site in South Wales, offering comprehensive advice and guidance on all HR and employee relations matters.
  • Provide coaching and guidance on performance management, disciplinaries, absence, and grievances, empowering leaders to make informed people decisions.
  • Develop internal training materials in collaboration with Learning & Development to support line managers in handling ER issues.
  • Offer employment law guidance, ensuring compliance with statutory regulations and company precedents.
  • Lead HR projects (locally and internationally) remotely, collaborating with stakeholders.
  • Develop and deliver training for people managers on HR policies, processes etc.
  • Update or create HR policies and processes to reflect legislative change.

Person Specifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and ideally CIPD Level 5 qualification.
  • Proven experience delivering HR projects to high standards.
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills, with the ability to influence.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and adaptability to meet stakeholder needs.
  • Track record of developing and delivering HR training.
  • Dynamic, self-motivated, and flexible approach to driving the people strategy forward.
  • Proactive mind-set with a focus on delivering positive change.
  • Willingness to travel as required, including possessing a valid driver’s license.

Experience in engineering, construction or similar industries would be an advantage.

This is a brilliant opportunity to lead on everything within HR at this site whilst gaining wider exposure to Group projects and initiatives. If you are ready to take on this challenging yet rewarding role and contribute to our client’s success, then get in touch.

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

If you are interested in this role or would like to discuss it in more detail please forward your CV to 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

Latest Vacancies

HR Co-ordinator

£27,000 - £30,000 p.a. + Benefits| Near Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Interim HR Business Partner

£55,000 - £60,000 p.a.| Newport, Gwent, South Wales

HR Business Partner

c£65,000 - £75,000 + good benefits & hybrid| North Hampshire

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

0117 957 4100