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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

People Director   c. £75,000 p.a.   |   Oxfordshire

Ref: TM19-1050
Location: Oxfordshire
Salary: c. £75,000 p.a.
Type: Permanent

People Director

We are looking for the first People Director for our client, a niche professional services business.  This will be a high profile role reporting to the MD and sitting on the Executive Management Team.   Currently there are c200 staff who operate from 8 regional offices.  The business has plans to double over the next 4 years so hiring someone with experience of designing and implementing an effective people strategy; of growing a business and putting good structure in place is essential to the long term success of this business.

You’ll manage and develop a small HR team to truly partner with the business.   This hire comes at a critical time for our client as it implements ambitious growth plans.  It faces the challenge of many small but growing businesses – how to achieve their growth whilst ensuring and maintaining both engagement and their unique culture.  That is where this role come’s in!   You’ll be based in Oxfordshire but will need to be willing and able to travel to other offices around the UK.

We’re looking for a senior HR professional who is also a Change Agent.  We’d like to talk to candidates with experience of really driving employee engagement so that the business remains a great place to work, able to attract and retain excellent people.

You will of course need to be very commercially astute and demonstrate plenty of wide-ranging HR generalist experience.  We’ll want you to create the right structure and processes for growth without stifling the culture and agility of this entrepreneurial business.  You’ll need to coach and develop not only the HR team but managers and leaders ibn the business.  HR needs to be visible and a supportive presence, creating real people solutions to meet the needs of the business as it expands.

Additionally, this is how we’d describe the candidate we’re looking for:

  • Very collaborative, experienced at truly partnering a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Engaging and credible, a real relationship builder developer with people of all levels
  • Driven and innovative – able to find solutions, develop the HR function into a value adding one that truly supports the business
  • Comfortable working at both a strategic and operational level – willing to be hands on when necessary
  • Passionate about employee engagement and personal development
  • A strong intellect, an agile thinker with good analytical skill
  • Able to work at pace with experience in progressive changing organisations
  • Most probably a Graduate with a good career track record where you can show clear progression in your roles

This role will play a significant part in helping to positively shape the future of our client.  The People Director will have the opportunity to lead on a number of transformational initiatives to drive the business forward and to grow it.

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   To £32.000 p.a.   |   Central London

Ref: FV19-1047
Location: Central London
Salary: To £32.000 p.a.
Type: Permanent

HR Advisor

This is a wonderful opportunity for a proactive and commercial HR Advisor who’s looking to work with a values driven, leading edge global growing SME with UK offices in London and Bristol.

Supporting a diverse workforce with c. 350 staff covering multiple locations we are looking for an HR Advisor with a mix of operational HR experience and the ability to support on a variety of HR projects.  This role will suit a fast paced, solutions oriented individual who can communicate effectively at all levels.   Someone with a retail, hospitality or pacey services, multi-site environment would be ideal.   Due to the growth of the organisation the role will have a recruitment as well as ER focus.

This role reports to the respected high energy HR Business Partner who is the most senior person in HR in the UK.  As the HR team is small, you must also be happy just rolling up your sleeves to get on with whatever needs to be done.   As the organisation has ambitious growth plans there will be plenty of opportunity to add value, make a difference and grow your own HR career in the process.

Person Specification

  • Preferably degree educated and/or CIPD qualified or working towards.
  • Experience in all aspects of HR including: employee relations, employment law, recruitment, aspects of learning and development.
  • Experience of supporting on a variety of 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 and changing company
  • 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 would suit a commercially astute, warm, engaging HR Advisor who wants to make a difference within a small organisation and 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 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 Manager/Business Partner   50-60,000 + benefits   |   Oxfordshire

Ref: TM19-1048
Location: Oxfordshire
Salary: 50-60,000 + benefits
Type: Interim (3-6month's)

Immediately Available HR Business Partner

We are looking for an Interim HR Business Partner to manage our clients HR team during a period of growth and change for the business. This role is based at their Head of Office in Bicester with a national remit and involves as a consequence a small amount of travel to other offices. This opportunity offers the chance for someone to really make a mark for themselves in a business that is embracing change both structurally and culturally.

Reporting to the Managing Director and you will need to be able to quickly become an integral part of the senior leadership team as well as the wider business management teams. You will have responsibility for supporting, partnering, up-skilling, advising and consulting on all HR related issues with a focus on recruitment, employee relations and on-going HR projects.

Person Specification:

• Extensive experience of HR Management within a professional services (or similar), multi-site, fast paced organisation.
• Able to work both strategically and operationally.
• Down to earth, straight forward and credible in a fast paced, growing environment.
• Commercially astute with the ability to develop HR policies and practices to match business issues.
• Excellent experience of complex ER Case resolution, leading grievance and disciplinaries.
• Experience of dealing with challenging stakeholders & positively resolving conflict situations.
• Strong influencing and motivating skills.
• Good working knowledge of UK employment law.
• Project management experience including managing change programmes (including, post-acquisition, TUPEs and restructures)

The company is fast paced and down to earth it would suit someone who has a abundance of positive energy, loves change and variety and is happy to roll up their sleeves and get on with anything from operational duties to really juicy adding value projects.

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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Part Time HR Assistant   c. £22,000 p.a. pro rata   |   Gloucestershire - Just off the M5

Ref: FV19-1046
Location: Gloucestershire - Just off the M5
Salary: c. £22,000 p.a. pro rata
Type: Permanent

Part Time HR Assistant

The growth of this small privately owned manufacturer has necessitated the need to create a new role to support their first dedicated HR person, an HR Business Partner who started with the company about a year ago.   There are c. 150 staff in their two sites, a manufacturing unit just off the M5 in Gloucestershire and another in Wales.

Reporting to the fast paced and respected HRBP, this role will be supporting on all aspects of HR and Payroll and offers a wide variety of responsibilities.   They are looking for someone who can work 24 hours per week over 3 or 4 days and in return offers a lot of opportunity to make a difference.

Responsibilities:

  • Recruitment: review job specs, advertise, arrange interviews, conduct checks, prepare offers & contracts.
  • Coordinate the new starter process, arrange inductions.
  • Arrange and conduct exit interviews.
  • Maintain all HR and payroll databases and HR records which comply with Data Protection regulations.
  • Support the HR Business Partner with performance & salary reviews.
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of HR related policies, procedures and systems.
  • Provide support to line managers on employee relations issues, take minutes at disciplinary hearings.
  • Assist with the coordination and booking of training.
  • Support the HR Business Partner in HR related projects as required.
  • Assist with processing and running the monthly payroll & maintain a record of all payroll changes
  • Maintain and update payroll software system to include new hires, leavers, changes to terms, absence, PAYE, NI and pension deductions.
  • Assist with month end reporting.
  • Support the HR BP with year-end and annual audit activities and with all payroll queries.

Person Specification

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in an HR Assistant or HR Administrator role.
  • Experience of working in payroll administration and knowledge of Sage 50 Payroll desirable
  • A professional and commercial approach to HR with some knowledge of employment law.
  • Excellent Excel and Word skills.
  • Experience of using an HRIS would be desirable.
  • Someone who goes the extra mile, can identify areas for improvement and put in solutions.
  • Excellent IT skills and attention to detail.
  • It would suit someone who has one or 2 years in HR admin who is looking for the next step up and to use their HR theory learned say through CIPD or an HR or Business degree to support the development of an adding value HR function.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who’s happy to roll up their sleeves and get on with whatever needs to be done and who wants 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 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 Systems Manager   £60,000 p.a. + Benefits   |   Poole, Dorset

Ref: TM19-1043
Location: Poole, Dorset
Salary: £60,000 p.a. + 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 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 or Senior HR Advisor   c. £40,000 p.a. + benefits   |   Central Bristol

Ref: FV19-1045
Location: Central Bristol
Salary: c. £40,000 p.a. + benefits
Type: Permanent

HR Business Partner or Senior HR Advisor

An opportunity has arisen for a proactive, fast paced, HR Business Partner or Senior HR Advisor who would like to work in a values driven, creative organisation based in central Bristol.

 Responsibilities:

  • Partner with demanding stakeholders on all aspects of HR to ensure HR genuinely adds value.
  • Challenge the status quo and prove how HR can help achieve the culture shift and transformation required to improve communication and knowledge sharing.
  • Build management capability through coaching and challenging on people management and decisions.
  • Create solutions to people issues which enable stakeholders to better meet their commercial objectives.
  • Use data and metrics to identify potential issues and support decision-making that really increases employee engagement.
  • This is a pure generalist role with specific focus on improving leadership capability, talent management and succession planning and some employee relations. There isn’t a huge amount of ER as people enjoy working there and engagement is high.
  • The company is going through a period or growth, so there may be restructures, TUPEs and integration of newly merged companies. Some experience in these areas is therefore needed.

 Person Specification:

  • Degree and CIPD full or part qualified.
  • Evidence of having added value in a challenging HR role partnering key stakeholders within a fast paced private sector organization.
  • Proactive with buckets of positive energy and always wanting to go the extra mile.
  • Articulate with the credibility to influence within a high intellect, creative environment.
  • Highly organised, with a warm and collaborative communication style
  • Totally flexible, not process driven with the ability to interact with people at all levels within the organisation.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking for exposure to a wide range of HR issues and a great opportunity to add value in a fun, creative, 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 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. £40,000 p.a.   |   Gloucester

Ref: FV18-1041
Location: Gloucester
Salary: c. £40,000 p.a.
Type: Permanent

HR Business Partner

Due to ambitious growth plans we are currently seeking a proactive HR Business Partner 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.

Reporting to the on-site, newly appointed Group HR Manager there is a huge appetite for change and there will be a lot of opportunity to add value.The development of leadership capability and an engaged workforce will be at the heart of this growth.

This role will be heading up operational HR for this manufacturing site with under 200 staff.  In addition there will be the chance to work in some leading change projects 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:

  • Full or part CIPD qualified or working towards with experience of providing a comprehensive HR partnering service within an industrial environment preferably with an SME.
  • We are looking for a proactive HR Business Partner who wants to make a difference who identifies areas for improvement and puts in effective solutions.
  • You will have in depth employment law knowledge with evidence of having worked on and resolved complex ER cases ideally within a manufacturing or industrial 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.

For a proactive and fast paced HR Business Partner 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 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 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 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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