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Senior HR Advisor   £35-40,000 p.a.   |   Plymouth, South Devon

Ref: FV21-1210
Location: Plymouth, South Devon
Salary: £35-40,000 p.a.
Type: Permanent

Senior HR Advisor

We are currently seeking an experienced Senior HR Advisor potentially looking for that next step up to HR Manager level for a role based with an industrial organisation in Plymouth.

Reporting to a remote based HR Business Partner and with one or possibly two direct reports, this is a broad generalist role encompassing the following; leading on complex ER case resolutions working closely with unions; coaching and advising the SMT on all aspects of employee relations; recruitment and some really interesting adding value projects. One of those projects will be to undertake a comprehensive TNA of all managers and develop a suite of workshops to address knowledge gaps.You will partner line managers on HR issues and people management processes, developing and delivering development initiatives that support the business. This will require a strong focus on advising and developing managers to drive their effectiveness, supporting on all of the many complex and challenging ER issues in a unionised environment and also recruitment, implementing engagement strategies and action plans and providing solutions to people issues.

Person Specification

  • Degree and/or minimum CIPD level 5 qualified with experience in all aspects of HR including: employee relations, employment law, recruitment, coaching & L&D and reward preferably within a fast moving, private sector organisation.
  • Our client is preferably looking for someone with HR experience within manufacturing or industrial/engineering. Certainly you must be comfortable working in an earthy male dominated, unionised environment.
  • A passion for and evidence of having designed and implemented adding value talent development workshops on HR issues.
  • Supportive, motivating, enthusiastic, with a strong desire to help people be the very best they can be.
  • Confident in your understanding of current employment law.
  • A creative thinker who is solutions-focused and a self-starter
  • Credible with some management experience, able to influence, coach and advise people at all levels.
  • Positive, high energy and inspiring so that people are engaged into new ways of working.
  • Strong business acumen and able to evidence how effective HR initiatives add value to the bottom line.
  • Excellent employment law knowledge and a track record in complex ER case resolution.

This would suit a commercially astute, engaging Senior HR Advisor looking for the opportunity to manage a small team in a successful organisation with a strong business pipeline.

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 Advisor   £27-32,000 p.a.   |   Plymouth, South Devon

Ref: FV21-1209
Location: Plymouth, South Devon
Salary: £27-32,000 p.a.
Type: Permanent

HR Advisor

We are currently seeking an proactive HR Advisor who is looking for a role where they can really add value and make their mark on an organisation. Our Engineering client with c. 700 employees and based in Plymouth, South Devon is about to embark on a period of change and growth.In order to support those changes they needs a competent private sector HR Advisor to work closely with the recently appointed HR Business Partner in driving forward positive adding value HR initiatives. This is in conjunction with being able to just roll up your sleeves and get on with all operational HR issues in a very lean HR environment.

Working with the remote HRBP, the on-site Senior Advisor and HR Assistant this is a broad generalist role encompassing: full ownership of the recruitment process (c 30% of the role), employee relations, coaching/development and some really interesting adding value projects. You will partner line managers on HR/ER issues and people management processes, developing and delivering training initiatives that support the organisational goals. This will require a strong focus on coaching and developing managers to drive their effectiveness, supporting on any ER issues and recruitment, implementing engagement strategies and action plans and generally helping your stakeholders by adding value and providing solutions to their people issues.

Reporting to the engaging and very fast paced, proactive HR Business Partner this role will offer the appointee the opportunity to really add value.

Person Specification

  • A strong HR Advisor with a broad generalist background including recruitment, Employee Relations and people development.Some coaching experience would be ideal.
  • Preferably part or fully CIPD qualified.
  • Experience of working effectively at HR Advisor Level, in a private sector engineering, manufacturing or industrial organisation.
  • Credible, with the gravitas and ability to influence at all levels especially in a male dominated shop floor environment.
  • Strong business acumen and able to evidence adding value to the bottom line though the design and implementation of commercial HR Initiatives
  • Results-oriented, meets commitments, takes a pro-active approach
  • Happy to roll up sleeves and get on with whatever needs doing.

This is a solid HR Advisor role in a fast paced environment, with lots to do and a lot of variety.

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 Assissant   to £25,000p.a.   |   Plymouth, South Devon

Ref: FV21-1212
Location: Plymouth, South Devon
Salary: to £25,000p.a.
Type: Permanent

HR Assistant

We are looking for a fast-paced, high potential HR Assistant/HR Coordinator who has the desire and capacity to grow and develop into a bigger role. You will be working with an industrial engineering organisation based in South Plymouth

Reporting to on-site Senior HR Advisor and HR Advisor on site with support from the remote HRBP, this is a broad HR generalist support role, covering all HR services.

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.
  • Ensure the relevant HR & Payroll system is maintained accurately.
  • Action all sickness records, reporting any ‘long-term’ absences to the relevant HR team member.
  • Arrange and assist with note taking of disciplinaries.
  • Assist with recruitment, arrange interviews, coordinate new on-boarding and inductions.
  • Support in social impact and outreach programmes
  • Work with Training Department, coordinate training and liaise with Apprentices and apprentice providers

Person Specification

  • This would suit either an HR or Business Studies Graduate (with HR Modules) who has good theoretical HR knowledge and some solid administration office experience or someone with significant HR administration experience within a large, fast paced, growing private sector company.
  • Computer literate and be able to create reports and spreadsheets and work with HR systems
  • Excellent communication skills to deal with staff and external clients
  • Full understanding of the service needed to support a busy HR department
  • 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.

This is a great opportunity to grow and develop as this project 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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HR ASSISTANT   to £23,000 + good benefits   |   North Bristol

Ref: TM21-1207
Location: North Bristol
Salary: to £23,000 + good benefits
Type: Perm

HR ASSISTANT

We are looking for a fast paced, high potential HR Assistant for our client based just off the M4 at North Bristol. This is a global manufacturing client with an exciting agenda for change and long term growth.
Supporting the fast paced, high energy HR Team, this is very much a generalist role providing a comprehensive HR service to the whole organisation. The role will be highly visible and the first point of contact for the HR Team. As well as a broad range of generalist responsibilities there will also the chance to work on a wide breadth of interesting HR projects especially on HR Systems and metrics, so good data and systems skills would be an advantage.

EXCELLENT CARRER PROGRESSION
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 with a 1pm finish on Fridays. The holidays are superb due to factory shutdowns + 7 floating days.

This role offers a high potential ambitious person the opportunity to progress within a couple of years to the next level.

We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate the following:

  • Preferably educated to degree level AND working towards CIPD qualification.
  • A good grounding as either generalist HR Administrator or HR Assistant
  • You could be a high potential HR graduate with experience of HR gained on a Graduate HR Programme or HR Placement Year.
  • Up-to-date HR knowledge with all aspects of employment law and HR best practice
  • Engaging and credible. Able to influencing, persuade and coach at all levels.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to prepare and present reports to management
  • Pro-active & self-motivated with the initiative to create solutions which add value.
  • Good with systems & adept at data analysis & spreadsheets.
  • Able to create HR communications appropriate for the audience.
  • Strong analytical abilities and a good understanding of business processes
  • Fast paced with high energy.

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 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 PART-TIME HR CONSULTANT   c£400 / Day   |   North Bristol

Ref: TM21-1205i
Location: North Bristol
Salary: c£400 / Day
Type: Interim (6 months)

INTERIM PART-TIME HR CONSULTANT

An established Insurance business with an excellent reputation is looking for an Interim Part-Time HR Consultant to help support the company during a period of maternity.

As an experienced Senior HR Professional, you will need to be both the in-house “HR Guru” and be willing to be a hands-on operational HR support where necessary. Operating as a Consultant on 3 days a week – Monday and Thursday in the office + 1 day remote.

Mentoring, coaching and guiding the HR team to support this complex business which is made up of a number of divisions and services. It is a fast paced, varied and interesting role which requires strong employment law knowledge, experience in employee relations as well as being able to manage a variety of different HR projects and initiatives.

This is a great position for an HR professional who excels in a fast-paced, demanding environment and has the resilience and tenacity to influence others through a course of action. The role requires an HR professional with excellent Employment Law knowledge balanced with a pragmatic and commercially aware outlook. You’ll need to be credible quickly, with the ability to influence at all levels.

Person Specification

  • Superb employment law knowledge with experience of complex Employee Relations and proven track record in case resolution.
  • A proactive approach. We are looking for someone who is able to make things happen, resolve issues and see the client’s bigger picture
  • Work independently and as part of a team to deliver for the business
  • Be resilience and calmness under pressure
  • High integrity – able to do what is right for the business
  • Solid experience as an HR generalist with excellent knowledge of best HR practice
  • Excellent people skills – a good communicator, influencer and relationship builder who can gain trust quickly.
  • Able to multi-task and prioritise conflicting priorities.
  • Fun, outgoing, fast paced.

Ideally we’re looking for the right person to be able to start fairly quickly – you might be between roles at the moment or perhaps you’re an independent HR Consultant looking for extra hours…

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 PART-TIME HR CONSULTANT   £60-£65,000 (FTE) + benefits   |   North Bristol

Ref: TM21-1205
Location: North Bristol
Salary: £60-£65,000 (FTE) + benefits
Type: Interim (6 months)

INTERIM PART-TIME HR CONSULTANT

An established Insurance business with an excellent reputation is looking for an Interim Part-Time HR Consultant to help support the company during a period of maternity.

As an experienced Senior HR Professional, you will need to be both the in-house “HR Guru” and be willing to be a hands-on operational HR support where necessary. Operating as a Consultant on 3 days a week – Monday and Thursday in the office + 1 day remote.

Mentoring, coaching and guiding the HR team to support this complex business which is made up of a number of divisions and services. It is a fast paced, varied and interesting role which requires strong employment law knowledge, experience in employee relations as well as being able to manage a variety of different HR projects and initiatives.

This is a great position for an HR professional who excels in a fast-paced, demanding environment and has the resilience and tenacity to influence others through a course of action. The role requires an HR professional with excellent Employment Law knowledge balanced with a pragmatic and commercially aware outlook. You’ll need to be credible quickly, with the ability to influence at all levels.

Person Specification

  • Superb employment law knowledge with experience of complex Employee Relations and proven track record in case resolution.
  • A proactive approach. We are looking for someone who is able to make things happen, resolve issues and see the client’s bigger picture
  • Work independently and as part of a team to deliver for the business
  • Be resilience and calmness under pressure
  • High integrity – able to do what is right for the business
  • Solid experience as an HR generalist with excellent knowledge of best HR practice
  • Excellent people skills – a good communicator, influencer and relationship builder who can gain trust quickly.
  • Able to multi-task and prioritise conflicting priorities.
  • Fun, outgoing, fast paced.

Ideally we’re looking for the right person to be able to start fairly quickly – you might be between roles at the moment or perhaps you’re an independent HR Consultant looking for extra hours…

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

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

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Talent Acquisition Manager   £50-60,000 p.a.   |   Wiltshire

Ref: FV21-1206
Location: Wiltshire
Salary: £50-60,000 p.a.
Type: Permanent

Talent Acquisition Manager

We are looking for a Talent Acquisition Manager to join a fast paced, multi-site, customer-facing organisation based in Swindon.   The role will be working flexibly ( 2-3 days in the office, 2-3 days from home), partly in Swindon, partly remote with occasional travel.

Managing a recruitment team of 5, there will be plenty of opportunity to add value in this ever-changing organisation which has recently gone through a restructure and acquisition. This is at an exciting period of change for the company, both in terms of culture and structure, with lots of opportunity to make a difference.

Reporting initially into the inspiring and values driven Head of OD, there are some really interesting projects on the agenda to really make your mark.

Responsibilities

  • Create a positive and powerful employer brand which better attracts top talent.
  • Responsible for all recruitment activity across the multiple UK locations and Head Office.
  • Manage the recruitment PSL and agency relationships.
  • Contribute to Group D&I initiatives across the Group from a resourcing perspective
  • Manage the ATS, working closely with HR Systems Manager
  • Manage new site openings and high-volume recruitment projects
  • Work effectively and negotiate with third party suppliers
  • Contribute & deliver recruitment compliance led projects & legislative changes
  • Manage the Careers site and associated content
  • Lead & develop the recruitment team
  • Responsible for management & compliance of contractors in line with IR35 legislation
  • Responsible for all recruitment metrics and KPI’s

Person Specification

  • Ideally, someone experienced in leading an internal recruitment team in a fast-paced, multi-site, customer facing environment.
  • Previous experience in a Hospitality/Retail/FMCG/multi-site/customer services/high-volume type industry preferred.
  • Experience in managing end-to-end recruitment processed across a large scale/fast paced organisation.
  • Superb people management skills with the passion to support and develop an in house recruitment team.
  • Able to evidence effective use of social media and strong direct sourcing knowledge.
  • Strong project Management and transformational change experience
  • Demonstrable experience in developing & delivering talent acquisition strategies
  • Commercially astute with a proven track record in adding value and continuous improvements
  • Must be able to multi-task and effectively juggle conflicting priorities and demanding deadlines.

This role offers a lot of opportunity to add value and make a difference and also offers flexible working.

 

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 Advisor   £30-33,000 p.a.   |   Yate, North Bristol

Ref: FV21-1204
Location: Yate, North Bristol
Salary: £30-33,000 p.a.
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 fast paced, high energy HR Business Partner, 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. There will also the opportunity to work on a wide breadth of interesting HR projects especially on the HR System and metrics so good data and systems skills will be needed.

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.

This role offers a high potential ambitious person the opportunity to progress within a couple of years to the next level.

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 either generalist HR Advisor ideally in a high volume ER environment or as an operational manager with a lot of exposure to employee relations.
  • You could also be a high potential HR graduate with experience of HR gained on a Graduate HR Programme or HR Placement Year.
  • Up-to-date HR knowledge with all aspects of employment law and HR best practice
  • Experience in the development and implementation of employment policies and procedures.
  • Experience at recruitment interviewing and assessment at operational to middle management level
  • Engaging and credible. Able to influencing, persuade and coach at all levels.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to prepare and present reports to management
  • Pro-active & self-motivated with the initiative to create solutions which add value.
  • Good with HR systems & adept at data analysis & spreadsheets.
  • Able to create HR communications appropriate for the audience.
  • Strong analytical abilities and a good understanding of business processes
  • Fast paced and high energy.

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 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 Project Lead   £50,000 - £60,000   |   Swindon

Ref: FV21-1203
Location: Swindon
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000
Type: Permanent

HR Project Lead

We are looking for a permanent HR Project Lead to drive forward a number of adding value HR projects within our fast paced, customer facing client based in Wiltshire.

Working flexibly 1-2 days office and 3-4 days at home this role will be to lead on all HR projects, from redefining how the HRIS system is used to its best capacity, to improving metrics and management information. Other projects may include improving policies and process on diversity and inclusion, to working closely with OD on improvement of performance management and leadership capability.

Although the range of HR projects is vast, it will absolutely need someone with an analytical mind-set who is adept at using spreadsheets and able analyse data in order to improve process and efficiencies.

You will be joining our client at an exciting time of change following a recent acquisition as they are looking to improve the way they work in order to become more efficient. Although they have an Human Resources Information System (HRIS), it is not being used to it’s full effect and a comprehensive audit needs to be undertaken to understand the gaps and for the system to create a cohesive, joined up way of working to manage all key HR related processes.

As the organisation grows the breadth and variety of HR projects will grow. This is a newly created role for someone to really make their own.

Person Specification:

  • A proven track record working with HR systems; with evidence of implementing new HR processes and workflows within an HRIS which adds value to the organisation.
  • To have a solid understanding of the full HR service in order to deliver the most informative HR Management information and HR Metrics.
  • Ideally experienced in HR projects within a fast paced, multi-site organisation.
  • Excellent analytical skills, adept at using spreadsheets to interpret data which identify areas for improvement.
  • Commercially astute, with evidence of having designed and implemented adding value initiatives.
  • Engaging and enthusiastic, a great team player.
  • Strong HR Policy knowledge with an understanding of what policies best support the engagement of employees and the working towards organisational goals.
  • An excellent communicator with the strong influencing and persuasive skills needed to push projects forward.
  • A talent for managing both projects and people to deliver results
  • Enjoy multi-tasking and working under pressure, able to meet deadlines

This is a great opportunity for an experienced HR Systems, process and policy specialist to have ownership over the whole HR project improvement piece and add value to a values driven 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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Learning & Development Partner   £30-32,000 p.a.   |   Yeovil, South Somerset

Ref: FV21-2099
Location: Yeovil, South Somerset
Salary: £30-32,000 p.a.
Type: Permanent

Learning & Development Partner

We are looking for a proactive Learning & Development Partner for an ambitious SME organisation based in South Somerset. This may suit someone with superb communication skills, who has a passion for learning and development and who has worked providing innovative L&D initiatives as part of their role, but would like to undertake a ‘pure L&D’ position.

The company has grown significantly over the past few years and this is a newly created role to work closely with the inspiring Head of HR to set up and develop an adding value L&D function to support the current c. 300 employees.

Working within this fast paced supply chain business the role needs someone who can develop and grow as an individual as the company expands and develops.With the Head of HR, you will be creating and delivering an L&D service which best supports their ambitious plans for growth across the business.The highly engaging Head of People is passionate about giving people the tools to be the best they can be.

As this is a small organisation it will need someone who is comfortable in both developing L&D strategy and also happy rolling up your sleeves and get on with operational training delivery.  You will need the creativity to design and deliver internal training as there won’t be a huge L&D budget and will suit someone who can make the best use of the apprenticeship levy.

This role will be about building an effective L&D service, including on-boarding through to skill enhancement, career development, leadership development and continual in-role evolution.

Person Specification:

  • A passion for and some experience of both designing and delivering Learning & Development initiatives in a fast paced, down to earth, non-corporate environment.
  • Preferably have some development experience in a high growth SME.
  • You may be an operational manager or say HR Advisor with a passion for and some experience of L&D but what will be paramount is your ability to gain engagement to new ways of working at all levels, from the warehouse staff to managers.
  • Have an understanding of how to make the best use of the apprenticeship levy.
  • Commercially astute, able to evidence training initiatives that you’ve rolled out have added value.
  • A strong and engaging communicator with the credibility to influence at all levels.

You’d be working with a fun, and positive HR team who like to achieve and make a difference.  This is a blank sheet in terms of L&D with a lot of opportunity to add value in this role and really make it your own in this successful growing SME.

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   To £35,000 p.a.   |   Avonmouth, Bristol

Ref: FV21-1202
Location: Avonmouth, Bristol
Salary: To £35,000 p.a.
Type: Interim

Interim HR ADVISOR

We are looking for a fast paced, proactive Interim HR Advisor for our supply chain client based just off the M5 by Avonmouth Bristol. This is working within a global distribution company with an exciting agenda for change and long term growth plans.   Supporting the fast paced, high energy Head of HR, this is very much a generalist role providing a comprehensive HR service to the whole organisation for a minimum of 9 months potentially longer to cover a period of change.

The role will be a mix of operational HR and Employee Relations work and input on a wide breadth of interesting HR projects.

We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate the following:

  • Preferably CIPD qualified or working towards.
  • A good grounding as generalist HR Advisor ideally in a 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 in the development and implementation of employment policies and procedures.
  • Experience at recruitment interviewing and assessment at operational to middle management level
  • Engaging and credible. Able to influence, persuade and coach at all levels.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Pro-active & self-motivated with the initiative to create solutions which add value.
  • Good with HR systems & adept at data analysis & spreadsheets.
  • Able to create HR communications appropriate for the audience.
  • Fast paced and high energy.

If you can demonstrate your pace and energy to work well in a warehouse environment 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 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 Recruitment Advisor   £32-35,000 p.a. Pro-rata   |   Avonmouth, Bristol

Ref: FV21-1201
Location: Avonmouth, Bristol
Salary: £32-35,000 p.a. Pro-rata
Type: Part-Time Interim

Interim Part-Time RECRUITMENT ADVISOR

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a fast paced, commercial Interim Internal Recruitment Advisor to work 3 days a week for this fast paced supply chain organisation.   Working both from the office in Avonmouth, Bristol and also remotely for a minimum of 9 months this offers plenty of opportunity to add value.

Preferably you have experience of successfully recruiting a wide variety of both Head Office and Supply chain Personnel, from Marketing, to finance to IT to warehouse staff and drivers.    Working within a close knit, friendly HR team, this is a 9 month contract to support the growth of this reputable company.  You will own the whole 360 process and have the experience and ability to recruit across all functions 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.  There will be plenty of opportunity to improve processes and to add value.

Whether you are a Recruitment Consultant, Internal Resourcer or a Recruitment Manager – 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.

The role is working flexibly with 1-2 days in the office and1-2 days at home.

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

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

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Learning & Development Manager   £40-45,000 p.a.   |   Yeovil, South Somerset

Ref: FV21-1198
Location: Yeovil, South Somerset
Salary: £40-45,000 p.a.
Type: Part-Time Permanent

Learning & Development Manager

We are looking for a proactive Learning & Development Manager for a dynamic organisation based in South Somerset to work flexibly 3 or 4 days a week. (i.e.1 or 2 days office, 2 days remote). The company has grown significantly over the past few years and this is a newly created role to set up and develop an L&D function from scratch to support the current c. 300 employees.

Working within this fast paced business the role needs someone who can develop and grow as an individual as the company expands and develops. You will be creating an L&D strategy which best supports their ambitious plans for growth across both the UK and Europe.

Working in a stand-alone capacity in terms of L&D, you will be both developing L&D strategy and also happy to roll up your sleeves and get on with operational training delivery.

You will need the creativity to design and deliver internal training as there won’t be a huge L&D budget and will suit someone who understands how to make the best use of the apprenticeship levy. This role will be working closely with the high energy and highly engaging Head of People who is passionate about giving people the tools to be the best they can be.

This role will be about building an effective L&D strategy, interventions and programs from on-boarding through to skill enhancement, career development, leadership development and continual in-role evolution.

Person Specification:

  • Extensive Learning & Development experience both designing L&D strategy and delivering training in a fast paced, down to earth, non-corporate environment.
  • Preferably have L&D experience in a high growth SME.
  • Experience of setting up L&D initiatives from scratch would be ideal.
  • Equivalent to Level 5 (minimum) L&D Qualifications
  • Time as an L&D Business Partner/ Manager, where learning has covered a wide range of topics from improving leadership capability, to coaching, to technical training and on-boarding to behavioural training, apprenticeships, internships and cultural delivery.
  • Experienced in making best use of the apprenticeship levy.
  • Commercially astute, able to evidence how L&D initiatives have added value.
  • A strong and engaging communicator with the ability to influence at all levels and gain engagement to new ways of working.

You’d be working with a fun and positive HR team who like to achieve and make a difference. This is a blank sheet in terms of L&D with a lot of opportunity to add value and really make it your own in this successful growing SME.

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 Advisor   £30-33,000 p.a.   |   Cardiff, South Wales

Ref: FV21-1196
Location: Cardiff, South Wales
Salary: £30-33,000 p.a.
Type: Permanent

HR ADVISOR

We are looking for a proactive and high energy HR Advisor for our client based just off the M4, Cardiff, South Wales. This is working with a UK manufacturer with an exciting agenda for change and long term growth plans.  Working closely with the supportive and inspiring 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 high volume Employee Relations work as well as 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.

Person Specification:

  • Preferably CIPD qualified or working towards with a good grounding as generalist HR Advisor.This may have been gained on a Graduate HR Programme.
  • Comfortable working in a factory environment and able to flex communication skills to engage effectively with a multi-national workforce.
  • Up-to-date HR knowledge with all aspects of employment law and HR best practice and with some experience of ER case resolution.
  • Experienced in the development and implementation of employment policies and procedures.
  • Able to effectively support recruitment interviewing and assessment up to middle management level.
  • Engaging and credible Influencing, persuading and coaching skills 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.
  • Able to evidence going the extra mile and working beyond your remit.

If you are looking for a fast paced role, working closely with a collaborative and supportive HR Manager in a fun friendly HR team in a successful organisation, then 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 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 p.a. + Car allowance and 25% bonus   |   Somerset with some travel

Ref: FV21-1194
Location: Somerset with some travel
Salary: c. £65,000 p.a. + Car allowance and 25% bonus
Type: Permanent

HR Business Partner

We are currently seeking one possibly two proactive HR Business Partners to join an established and profitable organisation based across the UK with its head office in Somerset. This organisation has a strong reputation in its field and is regarded as a leading light by the industry.

Reporting directly to the HR Director 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 working closely with business leaders to ensure that the people agenda is truly aligned with the organisational goals whilst ensuring that people enjoy what they do and feel valued.

Of these 2 HRBP positions, one has commercial focus and the other will be supporting operations.  Both roles will involve some travel to the various locations across the UK with occasional nights away and the operations focused role will involve more travel.   In addition there will be the chance to work in some leading change projects to support a newly created operating model 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.

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 business partnering service within a fast paced private sector, commercial environment preferably with a FTSE 250 business.
  • 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.
  • 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 driven forward adding value change initiatives, from restructures to changes in working practices.
  • A  facilitator and coach, with the gravitas and credibility to influence at a senior level and the warmth to bring people with you into new ways of working.
  • Strategic as well as operational and happy to roll up your sleeves and get on with the more operational parts of the role coupled with commercial acumen, understanding what adds value to the business.

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. This role offers a great basic, a good car allowance and excellent bonus.

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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Part-time ER Specialist   £55,000 p.a. FTE   |   Goring, North East of Reading, Berkshire

Ref: FV21-1170
Location: Goring, North East of Reading, Berkshire
Salary: £55,000 p.a. FTE
Type: Part-Time Permanent

Part-Time ER Specialist

Due to the growth of the organistion, an established HR consultancy with an excellent reputation for delivering a high quality HR and ER service based in the Reading area is looking for another proactive HR Consultant to work 3 days a week. The HR Consultant will initially work on site with the potential to work one day a week from home after an initial settling in period.  You will be working as part of a friendly supportive team confidently providing a wide range of SME clients with exceptional HR and ER advice. This is a fast paced, varied and interesting role which requires strong employment law knowledge, and experience in employee relations as well as being able to manage a variety of different HR projects from restructures to TUPEs.

This is a great position for an HR professional who excels in a fast-paced, demanding environment and has the resilience and tenacity to influence others through a course of action. The role requires an HR professional with excellent Employment Law knowledge balanced with a pragmatic and commercially aware outlook. You’ll need to be credible with the ability to influence at all levels.

The successful candidate will need to be able to identify and act upon opportunities to expand the range of services provided to clients. Based between Reading and Oxford this role will be office based and working with a fun and supportive team.

Person Specification

  • Superb employment law knowledge with experience of high volume Employee Relations and proven track record in ER case resolution.
  • A proactive approach. We are looking for someone who is able to make things happen, resolve issues and see the client’s bigger picture
  • Work independently and as part of a team to deliver for the client
  • Resilience and calmness under pressure
  • High integrity – able to do what is right for each client
  • Solid experience as an HR generalist with excellent knowledge of best HR practice
  • Excellent people skills – a good communicator, influencer and relationship builder who can gain trust quickly.
  • Able to multi-task and prioritise conflicting priorities.
  • Able to learn quickly, share knowledge and work accurately at speed.
  • Fun, outgoing, fast paced.

This is a lovely opportunity to join a warm supportive niche consultancy where you can gain a huge breadth of experience working with a great variety of clients.

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

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

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