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HR Advisor   £30,000 - £33,000   |   Avonmouth, Bristol

Ref: TM21-1176
Location: Avonmouth, Bristol
Salary: £30,000 - £33,000
Type: Permanent

HR ADVISOR

Our client is looking for an ambitious, proactive HR Advisor to join their supportive, friendly and well-respected HR team based in Avonmouth within this successful manufacturing company. The role of HR Advisor will provide significant opportunity for personal development as well as potential for future senior roles within the business.

Working closely with the HR Director the HR Advisor will support on the following:

  • Working on site at Avonmouth, support the delivery the HR strategy consistently throughout the company.
  • Develop effective relationships across the whole business.
  • Drive talent management, with emphasis on improving leadership capability.
  • Manage recruitment of all production based staff to meet seasonal demands. In addition to be responsible for co-ordinating and managing through to conclusion, all other non-factory based recruitment.
  • Support the management team to drive positive change in a part-unionised environment.
  • Guide managers through employee relations cases, intervening and steering in the appropriate direction taking account of internal policies, employment law, best practice and precedent.
  • Manage and support on HR projects and initiatives across and within the business unit.
  • Develop and implement Individual Development Plans and Performance Improvement Plans where appropriate.

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

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

Please Note – we are looking for someone who can start fairly quickly. This role offers plenty of opportunity to add value in fun friendly HR team and a company that values HR and its people.

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 Coordinator   £25,000 -£30,000 p.a.   |   North Cardiff, South Wales

Ref: FV21-1296A
Location: North Cardiff, South Wales
Salary: £25,000 -£30,000 p.a.
Type: Permanent

HR Coordinator

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.  You will be working within a fast paced manufacturing environment which will give you plenty of exposure and development opportunities, especially in employee relations.

Reporting to the highly respected, pragmatic and supportive on-site HR Manager and working in a closely knit team, this is a broad HR generalist support role, covering all HR services with a focus on 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 Advisors 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, coordinate new on-boarding and inductions.
  • Coordinate training and liaise with external 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 who’s been in a operational role with significant HR/ER exposure within a large, fast paced sector such as hospitality or retail who’s looking for a ‘pure’ HR role.
  • Computer literate and be 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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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

Latest Vacancies

HR Advisor

£30,000 - £33,000| Avonmouth, Bristol

HR Coordinator

£25,000 -£30,000 p.a.| North Cardiff, South Wales

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£30-33,000 p.a.| Cardiff, South Wales

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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