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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

Senior HR Advisor   to £40,000 + Car Allowance   |   Homebased with significant travel

Ref: LM19-1077
Location: Homebased with significant travel
Salary: to £40,000 + Car Allowance
Type: Permanent

Our Client is a highly regarded market leading company providing HR and Payroll services, consultancy and training. They are looking for a highly experienced Senior HR Advisor to join them to support their clients in Gloucestershire and surrounding areas. The role will be based from home, although you will be required to visit clients in the area and attend regular meetings at their Head Office.

We are seeking an individual with a passion for employment law and for resolving complex employee relations cases. You’ll provide expert support, advice and guidance to your clients on all aspects of employment law and casework. You’ll ensure advice in line with legislation, policy, procedures and best practice.

This is an exciting role where you will work with a variety of clients with differing processes, experiences and cultures.

Your responsibilities will include
• Account management of a portfolio of clients
• Sound, commercial and robust advice to clients on full remit of employee relation issues both remotely and onsite at formal meetings.
• ER case management, from investigation to appeal.
• Actively contribute to the development and implementation of HR Policy, procedures and written guidance for your client
• Where appropriate work with unions to facilitate appropriate outcomes for specific cases.

An ER expert and people person in every sense of the phrase, you’re CIPD qualified, or working towards it and preferably with experience in the education sector. You’ll need to have the confidence to work on your own initiative, influence, persuade and critique and be able to work at a senior level within a fast paced challenging working environment.

You also have evidence of
• Being very comfortable with managing multiple cases/quickly actioning cases through to resolution
• Building relationships and credibility quickly with clients and colleagues
• Being able to manage and deal with complex situations, sometimes over the phone
• Experience of providing coaching to managers with differing levels of experience.
• Ability to interpret and apply employment law.
• Being warm with an engaging interpersonal style and strong but collaborative influencing skills.
• Providing a high standard of service and commitment

If you’re interested in this role, are immediately available 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 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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Senior HR Advisor

HR Manager   £34-38,000 p.a. + good benefits   |   Yeovil, South Somerset

Ref: FV19-1073
Location: Yeovil, South Somerset
Salary: £34-38,000 p.a. + good benefits
Type: Permanent

HR Manager

A great opportunity has arisen for a proactive, fast paced HR Manager to work with a values driven organisation based in Yeovil.

The role reports into the Head of HR and will support managers as a ‘Partner’ to the business to help them achieve the organizational goals through strong and effective people strategy.   You will be expected deal with people HR issues in a positive and caring way in order to increase the capability of the workforce.

The organisation has some really exciting change projects on the agenda including: cultural change, reward and recognition projects and driving forward continuous improvement.

Person Specification:

  • This is an HR generalist role with responsibility for employee relations, absence management, performance management and providing training, coaching in effective people management and project work.   Some experience in these areas is therefore essential.
  • Able to identify areas for improvement and the creativity to design effective HR solutions is also needed to be successful in this role. We would therefore we would be hoping to attract candidates who are commercially astute with clear examples of adding HR value and making a difference in a proactive manner.
  • Organised, engaging and warm communicators with buckets of positive energy.
  • Flexible, with a ‘can do attitude’ and the ability to interact successfully and influence at all levels within the organisation.
  • Part or fully CIPD qualified with the ability to contribute to organisational effectiveness.

This is a superb opening to join a fun, full of energy established HR team and an organization at a time of change and positive development.  There will be plenty of opportunity to add value to a successful and ethical, friendly company.

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 Manager

Interim Payroll & HR Advisor   £30-38,000 p.a.   |   Gloucester

Ref: FV19-1070
Location: Gloucester
Salary: £30-38,000 p.a.
Type: Fixed Term Contract

Interim Payroll Advisor

We are looking for an experienced Interim Payroll Advisor to work for a minimum of 6 months within a friendly European HR Shared Services team which supports a number of locations across the UK and Europe. There is strong potential for the assignment to be extended to 12 months or may even go permanent.The primary remit of this role is to provide Payroll and HR transactional support for two locations in the Netherlands and support the HR Business Partners for the Netherlands.

In addition to owning the payroll process for the 150 staff in the Netherlands, you will also be responsible for administering HR benefits such as employee insurances and pensions. You will be the main point of contact for employees regarding payroll, pensions, benefits queries and act as an interface with Payroll Accounting and Finance.You will need to be able to liaise effectively with external vendors in the Netherlands for example the payroll provider, pension fund managers and reward consultants. There will be plenty of opportunity to participate in a number of diverse projects relating to HR and payroll adding variety and interest to the role.

Person Specification

  • Significant payroll and employment tax experience.
  • Analytical, well organized with excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong system and data analysis skills with excellent Excel knowledge. Experience in SAP and ADP would be an advantage.
  • An effective communicator, able to gain support and engage people at all levels.
  • A proven track record in providing a great customer service and able to evidence reacting swiftly and effectively to challenges.
  • We would consider an accounts person with payroll experience looking to gain further experience in HR.

Desirable:

  • Dutch Language and Dutch specific payroll experience
  • Advanced Excel

You will be joining a fun, friendly established HR and Payroll team within one of the very few organisations that really does abide with their values.

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

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

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Interim Payroll & HR Advisor

Part Time Talent & People Manager / HR Manager   £35,000 to £40,000 p.a. FTE   |   Bristol

Ref: FV19-1066
Location: Bristol
Salary: £35,000 to £40,000 p.a. FTE
Type: Permanent

PART TIME TALENT & PEOPLE MANAGER / HR MANAGER

What a wonderful opportunity for a proactive and commercial Talent & People Manager or HR Manager who’s looking to work with a values driven, creative organisation based in Bristol.    This is a newly created role due our client’s growth and as their first dedicated HR colleague there will be huge scope to add value and make a difference.   Supporting under 100 staff this is a part time position for c. 3 full time days or 5 short days per week.

You’ll be an innovative individual who can create a superb employer brand to attract, recruit and retain the very best talent and then manage and nurture those talented employees’ HR needs.   This role is very much about giving people the HR and learning tools to be the best they can be.

The role will have a development rather than an employee relations focus, although a strong understanding of employment law will be necessary for day to day ER issues.   Candidates with a  passion for talent management and development and an understanding how innovative reward programmes can attract, engage and retain top quality staff would be ideal.

In addition, as the only person (initially) in HR you will need to be able to not only design, develop and implement an inspiring people strategy for a high intellect, creative workforce but also be happy to roll up your sleeves and get on with the more operational aspects of HR.

Person Specification

  • Significant experience in all aspects of HR including: employee relations, employment law, recruitment, coaching & L&D and reward preferably within a fast moving, small, private sector organisation.
  • HR function start up experience would be ideal.
  • Passionate about creating a positive employee experience that people want to join and stay with the organisation.
  • Supportive, motivating, enthusiastic, with a strong desire to help people be the very best they can be.
  • Able to demonstrate a proven track record of attracting and proactively recruiting highly sought after talent to a small non blue chip organisation.
  • Confident in your understanding of current employment law.
  • Preferably degree educated and CIPD qualified or equivalent.
  • A creative thinker who is solutions-focused and a self-starter
  • Credible, able to influence, coach and develop people at all levels.
  • Positive, high energy and inspiring so that people are engaged into new ways of working.

This would suit a commercially astute, warm HR Manager who wants to make a difference within a small organisation with a passion for inspiring, encouraging and creating innovative change.

 

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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Part Time Talent & People Manager / HR Manager

Comp & Benefits HR Business Partner   to £45,000 + Good Benefits   |   South Somerset

Ref: TM19-1069
Location: South Somerset
Salary: to £45,000 + Good Benefits
Type: Permanent

Ambitious Comp & Benefits HR Business Partner Wanted
This fantastic new role will manage the Reward function for a fast growing multi-site business based in South Somerset. This role will work closely with the wider Group Reward and HR Teams and report to the Head of Reward UK. We’re looking for a Comp & Benefits Business Partner to develop, implement, design and evaluate innovative and engaging reward solutions.
As the company continues to grow and expand it is expected that this role will also continue to grow both operationally and strategically, locally and further afield.
Key Responsibilities;
  • Be the day to day reward expert, providing support and guidance to the business and HR colleagues.
  • Plan and deliver annual reward cycle activities
  • Work closely with the Head of Reward to design and deliver local reward initiatives and group reward objectives
  • Conduct external benchmarking and ensure their reward approach is relevant
  • Engage the business in Reward initiatives to make sure that Reward is involved, valued and understood by the business
  • Provide analysis and data to support decision making throughout the business
  • Guide the Company wellbeing provision, supporting the Benefits Administrator with scheme development and 3rd party relationship management
  • Oversea the management of the company car fleet with the Reward Specialist
There will also be opportunity to support and work on projects outside of reward to help deliver their HR People strategy and give you more variety and challenge.
As a Comp & Bens Business Partner You Are:
  • An experienced Comp & Benefits Business Partner (or similar) who is truly passionate about how the right reward structure can attract, engage and retain top talent
  • Experienced and passionate about reward and making decisions around it, possibly gained in a multi-site environment
  • A team player with excellent analytical, customer focused and communication skills
  • Good at influencing and managing change
  • Collaborative and tenacious
  • Practical, pragmatic and constantly looking to improve and learn from experience
  • Strong attention to detail and great analytical skills
Now is a great time to join this business as it looks to grow and develop its already enviable beginnings into a truly global operation. So, if this sounds like you and is the sort of opportunity that you’re looking for then do get in touch with us here at Purple House Recruitment, we look forward to hearing 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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Comp & Benefits HR Business Partner

Recruitment Manager   £40,000 to £50,000 p.a.   |   Swindon, Wiltshire

Ref: FV19-1064
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire
Salary: £40,000 to £50,000 p.a.
Type: Permanent

IT Resourcing Manager
If you are an IT specialist recruiter and enjoy matching people with people then this could be the role for you. Our client has an exciting opportunity for a talented Resourcing manager to join them on a permanent basis.

The client is a leading high tech consultancy based in Wiltshire who pride themselves on delivering successful outcomes for their clients. You could describe this role as ‘hybrid’ where on the one hand you’ll be recruiting senior IT professionals into the business whilst on the other hand building a team of these highly skilled technical/IT consultants for assignments with your clients. In essence getting the right person in the right place at the right time!

You will be partnering internal and external stakeholders with responsibility of managing the sourcing and supply of senior IT contractors and project managers to c. 20-25 different contracts being managed by the company at any one time, therefore we are seeking someone with the credibility and gravitas to work effectively and influence at a senior level.

To be successful in this role you’ll need to have:
• In depth IT resourcing experience either internally or within an agency,
• An exceptional understanding of different IT roles.
• Resilience to deal with ambiguity and the flexibility to deviate from process.
• Effective communication skills both written and oral with an easy and engaging manner.
• Fast paced with the ability to juggle and prioritise challenging and sometimes conflicting priorities.
• Excellent organisational skills, proactive and have the ability to think on your feet, whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy
• Entrepreneurial instinct – delivery focused with high level of initiative and the ability to identify new opportunities and develop and improve the service offered.

This is a superb opportunity for someone looking to join a growing high tech business, with great values and a superb reputation for providing the best transformation programs in the technical arena.

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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Recruitment Manager

Interim People Operations Director   To £120,000 p.a.   |   Bath, Somerset

Ref: FV19-1060
Location: Bath, Somerset
Salary: To £120,000 p.a.
Type: Fixed Term Contract

Interim People Operations Director

We’re looking for a transformational Interim People Director, who can build and implement a People Plan which fully supports the business objectives of a growing, creative organisation based in Bath and the US.  This fixed term contract of one year is to review the current People Team structure, assess policies and processes, review the HR Information System and all aspects of reward to assess whether fit for purpose and make recommendations for improvement.

You will work closely with the Head of functions to ensure that all the People Services have a commonality of purpose with regards to talent acquisition, talent development, retention and engagement of a high calibre, motivated workforce.

We’re looking for the Interim Director to define what they need the People Function to deliver and the resource needed to do so.

Key Priorities and challenges

  • Create HR operational best practice from automating processes, designing policies and delivering system solutions that enable the organisation to be more efficient.
  • Assess the current HR service offering and create processes and structure that better supports the business goals without creating unnecessary bureaucracy which stifles the culture and agility of the organisation
  • Assess the current structure and competencies of the People Team and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Review the remuneration and benefits structure to ensure it attracts, motivates and retains top talent.
  • Assess the HR Information System, identify where it’s not being used effectively, make recommendations for improvement and implement those changes.
  • Ensure all HR systems and processes are strategically aligned with business objectives.
  • Align processes and HR services between the UK and US to ensure a transparency and consistency of service.

Person Specification

  • A strong HR Generalist background with evidence of having achieved significant success working at board level, designing and embedding strategic change in a fast paced, private sector organisation.
  • Degree and MCIPD or FCIPD qualified.
  • Real personal impact and great relationship building skills, with the capability and energy to innovate, drive change, and make decisions.
  • Proven experience of leading or supporting the implementation of a new HR system.
  • Significant experience and understanding of HR practices and processes and how an effective HRIS best supports these practices.
  • Strong commercial acumen and highly developed analytical skills to investigate, design and implement effective HR solutions.
  • Experience of working in and developing effective people/HR functions in the US would be advantageous.
  • Happy to travel both within the UK and the US and be very visible to all staff.
  • PLC remuneration experience a plus, along with experience of having worked in a highly educated, creative organisation where people love what they do.

 

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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