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Interim Internal Comms Specialist   c. £40,000 p.a. or £200/day   |   Bath, Somersest

Ref: FV20-1090
Location: Bath, Somersest
Salary: c. £40,000 p.a. or £200/day
Type: Interim

Interim Internal Comms Specialist

We are looking for an immediately available Internal Communications Specialist to undertake a 6 month assignment supporting our client’s Internal Communications.

The role will be working in a fast paced, funky environment in an organisation which has grown rapidly following multiple acquisitions.  In conjunction with input on all internal communications, you will also be responsible for creation of the staff newsletter and internal snapchats etc.

Person Specification:

  • Knowledge and experience of Internal Communications
  • Expertise in design and delivery of internal communications channels, specifically: To support
  • Team briefings process, Staff newsletter, Staff survey/questionnaires. Knowledge of other staff feedback mechanisms would be a bonus.
  • Developing and delivering communications plans.
  • First rate communication skills, including the ability to grasp complex concepts and interpret subtle nuances, and distil into simple, clear messages.
  • Very strong copy-writing skills, with the ability to write clearly for variety of media, specifically team briefings and newsletters.
  • Excellent listening skills.
  • Able to influence at all levels including management & support a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Tenacity and patience to negotiate and handle the approval 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 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 Manager   £40,000 - £45,000 + bonus + benefits   |   Bath

Ref: TM20-1103
Location: Bath
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 + bonus + benefits
Type: Permanent

This exciting new role will provide an engaging and proactive HR Manager with an excellent opportunity to work as the most senior person in HR, managing and developing the HR function across the UK. This is an interesting, multi-faceted opportunity with a well-established, family owned business based in Bath, employing c80 staff.

This job is not only to do all the usual day to day operational HR, such as recruitment and ER. It is also hugely important to the owners that they find someone who is passionate about creating a positive employee journey. Someone who can nourish the people and give them the tools which allow them to be the best they can be.

The company already has a positive culture and its part of this role’s responsibility to expand upon and develop it, whilst supporting the wider growth plans.

Working in an extremely fast paced environment, there really is lots to do in this generalist role. As the business operates on a fairly lean basis, you’ll need to be happy rolling up your sleeves and getting on with whatever needs doing, from sending out a contract, to employee relations to developing the strategy and engagement.

Essentially though we’re looking for an HR Manger who can honestly say that they are;

  • Able to see the bigger picture and offer pragmatic, commercially focused, professional HR advice and guidance.
  • Hands-on, and proactive in attitude and with an approach that is warm and joyful.
  • An excellent communicator with the ability to gain commitment and support from across the business.
  • Proven track record of HR management within a real fast paced environment.
  • Exceptional organisational skills and the ability to manage changing priorities, multiple requests and moving deadlines, all with a cool head.
  • Sound knowledge of UK employment and desire to keep abreast of changes/updates.
  • Passionate and resilient with the ability to work under pressure and cope effectively with change and growth.
  • Able to evidence previous experience of successful employee engagement and development.

Now is a great time to join this business as they continue to grow and develop their brand. Our client really doesn’t see this as just a job. This role will suit someone who has a broad ranging interest in life, travel and the eclectic!

If this sounds like you and is the sort of opportunity that you’re looking for then get in touch with us here at Purple House Recruitment, to find out more.

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 Partner   c. £35,000 p.a. + benefits - flexible working   |   North Bristol

Ref: FV19-1101
Location: North Bristol
Salary: c. £35,000 p.a. + benefits - flexible working
Type: Permanent

TALENT ACQUISITION PARTNER

We are looking for an ambitious and driven Talent Acquisition Partner for our client based in North Bristol with occasional travel to the other UK sites.

This role will give great scope for progression as it will sit within the HR team and over time will give a lot of exposure to HR and potential future opportunity to work on HR Projects.

The role reports to the Senior HR business partner whose client groups include a number of different and diverse divisions and c. 600 staff. As the most senior person in recruitment with one direct report this will be a broad and varied role, working across the whole company and supporting all head office functions. With the support of the Recruitment Assistant you will be responsible for sourcing talent through direct methods, effectively managing the ATS system, interviewing and hiring talented employees. You will work closely with department hiring managers to proactively identify future hiring needs.

Responsibilities include.

  • Using direct sourcing methods and a variety of media platforms, create strong candidate attraction strategies to attract and engage top talent.
  • Develop pipelines of talent for various functions and divisions and create a network of potential candidates with relevant skills to consider as roles become available.
  • Responsible for the full recruitment process from sourcing to on boarding.
  • Effectively manage the ATS system and ensure the candidate journey is one which engages all to the organisation.
  • Organise and run assessment centres/ interviews for shortlisted candidates.
  • Provide analytical and well documented recruitment reports to directors and managers on recruitment KPIs.
  • Improve the employer brand and promote the organisation as a “best place to work”

Person Specification

  • Proven experience in recruitment including innovative direct sourcing.
  • Adept in the use of social media to attract and source top candidates as well as promote the employer brand.
  • Experience of building talent pipelines and strong networks.
  • Preferably some management and/or coaching experience, with the credibility to develop the Recruitment Assistant and guide and advise hiring managers on best recruitment practice.
  • Able to research and use facts and figures to provide reasoned arguments which add value.
  • Excellent interviewing and assessment skills with demonstrable experience in recruiting for senior vacancies.
  • Articulate with the ability to communicate and engage with people at all levels.

This is a great opportunity to be a key individual with the opportunity to add value within a successful organisation.

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

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

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Interim HR Business Partner (12m)   c£38 - £42,000 + Good Benefits   |   North Devon

Ref: FV19-1091
Location: North Devon
Salary: c£38 - £42,000 + Good Benefits
Type: Interim - 12 months

Interim HR Business Partner (12 months)

We are looking for a hands on proactive Interim HR Generalist to cover a one year maternity leave contract, based in North Devon. The role will be partnering the senior management team in helping them achieve their organisational goals. Ideally you will be commercially astute, with a background in manufacturing and able to work without a lot of hand holding, with the ability and influencing skills to deputise for the HR Manager on occasion.

As a proactive HR Business Partner/Advisor you will provide strategic and operational support to senior Business Leaders to ensure that new HR initiatives are implemented and embedded correctly and that the current high standards in HR are maintained. Supporting approximately c500 staff across mainly 2 sites with some remote support needing to be given to further smaller sites.

The HR Business Partner/Advisor role will be about building substantial relationships with business leaders and driving forward key projects. As well as business as usual, operational and some HR administrative duties, the projects will be focused on OD; talent management, succession planning, engagement and some small restructures with the aim of adding value to the bottom line within an organisation which has experienced strong growth and profitability.

Person Specification

  • This role would suit an ambitious HR Business Partner/Advisor looking for career progression who is a CIPD qualified Graduate with strong business acumen.
  • The organisation is driven by metrics and you should have strong numeracy skills with the ability to analyse data and find areas for improvement.
  • Experience of working in a matrixed environment with an amount of process would be ideal.
  • You should also have significant coaching and influencing skills especially with Senior Sales and Business leaders in a fast paced private sector organisation.
  • Solid HR experience is needed with a good understanding of OD, talent management, succession and engagement as well as strong employment law knowledge.
  • Ideally you will have a progressive career history showing promotions.
  • Experience of partnering sales is ideal especially in a manufacturing or industrial environment in a corporate, matrixed organisation.
  • You should also be a strategic thinker with positive business partnering skills and able to support and mentor within the wider HR team

There is a great opportunity to add value for a proactive HR generalist wishing to take on some meaty challenges within a complex, successful organisation.

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

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

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Your candidate experience

You, the candidate, are just as important to us as our clients. We like to build long term relationships and to make you feel special and supported. Since 2002 we have placed over 2,000 candidates in the HR arena, some of them 3 or 4 times as they progress through their career.

Not only do we like to find you that ‘dream job’ but we also try to support you in that journey; to help you present yourself in the best possible way to not only secure an interview but to nail that interview and get an offer.

We do this by meeting you face to face wherever possible to ascertain your needs and requirements. We assess not only your skills to meet the technical challenges of the role, but also your match to the culture of the organisation and personalities of the immediate team.

If your CV is not quite right for a particular role, then you get all the support you need to ensure you’re given the best possible platform to secure an interview.

Success Stories

Tom really understood the brief, type of person and culture fit and as a result presented 5 extremely credible candidates to me for interview. I am pleased to say we offered to one who has now started and I’m sure will make a huge difference to us here at Twinings!

Thanks Tom I really couldn’t have done it without you.

Bridget Marshall

HD Director, Twinings

We have used Purple House exclusively for all of our HR Recruitment over 4 years. They have taken the time to get to know our business & they understand the importance of getting the right cultural fit. The quality of the no-nonsense consultancy advice that we receive has been outstanding, they are head and shoulders above the competition.”

Graham de Guise

Ex HR Director, TLT Solicitors

Latest Vacancies

Interim Internal Comms Specialist

c. £40,000 p.a. or £200/day| Bath, Somersest

HR Manager

£40,000 - £45,000 + bonus + benefits| Bath

Talent Acquisition Partner

c. £35,000 p.a. + benefits - flexible working| North Bristol

Contact us

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