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Recruitment Manager   £50-55,000 p.a. + Car allowance and bonus   |   Wiltshire

Ref: FV22-1291
Location: Wiltshire
Salary: £50-55,000 p.a. + Car allowance and bonus
Type: Permanent

Recruitment Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Recruitment Manager to head up a recruitment function within a reputable UK supply chain organisation, based in Wiltshire with hubs across the UK.

There is a very flexible approach towards working within this organisation and you will be expected to be in the office 1 or if you wish 2 days a week in the office and the rest is working remotely.

With three direct reports in the recruitment team, this is a broad role covering all aspects of recruitment leadership.  You will be expected to manage multiple projects; from new depot openings, to developing innovative candidate attraction strategies, improving the employer brand, capitalising on new tech to improve recruitment systems and processes, and creative ways to develop and motivate the recruitment team.  Ideally you will be a good negotiator able to obtain best value with suppliers from media to agencies, manage effective supplier agreements and align budgets.

The recruitment function already has a good reputation, and this role will be to build upon that reputation, to guide and advise key stakeholders and hiring managers in order that the company attracts and retains top talent.

Person Specification

  • A track record of success as a Talent Acquisition Specialist or Recruitment Manager in a fast paced private sector organisation. Experience in Logistics or retail would be ideal.
  • Experience of creating and implementing strategic recruitment/resourcing solutions which add value to the business.
  • Strong line management experience, with a passion for developing, motivating and engaging a fast-paced, competent recruitment team.
  • Experience of driving a direct sourcing approach using a variety of channels to attract candidates and constantly monitor and improve the candidate experience.
  • A track record of owning & driving key metrics such time to hire/cost of hire.
  • Credible at all levels with excellent influencing skills & an enthusiastic, positive approach.
  • A great relationship builder, able to develop trusted relationships at all levels.
  • An honest straightforward and genuine personality with a sense of fun!

This is a business which prides itself on its strong values of openness, drive and flexibility to achieve it’s goals. It offers very flexible working, great benefits including 10-15% bonus and car allowance.

 

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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Graduate Trainee HR Advisor   £25,000 - £30,000p.a.   |   Frome, North East Somerset

Ref: FV22-1289b
Location: Frome, North East Somerset
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000p.a.
Type: Permanent

Graduate Trainee HR Advisor

A great opportunity has arisen for a proactive, fast-paced HR Assistant or HR/Business Studies degree graduate with some solid work experience evidencing a strong work ethic, who’s looking to progress quickly to be an HR Advisor.

This development role is with a successful Frome based manufacturing organisation.   This is a true generalist role supporting both manufacturing/production and support staff, so there will be real variety in this position.  As with many manufacturing roles, there is a need to work on site, as this role will need to be highly visible with shop floor colleagues who don’t have access to a PC whilst working.

You will work towards operating at all levels within the business and critical to this will be building strong relationships with key customers to influence and embed change.    This is a generalist HR role, including: induction, training, policies, systems, providing support on resolving complex employee relations casework especially with the production side of the business and varied HR projects.

Person Specification:

  • Graduates with a degree in Human Resources or Business Studies with modules in HR with a minimum of one year’s experience preferably in an HR Administration or recruitment role. We will also look at graduate candidates who have proved themselves as being an achiever in other industry sectors and roles i.e. retail or restaurant management.
  • The applicants must be organised, good communicators, flexible, with the ability to interact effectively with people at all levels within the organisation.
  • An understanding of employment law is essential along with excellent communication skills with the ability to influence both on the shop floor and management.
  • Excellent attention to detail and a good understanding of systems and processes.
  • Must be able to evidence a strong work ethic and going the extra mile to make a difference.
  • What is most important will be your ‘can do’ attitude, striving to do the best possible job, to be resilient with buckets of positive energy.

This is a great opportunity for an ambitious candidate, keen to develop quickly within the fun, fast-pace and friendly HR team and add value within an expanding successful international organization.

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

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

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Interim HR Manager   c. £60,000 p.a.   |   Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Ref: FV22-1280
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Salary: c. £60,000 p.a.
Type: Interim Maternity Cover

Interim HR Manager

We are seeking a competent and commercially astute HR Manager to join our client for a period of 12 months to cover a maternity leave within this world leading manufacturing business.  With the size of the organisation, there’s a possibility that this role would ‘go permanent’ for someone who can make a difference.  Taking responsibility for a unionised client group within supply chain and therefore working mostly on site, this role will provide support and guidance to group Leaders, managers and employees through occasional adding value HR projects and supporting on daily operational employee matters.You will have the inner confidence to influence well and gain buy in to effectively coach managers to become better leaders and to guide on operational HR matters and the more challenging HR initiatives

Roles and Responsibilities Include

  • A first point of contact for employees & managers on all HR and employee relations matters, able to provide leadership, coaching and support for individual manager employee needs & HR processes.
  • Work effectively with unions to resolve complex ER issues.
  • Use prior HR experience and acquired HR expertise to execute functional policy/strategy.
  • Impact projects, processes and procedures in all aspects of HR. The role operates with some autonomy, but is focused on execution of activities/provision of advice and some project work as an enabler within a highly matrixed environment. All activities require professional judgment, but may sometimes require more senior levels of guidance.

Person Specification

  • In depth experience in operational HR, employee relations, working with unions and adding value HR projects.
  • Ideally degree and CIPD qualified, but will look at candidates with in depth HR experience in an industrial/logistics unionised environment.
  • Commercially astute with an innate understanding of business operations and key drivers within logistics, manufacturing or engineering sectors.
  • Good inner confidence with the ability to influence effectively in a male dominated environment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse and resolve problems.
  • Established project management skills with evidence of having adding value through the implementation of innovative HR initiatives.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a world class 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 Advisor   £33,000 - £40,000 p.a.   |   South of Bath, Somerset

Ref: FV22-1289
Location: South of Bath, Somerset
Salary: £33,000 - £40,000 p.a.
Type: Permanent

HR Advisor

We are looking for a proactive and high energy HR Advisor or Senior HR Advisor for our client based South of Bath, Somerset. If you have experience as an HR advisor, then great, we’d love to hear from you.   However, our client is also happy to consider candidates who may not have had an HR title in previous roles, but who may have had HR experience as an Operational Manager in a fast paced high volume ER environment, such as retail, hospitality, care, logistics or manufacturing.  As an Ops Manager in those sectors you should have knowledge and skills in : employee relations, performance and absence management, grievance & disciplinary and talent development.

This role is working with a global manufacturer with an exciting agenda for change and long-term growth plans.   Working closely with the supportive and inspiring HR Leader, this is very much a generalist role providing a comprehensive HR and ER 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.  Due to the nature of working in manufacturing, there is a need for this HR Partner to work on site 5 days a week in their South Wiltshire plant.

Person Specification:

  • Preferably degree or CIPD qualified or working towards and preferably with a good grounding as generalist HR Advisor.  This may have been gained on a Graduate HR Programme.
  • If you haven’t previously worked in an HR role, but have significant employee relations, absence & performance management experience as an Operational Manager and you’re looking to move into a ‘pure HR’ role, then we would still like to hear from you.   It’s more about your positive energy, commercial acumen, desire to add value and ability to learn than a previous job title.
  • You must be 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 is needed 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 on 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.
  • IT literate, comfortable with using a variety of 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 Leader 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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Head of HR Operations   To £80,000 + benefits   |   Bristol

Ref: TM22-1286
Location: Bristol
Salary: To £80,000 + benefits
Type: Permanent

Head of HR Operations

Summary of Role

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our client a market leader in it’s sector, as it’s a time of significant organisational growth and change in the key role of Head of HR Operations for Retail.

This role would suit an experienced People Operations/HR Shared Services professional who can own and develop the department. As the Head of HR Operations, you will bring together and lead a HR Operations team of 16, creating a culture of excellence across the entire end to end employee lifecycle. The team supports a globally based headcount of circa 1400 employees.

This includes managing the leads for Recruitment, Onboarding, Workforce Planning, Payroll and HR Systems in addition to ensuring that all HR policies, processes, and process improvements are being designed, developed, and executed effectively and legally.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and continually improve HR processes to deliver operational excellence. This includes overseeing payroll, contract changes, benefits, and other key HR operational processes.
  • Oversee critical employee touchpoints such as the performance/appraisal processes, employee relations casework and sickness absence ensuring they are completed on time and in a systematically efficient way.
  • Continuously improve employee experience through simplification and a progressive use of technology.
  • Oversee processes and other business changes that have an implication on people processes.
  • Update and review HR procedures, policy, and guidelines.
  • Manage the HR Operations budgets effectively, including identifying and delivering realistic cost-improved plans.
  • Define and deliver the ‘go to market’ recruitment strategy that will ensure sourcing of the best global talent and delivery of the high-volume recruitment needs of circa 900 new hires per year.
  • Manage the core HR systems and technology to ensure data integrity across all employee platforms looking for ways to automate processes, deliver a great colleague experience and facilitate accurate reporting.
  • Analyse data and trend information to effectively forecast workforce and recruitment requirements and translate key data into effective and commercially focused HR plans.
  • Collaborate and build effective relationships with stakeholders at all levels across the business.
  • Lead, inspire, coach, and develop your team members, ensuring high levels of customer service and colleague experience at all times.

Person Specification

  • 5 years+ experience in a similar role in Retail, Travel or Hospitality industries.
  • CIPD Level 5 or equivalent level of experience across the relevant specialisms.
  • Strong leadership skills and qualities, with a desire to develop and improve your team’s output.
  • Experience of managing and leading HR teams in relevant specialism’s, creating a high performing team.
  • Self-motivated, resilient, and able to embrace change, influence and make commercial decisions.
  • Excellent relationship building skills, with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Exceptional organisational skills and attention to detail, able to meet deadlines and commitments.
  • Able to analyse and interpret complex, disparate and multi stranded information, drawing conclusions and themes.
  • Ability to manage complex projects from start to completion.
  • Able to manage costs and generate cost savings where appropriate.

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 HR Administrator   £28,000 - £30,000 + excellent benefits   |   Bristol

Ref: TM22-1285
Location: Bristol
Salary: £28,000 - £30,000 + excellent benefits
Type: Interim

Interim HR Administrator

We are looking for an experienced Interim HR Administrator who can start immediately to cover a maternity leave for c.7/8 months. Based in central Bristol our client with an intellectual workforce is looking for a proactive and organised HR Administrator who can put their hand to most things HR.

This includes, but is not limited to, managing the HR-related inboxes, responding to queries, answering phones, providing advice and support to employees on general HR matters, booking and coordinating training, arranging interviews, keeping the HR and Recruitment systems up to date, ensuring Payroll updates are entered and recorded, maintaining the HR Calendar and Project roster, acting as the department’s Digital champion and system super-user, producing high quality letters and other documentation and key communication activities such as maintaining the HR intranet pages and notice board.

Person Specification

  • Comfortable communicating in a high intellect environment, so a strong secondary level education – to at least A’ Level standard would be preferred.
  • Previous experience of working as an HR Administrator in a busy office.
  • Know your way around HR Systems with a good understanding of Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint and ideally Cezanne.
  • Proven technical competence in document writing and specialist databases.
  • Able and used to working to deadlines and within defined standards.
  • Fluency in written and spoken business English.
  • Assertive, efficient, enthusiastic and flexible.
  • Confidential and impartial.
  • Excellent organisation, time management and prioritisation skills.
  • Able to adapt and work effectively with a variety of situations, individuals or groups.
  • Available to start immediately.

You will be joining a fun, established HR team with plenty of opportunity to help support the success of this creative and academic 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 Tom Mornement or call on 0117 957 4100. Please remember to quote the job reference number in all correspondence with Purple House Recruitment Ltd.

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HR Reward & Policy Analyst   £35-40,000   |   Bristol Hybrid

Ref: FV22-1284
Location: Bristol Hybrid
Salary: £35-40,000
Type: Permanent

HR Reward and Policy Analyst

Are you an HR Analyst or even a Finance Analyst with excellent communication skills looking to get into the HR arena who is truly superb at Excel and adept at manipulating data and spreadsheets.

We are looking for someone who is high potential looking for a chance to progress and develop within an established, highly reputable Bristol based organisation.   If you have reward and or HR experience, then so much the better, and our client will also consider high potential Finance Analysts with excellent data analysis experience who have the ability and passion to learn quickly and develop.

The role will be supporting the pragmatic and forward thinking Head of Reward and Policy to undertake the following responsibilities:

  • Undertake market analysis and benchmarking.
  • Ensure full evidence-based reporting to support all Reward activities including, promotions and annual pay reviews.
  • Work closely with the Employee Services Team to implement pay changes on to the HR system.
  • Develop data reports to support in managing the annual pay movements using excellent data analytical skills.
  • Review Reward policies and update on website.
  • Support the Head of Reward & Policy in project managing annual salary reviews.
  • Monitor salary structure and benefits.
  • Support on the design and implementation of new Reward initiatives.
  • Check the grading of job descriptions against framework before the roles are advertised.
  • Complete internal and external salary benchmarking exercises for management review of staff salaries.

Person Specification

  • A graduate with in depth experience in data analysis, comfortable working in a high intellect environment.
  • Advanced use of MS Excel and experience of manipulating databases able to analyse and interpret salary information.
  • Ideally you will have relevant experience of working with pay and reward data, with some job evaluation experience, however this can be taught to an ambitious Finance Analyst looking to develop in HR.   What’s most important is your ability to learn quickly and develop.
  • Desirable: Generalist HR experience, progressing towards CIPD qualification.
  • Attention to detail with a reputation for accuracy.
  • Excellent communication skills, able to influence well and be credible at all levels with a highly educated workforce.

This role will offer real job satisfaction and progression for a quietly confident HR or Finance Analyst wishing to progress within a friendly and highly professional HR team.

The benefits on offer with this role are superb: 30 days holiday + Bank Holidays, over 20% pension contribution, development opportunities, flexible working (potentially a 4 day week – 2 in the office 2 from 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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Interim Reward Lead   c£100,000 +benefits   |   Hybrid - London/Home

Ref: TM22-1277
Location: Hybrid - London/Home
Salary: c£100,000 +benefits
Type: Interim

Our client is constantly evolving, innovating and adapting to an exciting and dynamic industry, so much so that they have now created a new opportunity for a Reward Lead to support their ambitious growth plans over the next 12 months. This is a hybrid role working from home with visits to the office in London.

Reporting to a newly appointed, commercially astute CPO, you’ll be joining an HR team that supports and enables a complex business of interdependent teams across multiple global entities. This role will be a mix of balancing the need to build fit-for-purpose reward systems, processes and core employee engagement experiences across the business, whilst also reacting and delivering to the immediate needs of a fast paced and demanding SME environment.

In this role you will develop annual data-led assessments of current remuneration packages comparing them with the external market; propose and implement innovative changes to principles, models and reward frameworks.

Key projects include:
• Reviewing the split of fixed and variable remuneration elements.
• Making changes to bonus structure and modelling.
• Designing and implementing a new creative way of the traditional annual timings of rewards.
• Managing and developing remote global remuneration and benefits – manage local legal requirements/agreements also global Policy/Guidelines.

Person Specification:
• Significant experience of designing and implementing innovative, adding value reward practices and policies within a global, fast paced SME environment.
• You must be very bright, of high intellect and credible in order to effectively influence a creative, technical workforce who are passionate about what they do.
• Commercially astute: able to evidence having added value through the introduction of new reward initiatives which not only attract scarce, highly skilled technical talent, but also which retains that top talent.
• Looking to join a forward thinking leading edge growing company where everyone has a role to place in making it a great place to work.
• To be successful in this role, along with your in-depth experiences in Reward, you are someone who has great ideas and can make them happen.
• You’ll have that ability to work alongside multiple international stakeholders in a collaborative and influential way, using data pragmatism and curiosity to gain buy in to new initiatives.

This is truly an exciting opportunity to join a growing, ambitious business and to be able to make a significant difference.

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

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

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