HR MANAGER – Maternity Cover (HR Advisor looking for the next step up.)

This HR Manager role for our non-corporate SME, central Gloucestershire client, would suit an aspiring HR Advisor or Senior HR Advisor looking for the next step up. The role is a 12 month FTC to cover maternity leave starting in June and offers a variety of operational and project based HR and Learning and Development responsibilities.As there is little Employee Relations and people like working there, there will be scope to add value and make a difference in a business with c. 100 employees

This role is very much about giving people the HR and learning tools to be the best they can be. Working closely with and having a lot of support from, the Exec team, some of the projects on the agenda will be to help develop a coaching culture in line with the vision; support the re-alignment of the L&D framework and simplify it, and with the support of the wider group Head of HR undertake a salary banding exercise fit for purpose for this company within the wider group.

Although the role will have a development and project focus, rather than a pure operational employee relations, a strong understanding of employment law will be necessary for day to day ER issues.   Candidates with a passion for talent development, who understand how people are motivated would be ideal, especially in a creative environment.

In addition, as the only person in HR you will need to be able to not only to support an inspiring HR 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

  • Experience in all aspects of HR including: employee relations, employment law, recruitment, and a passion for coaching & L&D and reward preferably within a fast moving, small, private sector organisation.
  • 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.
  • Confident in your understanding of current employment law.
  • Degree educated (An HR or psychology degree would be ideal) 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 aspiring HR Advisor looking for their first HR Manager role who wants to make a difference within a small organisation.

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