HR Manager

Fully flexible part-time position. 25-30 hours per week spread across 4-5 days, core/school hours with a leading supplier to the construction industry.

Our client, based in Highbridge, Somerset, is expanding and is now looking to appoint a qualified and experienced HR Manager to take control of day to day issues as well as advise and implement new policies and strategies across the business.

This is a new and exciting opportunity to join this family grown and friendly company and make your mark. You will have worked for a minimum of 5 years in all areas of HR and be adept at handling such matters as; sensitive issues/grievances, developing training programmes, advising on recruitment strategies, reviewing new starter procedures and ideally have experience/knowledge of the employment reporting regulations required of businesses.

As this is a stand-alone position our client wants someone who can hit the ground running and is capable of just getting on with it. Who is pragmatic and commercially minded. Who is an excellent communicator, able to take control of difficult situations, challenge the opinion and all with a smile on their face.

Competitive salary in the region of £38-£43k FTE dependent on experience and fantastic work:life balance on offer! To start Jan 2020.

About our Client

Based in Highbridge, Somerset, our client forms part of a family-owned group of companies which has been supplying the building industry for more than 60 years. It employs about 250 people. Experiencing significant organic growth in the last few years they are now able to choose their projects carefully, which range in value from £250k - £10m and continue to build upon their success.

About the role

Due to growth, this HR Manager role is a new position and reports directly to the Associate Director of Operations, who has been handling HR matters to date. They will also work closely with an outsourced HR company for legal and other advice and alongside and all sections of the business from the factory floor to the administrative and management staff. 


As the HR Manager, you will provide a comprehensive HR service which ensures that managers and employees are equipped with best practice to foster a high-performance culture.

You can expect your role to be hands-on and you will be required to assist with the coordination and implementation of the overall HR operations and the delivery of strategic objectives.

Duties and responsibilities:     

  • Coordinate employee relations casework including dispute resolutions, disciplinaries, grievances, absence, retirement and redundancy.

  • Apply HR and business knowledge evidencing appropriate decision-making skills.

  • HR Administration of salaried staff employment documentation.

  • Coordinate the Exit Interview process.

  • Advise managers on the terms and conditions of employment and knowledge share best practice with them.

  • Develop HR policy and procedures to drive performance and mitigate disputes.

  • Implement a Learning and Development Policy to include the effective utilisation of the Company’s Apprenticeship Levy.

  • Source a suitable learning provider to meet the businesses training requirements and act as the main liaison between the Managers and Learning Provider.

  • Liaise with the Company’s external HR Advisers in the first instance upon becoming aware of any concerns to ensure compliance with current legislation.

  • Provide first line advice on current and existing benefits for employees and managers.

  • Oversee the administration of payroll records and keep accounts appraised of any changes.

  • Provide advice on recruitment and selection strategies.

  • Support the recruitment process – this may include writing job descriptions and preparing interview questions and application forms etc.

  • Monitor the effectiveness of the new starter induction process, ensuring compliance with current best practice and legislation.

  • Manage talent and succession planning.

  • Develop and coordinate the performance management and appraisal process.

  • Continuously monitor and review HR policies and processes and implement changes where necessary.

  • Participate in the implementation of specific projects, procedures and guidelines to help align the workforce with the strategic goals of the organisation.

  • Support change management processes.


About you


  • A Level 5 CIPD qualification is expected. We also welcome a BTEC HNC/HND in human resource management.

  • Proven HR generalist experience of around five years is expected.

  • Exceptional organisational and communication skills is required together with solid knowledge of employment legislation and its application.

  • A proactive team player with strong customer service and problem-solving skills.

  • Experienced in developing and supporting line managers through change.

  • Experience of implementing and maintaining a structured Learning & Development program and communicating with external Learning providers whilst utilising Apprenticeship Levy funding.

  • An ability to maintain confidentiality and act with discretion and diplomacy is crucial.

  • Self-motivated and able to work under own autonomy or as part of a team.

  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office packages.


  • Proactive. They want you to get on with it.

  • Pragmatic. Use your experience to come up with the best solutions.

  • Enthusiastic. Drive to progress with the company

  • Confident communicator. Can deal with difficult situations, control meetings and challenge where necessary.



  • Nest pension

  • Cycle to work

  • Annual flu vaccination

  • Holiday 20 days plus bank holidays



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