Human Resources Manager

We are looking for an experienced HR generalist to join our central team and be responsible for people management across a small but growing company. The ideal candidate will have energy, enthusiasm, an eye for detail and be happy to work on their own initiative as part of a remote team. A willingness to learn, get on with the job, to question and to challenge will be essential. The role would suit someone with previous experience of undertaking a similar role of HR Officer or HR Advisor, and who has been responsible for HR activities and processes. This role may also be suitable for a self-employed HR generalist who is looking to support another client on a part time basis. 


This is a flexible, part-time contract for a new and emerging role which – depending on the candidate -could potentially evolve over time or be maintained on a regular but less frequent basis once systems are established. We require the position to start as soon as possible, (salary negotiable). References to demonstrate experience and aptitudes are essential.   To apply, please forward a CV, along with a cover note, to by 12 noon on 16th April 2021. 




  • Analyse current systems with a view to developing robust practices. 

  • Act as main point of contact for all HR related issues, overseeing all day-to-day HR activities.  

  • Provide advice and support for management in relation to such areas as pay, disciplinary and grievance procedures, redundancy programmes, HR policies & procedures and relevant employment legislation.  

  • Respond in a timely and diplomatic manner to queries and requests. 

  • To provide support to the management team in other HR activities where needed.  

  • Promote equality and diversity as part of the culture of the organisation 

  • Liaise with a range of people involved in policy areas such as staff performance and health and safety. 

  • Develop and maintain employee records in line with current legislation. 

  • Develop HR planning strategies, which consider immediate and long-term staff requirements 




  • Support with end-to-end recruitment process; developing job descriptions and person specifications, preparing job adverts, checking application forms, shortlisting, interviewing and selecting candidates. 

  • Ensuring that prospective staff have the right to work at the organisation. 

  • Develop the onboarding programme and oversee the management of the whole employee lifecycle. 

  • Ensure probation and periodic reviews are actioned and any performance issues are flagged in a timely manner. 

  • Preparation of staff handbooks and, in liaison with other managers, other induction materials. 



  • Develop and implement a comprehensive suite of policies covering issues such as performance management, equal opportunities, disciplinary procedures and absence management 

  • Monitoring, reviewing and updating these policies and procedures as required, identifying opportunities for improvement.  



  • Analyse training needs in conjunction with departmental managers. 


Staff support 

  • Deal with grievances and implement disciplinary procedures. 

  • Act as an additional point of contact for staff to support with any issues that they may have, either at work or personally. 


Person Specification: 


  • Generalist HR knowledge and proven HR experience, as well as business awareness and management skills 

  • Experience of successfully working and delivering results and sustainable improvements in a HR advice and guidance role 

  • Substantial and up to date knowledge of Employment Law. 

  • Ability to work with a high degree of discretion and integrity 

  • Approachability, forming excellent relationships with people at all levels 

  • Effective communication, collaborative, teamworking & negotiation skills 

  • Attention to detail skills  

  • Excellent IT skills, including knowledge of MS Office 365  

  • Self-motivated, excellent organisational and planning skills, with ability to multitask and reprioritise  

  • Ability to analyse, interpret and explain employment law 

  • Curiosity and a willingness to challenge organisational culture where necessary 



  • CIPD qualified  


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