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HR Manager

£65,000 - £75,000

Gillingham, Kent

Cobb & Jones Recruitment

Group HR Manager | Kent | 65-75k + package

Our client, a successful and acquisitive group business in Kent, are seeking to appoint a Group HR Manager in a newly created role offering the ability to really make an impact and add value. The Group HR Manager will oversee HR operations across multiple geographical locations. Responsible for managing and developing the people function; planning, developing, and administering policies and programmes. Possess the ability to address strategic people challenges as well as manage short term operational priorities, across the group.

Key Responsibilities of the Group HR Manager:
• Develop and implement HR strategies aligned with the company's overall objectives and growth plans.
• Provide leadership and guidance to the group to ensure consistency.
• Analyse HR metrics and trends to drive continuous improvement and enhance employee engagement and retention.
• Act as a trusted advisor to senior management on employee relations matters, including disciplinary actions, grievances, and
performance management.
• Implement and maintain HR policies and procedures to ensure compliance with legal requirements, best practice and industry standards.
• Foster a positive and inclusive work environment by promoting diversity, equity and inclusion.
• Oversee the recruitment process for key positions within the organisation, sourcing, screening, and interviewing candidates.
• Develop and implement effective onboarding programs to ensure seamless integration of new hires.
• Implement talent management strategies to identify and nurture high-potential employees and support succession planning initiatives.
• Manage the recruitment, development, and our successful apprenticeship scheme, including overseeing the apprenticeship levy scheme.
• Identify training and development needs across the organisation and design programs to enhance employee skills and capabilities.
• Collaborate with department heads to develop individual development plans for employees to support career growth and progression.
• Evaluate the effectiveness of training programs and make recommendations for improvement as needed.
• Ensure compliance with all relevant employment laws and regulations, including GDPR, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and
Health and Safety regulations.
• Prepare and submit regular HR reports to senior management, providing insights and recommendations based on HR metrics and data
• Stay updated on industry trends and best practices in HR.
• Management and utilisation of HR-related software platforms.
• Provide training and support to HR staff and end-users on software.
• Work closely with the Group Health and Safety Manager to ensure alignment between HR policies, health and safety procedures and best
• Participate in cross-functional initiatives to promote a culture of safety, compliance, and employee well-being across the organisation.

Candidate Profile:
• CIPD qualification (Chartered Member or equivalent) is essential
• Proven experience in a senior HR management role, preferably in a group environment
• Experience working within the service-based industry is highly desirable, but not essential
• Strong knowledge of UK employment laws and regulations
• Experience in managing HR-related software platforms, such as Breathe HR, is preferred.
• Demonstrated ability to develop and implement HR strategies that drive business results.
• Excellent leadership and communication skills
• Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret HR metrics and data to inform decision-making
• Ability to build relationships with staff at all levels
• Empathy and emotional intelligence
• Excellent active listening, negotiation and presentation skills

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