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HR Manager

  • £35000 - £40000 per annum + DOE
  • Gillingham, Kent
  • Pearson Whiffin Recruitment

HR Manager

Permanent Part Time


c.£40k DOE

An exciting new opening for an experienced HR Manager has arisen for our well-established client based in the Medway area. This is a rare role with the chance to make a real impact. We are looking for someone to be based on site in Medway, creating and implementing an HR strategy for a small but growing business. This role can be worked on a part time basis to suit the potential candidate.

This company currently have c.25 staff, but with growth plans over the next few years; the HR Manager will be integral to their growth. You will take ownership of all ER matters, effectively setting up HR systems from scratch! The successful HR Manager will have previously worked in a similar role and have set up an HR function before, or at least worked in a stand-alone role. We are managing this role exclusively - you won't see it advertised anywhere else!

Duties include:


* Recommending innovative practices to develop the culture and engage the workforce

* Coaching and developing managers in all aspects of people management

* Supporting and advising senior management and managers on disciplinary, grievance and restructuring processes

* The arrangement and attendance of meetings up to and including dismissal and appeals

* To monitor and advise managers on attendance management and case management of long-term sickness absence

* To advise on performance improvement issues

* To research and keep up to date with current and new legislation, making recommendations and propose new policies to ensure compliance

* Drive diversity in all aspects of people management

* Drive a high-performance culture, ensuring that people management processes are completed to drive employee engagement

Compensation and Reward Management

* Managing all employee benefits

* Work with the SLT to develop reward packages designed to retain and attract key talent

* Ensure the reward offering is understood by employees

Learning & Development

* Ensuring that all training records are accurate and up to date

* Ensuring that development plans are in place

* Identify opportunities for developments

* Support employee development and training plans


* To coach and develop managers in all aspects of recruitment

* Support managers in the recruitment of staff; the writing of recruitment adverts; screening of applicants and interviewing of all candidates

* Coordinating inductions for all new starters

* Control and monitoring of agency partner

General Business Support Activities

* To provide professional knowledge, advice and support to the management team

* Manage the time and attendance system for all employees and train new employees and managers in the usage of the system

* Reporting of management information including employee turnover, absence and manning levels and preparation of monthly reports

* To maintain accurate personnel records, both manual and computerised, ensuring total security and confidentiality

* To prepare and provide timely and accurate correspondence

To be considered you will have/be:

* Previous experience within a generalist HR management role

* Experience setting up HR policies and procedures and creating HR strategies

* Ideally educated to degree level within a business-related subject

* CIPD qualified

* An excellent working knowledge of employment law

* Excellent communication skills both written and face to face and the ability to communicate with people at all levels within the organisation

* The ability to work on own initiative and a self-starter

* Commercial acumen

* Coaching and training skills

* Influence and persuasion skills

* The ability to work to targets and deadlines

* The ability to build relationships with people across the business

You will be joining a company who genuinely value their workforce! You will be valued and will become the company go to for any peoplecentric company enquiries, supporting the FD.

If you feel you are suitable for this position, please apply today with your most up to date CV!

This role is being handled by Leah Hall, Business Support Consultant at Pearson Whiffin Recruitment.

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  • Advertiser: Agency
  • Posted on: 29/07/2022 10:25
  • Reference: BS/LH/HR