HR Manager

Portfolio HR & Reward
London, UK
24 May 2019
20 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced HR Manager for an established charity based in Deptford. You will be overseeing and developing a small team of 3 and will have major input into building their people-strategy as they grow.

Support and advise managers across the organisation on employee relations issues

* Provide practical, pragmatic advice in line with best practice and the needs of the organisation

* Build capacity within the organisation for managers to manage employee relations issues themselves

Standards and processes

* Develop or revise HR policies as dictated by change in employment legislation or evolving best practice/ organisational need

* Assist with organisational change, advising managers on restructures, TUPE, relocations etc.

* Manage and monitor recruitment and training budgets for staff

* Maintain HR records including sickness and holiday; project manage the introduction of a new HR system.

Learning and development

* Manage the PDR process

* Conduct a skills assessment across the charity and build a approach to training that suits the evolving needs of the charity

* Review staff training requirements in conjunction with departmental managers to ensure continuing professional development for staff

Culture & Values

* Work with the senior management team to ensure Values & Culture are embedded throughout the organisation

* Ensure our people management practices reflect values and expected behaviours

* Raise awareness of Equality and Diversity values and behaviours and leading by example

* Take part in the staff Culture & Values Group, as a link between our people and senior management

Retention & Wellbeing

* Undertake benefit and salary reviews benchmarking within industry sector

* Plan a retention strategy for including benefit and salary reviews benchmarking

* Support the promotion of wellbeing initiatives

* Analyse and report on workforce trends eg. Sickness Absence

* Help raise awareness of workplace environment adjustments and adherence to best practice

Managing the HR team

* Manage and develop the HR team of an HR Assistant and 2 HR Co-ordinators

* Hold for accountability and support the teams delivery of our end-to-end recruitment journey and employee lifecycle; and all aspect of payroll, working with our payroll provider

Person Specification

* As an employer committed to Equal Opportunities, we will assess applications in line with these criteria that we consider either as being essential or desirable in this role.

Experience and qualifications


* You have a great operational knowledge of HR but can also think and plan at a strategic level;

* You have experience of all aspects of HR management across the above areas of employee relations, L&D, policies and processes, and recruitment.

* You have substantial practical experience of advising and supporting managers on HR law and practice

* You have experience of providing advice, coaching and guidance to managers and staff enabling them to work more confidently and effectively

* You have managed small teams in the past and have an interest in growing and developing your staff

* You have worked in a fast-changing or growing organisation

* You have experience of building relationships at all levels and can influence different audiences

* Desirable

* You have worked in a multi-site environment, including with remote workers.

* You have experience of payroll and pensions administration.

* You have experience of facilitation or training.

* You are CIPD qualified or working towards.

* You have experience of working in the third sector/with volunteers.

* Competencies and behaviours

* Current knowledge of a broad range of employment legislation

* A good understanding of the principles and application of HR strategy

* Excellent communication both written and verbal

* Exceptional interpersonal skills, demonstrating professionalism in all dealings

* Excellent at managing upwards and downwards, including influencing and persuading skills

* Ability to problem-solve and make effective decisions on the spot

* The ability to plan and prioritise a varied workload

* IT literacy, in particular of using Microsoft applications and the capacity to learn new systems

* Ability to operate with sensitivity, tact and diplomacy

* A proactive, common sense approach

* Excellent attention to detail

* Proven ability to provide a customer focused service

* Excellent, proven organisational skills

* Commitment to charity's mission and values


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