Interim HR Manager

Fixed Term | £40,000 per annum

We are recruiting an interim HR Manager to join a fast growth business to cover a maternity leave for approximately 8 months. Based in Newport this international business needs a HR professional who has previously worked in a standalone HR role providing generalist support.

The business is open to speaking to candidates seeking work on a full or part time basis, what is important is for them to have a HR professional who is as passionate about wellbeing and the employee experience as they are.  Whilst having worked as a HR Manager previously would be advantageous – this is a superb opportunity for an experienced senior advisor/business partner who is keen to take the HR lead in a business.

If you are keen to contribute to the continued success by delivering a great HR offering and enjoy working in a warm and vibrant culture, we would be really interested in hearing from you.

The job

  • Lead and manage all employee relations issues including performance management, disciplinaries, grievance hearings, sickness absence, redundancy etc.
  • Manage the recruitment process from start to finish –including drafting job descriptions, preparing interview questions, liaising with recruitment agencies and preparing the offer documentation and contract of employment.
  • Advise line managers on terms and conditions of employment and share knowledge and best practice across both UK and Dutch businesses.
  • Manage all aspects of HR and payroll administration for the UK and Dutch businesses including sickness absence, holiday entitlement, pension and benefits.
  • Provide advice on existing benefits to employees and managers.
  • Manage the onboarding process from start to finish, this includes holding new starter induction sessions.
  • Continuously assess and develop initiatives to improve employee engagement and health and wellbeing.
  • Maintain current HR and H&S policies to ensure they are fit for purpose.
  • Support Managers through all aspects of the annual employee performance review period
  • Ensure the execution of the learning and development plans for the year in line with the wider HR strategy.
  • Manager ad hoc HR projects as required.

The person specification

  • Proven HR generalist experience within a similar role is essential
  • Exceptional organisational and communication skills is required together with solid knowledge of UK employment legislation and its application.
  • Experienced in developing and supporting line managers on a variety of HR issues
  • An ability to maintain confidentiality and act with discretion and diplomacy is crucial
  • Self-motivated and able to work under own autonomy
  • Proactive, with the ability to generate ideas and think creatively with a solution-oriented approach
  • Strong time management and organisational skills
  • Excellent internal and external stakeholder & relationship management skills

Salary & benefits

  • Salary is £35,000 – £40,000 – depending on the experience
  • Warm and friendly culture
  • Home working up to 3 days a week (post Covid)
  • 25 days annual leave (with the option to buy and sell more)
  • Incentive bonus scheme based on performance.
  • Company pension scheme – 5% employee and employer contributions
  • Private medical healthcare
  • Group life insurance (x4 basic annual salary)
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to Occupational Sick Pay
  • Enhanced maternity & paternity Benefits
  • Comprehensive performance and development framework
  • Social events committee
  • ‘Refer a friend’ bonus scheme (£1000 per referral)
  • Long service awards

The next step

If this opportunity is of interest, we would be delighted to hear from you, please attach your CV and send it to to arrange a conversation or call Karen on 07484 520007, or hit the reply button and attach your CV

At a glance

Job title
Interim HR Manager
£40,000 per annum
Date posted
Wednesday 26th May, 2021