HR Manager

Posted 15 January by HR Worth Recruiting

The HR Manager is responsible for leading and directing the Human Resources team to deliver a comprehensive HR service that supports the strategic objectives of the business. Working with and part of the senior team in developing and implementing Human Resources strategy and initiatives to support future needs of the business. This Human Resourses Manager role is for a fast paced SME based in Crawley and will lead a small HR team.

HR Manager Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan, organise and control all activities of the HR service - providing leadership and direction to the HR team
  • Provide advice, guidance and support to Directors and staff on all HR matters and the application of policy and procedure, coaching them and advising on all people issues
  • Employee relations, including managing absence, disciplinary, grievance and sickness using company knowledge and evidencing appropriate decision making skills
  • Measure employee satisfaction and identifying areas that require improvement through the annual staff survey ensuring that an appropriate employee engagement strategy and policies are employed
  • Performance management: coaching managers on performance management issues and processes including the use of competency reviews
  • Plan and undertake training and development activities as required providing guidance on development for managers and their teams
  • Create and deliver a management training programme to managers to support their development
  • Training: Implementing training and development policy; identify areas that need attention and improvement Champion for Investors in People supporting managers to improve business processes and performance
  • Recruitment and retention: oversee recruitment, managing talent and succession planning
  • In conjunction with the HR Director develop and implement employment policies and procedures in line with employment legislation and ensure that these policies and procedures are clearly documented and are available to all staff.
  • Oversee and manage payroll, pensions and personnel data within guidelines.
  • Monitor, measure and report on key KPIs and HR department metrics


  • At least CIPD level 5 qualified and 5 years in a Senior HR role
  • Proven experience of managing and developing an HR team
  • Working at senior management/Board level
  • Recruitment, retention and talent management
  • Project management and prioritisation
  • Strong business acumen
  • Previous HR System implementation
  • Sound knowledge of employment legislation and application
  • Sound knowledge of payroll legislation, pensions, benefits and processing

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Required skills

  • HR
  • Recruitment
  • Staff Management
  • Strategic HR
  • CIPD qualified

Application questions

Do you have proven recent Senior HR experience?
Have you previously led on a systems implementation?
Do you have strong strategic and operational HR experience?
Do you have HR supervisory experience?

Reference: 39054110

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