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HR Manager

£35000 - £45000 per annum

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HR Manager


£35,000 - £45,000

Milton Keynes

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced HR Generalist to join an established, yet growing Milton Keynes business. Providing support to 500 staff across two locations, this exciting role will come with many diverse conversations and challenges. Predominately based in Milton Keynes, this position will require visits to the London office 1 or 2 days per week.

Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • A big part of this role is to take responsibility for the recruitment activity across the business including applications, telephone interviews, arranging face to face interviews, securing offer details and completing the induction process
  • Actively develop and manage the relationships with external recruitment agencies
  • Providing guidance to line managers with regards to performance management issues whilst ensuring we remain compliant with employment legislation
  • Guide line managers with disciplinary and grievance meetings
  • Encourage and support people development conversations
  • Design and run workshops for employees on a wide range of people related subjects for example: interviewing, providing feedback
  • Maintain CRM systems with employee data

We are looking for someone with:

  • Has proven experience in a HR generalist role
  • Outstanding communication and listening skills
  • Excellent knowledge of employment practices and legislation
  • Always approachable - our people always come first
  • Can listen to and support all types of conversation
  • Is able to organise their own workload and also support the team
  • Thrives working in a fast paced environment and enjoys the unpredictable

If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you!

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 48 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a consultant as quickly as possible and if you are shortlisted we will aim to call you within two working days.

If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent. Typically only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck!


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