HR manager

  • Location
    Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Salary
    £38,500.00/Year
  • Category
    Transport & Logistics - Transport & Logistics
  • Job type
    Permanent
  • Industry
    Transport and Logistics
  • External Reference
    JN-032019-57190

Job Title: HR Manager


Purpose: To lead the design and delivery of the organisation's people plan, ensuring full alignment to the short, medium, and long-term business objectives.


Main Responsibilities and tasks



  • Leading on organisational design and delivery activity such as role design, organisational reviews and policy and process design

  • Ensuring effective and ongoing attraction, recruitment and retention through robust workforce planning

  • Leading the employee engagement agenda, including the design and delivery of effective engagement and communications plans

  • Overseeing core training and development plans, including licence acquisition, remedial training and Driver CPC.

  • Building capability levels through effective learning and development plans, including suitable apprenticeships and training programmes for technical and vocational roles, and management and leadership activity

  • Facilitating and maintaining strong relationships with recognised employee groups and trade unions

  • Establishing and maintaining effective people management systems

  • Supporting the senior leadership team and line managers with all elements of people management activity

  • Supporting and coaching line managers to ensure compliance to employment law, company policy and recognised best practice

  • Ensuring effective performance improvement approaches, including goal setting and reviewing, and management of conduct and capability

  • Reviewing and updating HR policy and procedure to ensure continuous improvements, and compliance to legal and regulatory requirements and recognised best practice

  • Acting as the local lead for employee pensions. Examples include chairing the local pensions committee, liaising with Group Pensions, and ensuring the accurate completion of pension-related requests such as early retirement, ill-health retirement and claims

  • Working with the team to cross-fertilise talent, such as the virtual learning programme and other employee development schemes (e.g. graduate training Programme)

  • Proactively support, encourage and demonstrate the companies Visions and Values to ensure that they become embedded in the culture across Manchester.



Key Safety Responsibilities:



  • To act in a manner as to ensure the health, safety, welfare, environment and fire safety of yourself and others in the organisation as well as any clients and visitors.

  • Ensure that you and any guests to any company premises understand emergency and evacuation arrangements.

  • Ensure your working environment is maintained in a safe and tidy condition.

  • To act proactively in identifying and any unsafe practices or safety risks in the organisation and reporting these through the appropriate channels.

  • Ensure adherence to all relevant company policies and procedures.


Knowledge and Skills Requirements:



  • HR Generalist with level 5 CIPD or equivalent

  • Previous standalone HR leadership experience in a unionised environment

  • Excellent working knowledge of employment law

  • Effective project management skills

  • Strong communication & interpersonal skills

  • Effective influencer

  • Excellent coaching skills

  • Good numeracy and literacy levels

  • Good administrative and IT skills

  • Commercial awareness

  • Highly organised

  • Diplomatic and objective

  • Trustworthy and discreet

  • Team worker and supportive

  • Ability to prioritise work activities

  • Flexible and adaptable

  • Experience in transport industry is desirable




Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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Please apply with your CV to: Charley Lawlor