Interim HR Manager 7 month contract

Human Resources Manager

Ref: 758Tuesday 6 April 2021

£30 - £35K FTE so approx £28K pro rata

Amour Recruitment are partnered with an Insurance business in Newport in search for an Interim HR Manager to cover maternity leave for approximately 7 months.  This role is due to start at the beginning of June 2021 to allow for a minimum 4 week handover period. 

This business are a well know broker throughout the European market.

This role provides an opportunity to join a dynamic and cooperative working environment which is focused on continuous improvement. They operate across a number of European countries; their richly diverse team originates from 17 different countries and, between them, their colleagues speak 18 different languages and we take every opportunity to celebrate our diverse backgrounds and cultures.

It is an extremely exciting time to join this business as they pursue their ambitious growth strategy, and their current and future success is dependent on our most valuable resource: their people. It is important that they create an environment where all their employees feel included and valued. They have a culture where success is celebrated, no matter how big or small.

 This role is being offered on a part time basis, between 25-30 hours per week.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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
  • Ensuring strong levels of communication is maintained throughout the business through the sharing of relevant updates through email, intranet and employee forums.

Skills and Experience Required

  • 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#
  • Experience with EU employment legislation is advantageous.

Employee Benefits

  • 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

Apply for immediate consideration.