HR Manager

Fixed Term – 6 Months, 37.5 Hours, Melmerby, North Yorkshire, Competitive Salary + Benefits Package

An opportunity has become available for an experienced HR Manager to join the business on a fixed term contract until Easter/April 2021. This is a key senior role within the business. As HR Manager you will take full responsibility for the HR and recruitment function and will also line manage two other members of the HR team that includes a HR Advisor and HR and Recruitment Administrator. This will also include management of temporary HR staff during Peak Season.

The HR Manager will work with the directors to support our growth and operational requirements and will form part of the senior management team representing HR. The role requires a commercial, forward thinking, hands on and practical individual. The position will report to a director.


Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Overall leadership of the HR function providing committed best practice HR business partnering across the business.
  • Delivering a best-in-class HR function to meet the demands of the business.
  • Commercial and collaborative approach to the operational aims of the group including a focus on supporting the business in all aspects of HR and recruitment, including HR systems, recruitment & hiring practices, coaching managers to deal with any staff issues, mentoring, staff retention, employee relations and having a presence throughout the business.
  • Overall responsibility for the recruitment process and ensuring resource levels are met across the board quickly and cost effectively, particularly during peak seasons.
  • Identify continuous improvement initiatives in HR related activities across the business and contribute to any ad hoc HR related projects.
  • Oversee monthly permanent and fortnightly casual staff payroll runs.
  • Understand, interpret and implement relevant company HR policies and employment law legislation.
  • Lead on HR related matters with external third parties.

What competencies and skills are required?

The ideal candidate would have:

  • Broad knowledge and experience desirable in areas such as organisational planning, employee relations, payroll and recruitment.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a professional Human Resource dept. including qualified HR staff.
  • A passion for HR, people development and a natural ability to engage with all staff across the business.
  • A leader with a proven track record to attract, develop, motivate and retain an engaged workforce across the business.
  • Demonstrable HR success in influencing stakeholders at all levels utilising a range of influencing and communication styles, insight and expertise.
  • Proven commercial and business acumen.
  • Open minded, a can-do attitude and generally leading by example as expected from the seniority of the role.

CIPD member and qualified grade 5+ preferable.