Human Resources Manager (Maternity Cover)

Essex, England
Market Rate
06 Sep 2017
04 Oct 2017
Regis Banza
Job function
HR & Training
Full Time
Contract Type

Are you an experienced HR Manager with a proven background in providing advice on personnel-related matters, the ability to handle sensitive information confidentially and to motivating a team? My client, an established travel company located in the South of Essex is seeking an experienced HR Manager to join their busy HR team immediately on a fixed term Maternity Cover. You will also be responsible for overseeing Health & Safety and the Office Management (including Reception) for the company. This is an exciting role with lots of variety working in a fast-paced work environment supporting and improving all HR functions. This role is very hands on so you will need to be able to think quickly, make decisions and be able to manage an ever changing to do list.

The successful candidate MUST BE A CAR OWNER, pervious travel experience is preferable but NOT essential. My client would also consider candidates on a part time basis.

*Providing in depth information/advice to staff, managers and directors on HR matters including employment law issues, Company policy, contracts and Terms and Conditions.
*Delivery of company employee handbook (in December), with update on policies and procedures.
*Line Management and annual appraisals of the HR team and Office/Reception team.
*Overseeing recruitment and selection process (job analysis, job design, advert, interviews, offer letters, inductions)
*Review and management HR-related documentation, such as job descriptions, letters, and contracts of employment.
*Ensure the relevant HR database/spreadsheets is up to date, accurate and complies with legislation.
*Review and management of starters/leavers process.
*Review and management personnel files (electronic and paper), including training records, absence records, references, contracts of employment, and all relevant correspondence.
*Organising and allocating Company Training programme, as per 2018 Training Budget.
*Overseeing absence management system.
*Overseeing the 2017/18 programme of student ship visits, staff familiarisation trips and hosting ship tours (or arranging cover) for new starters and/ or students.
*Manage the maternity and paternity processes; advising managers and employees as appropriate.
*Managing all stages of disciplinary and grievance cases; conducting meetings, investigative meetings and witness interviews. Instructing team on invite letters, preparing packs and arranging meetings.
*Drafting and responding to appeal letters point by point.
*Ensuring invoices are checked and approved in time with payment terms.
*Maintaining a high degree of integrity and confidentiality in all matters, discussing with line management, as necessary.
*Organising and overseeing staff events; annual Christmas Party & annual staff conference and management of the Social Committee.
*Overseeing the day to day running of the office and Reception function, managing the team in place.
*Overseeing all Health & Safety documentation and ensuring the company is up to date with any changes to legislation, compliant and any issues raised are correctly investigated.
*Collating all relevant information which affects the payroll on a monthly basis and communicating to the Head of Finance, who will process payroll.
*Undertaking any further duties from time to time as may be reasonably required by the Company.

*Confident and capable at dealing with challenging personnel situations including all stages of Disciplinary and Grievance meetings.
*Able to effectively lead and manage a team of HR, Reception and Facilities staff.
*Excellent letter writing skills and clear use of English with accurate spelling and grammar.
*Previous experience working in a HR environment in a management role is essential.
*Dealing with Health and Safety legislation and policies, including the ability to effectively carry out Risk Assessments.
*Experience in Travel or Cruise industry, is an advantage but not essential
*Experience preparing and also processing payroll, is an advantage.
*CIPD Level 7 qualified or equivalent, preferred.
*Business Studies / Human Resources Degree or equivalent, preferred.
*IOSH Managing Safely, an advantage.
*First Aid Trained & Fire Warden Trained, an advantage.
*Friendly, approachable and helpful.
*Flexible and able to prioritise a changing 'to-do' list.

The successful candidate will receive a competitive basic salary of £30,000 to £32,000 per annum (My client will also consider candidates on a part time option and the salary would be pro rata for part time)

If you have the relevant skills and experience, please follow the instructions to apply now.

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