Standalone, dual HR & Talent Manager

City of London, England
£45000 - £50000 per annum
17 May 2019
03 Jun 2019
Nasra Osman
Job Type
HR Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Standalone, dual HR/ Talent Manager role with an award winning creative agency based in Barbican. This is a dual role working with local Leadership to drive the talent pipeline, and advising Line Managers and employees on a range of everyday ER queries.

Client Details

Award winning creative agency with circa 30 employees in Barbican.


Talent Management

Driving the talent strategy and recruitment programme for the London.

- Taking direction from the business plan to build a pipeline of candidates with the right skills and


- Sourcing direct candidates on LinkedIn, social media and job sites, aiming to reduce Agency spend on

agency fees.

- Manage the website and social media platforms, writing copy and job specs, and devising new and

inventive ways to increase speculative traffic. This will include briefing the creatives on the new

instagram and LinkedIn posts and campaigns, and finding ways to use case studies, images and collateral

to increase traffic to our website and positively stand out against competitors.

- Carrying out initial telephone interviews to scope candidates, and depending on the role, in the room

interviewing. When requested preparing sample questions and interview frameworks.

- Keeping accurate records of candidates / building a speculative talent pool in line with GDPR

requirements. Being able to report on recruitment activities at any time.

- Building a comprehensive knowledge of the local labour market including salaries, skills and changes

within our competitors. Maintain salary benchmark data including competitive / local salaries.

- Lead the Learning and Development strategy. Identify L&D needs, source providers, secure budgets,

build relationships with providers, run training sessions. Keep creativity and inspiration running

throughout the programme.

Managing Employee Relations

Providing guidance to Line Managers and employees across their life cycle in line with employment law and

Company policy.

- Managing the on boarding of new employees; preparing offers and contracts, administering new starter

paperwork, answering benefit queries

- Working with local Line Managers to support new starters throughout their probation period, and to

steer them through the formal probation review process.

- Advising on and administering the full array of Company benefits, working with the leadership team to

explore new benefit options on a regular basis (and where relevant, reviewing and creating new

employee policies based on benefit provisions).

- Providing advice and guidance to employees and Line Managers across maternity, paternity and flexible

working requests.

- Advising employees on routine queries eg. holiday, sickness absence, benefits.

- Coaching Line Managers through disciplinary, capability and termination processes so that they may

learn to develop in their roles.

- Manage the leaver process for employees and advising Line Managers on their responsibilities. Carry

out exit interviews for all leavers

Management of core systems and processes

- Manage the administration and delivery of the bi-annual salary review process.

- Working closely with the Finance team to ensure all employee records are kept up to date and monthly

salary adjustments are captured.

- Manage the Performance Development review (annual appraisal) programme.


- Previous experience of working in a HR role with a strong leaning towards talent management

- Ideally our candidate will have worked in a SME or Agency environment

- First class interpersonal skills with good written communication skills

- Tenacious and a problem solver

- Exceptional project management and organisation skills

- Ideally CIPD qualified

Job Offer

Standalone, dual HR/ Talent Manager role with a creative an award winning creative agency based in Barbican with recruitment and generalist responsibilities.