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Standalone/Site HR Manager

Michael Page Human Resources
West Berkshire, England
£50000 - £58000 per annum + 10% bonus, pension, 25 days
Closing date
25 Oct 2021

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Engineering & Manufacturing
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
HR Manager
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Job Details

Standalone/Site HR Manager role to manage HR for a manufacturing site in West Berkshire. Supporting circa 170 FTE heads, you will offer a broadly Generalist range of HR services to include HR strategy, ER, performance management, recruitment, employee engagement, people development, and HR policy and process development.
You will have experience in a standalone or Site HRM role, and be happy being onsite 5 days per week.

Client Details

Our client is an international manufacturing business


As the Standalone/Site HR Manager for this company in W. Berkshire, your role is to ensure that a professional and valued service is offered to internal customers. Specifically this will involve: managing employee relations; ensuring that effective performance management is demonstrated and that managers are supported in gaining value from their teams; managing business change effectively and supporting and managing specific HR projects as they arise.

In time, this role will line manage a Human Resources Administrator and a Receptionist.

Key duties will include:

  • To provide a proactive generalist HR service to the site leadership team, to other teams and to employees encompassing: employee relations, communications, resourcing, people development, performance management and rewards.
  • Provide support and guidance to line managers throughout the disciplinary and grievance process, including attending formal meetings and preparing paperwork as required.
  • To manage the reception roles and ensure that they add value.
  • To assist with operational and other improvements as required.
  • To ensure that effective labour planning takes place.
  • To manage recruitment at all levels.
  • To manage the full range of employment lifecycle processes for all employment categories.
  • To assist with the management of Learning and Development, including appraisal management and course selection / allocation.
  • To provide advice to Managers as part of the annual pay review and management bonus processes.
  • To manage all required labour reporting and other HR reporting for the business.
  • To support and implement performance management processes and practices underpinning organisational improvement - including goal and objective setting and review.
  • To support training and development initiatives and to undertake formal and informal coaching / training sessions as required.
  • To support employee engagement initiatives across the business.
  • To assist in the development of broader HR strategy, policies and procedures, either locally, on a UK basis or a divisional basis.
  • To consult with employee representatives as required in order to effectively deliver change - on budget and to time.
  • Advise managers on the interpretation and implementation of any redundancies or contract variations.
  • To undertake or to support additional and specific HR projects as required, either locally, on a UK basis or a divisional basis.
  • To assist in improving data quality, setting KPIs and ensuring effective utilisation of systems and procedures.
  • Monitor and manage the employee absence levels.
  • Advise managers on the processes of addressing sickness and absenteeism issues including unauthorised absence, redeployment and Capability Cases.
  • Grade and validate all new roles through Mercer methodology.
  • Advise and administer annual pay review.
  • Ensure all Employee benefits and recognition are competitive, communicated and administered effectively.

This role does require the incumbent to be onsite 5 days per week. Visibility is key for this role.


To apply for this role of Standalone/Site HR Manager in W. Berkshire, your profile will closely match the following:

  • Relevant experience within a standalone or Site HR Manager role.
  • Demonstrable and strong experience of providing an independent HR support and advisory service.
  • You will be happy in a hands-on and visible HR capacity, very much in a shopfloor environment.
  • Experience of site and process improvement.
  • Strong knowledge of UK employment legislation.
  • Experience of change management.
  • Strong experience of recruiting and developing others at all levels.
  • Experience of talent management / succession planning.
  • Experience of manufacturing (preferred).
  • Other industries considered would include engineering, distribution, supply chain, and potentially retail and hospitality.
  • CIPD accredited qualification desirable.
  • Ideally educated to degree level.
  • Proficient MS Word and Excel skills.
  • Excellent PowerPoint and presentation skills.
  • Ability to act independently.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills.

This role does require the incumbent to be onsite 5 days per week. Visibility is key for this role.

Job Offer

The benefits with this role include:

  • 10% bonus scheme.
  • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays.
  • Pension - 6% matched.


Michael Page Human Resources is acknowledged as one of the leading recruitment companies for human resources with over 30 years of recruitment expertise and a team of specialist consultants based in offices nationwide.  If you’re looking for permanent or temporary job opportunities in human resources, let us use our extensive network and strong relationships to help you find you the next step in your career.

Michael Page Human Resources recruit HR roles nationwide, ranging from HR Administrator to Global HR Director and also within the specialist areas of HR including Learning & Development, Recruitment, Reward, and Talent.

We offer vacancies across executive, director, manager and junior levels with many of the UK’s leading companies. Our teams have specialist consultants that focus on permanent, interim and contract opportunities. Find out more about our consultants here.

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