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HR Manager

Hays Human Resources
Fallowfield, England
£40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
HR Manager

Job Details

HR Manager (Standalone) | Permanent | £42,000 - £50,000 | South Manchester | Full Time or Term Time

Leading organisation within the Education Sector seeking a HR Manager on a permanent basis.

My client is seeking an experienced and knowledgeable HR professional who has excellent people skills and the ability to work both operationally and strategically. The successful candidate will be comfortable in a formal environment and be able to liase confidently with senior leaders, but equally be personable and welcoming to all staff. They will have previous experience within the education sector.

Pleasant working environment, supporting the junior HR professional (one direct report).

Your New Role

Within your new role, you will be responsible for the delivery of a proactive and effective HR service, providing guidance at all levels and ensuring safer recruitment practices are in place and adhered to. You will be joining an organisation where ideas are gratefully received and welcomed, with full scope to build upon the role and make it your own.

Some of your key areas of responsibility include;

  • To ensure that HR policies and procedures are appropriate, compliant and up-to-date and adhered to.
  • To provide HR guidance and advice to managers and their teams, on employment law and legislation, best practices, advising and supporting a wide range of HR issues, including discipline, capability, absence and grievance, as well as attendance at meetings.
  • To support the organisation's performance development agenda, including performance management, staff development and continuous improvement processes.
  • To organise and coordinate the recruitment process from start through to onboarding, complying with all safeguarding requirements.
  • To provide training/coaching on relevant HR topics to support line managers in their roles.
  • Maintaining the Single Central Register of Appointments accurately and in accordance with safer recruitment procedures, with meticulous attention to detail.
  • The delivery of the new starter induction day prior to the start of the academic year.
  • To provide effective HR guidance and support on all complex HR issues, taking legal advice where appropriate.
  • To attend weekly meetings, providing an overview of the department and raising any issues of concern.
  • Establishing productive and proactive dialogue with employees and SLT to facilitate change and promote a positive working environment.
  • To support staff, promoting staff wellbeing.
  • To assist in the development and implementation of ongoing performance and appraisal processes to ensure that all staff members receive an annual appraisal or professional review which includes agreed objectives.
  • To line manage the HR Assistant.

What You Will Need

  • Degree level or equivalent with a relevant professional qualification/full (CIPD) qualification
  • Knowledge of HR policies and procedures
  • Strong knowledge of employment law and best practice
  • Experience of working in a standalone HR role (desirable)
  • Public Sector Background (desirable)
  • Ability to be proactive and prioritise work, dealing with multiple diverse projects and tasks
  • Able to engage with stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to deal with difficult situations professionally, calmly and with authority
  • Interpersonal skills. Demonstrable ability to listen, be curious and inquisitive in wanting to understand more, build rapport and communicate persuasively with people of different backgrounds.
  • Willingness to go the extra mile, with a "can do attitude" and ability to want to explore new ways of doing things. Adapting to new situations and addressing problems from new perspectives.
  • Education HR experience (desirable)
  • Knowledge of the education sector and safer recruitment/safeguarding/child protection (desirable)


  • Competitive Salary
  • Staff Pension Scheme (5% employee contribution, 10% employer contribution)
  • 30 Days Holiday plus BH
  • Full time (37.5 hours) or Term time plus 5 weeks, Options Available
  • Simply Health funded cash plan
  • Lunch is provided daily
  • Onsite Parking
  • Free use of the fitness suite
  • A happy, professional, and stimulating work environment

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