HR Manager

Michael Page Human Resources
Sandbach, England
£40000 - £45000 per annum
Closing date
10 Apr 2023

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Construction & Property
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
HR Manager

Job Details

This is a great opportunity for an accomplished HR Generalist to join the organisation as their first standalone HR Manager to set up HR processes and procedure, and provide expert guidance on all things 'people.'

Client Details

My client is a leading supplier to the construction industry, and as they begin their growth trajectory have a need for an experienced HR professional to support their growth through developing and delivering a robust people plan


As the HR Manager, you will lead the Human Resources function for the organisation. You will develop and implement a people strategy that aligns to the business goals, which still underpins a thriving environment and a customer-centric people culture.

As the company's primary HR expert, the HR Manager will be required to provide advice to the Senior Management Team. You will proactively advise on best practice HR and adopt a hands-on approach in dealing with the HR requirements of the business. Broad areas include: employee relations, talent management, talent acquisition/recruitment, employee engagement, health & well-being and reward

Responsibilities will include (but not be limited to);

  • Responsible for the day to day running of the HR function, ensuring the operational success and development of the department, working closely alongside the MD and other senior managers
  • Interpreting and advising on employment law including updating and implementing policies and procedures and ensuring the employee handbook is kept up to date in line with legislation
  • Providing coaching and support to the senior management team in terms of development and performance management
  • Creating a culture of Learning and Development across the business
  • Lead employee engagement strategy and identify areas that require improvement and development
  • Responsible for the recruitment and selection activity, which includes developing job description and person specifications, preparing job adverts, shortlisting, interviewing and selecting candidates; on-boarding of all new starters including producing offer letters, contracts and managing the offer process
  • Creating, evaluating and implementing formal policies, processes and procedures for the entire employee life-cycle; inclusive of people management, performance management, talent management, learning & development, on-boarding & induction and exits
  • Manage the recording of absence (sickness, annual leave, maternity leave, statutory sick pay and unpaid leave requests)
  • Providing line managers with the tools they need to manage absence, team development, performance etc.
  • Advising on pay and other remuneration issues, including promotion and benefits; undertaking regular salary reviews
  • Developing HR planning strategies, which consider immediate and long-term employee requirements
  • Produce and analyse KPI's and HR metrics (inclusive of performance attrition, employee engagement, well-being etc.), taking actions and making recommendations as appropriate.
  • Manage employee relations casework in compliance to UK Employment Law and the business commercial goals
  • Manage the ownership for specific employment law topics and associated policies and procedures, ensuring regular review and compliance with all changes in employment legislation
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate and up-to date employee information on the HR system · Responsible that all elements of HR administration are carried out - e.g. starters, leavers, referencing, security and compliance checks, etc.


The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience from within an operational environment such as construction, manufacturing or other industrial settings. Ideally you have operated as a standalone HR presence, supporting the senior leadership team, with experience of setting up a new HR function

You will have a robust toolkit including the following;

  • Recruitment and retention strategies
  • L&D
  • Employee Relations
  • Performance Development and Management
  • Driving culture & engagement activities

Job Offer

A salary of £40,000 - £45,000 DOE plus benefits

The role is site-based with some travel to additional sites in the business


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.

To get started browse for human resources jobs or contact one of our offices directly to find out how our expertise could make a difference to your HR recruitment process.

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