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Human Resource Manager

£35000 - £55000 per annum Bonus & Benefits

Job Description


"Excellent regional opportunity for HR Generalist to establish a best-in-class HR function for privately owned specialist residential & therapeutic health and social care business."

C£35-50000 (Dependent on Experience) Excellent Benefits

South East London - Regional role supporting units in SE London

Our client is a well-established, privately owned therapeutic and residential care business located in the South East London. It operates several residential care units all within close proximity of each other. A car and driving licence will be essential as you will provide onsite HR support to care home management and Head Office.

As part of its ongoing development and growth, our client is now looking for a HR generalist, to work closely with the senior executives including the Business Manager, Director of Care and Residential Care Home Managers and their teams, to provide HR support and direction to both a clinical/therapeutic and care-based employees.

This is a fantastic career development opportunity for a confident, self-motivated, and ambitious HR generalist to drive the people strategy for the business by ensuring that it remains aligned with the overall business strategy, CQC guidelines and compliance.

The HR Manager will deliver a comprehensive, high quality, proactive and value adding HR service across the whole employee lifecycle to the business.

You will be responsible for all areas of HR support and guidance including recruitment, retention, engagement, development, and performance management. You will also work closely with an outsourced HR advisory consultancy about Employee Relations, whilst also acting as the central point of contact for management and executives in relation to all employee related matters, HR policies and procedures. In addition you will be responsible for managing payroll system with the support of the finance team and HR Assistant.

The Role:

  • Deliver a comprehensive HR service to the business ensuring the effective application and full compliance with people policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Directly support the senior executives and functional and operational leadership with HR advice and coaching, operate as a "trusted advisor", able to objectively assess, influence and constructively challenge when necessary.
  • Successful management of employee relations e.g., managing absence, disciplinary matters - conduct and capability, compliance, grievances.
  • Build the capability of managers to lead and engage their teams effectively to embed a performance management culture to deliver high performance and improved business outcomes as well as to pre-empt organisational issues.
  • Proactively support managers in the identification and management of high performing and high potential talent to ensure succession is in place for key roles.
  • Responsible for providing the business with regular management information reports to support improvement of measures e.g. sickness, overtime.
  • Delivery of appropriate contractual documents relating to terminations, appointments and employment variations and also DBS disclosure procedures.
  • Advising and supporting line managers on selection and recruitment decisions including the completion of the necessary recruitment requests, creation of job descriptions/person specification, management of vacancy advertising, selection process, and interviews panel.
  • Ensure that there is fairness and consistency in reward and benefits in recruitment and promotions, working closely with outsourced payroll and compensation and benefits partners.
  • Participating in training activities, encouraging, and supporting staff in their training and development needs
  • Support succession and talent planning in line with strategy.
  • Support the collation, analysis, and implementation of the annual training plan to ensure delivery against statutory and business requirements.
  • Proactive in supporting safe working through Safety, Health and Environmental initiatives.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • University degree educated in a relevant business or HR related subject (ideally but candidates with degrees in other subjects and relevant HR experience will also be considered)
  • CIPD level 3-5 qualified as a minimum. CIPD level 7 or equivalent master's very advantageous. Our client will support ongoing training and development in the field of HR.
  • HR Generalist experience gained within the health and social care sector would be highly advantageous.
  • Strong awareness of the statutory requirements related to health and social care sector.
  • Strong Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion knowledge.
  • Computer Literate in MS Office packages and use of Databases. Experience of payroll management systems highly advantageous.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent Written & Verbal communication skills, including Report writing.
  • Flexibility with ability to adapt approach in line with business strategy; take a proactive approach, to think ahead and across the business.
  • Able to think ahead and take action to ensure organisational skills and capabilities meet future business needs; understand the aspiration and potential of the employees and identify and develop potential.
  • Able to build a positive and engaging culture; build relationships across the business to share ideas and maximise performance and quality; implement ideas to improve organisational dynamics.
  • Able to demonstrate confidence with a wide range of colleagues, and stakeholders

Please note that this is a regional HR role whereby you will be travelling to different residential care units in the South East all within close proximity of each other, as well as operating from HO. A driving licence will be essential. Hybrid working is currently not available.