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Interim Human Resources Manager


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Interim Human Resources Manager


"A pivotal, initial 6 months interim HR Management role in multi-site logistics".


C£40-50000 Pro Rata


Wiltshire (Hybrid)




Are you a CIPD 7 Qualified HR Professional looking for a new interim challenge?


Our client is a well-regarded third-party logistics company based in Wiltshire, which is celebrated for its innovative solutions, particularly within the renewables and solar sectors.


With around 160 staff members and operations across six sites, the business boasts a pallet network, expansive Full-Service Warehousing, and an emerging e-fulfilment unit. This is a business on the ascent and your expertise will be invaluable in managing growth and guiding the evolution of their human resources as they scale. You will work closely with the new Managing Director and the existing HR Manager implementing several HR initiatives as part of the strategic and operational roadmap.


About You:


Your professional narrative is distinguished by the following:


· Strategic and operational hands-on HR Expertise: A wealth of senior HR experience, demonstrating impactful leadership and decision-making.

· Mastery in Managerial Training: Proven success in crafting and executing training programs that elevate first-line management capabilities across multi-site logistics depot locations.

· HR Systems Proficiency: A history of enhancing HR operations through technology, with familiarity with platforms like SAGE HR.

· Legal & Compliance Skills: Solid understanding of employment law and HR policy, ensuring organisational adherence and best practices.

· Collaborative Approach: A track record of fruitful cooperation, particularly in roles requiring alignment with existing HR frameworks.

· Dynamic Adaptability: The ability to travel and operate across multi-site contexts, reflecting a commitment to flexibility and organisational needs.

· Drive Employee Engagement & Retention with Investors in People.



Your Strategic Impact:


You will work alongside the incumbent HR Manager to expand the capacity of the HR function. With your wealth of experience and a robust suite of proven tools and processes, you will partner with the HR Manager to be at the frontline of:


  • Delivering a comprehensive HR strategy,
  • Managing the entire employee lifecycle-starters, leavers, disciplinaries,
  • Streamlining HR systems,
  • Advancing Training and Development,
  • Enhancing Performance Management,
  • Furthering Diversity and Inclusion efforts.
  • Improving Employee Engagement, Motivation and Retention
  • Undertake a Compensation & Benefits review, developing a plan to ensure competitiveness.



Your Opportunity:


This 6-month contract allows you to deploy your seasoned skills, transfer critical knowledge, and mentor with a lasting impact. This is more than an interim role-it's a partnership and a legacy in the making.


Execute your career strategy with us and step into a role where you can make a difference. Email your CV, quoting reference LX 1791657


Martin Veasey Talent Solutions-where strategy meets opportunity.




  • Personal Assistant

    Personal Assistant (Part time)


    Circa £35000 (pro rata full time equivalent).

    Part Time - 25 hours over four or five working days a week. Possibility to increase hours.

    Remote Working. Company HO in East Midlands.


    Our client is seeking a skilled Personal Assistant to support the Director of a successful property development business focused on commercial property, residential homes and student accomodation. Our client is seeking a PA who can assist the director and owner of the business with management and coordination of both his personal, family and business affairs. This is an exciting new part time opportunity, working with a well established yet dynamic business who has experienced tremendous growth. It is not anticipated that you will be required outside office hours except in very exceptional circumstances. Our client is offering the role on a part time basis of 25 hours over four or five days and there could be a possibility to increase hours too.


    In this role, you will play a crucial role in ensuring seamless operations, supporting the director in their day-to-day tasks. You will be managing a busy schedule, coordinating meetings, and handling confidential matters with the utmost discretion.


    The individual you will be supporting travels nationally and internationally regularly and within your working hours, as and when required, you will be assisting with the booking of flights and booking of hotels etc. Ultimately ensuring everything runs as smoothly as possible. There are also financial administration duties, including the paying of invoices, keeping a record of expenses, and linking invoices to bank accounts for accountants.


    Other administrative responsibilities include liaising with different business partners, reviewing important documents such as contracts and conducting various research projects and presenting your findings.


    You will have previous experience working as a Personal Assistant, Executive Assistant, PA or in a similar senior administrative role. Proficiency in using office productivity tools such as Microsoft office suite including Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint are essential to success.


    Don't miss out on this excellent opportunity to become an integral part of a growing privately owned property development business. Apply now and take the next step in your career as a PA/Executive Assistant.



  • Head of HR Shared Services (Interim)

    UK & Ireland Head of HR Shared Services - Interim


    £70000 Benefits (12-month interim contract via payroll)


    Leicestershire (Hybrid)


    Are you an experienced HR generalist with a talent for developing and continuously improving processes? Our client, a global engineering and technology business, is looking for an Interim Head of HR Shared Services to transform its UK & Ireland HR operations centre.


    This is a brilliant opportunity for an experienced HR professional who has a passion for continuous improvement and who can influence, drive performance and efficiencies across the HR Shared Service. Process mapping, automation and policy development all feature in this role, centred around driving employee experience for this innovative and successful organisation.


    This is a 12-month project-based assignment. The role is offered on a hybrid basis with two days per week spent at our client's Leicestershire based HQ. You will be employed via our client's payroll. There may also be occasional travel to other sites in the North West, Scotland and Ireland. You will also liaise closely with colleagues in the European HR Shared Services Operation in relation to best practice.

    The Interim Head of Shared Services role is accountable for the smooth and efficient delivery of core People Services across the UK and Ireland to include Human Resources Administration, outsourced Payroll, Data, MI & Reporting and Benefits Administration.


    Reporting to the UK & Ireland HR Director, this role will be responsible for the development and implementation of the HR Shared Service strategy, policies and approaches consistent with the overall HR strategy and objectives.


    The role will develop, implement, and manage resources and programmes that improve cost, value and effectiveness of the HR Shared Service offering ensuring that there is a direct impact on people performance and the business. The objective is to drive transformation of the operating model, with employee self-service access where applicable, whilst maintaining core HR services.

    To be set up for success and excel in this role, you will have strong analytical mindset, effective communication skills, and a commitment to continuous improvement.


    The Role:

    · Lead, coordinate, and manage the delivery of HR Shared Services function activities creating a one team ethos to ensure the effective delivery of Employee Lifecycle interventions.

    · Ensure resources are identified, put in place, and developed to meet business strategies and strategic direction, standards, and requirements.

    · Develop and embed the longer-term functional agenda for Shared Services consistent with overall strategy, aims and capability requirements of the business area to generate service improvements consistent with targets and objectives.

    · Lead the team to success and provide team training on new or changed processes and protocols, bring legislative changes to life and ensure the team is regularly refreshed and updated, and take ownership of their continuous professional development.

    · Ensure HR Shared Service, policies and plans are developed/adapted to meet the specific requirements of the business and implemented for the business.

    · Ensure the shared services position is communicated and understood, influence developments and understand and implement best practice to ensure governance, compliance and performance improvement.

    · Champion change, drive continuous improvement and lead initiatives to simplify and streamline operations.


    The Ideal Applicant

    · Ideally available to commence by the end of May/early June 2024

    · Graduate calibre with CIPD level 7/master's degree essential

    · Extensive experience operating as a Head of HR Shared Service with accountability for Employee Relations, HRIS and Total Reward and outsourced Payroll.

    · Experience gained within a multinational matrix environment.

    · Previous demonstrable experience of HR Operations/HR Shared Services transformation and evolution.

    · Specific Experience of transforming and re-engineering expensive or ineffective processes including process mapping, automation, and policy development.

    · Ability to coach, mentor, develop and lead a team to success.

    · Strong systems experience and ideally experience using Oracle based HR Systems or other similar HR ERP Systems.

    · Ability to demonstrate strong use of data insight to drive change.

    · Detailed knowledge of UK & Ireland HR and Employment Law and processes

    · Ability to build strong partnerships with key stakeholders.

    · Familiarity with continuous improvement and project management techniques


    Apply now and join a dynamic and innovative organisation striving to make a difference in the digital world. Email your CV, quoting reference LX 1908868 to or call us on 01905 381 320.






  • Human Resources Director




    €100-150,000 Bonus & Benefits


    Cologne, Nordrhein Westphalia



    Companies can't stand still. They have to evolve continually, and HR plays a critical role in helping staff through these periods.


    Our client is a fast growing and innovative manufacturing organisation supplying its world class products globally and making a real difference to people's lives. It is part of a Pan European group. They are now seeking a highly experienced HR Director with at least ten years HR generalist experience including management of a HR business partnering team in a manufacturing and supply chain environment.


    Working closely with the Senior Executive team, you'll be implementing the group strategy at the local country level in Germany. As such, you'll need to be fluent in English and German and have the gravitas and strong character to constructively challenge, coach, engage and influence the leadership team. Fluency in Spanish would be highly advantageous too.


    As an experienced HR Director, you'll have the knowledge and background to lead the changes required because of dramatic growth and the launch of innovative new products, working closely with the Works Council in a unionised environment to transform the business.


    Visibility will be critical to building the strong relationships you will need to succeed in this role, as our client wants you to continually develop and improve HR best practices including talent acquisition and succession planning strategies to become an employer of choice in order to attract the highest quality STEM talent from graduates to senior managers and leaders. As a key figure in the country executive team, you will work closely with the directors, senior managers, line managers and staff to educate, coach and support the correct application and continuous development of HR and company policies.


    As for your background, our client anticipates that you will have a degree in a HR discipline and be a member of a recognised professional HR body. In addition, you'll have led transformation and growth projects in your previous roles and can demonstrate resilience, strength of character, and a results-oriented mindset to your work. You will be a HR generalist and business partner already operating at Head of HR/HR Director level. This experience will have been gained, ideally within a multinational, matrix, and unionised environment within a highly successful commercial manufacturing and supply chain environment.


    Overall, this will be a high profile, challenging but rewarding position and the opportunity to really shape our client's strategy and direction as it experiences excellent growth.


    Our client's HQ are located near Cologne. Our client is open to discuss relocation expense options as part of the recruitment process.


    There are many more details to discuss on this role, so please indicate your interest by emailing your CV in both English and German, quoting reference LX 1903612 to or call us on 44 1905 381 320.