HR Manager

Position typeFull-time, permanent

We are looking for a standalone, proactive, hands-on HR Manager. In this role you will be fully responsible for all elements within the HR function. This role would suit an experienced HR generalist preferably with a background in engineering or manufacturing.

The successful applicant will be able to provide a comprehensive HR service which ensures that managers and employees are equipped with best practice to ensure high performance of the Company.


  • Develop HR strategy and drive alignment between HR strategy and business goals
  • Advise managers and directors on Terms and Conditions of Employment and share best practice with them
  • Continuously monitor and review HR policies and processes, initiate and implement changes where necessary
  • Participate in the implementation of specific projects, procedures, and guidelines to help align the workforce with the business goals
  • Manage complex employee relations casework including dispute resolutions, disciplinaries, grievances and absence
  • Act as an expert as well as key escalation point for high risk or complex employee relations issues
  • Support change management processes


  • Develop and drive recruitment strategy based on business goals
  • Constantly review recruitment process
  • Co-ordinating with agencies, building strong working relationships and negotiating terms.
  • Identify sourcing of candidates for every position based on the business goals and complexity of the vacancy in the market
  • Provide training and updates on recruitment process to managers and directors
  • Execute recruitment, interview candidates, and provide managers and directors with structured overviews

Performance Management:

  • Schedule and conduct job evaluations
  • Maintain the work structure by updating job requirements and job descriptions for all positions
  • Annually, together with managers and directors, update functional and individual (if applicable) Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and ensure their alignment with business goals
  • Monitor and analyse KPI achievements within the company through regular reviews and company performance management system

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Take responsibility for the planning, analysis, recommendation to management and implementation/execution of compensation and benefits programmes
  • Analyse, recommend and influence to ensure that compensation and benefits packages are equitable and aligned with the market

Learning & Development

  • Manage talent and succession planning, create and review talent pipeline
  • Establish and conduct orientation programme
  • Identify, plan, and implement training activities for management and line employees

Experience & skills

  • CIPD qualified or qualified by experience
  • Requires someone who has previously worked autonomously at HR Manager level
  • Experience in engineering/manufacturing environment would be beneficial
  • Microsoft office; proficient in Excel
  • Competent user of People HR or similar HR software and/or SAGE
  • Proven experience in advising on complex ER matters
  • Resilience, great influencing, and communication skills
  • Able to build trust, respect, and openness

We offer a modern, completely refurbished and spacious working environment with free staff parking, close to Ely rail station.  Other benefits include 25 days annual leave, pension scheme and optional healthcare.

To apply, please submit CV and covering letter to

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All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process, such as EU Passport, UK Residency Permit etc.