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HR Manager - Industrial




An exciting new opening for an experienced HR Manager has arisen for our well-established client based in the Medway area. This is a rare role with the chance to make a real impact. We are looking for someone to be based on site in Medway, creating and implementing an HR strategy for a growing business.

This company currently have c.30 staff, but with ambitious growth plans over the next few years and the HR Manager will be integral to their growth. You will take ownership of all ER matters, effectively setting up HR systems from scratch!

The successful HR Manager will have previously worked in a similar industrial, site-based company and have set up an HR function before, or at least having worked in a standalone role. We are managing this role exclusively - you won't see it advertised anywhere else!

Duties include:


  • Recommending innovative practices to develop the culture and engage the workforce
  • Coaching and developing managers in all aspects of people management
  • Supporting and advising senior management and managers on disciplinary, grievance and restructuring processes
  • The arrangement and attendance of meetings up to and including dismissal and appeals
  • To monitor and advise managers on attendance management and case management of long-term sickness absence
  • To advise on performance improvement issues
  • To research and keep up to date with current and new legislation, making recommendations and propose new policies to ensure compliance
  • Drive diversity in all aspects of people management
  • Drive a high-performance culture, ensuring that people management processes are completed to drive employee engagement

Compensation and Reward Management

  • Managing all employee benefits
  • Work with the SLT to develop reward packages designed to retain and attract key talent
  • Sign off for payroll, ensuring that records are accurate
  • Work closely with payroll and managers to ensure that people are paid accurately first time
  • Ensure the reward offering is understood by employees

Learning & Development

  • Ensuring that all training records are accurate and up to date
  • Ensuring that development plans are in place
  • Identify opportunities for developments
  • Support employee development and training plans


  • To coach and develop managers in all aspects of recruitment
  • Support managers in the recruitment of staff; the writing of recruitment adverts; screening of applicants and interviewing of all candidates
  • Coordinating inductions for all new starters
  • Develop strong relationships with agencies
  • Manage relationships with temporary agencies and ensuring accurate records and completion of timesheets
  • Ensuring that quarterly audits of temporary staff providers are carried out to comply with the GLA and ethical trading
  • Proactive manpower planning, reporting to the business on a quarterly basis
  • Control and monitoring of agency partner

General Business Support Activities

  • To provide professional knowledge, advice and support to the management team
  • Manage the time and attendance system for all employees and train new employees and managers in the usage of the system
  • Reporting of management information including employee turnover, absence and manning levels and preparation of monthly reports
  • To maintain accurate personnel records, both manual and computerised, ensuring total security and confidentiality
  • To prepare and provide timely and accurate correspondence

To be considered you will have/be:

  • Previous experience within a generalist HR management role within an industrial environment
  • Experience setting up HR policies and procedures and creating HR strategies
  • Ideally educated to degree level within a business-related subject
  • CIPD qualified
  • An excellent working knowledge of employment law
  • Excellent communication skills both written and face to face and the ability to communicate with people at all levels within the organisation
  • The ability to work on own initiative and a self-starter
  • Commercial acumen
  • Coaching and training skills
  • Influence and persuasion skills
  • The ability to work to targets and deadlines
  • The ability to build relationships with people across the business

You will be joining a company who genuinely value their workforce! You will be valued and will become to the company go to for any people centric company enquiries. This is a really exciting opportunity with huge growth potential within a business that are going from strength to strength.

If you feel you are suitable for this position, please apply today with your most up to date CV!

This role is being handled by Nicole Hill, Business Support Consultant at Pearson Whiffin Recruitment.

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