HR Manager

Reading, England
£40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, pension, 25 days holiday, h'care
17 Mar 2017
04 Apr 2017
Peter Reid
Specialist Area
HR function
HR Jobs Level
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client in Reading operates in the pharmaceutical industry.


This standalone HR Manager role in central Reading incorporates managing the HR function for the UK (circa 2/3rds of the role), and being responsible for managing the office (circa 1/3rd of the role).

Your key responsibilities will be as follows -

HR Management

* Employee relations management (issues and change management).
* Managing absence & sickness.
* Poor performance, exit management, disciplinaries, grievances.
* Employee satisfaction and employee motivation / work process improvement.
* Performance management and performance coaching.
* Learning and development.
* Recruitment and retention: recruitment assessment and campaigns.
* Managing talent and future capability.
* Payroll, Reward (benefits) advice and administration.
* Policy and procedures implementation.
* Employment law updating.
* Managing HR budgets.

Office Management

* Office software oversight, with IT provider, arranging installation and tracking.
* Oversight of office record management.
* Office expenditure and budget management.
* Maintaining the condition of the office and arranging for necessary repairs.
* Overseeing office-specific Induction activities.
* Health and safety management and custody of health & safety.
* Testing of electrical equipment and safety devices; fire drills, first aid provision.
* May include support of office conferences.


To be a strong applicant for this standalone HR Manager role in Reading, your profile will look like -

* A strong Generalist HR background including experience in Employee Relations, managing sickness/absence, recruitment, coaching and up-skilling staff, managing talent, employee engagement, policy and procedure work, and Payroll and Benefits management.
* You will be happy working in a standalone HR role in an SME business.
* You will also ideally have some experience in Office Management/providing some level of office support.
* The CIPD qualification would be a distinct advantage.
* You will have a mind that lends itself to process and analytics, and will have the desire to bring these to the fore in the delivery of your role.
* There is no parking so you must be able to commute to central Reading under your own steam.
* You will be an excellent communicator, able to build trusting relationships with a range of personalities.
* You will also be perceptive and intuitive, able to adeptly and subtlely read themes and moods within the workforce.

Job Offer

This standalone HR Manager role in central Reading offers -

* A competitive salary.
* A bonus scheme.
* 25 days holiday.
* A matching pension scheme.
* Healthcare.