HR Services Manager with a fantastic global business...

Ashford, Kent
Competitive for the right candidate
17 May 2017
17 Jun 2017
HR Jobs Level
Consultant, Manager, Specialist
Full Time
CIPD Membership
CIPD Member

Job Title – HR Services Manager

Contract type – Fixed term contract

Duration – 8 months – maternity cover

Start – June

Salary – Competitive for the right candidate Location – Ashford

CareerGift: all applicants will receive 6 months free access to CareerGift as a thank you for applying


What can we tell you about this fantastic business?

Lots, but we would prefer to tell you who they are over the phone as we don’t want to spoil the surprise just yet. We tend to work with clients that we would want to work for ourselves and this business is no different. They are a great organisation to work for and a well-known business with a global reach. It is a name that will look good on the CV but more importantly you will be working with a great team that is passionate about what they do.

From our perspective, this role is not a tough sell… it is a seriously good contract opportunity for the right person.

What will be keeping you busy?

Our client is seeking a leader to lead the HR Services and Benefits team (of 9 reports) and manage several central HR activities. You will ensure excellent service is provided by the team and also by numerous third party HR and Benefits services providers so they exceed agreed service standards.

You must be prepared to roll up your sleeves as the fundamental focus of this opportunity is to improve and lead the team at a strategic and operational level, deliver results in a fast paced and complex environment and manage up to 20 external suppliers of HR and benefits services. This role will suit someone that can demonstrate strong and direct HR operational management experience within a HR shared service environment.

Who are we looking for?

Previous management experience in an HR shared service environment is essential together with excellent people management skills with an open and inclusive style.

You will have good HR & benefits knowledge gained through experience in HR roles and through obtaining, or part obtaining, the CIPD qualification.

You will be a persuasive communicator with the ability to articulate a clear vision of the future and to rally potential stakeholders behind you. You will be someone that challenges the status quo but in a way that allows you to take people with you. Stakeholder engagement skills are key here!

You will need to operate with commercial and pragmatic acumen and be comfortable working at pace. We are looking for someone who is able to exceed our customer’s expectations in HR services and Benefits team delivery, lead several central HR function activities and reduce the duplication of activities across the HR team and line management.

You will be working with a great team here. They are very professional and take real pride in what they do, but they also work with great humour. We are looking for a strong character that will work well with the rest of the team.

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