Deputy HR Manager

Center Parcs
Elveden Forest - Brandon, Suffolk
Circa £37,400 per annum + 13% bonus scheme
06 Jun 2019
02 Jul 2019
Dawn Geeson
HR Jobs Level
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPD Membership
CIPD Member, Non CIPD member

We’re a thriving team passionate about working together to deliver excellence, all in a natural forest environment.

Join the UK’s number one short break destination. We are proud to have more than 7,000 team members across five Center Parcs Villages and Head Office, working to create memorable experiences for families in beautiful forest locations.


Set within the forest environment, the HR team is responsible for the welfare of 1500 employees, ensuring everyone is given an equal opportunity and that our policies are adhered to.  We work closely with all departments, offering support and guidance when required.

Deputy HR Manager

  • Elveden Forest Village - Suffolk
  • Full-Time | Circa £37,400 per annum + 13% bonus scheme


This is an exciting opportunity to join our HR team in the role of Deputy HR Manager. In this role, you will support and where required deputise, for the village HR Manager in all aspects of HR activity including generalist HR, Training and Medical Centre.

You will oversee and provide guidance to the HR Advisors to ensure all HR processes are carried out efficiently and in accordance with company policies.  You will monitor and promote good employee relations, co-ordinate and participate in disciplinary and grievance investigations and produce and analyse key HR metrics.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required as you will liaise with operational managers on a regular basis to discuss their HR needs.  The ideal candidate will therefore have a proactive approach to their work and be able to demonstrate good influencing and negotiating skills.

Experience of absence management, succession planning, recruitment and retention, employee relations, training and development and budget management will be required, along with a good working knowledge of employment law.

As a DBS Counter-signatory, this position will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check as part of the Counter-signatory registration process.


You will be contracted to work 160 hours per 4 week period on a flexible basis.  This means that your hours and days of work could vary each week, but you will always receive at least your contracted hours each period. 

Your working days will be Monday to Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm with occasional weekend cover. As our Village is open 365 days of the year, your working hours may include some public / bank holidays and during Christmas and/or New Year on a rota basis.


Essential requirements:

  • Part qualified CIPD or equivalent/or qualified by experience
  • Generalist HR experience with exposure to a diverse range of complex HR issues
  • Good analytical thinking and the ability to make decisions in difficult or ambiguous situations
  • Current working knowledge of employment law, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to influence others
  • Competent on Microsoft office, HR systems experience and numerate


  • Management bonus
  • Staff Reward Scheme
  • Free use of leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in restaurant and retail outlets

Closing date:  2 July 2019 at 12 Noon

1st Interviews to be held: 11 July 2019

Please note this vacancy may close at any time once sufficient applications have been received.  Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.