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HR Generalist (EMEA)

Manchester City Centre
£30 - £40k per annum + benefits, hybrid working, annual bonus
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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Private Sector, Professional Services
Contract Type
Full Time
HR Jobs Level
Specialist Area
General HR Function
CIPD Membership
CIPD Member, Non CIPD member
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Job title: HR Generalist

Employee status: Permanent

Department: HR

Reporting to: HR Director

Salary: £30 - £40k per annum

Working Hours: Monday – Friday (37.5 hours); hybrid working schedule

Location: Manchester City Centre

About Us

Airswift is the leading workforce solutions provider to the STEM industries. We have talented colleagues in over 60 global offices and 45 countries. We are a people business – we transform lives through the world of work. We care about mental health and wellbeing, community engagement and our planet – we plant a tree for every person placed in a job globally! We have a passion for growth, including investing in the development of our people.

Role Description

Supporting the HR Director with the day-to-day delivery of EMEA-based employees' HR services. This role will be responsible for day-to-day HR support to employees across the region, implementation of employee engagement initiatives and support with HR policies and compliance.

Principle Accountabilities

  • Provide HR support to EMEA based offices & employees
  • Provide guidance and support to drive compliance with all HR procedures
  • HR inductions and exit interviews - giving feedback to HR Director (use external survey links when unable to conduct face to face interviews)
  • Support with the implementation and management of  employee engagement initiatives across the region
  • Working with the HR Director, ensure the legal compliance of HR practices by regularly reviewing and updating all HR policies, handbooks and employee contracts ensuring all statutory requirements are met
  • Work with Line Managers to ensure EMEA staff have completed targets (Bamboo goals recorded, quarterly reviews, peer feedback etc...)
  • Management of UK apprenticeship levy funds and the allocation of the fund
  • Support HR Manager with involvement in H&S legal compliance, through DSE assessment forms and pregnancy risk assessments for UK based employees
  • Manage parental leave including risk assessments, letters, KIT days and return to works for EMEA staff
  • Support & drive ISO compliance by preparing EMEA audits working with HR Coordinator and HR Director
  • Facilitate monthly Excellence and length of service awards for EMEA staff
  • Support the renewal, enrolment and maintenance of any employee benefit policies and answer queries on these from employees.
  • Provide support to HR Director on projects and EMEA tasks
  • Using insight gathered via exit interviews and engagement results make recommendations to HR Director for change.
  • Support HR Director to communicate strategic goals and work with managers to ensure completed targets.
  • Support HR Director to drive the annual people strategy across EMEA.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to build trust & relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Experience working within an HR role 
  • Working knowledge of business HR practices.
  • Ability to build good customer relationships.
  • PC Literate.
  • GCSE / standard grade qualifications or equivalent.
  • A degree in a relevant subject is desirable but not essential.
  • CIPD qualification is desirable but not essential.

What we can offer you!

  • Attractive monthly base salary + performance bonus.
  • Genuine career progression opportunities, either locally or globally!
  • World-class training programs and development opportunities
  • Virtual Onboarding Events exclusively for new hires.
  • Team-driven environment, supportive culture with a focus on work-life balance.
  • Career breaks are available after one year.
  • Mental Health First Aiders to signpost you to support when you need it.
  • Monthly Excellence Awards nominated by your peers.
  • Quarterly roundtable with CEO for Excellence Award winners
  • Yearly destination trips as part of our Highflyers program (Dubai, Buenos Aires, etc…)
  • Charity days for various important causes such as Relay for Life and Earth Day.

Our Core Values

  • Growth - In life and business, one must grow to flourish and achieve high ambitions. Growth requires change, challenge, risk and sacrifice - we will always choose growth.
  • Safety - We create a safe and inclusive environment to protect the physical and psychological well-being of everyone we work with.
  • Excellence - We deliver, holding ourselves accountable for results. Our customers see excellence in everything we do.
  • Integrity - We are ethical, open, honest and authentic. People trust us to do the right thing for the right reason.

Visit our website to find out more! -


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Diversity & Inclusion

At Airswift, we believe that diversity is critical to our success and makes us a great place to work.  We are committed to building an equal opportunity workplace, the more inclusive we are - the better our work will be.

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