Senior HR Manager (Maternity Cover)

London office and home based
£40,000 - £45,000 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
15 Jul 2022

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Charities, Not For Profit
Contract Type
Interim, contract & temporary
Full Time
HR Jobs Level
Specialist Area
General HR Function
CIPD Membership
Non CIPD member

Hours: Full time (35 hours a week)

Contract type: 11-month fixed term contract

Salary: from £40,000 - £45,000 per annum, pro rata, dependent on experience plus 8% pension (non-contributory) and benefits including a healthcare scheme


We are at a pivotal moment: the climate and biodiversity crises are deepening, and inequalities are even more marked in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The global investment system has an oversized impact on many of these global challenges. We want to make sure that impact is positive. At ShareAction we work with investors, policymakers and individuals to unleash the positive potential of the investment system. We aim to build a world where our financial system serves our planet and its people.

Our organisation is growing and the frameworks that we use to support management and leadership also need to grow to reflect our new size and structure. Growth is a fantastic opportunity but also comes with challenges as things change and evolve. Being comfortable and confident to operate within a dynamic, changing, and sometime ambiguous, context will be important for anyone joining this fantastic and welcoming organisation.


ShareAction’s People team plays a pivotal role in driving us towards achieving our mission. You’ll be joining a friendly and dedicated team at the heart of everything we do, supporting the organisation to grow and develop, while harnessing its internal culture, and ensuring we live up to our values. You’ll help recruit new, passionate team members, and also assist existing staff, supporting them to develop and implementing management and leadership approaches that enables our talented team to achieve its full potential and develop professionally in an inclusive and supportive environment.


This role joins a growing team of HR generalists in an expanding organisation. This role is fast paced and full of opportunities, no two days are the same. This role will focus both on general HR Management and Business Partnering at all levels of the organisation and in all areas of HR.

You will work closely with all parts of the HR team, ensuring the team stays joined up and working cohesively.

We are currently hiring a second Senior HR Officer to support with the administrative and project work of the team but we expect them to be in place before this position is filled. However, the successful candidate will be willing to roll their sleeves up as their work will include varying degrees of administration to properly support the Senior HR Officers and the Director of People.

What you’ll do

  • You will manage a small team, ensuring their continued development and providing proper leadership.
  • You will be working closely with the Director of People to ensure that projects and other goals are met on time. The projects are wide ranging, and although you might not run them personally you will be expected to input into them i.e. L&D, org design, recruitment etc.
  • You will be running a new project on a review of our benefits both for our staff based in the UK and staff based in Brussels.
  • You will be in charge of our HR system, our Senior HR Officers are already very competent but will look to you for final decisions.
  • You will work closely with staff across the organisation at all levels to support with their requirements ensuring that you stay professional as well as empathetic.
  • You will be looked upon for decision making within the team as well as guiding those around you to make decisions and complete actions.
  • There are a variety of workgroups across the organisation which you would be expected to join in varying capacities.


What you’ll bring to the team:

  • You will have a CIPD level 5 accreditation or equivalent experience.
  • You will have experience of line management and coaching those around you, delivering through others and creating opportunities to learn and grow.
  • You will be able to build relationships for influence, helping colleagues to navigate the challenges of change and growth.
  • Naturally collaborative and flexible, you will be able to use your professional experience to identify options, include others in agreeing solutions and the persistence to embed new ways of working.
  • You will be a strong team player with the ability to contribute professional challenge, create opportunities for others and deliver through colleagues, both within the team and beyond.
  • This role is a generalist role looking at all areas of HR, you will have experience of working as a generalist or of several different parts of HR.
  • You will ideally have a good understanding of the principles project management or experience of running your own projects.
  • Although it’s not essential, any knowledge any knowledge you might have of employment law in Belgium will be a plus.

Other information

What we will do for you:

  • With general support from the people team you will have the opportunity to lead a project on refreshing our benefits (both UK and EU).
  • If you do not already have administrator experience of Cezanne (our current HR system) we will provide you with detailed training. This will also be the same for our Learning Management System.
  • The people team meets weekly; this allows us to all stay in the loop as well as supporting each other with challenges. Although the team mainly works remotely, we try and meet monthly at our London office.
  • We have a robust business plan and other supportive documents in place to help guide you in the role.

Closing date: 9am, 15 July 2022

Interviews: w/c 18 July 2022

ShareAction values and respects all differences in people (seen and unseen) and welcome applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries. We are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities and so if you are not 100 per cent sure that you meet all the requirements but believe you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply and use the application questions to tell us about your experience and what you hope to bring to this role.

We also actively encourage staff to work in ways that best suit their needs and our flexible working policy outlines many of the options available- such as part-time and term-time working, job sharing, home working and working compressed hours. Please talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

ShareAction’s London office is based in vibrant Bermondsey and a short walk from London Bridge underground and national rail. Remote working will remain the norm for many ShareAction staff as we continue to face the Covid-19 pandemic, with office space available in London for those who wish to use it.

Please note that to be considered for this post you must be legally eligible to work in the UK. Due to current restrictions we are unable to hire anyone that isn’t already living in the UK. Due to our size we are unable to sponsor visas.

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