HR Manager

Alzheimer's Research UK
06 May 2022
03 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced HR Manager, who will provide comprehensive guidance and support to all areas of the charity. You will play a key role in helping to develop the organisational culture and support organisational wide initiatives and projects. Working as part of a team, you will provide input and support into the organisational and functional plans, which will enable the charity to meet its vision, mission and objectives.

The HR Team plays a critical role in both organisational and people performance. From a strategic perspective, the HR Team are responsible for helping to create a great and successful place to work, which attracts, develops, motivates, engages and retains a diverse workforce. From an operational perspective, the HR Team provides guidance and support across all HR related activities; Recruitment and Selection, Pay and Benefits, Learning and Development, Performance Management, Absence and Employee Relations.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to join an award-winning team and be part of an organisation that has been recognised nationally as an outstanding place to work. You will be recognised and rewarded for your contribution and be given the opportunity to develop your skills, knowledge and experience. With your passion, enthusiasm and desire to add value and make a difference, you will help to create a world free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.

Main duties and responsibilities of the role:

Provide comprehensive advice and guidance in respect of HR policies, practices and processes, relating to all aspects of employment. Ensure the right processes are followed, letters are issued, and any necessary changes are made to the HR Information System.
Review and update the HR policies, practices and processes to ensure they are compliant with legislation, aligned to the needs of the charity and provide a framework to ensure fairness and equity in the way employees are treated.
Provide support with implementing the annual Employee Engagement Survey, collate and analyse data and make recommendations which contribute towards building on the levels of engagement and addressing any areas to improve.
Manage and develop the induction programme to ensure new starters are effectively integrated into their role, their team and the charity.
Manage and process all aspects of payroll in collaboration with the integrated payroll provider.
Manage the provision of employee benefits and raise awareness of the benefits offered.
Working in collaboration with the Learning & Development Manager identify opportunities to promote/embed personal growth and help to develop career pathways within teams.
Provide support and guidance to ensure teams have the right structures, levels of resource and the right skills, knowledge and experience in place.
Manage and oversee the day-to-day management and maintenance of the HR Information System.
Provide support with the annual planning, budgeting and reforecasting process, ensuring that actual expenditure delivers within budgeted targets.

What we are looking for:

CIPD level 5 or demonstrable HR generalist experience.
Knowledge and experience of HR best practice and Employment Legislation.
Demonstrable experience in dealing with employee relations cases.
General understanding of payroll and employee benefits.
General understanding of managing an HR Information System.
Excellent communicator, with an ability to build strong relationships and inspire confidence and respect at all levels.
Very strong, versatile written communication skills, with a keen eye for detail, and ability to tailor the approach to meet the business needs and culture.
Excellent listening skills, receptive to feedback and demonstrates flexibility, curiosity and an ability to learn.
Strong team player who can work both independently and collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.
Demonstrates strong negotiation, influencing and decision-making skills.
Excellent planning and organisational skills, with an ability to work to deadlines, remain calm under pressure and reprioritise work in accordance with the organisational needs.
Demonstrates a proactive and pragmatic approach to investigating and solving problems, strives for continuous improvement and identifies ways to deliver creative and innovative solutions.
A good blend of strategic and analytical thinking; with an ability to see the bigger picture and make appropriate recommendations.
Ability to absorb and process new information quickly. Driven and highly proactive.
Excellent attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
Strong ethical standards and a high level of personal integrity and empathy.
Excellent IT skills in PowerPoint, Word and Excel.

Additional Information:

Ways of working: As part of our Agile ways of working you will be required to work approximately 2 days a week from the office, which is subject to the requirements of the role and the business needs. Flexibility on where you work can be split between working from home and our office.

Roles that are classed as part of the Agile ways of working are not able to claim any costs for Mileage/Travel on Public Transport, Accommodation and/or Meals. This includes when attending the office for various meetings/events.

Our Office: Our office is at 3 Riverside, Granta Park, Great Abingdon, Cambridge, CB21 6AD.

Salary: Circa GBP47,000 per annum, plus benefits

Please download the Vacancy Pack for more information.

The closing date for applications is the 22nd May 2022, with interviews likely to be held week commencing the 23rd May 2022. We would encourage you to submit your application at the earliest opportunity as the closing date may be brought forward at any time. Please indicate in your covering letter if you are unable to attend an interview on a certain date.

We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures. Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either the application or interview stage, please contact us via the channels on our website.

How to apply:

Please create an online account using our Online Recruitment System which can be accessed through our Job Vacancies page. You will be able to attach your CV and covering letter to your application and track the status of your application.

About Alzheimer's Research UK:

Alzheimer's Research UK is the UK's leading dementia research charity dedicated to diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we're challenging the way people think about dementia, bringing together the people and organisations who can speed up progress, and investing in research to make life-changing breakthroughs possible.

You will be part of an organisation that has been recognised nationally as an outstanding place to work. In 2021, we were listed 69th in the prestigious 100 Large Best Companies to Work For. We were also awarded a 2-star accreditation by Best Companies, recognising outstanding levels of workplace engagement and were listed in the 75 Best Companies to Work for in the East of England and the Charity's 30 Best Companies to Work For.

To view further details about working for us and the benefits we offer, please visit Alzheimer's Research UK

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