HR Manager

Position Available – No Agencies Please

Salary Range: Negotiable depending on experience

Role: Part-time – 3 days per week-0.6FTE

This role is agile, predominantly based at home with occasional work at our head office in St Helens as required. Reporting directly to QHSE Manager, this role involves actively providing HR support to a developing Research Technology Organisation.

Main Duties:

  • The key point of contact for all line manager issue resolution, providing advice and guidance on HR process and policy.
  • Ensuring all key HR operational activity is carried out in line with policy/process and in a timely and effective manner.
  • Manage the recruitment process for new hires.
  • Dealing with all Employee Relations issues in the first instance (disciplinary, grievances, capability, appeals);
  • Working with managers to highlight absence issues and as required actively manage absence cases.
  • Support the QHSE Manager & General Manager in the collation of documentation for escalated internal and external proceedings.
  • Supporting Centre of Excellence (talent acquisition, learning and development, compensation, and benefits) by supporting cyclical activity such as events, training, and other ad-hoc requests.
  • Managing all family-friendly policy requests and processes e.g. maternity, flexible working, shared parental leave, paternity leave, parental leave etc.
  • Working with the Operations team to ensure timely management of new starters and leavers, including inductions and exit interviews.
  • Support for the annual salary planning process and annual RRE (Roles, Responsibilities and Expectations) cycle.
  • Working with the QHSE Manager on core HR processes e.g. performance development cycle (RRE), KPI provision and analysis, policy and process updates and improvements, HR Communications/events;
  • Working directly with the Line Managers and wider team as part of projects as and when required.

Candidate Requirements:


  • Ability to influence and motivate others both in the operations team and the wider organisation.
  • Good analytical problem-solving skills, able to see the crux of a complex issue and action the appropriate response.
  • Delivery of exceptional customer service on a consistent basis.
  • Excellent planning, organisation, and prioritisation skills.
  • Demonstrable evidence of having researched and resolved issues and contributed to HR policies and/or procedures reviews.
  • Level 5 CIPD or higher (equivalent qualification or experience will be considered).
  • Experience of providing comprehensive HR generalist advice and support to managers on HR policies, practices and processes to managers and responding to employee enquiries.

HR generalist experience: –

  • Experience managing employee relations cases.
  • Good working knowledge of current employment legislation.
  • Experience working with KPIs/metrics.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, excel and word.


  • Experience of working in a similar type of role in a Research Technology Organisation.
  • A CIPD qualification Chartered Member Status.
  • CIPD Level 7.
  • Ability to deliver short training courses on specific topics.

To apply please send your CV to