HR Manager

We are looking to recruit a full-time HR Manager to join the company’s senior management team.

The successful candidate will provide a generalist, professional HR function to support the business covering all areas of the employment lifecycle. The HR Manager will work with the senior management team to help implement HR activities which support the business’s strategic goals.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Leadership in creating and maintaining best practice policies and procedures for employee relations matters
  • Take the lead in keeping up to date with employment legislation & HR best practice
  • Pro-actively support and advise line management on all operational HR matters including recruitment, performance management, training & development, grievance & disciplinary and employment law
  • Overall responsibility for administering the company’s pension scheme and ensuring compliance with auto-enrolment
  • Support the Finance Director in completing monthly payroll information
  • Carry out an annual review of the company’s Employee Handbook and ensure compliance with latest HR employment law
  • Maintain records and ensure compliant with QP5: Competence Training, awareness & Communication as part of company’s ISO quality accreditation
  • Lead in the effective recruitment and selection strategy of new employees including coordinating induction programmes
  • Responsible for the annual appraisal process
  • Dealing with contractual issues such as salary, sickness, annual leave etc
  • Collate & maintain HR records – electronic & paper
  • Maintain & update the HR software database
  • Maintain annual leave, absence and sickness records
  • Maintain and administer company benefit schemes
  • Attend Management Meetings and provide management reports on HR data and related topics as & when required
  • Lead or participate in other HR related projects and activities
  • Champion a culture which fosters an engaged, happy, motivated and productive work force
  • Managerial responsibility for part time HR Administrator

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will ideally have the following skills and experience:

Skills and Personal Attributes:

  • Ability to handle conflicting priorities
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good general level of computer literacy (MS Office/excel/word/powerpoint)
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal; ability to communicate effectively with all positions within the organisation
  • Ability to work on own initiative & prioritise workload
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Calm with a can-do attitude


  • Minimum 3-5 years generalist HR experience gained in a head office environment &/or operational level. Distribution or postal industry experience would be an advantage


  • A level or equivalent (E)
  • Educated to degree level (D)
  • CIPD member Associate (Level 5 or above)

The successful candidate will initially work from our Head Office in Portishead, near Bristol located, but must be willing to relocate to Filton, North Bristol from January 2020 as part of future development.

Excellent salary and benefits on offer, including 23 days holiday plus bank holidays (pro-rata), contributory pension scheme, EAP, childcare vouchers and car parking available.

If you would like to apply for the position and believe you have the required skills and experience, please send a copy of your CV together with details of your salary expectations to

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