HR Manager

Job Details

  • Contract: Full Time
  • Hours: 39
  • Salary: On application
  • Posted On: April 20, 2022
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A new role has arisen for an experienced HR Manager/Officer at our expanding manufacturing business working with a friendly, hard-working team. You’ll oversee recruitment, training and development, along with the day-to-day HR function for ~70 people currently.  This role will be busy, interesting and provides opportunity for you to make your mark with the support of existing HR Administration.

About the Company

Level Developments, established in 1987, is a world leader in the design and manufacture of mechanical and electronic angle measuring products ( We sell a diverse range of high-quality products across the world. The company’s continued growth and success is based on a high level of specialised knowledge and the high performing team of people who work here.

The current team (~70 people) work in a variety of roles from production technicians and engineers to business administration and management.  The functions are divided across 3 sites, all in very close proximity.

We recognise the importance of employing the best possible people, giving them the best possible tools, and ensuring they are allowed to work in an environment that encourages creativity, dedication and teamwork with recognition and reward.

Responsibilities and Duties

We are looking for a bright, energetic and highly motivated individual that has HR generalist experience, that is willing and interested to learn about our people and their roles, recognise talent and successfully recruit. You will have strong people skills and recruitment capability with the experience to nurture, train and develop our leaders, and provide that wider support to the whole team.

Working as part of the Management team, in a busy and friendly organisation you will be accountable for the day-to-day delivery of the HR function in-line with business strategy.  You will work alongside other managers to meet overall company goals and objectives. We have a robust HR management system, the great team, but there is always more to enhance and improve, we encourage continuous improvement across the business.

The role will include:

  • Contribute/create, communicate and execute the company HR strategy
  • Ensure that company policies and procedures comply with employment regulation
  • Ensure accuracy of data and data storage in-line with GDPR
  • Report on HR performance to Management Team
  • Support & train managers and HR Administrator/s to perform to full potential in all People HR responsibilities.
  • Oversee recruitment, selection, and the onboarding process across the business
  • Oversee, with the involvement of managers, employee performance and health & safety
  • Handle formal grievance and disciplinary process in conjunction with managers
  • Oversee talent recognition with managers & assess training requirements across the company
  • Advise on pay and other remuneration elements, including promotion and benefits
  • Manage HR Administrator/s and cover when required

Skills and experience required

To succeed in this role, you already have experience of the skills and knowledge required in a similar environment and role. You may have longevity of experience or be degree or CIPD (Level 5+) qualified or both of course.  You have thorough and up-to-date knowledge of UK employment legislation. You are a strong leader with great communication skills, you understand what is needed to motivate and support a team.

Your organisational skills and keen eye for attention to detail, mean you are able to run a tight ship, both in document and record management but also in recognising where support for the team is required.   We are seeking someone with a demonstrable positive approach, that has the ability to always remain calm with personnel at all levels, but capable of dealing with difficult situations.

It is essential you have excellent English speaking and writing skills.  You must have demonstrable capability for writing policy, procedures, letters, reports etc., and have excellent competency with Microsoft Word and Excel, particularly.  We operate a cloud based HR software (People HR), if you are familiar with this or similar software, this is advantageous, but will be taught.

Finally… your personality, ideally you will be tenacious, resilient, committed and flexible, have solid ethics, morals, and sound judgement, and want to share company culture

Compensation & Benefits

  • Permanent role, Monday to Friday (Full time – 39 hrs) or (Part time – 25-30hrs)
  • Competitive salary (Based on experience)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Bi-annual profit related/performance bonus
  • 32 days holiday incl. bank & public holidays

If you think you have the applicable experience, and are looking for a challenge, this is a superb opportunity to continue to develop your career, we are very keen to hear from you.  Please contact us [email protected] if you’d like a copy of the full job description.

When you are ready to apply, ensure you send us your CV and a covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria and why Level Developments and this role is of interest to you.  Through our interview process there will be some practical elements to demonstrate your capability in relation to the skills and experience required.

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