HR Manager - Manchester

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Place2Be is a leading children’s mental health charity providing in-school support and expert professional development to improve the emotional well-being of children and young people, families, teachers and school staff.

In the last year we have worked with over 900 schools across England, Scotland and Wales, reaching a school population in excess of 142,000 children and young people, helping them to cope with wide-ranging and often complex social issues including bullying, bereavement, domestic violence, family breakdown, neglect and trauma.

Our teams provide a range of services in our partner schools to build resilience early in life through counselling, creative work and play, and by supporting a child’s ability to engage in school life.

Our mission is to help build "mentally healthy" schools and communities where children can thrive and grow up with prospects rather than problems.

Who are we looking for?

Are you a fully qualified CIPD professional with extensive post-qualifying HR generalist experience? If you are then your next career move could involve working for a fabulous, high profile charity, with strong values and mission working in the area of children’s mental health with a focus on working in schools.  

This is an exciting time to be joining us – interest in children’s mental health has never been higher and our strategic vision is to share and disseminate our 24 years of mental health expertise to extend our reach to many more schools around the country.

HR Manager - Manchester

This new role has been created to meet the continuing demands for HR support to help the growth and development of Place2Be. As an organisation we have a strong commitment to the development of our 520 staff and HR is central to this aim. We have an existing HR Manager and HR Adviser based at our Core Office in Farringdon, London but we have now reached the time when we need to expand and have some more localised support available for managers working outside of London and the South-East. Our service provision, primarily in our partner schools, outside of London, is based on our Cluster Areas, covering the following:

Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds, Bradford, North-East, Birmingham, Nottingham.

The majority of the HR support that will be provided will be done remotely, from the office location and it will only be on specific occasions when representation from a member of HR is required.

This is definitely not a peripatetic role, where most of the working week is spent travelling across sites. There are monthly People Department meetings in London, which the post holder will be expected to attend.

Our ideal candidate will have experience of delivering the full range of HR services from advising on terms and conditions of employment and advising on contractual terms, writing policies and procedures, change management, dealing with complex ER cases and reward and remuneration. They will also have experience of developing and delivering learning modules, on a range of employment and best HR practice.

As the successful candidate you’ll be able to demonstrate the following as part of your application:

  • CIPD Qualified Level 7 and Chartered Membership of CIPD

  • Extensive post-qualifying experience in HR generalist roles

  • Experience of developing and delivering learning modules/training on people management – annual performance reviews, handling grievance, capability and disciplinary issues, in line with current employment legislation and best practice

  • An excellent communicator who is able to write and speak persuasively to a diverse range of groups

  • Flexible, hands-on and highly professional with strong relationship building skills,

  • Ability to analyse complex issues and situations effectively and to develop practical solutions

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to influence, persuade, guide and motivate others

  • A strategic thinker, able to deal with operational issues, opportunities and obstacles/hurdles

In return we offer you a range of fantastic benefits including:

  • Enhanced Annual Leave entitlement

  • Robust Learning and Development Programme

  • Contributory Pension Scheme

  • Life Assurance

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Cycle purchase and season ticket loan schemes

  • Extended maternity/paternity pay

A supportive organisation we offer strong and clear leadership as well as a fantastic working environment to ensure your early success.

Interviews: Thurs 15th  Aug 2019

(please ensure you able to make this date for interview)

Start:  ASAP

If you share our core values of perseverance, integrity, compassion and creativity, we would love you to join us.  It’s sensitive and demanding work – but hugely rewarding and fulfilling - you will be helping give young people brighter futures.

Place2Be is committed to equal opportunities and anti-discrimination practices and we positively encourage applications from all sections of the community.  We are keen to reflect the diversity of the partner schools we work in and are particularly interested in attracting applications from male candidates, as well as candidates from Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

To apply, please click the apply link on Changeboard.

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