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Interim HR Manager (maternity cover)

  • Role Type
  • Fixed Term Contract

  • Location
  • Shoreham-by-Sea

  • Closing Date
  • 25/12/2018

Job Description


Reporting to the EMEA Head of HR, act as line manager to the STC based HR team, monitoring and delegating work across the team
Act as the key STC site-based HR Manager, overseeing all HR activity, administration, ER, disciplinary, capability and ill health, etc
Support Ricardo Group HR Director as a member of the Ricardo HR management team
Proactively coach and educate line managers to ensure that they develop the necessary people skills / competencies and legal awareness, maintaining a legally compliant environment
Work in collaboration with other HR colleagues to develop, review and update HR procedures and processes which support the effective management of employee performance and development
Develop & maintain positive relationships with the STC Works Council
Support senior leadership team meetings, providing KPI statistics on headcount, diversity etc,







Driver and owner – take responsibility, lead and deliver as well as own the outcome of activities which are assigned to them. Identifies change and makes it happen.
Process manager – identify and lead on processes necessary to get things done, organise activities and project manage to completion. Project manages with formal techniques, e.g. Plan and Schedule.
Strong communicator - has highly effective written and verbal skills e.g. has written and presented board level papers.
Organisation ability – ‘juggle’ multiple activities at once to accomplish goals. Can balance what is required to get the job done with the resources available.
Leader – sets direction and is able to get the best out of others.

Customer and quality focused - Excellent interpersonal skills presenting in a calm and approachable manner, flexible and proactive.
Numerate – able to work comfortably with numbers



Relevant degree and MCIPD (or equivalent)
HR management level experience in an engineering, manufacturing or a consultancy environment (In a global setting – desirable but not essential)
Proven experience in managing projects
Strong technical knowledge in key areas: benefits, compensation, employment law (including GDPR & data security),
Knowledge and development of HR systems, policies and workflows.