job vacancy

HR Manager

About The Role

In 2021, we established a ‘basic’ HR function for our growing team, and this is currently managed by an external consultant supported by an employed part-time HR administrator. We’re now recruiting for a HR Manager, based in our picturesque HQ in East Haddon, North Northants to work with us on our growth and plans, and to support the consolidation of our UK HR activity seamlessly into the BauWatch Group international systems, policies and processes.

With the team set to grow exponentially in the next 12 months, this role will work into the leadership team, supported by our part-time HR Administrator to manage recruitment, induction, training, payroll, benefits, performance management and other aspects of people management. You’ll also work with our international colleagues to ensure a ‘joined-up’ approach across the wider business and to share best practice.

It’s a great time to join the team, and to shape the function from the basic set up that’s currently in place. We want to be accredited as a ‘Great Place To Work’ and you’ll be key in making that happen!

You’ll often be the first point of contact for applicants for new roles, so it’s important that you represent our brand values and work in the ‘BauWatch Way’:

Customer Focus:  Every member of the team must understand how their role impacts our customer and therefore our success.

Entrepreneurial:  The BauWatch story is defined by opportunity and growth. All of us should feel compelled to play our part in this journey with an entrepreneurial, exploratory and can-do mentality.

Together:  At BauWatch, we do things together. We’re team players and appreciate the value and importance of mutual respect. We build on one another, create synergies and celebrate our success together.

Key Tasks Include:

HR Management (supported by HR Admin):

o Acting as day-to-day HR business partner for the MD and Heads of Departments

o Developing and managing HR policies and processes to fit the needs of the UK business, and to work in harmony with the Group HR activity

o Work with the Head of Operations to support with HSQE activity

o Manage the recruitment of new team members based on the growth plan – managing applications, and communication regarding interviews

o Manage the onboarding of new team members – ensure induction checklists are completed and any IT or software requirements are met

o Performance management – ensuring reviews occur and actions are executed, including management of training activity

o Work with the HR Admin, Head of Finance and our accountants to ensure monthly payroll is managed accurately and efficiently

o Manage employee records in keeping with GDPR compliance

Special HR Project Management (working with Head of PMO)

o Work with our international colleagues to represent the UK business with global IT projects (currently HR software implementation and Group Intranet)

o HR lead for change management activities planned in 2022 for UK Group companies

o Manage the move of job specs to align with the Group HR ‘job family’ structure

o Manage the accreditation process to become a ‘Great Place to Work’ and develop and align our benefits package to support this.

About You

Experienced: Solid track record advising on HR associated matters (grievance, disciplinary, performance management, TUPE, absence).

Understand Importance of Culture:  Experience of managing cultures and making change happen proactively adaptable to change, able to build trust, respect and openness.

Proactive:  Can-do attitude. Problem solver, using systems and expertise on behalf of the business and/or employees.

Organised:  Able to manage multiple tasks, often to a timeline.

Strong on Technology – Experienced in MS Office and programmes, HR and Payroll software experience would be beneficial.

Quality-oriented: Committed to accuracy and attention to detail.

Team player: Promotes mutual communication and relationships. Shares information smoothly with others. Supports others.

Flexibility: Can easily adapt to a changing environment, working methods, working hours, tasks, responsibilities and behaviours of others.

Friendly: Ability to ‘muck in’ as part of a fast-growing team with an ‘all hands-on deck’ approach

What’s On Offer:

  • Full-time roll, 42.5 hours per week, permanent
  • Salary 38k-48k, experience depending
  • Participation in team bonus scheme
  • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • In-house training, with external support as needed
  • Opportunity to be part of an exciting time in the team’s growth

To Apply:

Please upload your CV and a covering note explaining why you think you’re the right candidate for us via indeed by clicking here!

Contract length: Permanent

Full-time hours: 42.5 per week

Application deadline: 01/04/2022

Job Types: Full-time

Salary: £38k-£48k depending on experience

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £38,000.00-£48,000.00 per year

Additional pay:

  • Bonus scheme


  • Company events
  • On-site parking
  • Referral programme
  • Sick pay


  • Monday to Friday


  • Human Resources Senior Management Occupations: 1 year (required)