mercury hampton

Interim HR manager / HR Business partner

£450.00 – £585.00 Day rate

Start date: Immediately

SDS: Outside IR35

Mercury Hampton have a new assignment available for an experienced interim HR Professional to join an established global engineering & manufacturing group. The contract will initially be for a period of 6 months, with a chance of further extension beyond the initial point of engagement.


The role of the HR Manager / Business Partner

To act as a business partner to key stakeholders with the responsibility for delivering a HR service across relevant business areas. You will be responsible for developing people plans that works across the full HR spectrum including performance management, organisation design/change, talent management, employee relations, employee engagement, culture, reward, and communications.

You will also play a key part in deriving new HR Process’ and Policies that will support the business in modernising their wider HR strategy.


Responsibilities of the HR Manager / Business Partner

  • Partner with key stakeholders to develop and deliver the people plan for the relevant business area that will support the delivery of the overall strategy.
  • Be the face of the central HR team, utilising the wider team where required, to support managers with general HR matters.
  • Employee Relations – manage ER issues by providing advice and training to managers, ensuring legislation is followed by liaising with legal advisors
  • Performance management – drive the roll out of performance management throughout the relevant business area including providing training, coaching and support to ensure high standards are achieved across the business area
  • Policy – provide pragmatic advice to line managers on the implementation of all people policies. Input to the design of policies and policy roll out processes where appropriate.
  • Structures – lead organisation restructures working with stakeholders, as and when required.
  • Culture & Behavioural – Drive best practice behaviours and contribute to the cultural alignment of the senior management team and the wider business


The key competencies & experience required as the HR Manager / Business partner

  • CIPD – Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Qualification
  • Chartered MCIPD – Desirable
  • Industry Experience – Industrial Manufacturing (Desired)
  • Other Aligned Industry Experience: Engineering / Chemicals / FMCG (Desired)
  • Previous multi-site management experience
  • Headed up HR departments overseeing 50 – 200 employees


Additional points

  • Candidates must have the full right to work in the UK
  • Candidates must be able to start either immediately or within 2 weeks from the date of application
  • The position is site-based Monday – Friday.

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