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We're Recruiting: HR Manager (Part-time, 25hrs pw) Competitive Package


Based in Salford, Greater Manchester Crescent Purchasing is looking for a part-time HR Manager to join our Senior Management Team. The role will be approximately 25 hours per week.

About Us

The successful candidate will join a well-established not-for-profit organisation with a great reputation in the Education sector. We are proud to provide our College, Academy and Schools members with specialist advice on best spending practices and how to obtain best value for money.

This is a great opportunity to get involved with a growing organisation, not only providing a robust HR function, but also as part of the SMT help to shape CPC’s business strategy and drive the organisation forward.

Position: HR Manager
Location: Salford, Manchester
Salary: £Competitive salary + performance related bonus, 27 holidays per annum plus Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part-time.) To discuss the package available please email [email protected]
Duration: Permanent

About the Role

This role will be responsible for the effective delivery of all strategic and operational HR aims in line with the business strategy. It will also be responsible for Identifying and delivering appropriate HR strategies which support the business plan and long-term strategic vision. In addition to managing a small HR team, you will form an integral part of the Senior Management Team, helping to shape CPC’s business strategy.

Some of the key duties you will be responsible for:

  • Develop, lead and implement an HR strategy that is aligned with the wider business strategy and values of the CPC
  • Accountable for forecasting, monitoring and producing quarterly and yearly staffing budgets including managing annual staffing budget setting activities and producing proposals / business cases for Board approval
  • Drive and oversee all employee relations initiatives to improve individual and collective performance and engagement
  • Lead all strategic workforce planning activities, including implementation of ongoing succession planning, and provide guidance and support to all line managers as necessary
  • Provide HR advice and support to senior managers on the interpretation and application of all HR policies, procedures, employment legislation and good practice
  • Maintain and analyse management information and statistical data to support on-going management of HR issues such as absence and performance
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of best practice and UK employment law in all areas that affect CPC as an employer
  • Lead, advise and guide the SMT on all contractual and remuneration matters including recruitment, pay and rewards, terms and conditions of service
  • Responsible for monitoring and authorising monthly payroll invoices from the payroll provider and for preparing monthly payroll documentation for authorisation by the Managing Director
  • Design and embed strategic and statutory HR policies and procedures which are compliant with current UK employment law and all other relevant legislation and best practice
  • Drive and lead the people strategies that relate to any organisational change, ensuring appropriate consultation and change management processes which support the business objectives
  • Drive and oversee all recruitment and induction processes
  • Deliver all of the above services in relation to any business owned or operated by Crescent Purchasing Ltd
  • Provide management and leadership to the HR team, ensuring they are aligned to the strategic and operational requirements of the CPC and that continuity of service is maintained
  • As part of the SMT, help shape CPC business strategy and ensure adherence to and performance against CPC vision, aims and company targets
  • As part of the SMT take a full role in company strategic planning alongside the Managing Director

About You

We are looking for a candidate who is CIPD Level 7 qualified and a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development. In addition the successful candidate will have:

  1. Significant experience of working within a strategic HR and leadership role at a senior level with full accountability across a variety of HR areas
  2. Experience of designing and implementing strategic HR management initiatives
  3. Excellent up to date knowledge of employment legislation and HR best practice
  4. Experience of budget management
  5. Ability to analyse and present HR data and organisational information in a business context
  6. Ability to work at both a strategic and operational HR level
  7. Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to maintain confidentiality and deal with sensitive issues
  8. Must have experience of managing and leading teams
  9. Must have experience of inputting to long-term strategic planning and experience of developing and writing strategic reports / business cases suitable for dissemination at Board level
  10. Experience and a proven track record of leading successful change initiatives

In return we offer an attractive package that includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Performance related bonus
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working
  • 27 days holiday per annum plus 3 additional days between Christmas and New Year plus statutory bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time)

Further Information

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this role. If you would like further information regarding the application process or the role please contact Karen Stout on [email protected] or 0161 974 0944.

How to Apply

Please download and complete the Application Form (PDF | DOC) and return this by email or post (marked confidential) to:

Karen Stout
Corporate Services Manager
Crescent Purchasing Ltd
Technology House
Lissadel Street
M6 6AP
[email protected]

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