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HR Manager

Yorkshire and the Humber

  • Reference: 391355
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: competitive

  • Location: Middlesbrough

Our Client

J T Atkinson is a growing family-run independent Builders' and Plumbers' Merchant with over 160 years' experience in the supply of building materials to local tradespeople, businesses, and DIY customers across their network of 31 branches in the north of England and online.
Attributing success to their exceptional people and family values and as one of the “1000 UK companies to inspire” J T Atkinson are committed to investing in their employees.

JT Atkinson are a welcoming, friendly sociable company who offer all employees the opportunity to share in their success and have a real focus on the importance of a good work life balance and wellbeing. Their benefits package includes a competitive base salary, profit share, enhanced holidays, Car/car allowance, Company social events, Generous staff discount, BUPA, Cycle to work scheme, Pension scheme,  Free on-site parking, Life insurance.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an HR Manager to join this unique, and values driven business.

The Opportunity

As HR Manager you will work closely with the company directors and the senior management team to develop a ‘People Plan’ that truly complements the overall business aims and fully supports all employees. You will provide expert guidance, coaching and support on the full range of HR activities. Other key elements of the role include..

  • Taking the lead role in managing people-related change initiatives.
  • Plan, develop and implement strategy for HR management and development (including talent acquisition, retention, employee engagement, employee relations, pay and conditions, inclusion and communication)
  • Input into and coordinate leadership development activity, liaising with external consultants where appropriate, to drive skills development within JT Atkinson’s executive team.
  • Lead and continually review the recruitment and selection process providing support to the executive team in the recruitment of all staff and to align resourcing to the long-term needs of the business. Participate in the selection of staff, as appropriate.
  • Manage employee development & training to ensure the training needs of the business are met in line with budget and people strategy. There is a specific focus on the apprenticeship programme.
  • Ensure performance management, employee development, recruitment and retention all contribute to succession planning to future-proof the business against talent gaps.
  • Drive initiatives that improve JT Atkinson’s employee value proposition including onboarding, recognition, reward, and wellbeing.
  • Oversee Employee Relations.
  • Continuous improvement of policies, procedures and HRIS.
  • Management of the small HR team.

The Person

The successful candidate for the HR Manager position will have at least 5 years experience in a generalist capacity and an excellent understanding of HR best practice and UK employment law. Both operational and strategic you like to get “stuck in” and enjoy working autonomously and as part of a team. You will demonstrate your aptitude for written and verbal communication as well as your ability to influence across all levels of business.


For further information or a confidential discussion please contact Shona Thom – 07714133485 or Sue O’Donovan – 07843329390

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