HR Business Partner

Reporting directly to the CEO the role of HR Manager will oversee the running of all aspects of Human Resources within the business in support of the managers of the various departments and the business as a whole. The role will be instrumental in achieving our objective of enabling all employees to maximise their potential whilst enabling them to thrive beyond the confines of work. The primary purpose of the role is to create a high performing culture with high levels of employee engagement whilst ensuring we support the functional teams by having the right people with the right skills at the right time. The role will also ensure we achieve our objectives in a responsible manner and in line with all relevant regulatory and Health and Safety requirements.

 Main duties of the HR Manager:

  • Provide an HR support service to the Crane organisation
  • Ensure we have a competent, engaged and well-motivated workforce.
  • Support the management team by overseeing recruitment, selection and the onboarding process
  • Managing the company’s appraisal system and supporting appraisal meetings if required
  • Ensuring that a company’s procedures comply with employment regulations
  • Managing and developing the HR team
  • Monitoring all aspects employee performance, such as attendance and sick leave as well as key measures such as retention and engagement
  • Assessing  training needs and then designing and implementing training programs accordingly
  • Handling any disciplinary processes and formal grievances
  • Setting and reviewing pay structures and employee perks and benefits

Strategic Objectives

  • Introduce a specific HR function into CGB to co-ordinate and manage all aspects of people operations acting as a support function to other areas of the business and all staff members. Recognised as a leading employer in West Norfolk, IIP Gold accredited by 2027
  • Review our range of benefits for employees and introduce a range of benefits and programmes that support employees and improve employee retention and engagement. This could include sickness pay, phased holiday entitlement, DIS etc.
  • Develop a systematic approach to employee development ensuring that each individual has the opportunity to develop their skills and thereby their career opportunities within CBG.
  • Create a Crane Academy, by end of Financial year '22/'23, that provides a structured programme of training and support individuals progressing through the organisation in every department.
  • Initiate improved appraisal process based on performance, behaviours and objectives.
  • Support employee wellbeing through the introduction of a specific programme of events activities and support. E.g. Health and Nutrition, Mental Health helplines, Personal Finance training and support language skills.
  • Measure employee engagement through an annual survey aiming to develop a continual improvement on annual basis and reaching at least 75% positive engagement by '27.
  • Utilise a planned programme of communication and social events to foster employee engagement through a sense of belonging to the CBG family
  • Co-ordinate a full programme of CSR activities that support  causes whilst simultaneously benefitting CGB as a business. Work with marketing to communicate these and ensure that all staff have the opportunity to be engaged with the programme.

 Required Skills & Experience

  • Proven experience in an HR Management position
  • Ideally exposure to IIP and awareness of the requirements
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to listen and effectively verbalise ideas
  • Strong leadership skills to guide an HR team and support and motivate staff
  • A solid understanding of the key principles of employment law
  • The ability to remain calm in stressful situations including during disciplinary hearings or staff conflicts
  • Solid ethics and morals and sound judgement 
  • The ability to work under pressure and multitask

Salary: £35,000 - £45,000