Senior HR Generalist

HR - Cheadle, North West

Ref: 863Friday 26 April 2024

£40k - £43k, 25 days holiday, hybrid working

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Paying up to £43k (this could be negotiable) a large international company based in Cheadle is recruiting for a Senior HR Generalist to join their team on a permanent basis. The role will be hybrid working – 3 days in the office and 2 days at home. Flexible working is also offered alongside 25 days holiday, onsite parking, and a generous benefits scheme. 

The Role

You will be responsible for managing all aspects of the HR requirements that surround the employee lifecycle including recruitment and onboarding, learning and development, compensation and benefits, liaising with payroll, Employee Relations, HR systems, reporting and processes, and other ad-hoc requirements to support the wider HR team. You will  be the first point of contact for queries from employees and line managers across the UK and other international sites. You will also be required to work as part of the wider HR team based across the Company and will report to the Head of HR. 

Key accountabilities:


  • Get involved with HR business partnering and the organisation and implementation of HR projects
  • Explain and understand the workings of a matrix organisation
  • Effective administration of all aspects of the employee lifecycle and maintaining employee records, the HR system, and organisation charts
  • You will be the owner of all HR data requests and ensure the HR systems reflect local HR system data to enable group reporting from accurate data
  • You will assist with all HR-related meetings and offer help and guidance in any HR related matters
  • You will be responsible for running reports from the HR systems and managing and analysing data to help the HR team support issues and trends to address with managers
  • You will help coordinate and organise events such as long service awards, training courses, conferences, and events and utilising related processes such as raising purchase orders
  • You will help support the recruitment processes by posting vacancies, arranging interviews, and managing candidate experience through the recruitment process
  • You will be the first point of contact/face of HR for the external interactions with candidates, agencies, benefits and training providers so you will need to ensure you are professional at all times and represent the employer brand
  • You will support the development of new processes, ways of working and supporting documentation and templates for the HR team and wider business to use
  • You will be responsible for managing the company car scheme and administering employee benefits
  • You will be responsible for managing HR invoices and monitoring HR spend

The Person

This will suit someone who has experience working at a Senior HR level, within a fast-paced private sector organisation, and someone who has experience of working within a matrix organisation. You will have a genuine interest in the HR and People agenda of the business and will be keen to want to make a difference. You will have an understanding of HR business partnering and previous experience of implementing and overseeing HR-related projects. You will have a working knowledge of employment law and associated legislation and be comfortable with changing the status quo and proposing new solutions. You would be at least CIPD level 5 qualified or equivalent but experience for this role is key, so anyone with extensive HR experience (qualified by experience) would be considered. 

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