HR Manager – London Waterloo

A highly successful organisation based near London Waterloo is looking for a dynamic, personable, commercial, and operational HR Manager to join their team.

Managing a team of five, this will be a hands-on, HR Generalist role where you will be involved in developing HR policies and procedures, assisting with recruitment, supporting learning and development, coaching, and upskilling middle managers and employee relations. 

Reporting to the CEO, with a dotted line to the HR BP for the group, you will provide support, advice, and guidance to all areas of the business on any HR-related matter. You will ideally be CIPD qualified with an impeccable understanding of HR best practices, with extensive ER knowledge.  You will demonstrate a real desire to build relationships with stakeholders and will remain up to date with relevant employment law legislation/practices.

Within this role you will manage and oversee the HR and recruitment functions, implement HR strategies aligned to business objectives, support business change, and transformation, coach in a high-performance environment, project manage organisational and procedural changes within the business area, work with the parent company to review and align practices across brands including matters relating to employee relations (disciplinaries, grievances, mentoring, salary and conditions, contracts, appraisals, succession planning, etc), providing data and analytics, reviewing and supporting the company’s talent management processes within business areas including performance and potential management, resource planning and succession planning.

Additionally, you will provide insight and recommendations on HR initiatives that can be leveraged to strengthen business results, e.g., leadership and development programs, you will work with senior managers to uncover talent implications such as any significant gaps to meet long-term objectives and create a long-term workforce plan that prioritises people-related initiatives. You will monitor, measure and report on HR issues, opportunities, and development plans, and achievements within agreed formats and timescales and liaise with Directors and Managers to understand their HR requirements and ensure they are fully informed of the corporate HR strategy

To be suitable for this HR Manager role you will have had exposure to:

Leading the delivery of HR functions to a high standard

A proven track record as an HR generalist with an extensive ER background  

The ability to shape and embed organisational strategies in HR

Knowledge and experience in introducing new ideas to improve employee engagement


This is a fantastic opportunity to join an established organisation during a period of significant growth.

This role is fully office-based – 5 days a week. The ideal candidate will come from manufacturing, distribution, trade, or construction environments and will be happy being hands-on operationally.

This role is offering an initial starting salary of £60,000 plus benefits.

London - Central
Contact Name:
Claudia Ashdown