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Vacancy | HR Manager

15 September 2020

Rochdale Football Club is recruiting an experienced HR Manager.

Reports to:       Chief Executive Officer, David Bottomley

Based at:          The Crown Oil Arena, Rochdale, OL11 5DR

Salary:               £28–32K pro rata (3 days a week)

Job purpose:

Working closely with the senior team, the HR Manager will provide a comprehensive HR service ensuring that Rochdale AFC is equipped with best practice to foster a high performance and inclusive culture. This role will also be responsible for implementing and overseeing processes and policies alongside providing clear direction and guidance to help generate a positive and encouraging working environment.

The role is a varied mix of hand-on operational work combined with a strategic focus which requires providing expert advice and support.

Initially this is a 3 day a week role, however, for the right candidate there is the potential for this to develop into a full-time position.

 

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • With the CEO, drive alignment between HR strategy and business goals
  • Continuously monitor and review HR policies and processes and implement changes where necessary
  • Assist with the organisation’s overall operations and the delivery of strategic objectives
  • Develop HR policy and procedures to improve performance and mitigate disputes
  • Monitor and ensure company compliance with changing employment laws
  • Manage complex employee relations including but not limited to dispute resolutions, absence management, disciplinaries and grievances
  • Introduce and manage a robust appraisal system
  • Advise SMT on the terms and conditions of employment and share best practice with them
  • Provide first line advice on current and existing benefits for employees and managers
  • Work with appropriate parties on reward strategy.
  • Provide advice on recruitment and selection strategies.
  • Support the recruitment process – this may include writing job descriptions and preparing interview questions
  • Carry out employee-related administration such as contracts, new starter packs, formal notices of termination etc
  • Leading new starter inductions
  • Oversee staff attendance and absence-monitoring
  • Support the SMT in conducting annual appraisals
  • Support change management processes
  • Implement learning and development policy
  • Manage and talent and succession planning
  • Participate in the implementation of specific projects, procedures and guidelines to help align the workforce with the strategic goals of the organisation
  • Provide general support to ensure staff welfare is optimised.

 

Qualifications

  • Qualified CIPD member

 

Skills and knowledge

  • Excellent organisational, administrative and communication skills are essential
  • Solid knowledge of UK employment legislation and its application
  • Proactive team player with strong customer service and problem solving skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and act with discretion and diplomacy is crucial
  • Attention to detail while working in a fast-paced environment is essential
  • Ability to influence and persuade people at all levels
  • Possess a broad commercial awareness
  • Excellent Excel, PowerPoint and report building skills.

Relevant experience

  • Proven HR generalist experience of three to five years
  • Experience in successfully developing and supporting senior managers through change
  • Experience in compensation and benefits
  • Experience of supporting organisational re-structure would be welcome.


How to apply

If you are interested in joining our team, then send your CV and covering letter to our recruitment partner, Alex MacArthur at alex@almrecruitment.co.uk

The closing date is October 4th.

 

 


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