Interim HR Manager (FTC 8 Months)

Interserve PLC
08 Aug 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job purpose

  • Managing projects and discreet pieces of work including consultation programmes;
  • Dealing with complex HR employment related matters at appeal and tribunal stage;
  • Managing the EDI action plan;
  • Providing support & guidance to the HR Advisor (HRA) and HR Officer (HRO) on all HR casework and ER activity.

This position is offered as an 8 month fixed term contract to provide cover for current role holder.


  • Providing professional advice, guidance and support to Line Managers in respect of complex HR issues up to and including ET level;
  • Coaching and mentoring managers in all aspects of the employee life cycle;
  • Managing the consultation process for the move to our new premises in Q1 2018;
  • Building and maintaining effective and positive relationships;
  • Providing advice to managers in relation to employment law and impact on process and procedures;
  • Supporting managers in respect of exit strategies including pre termination negotiations;
  • Managing the EDI action plan, co-ordinating activities and supporting Diversity Champions in the business;
  • Overseeing casework to ensure these are managed effectively;
  • Supporting the delivery of the HR strategic objectives;
  • Upskilling and supporting the HRA and HRO in areas of development;
  • Supporting the team to ensure best value service is provided to the business;
  • Review policies and procedures to ensure these are up to date and in line with legislative requirements;
  • Supporting implementation of the General Data Protection regulations as appropriate;
  • Leading on TUPE processes if required;
  • Supporting the cascade of communication in relation to reward and benefits;
  • Producing management level reports on key areas of responsibility;
  • To be aware of business continuity processes via Line Manager.

Knowledge skills & experience

  • Experienced in managing the TUPE transfer process e.g. undertaking consultation, managing contractual issues;
  • Chartered member of CIPD;
  • Experienced in negotiating pre termination negotiations and compromise agreements;
  • Experienced in liaising with ACAS in dispute resolution;
  • Proven experience of providing advice and guidance to line managers in all aspects of employment law and company policy/procedure;
  • In depth and current knowledge of employment law and its application in the workplace;
  • Experience of chairing and supporting disciplinary hearings to appeal level;
  • Experience of dealing with complex case management;
  • Experience of attendance management principles and cases;
  • Demonstrable experience of implementing organisational change;
  • Experience of leading on equality and diversity action plans/strategy;
  • Experience of large scale consultation activity;
  • Experience in mentoring and developing others,
  • Experience in leading diversity initiatives;
  • Experience of working within the construction industry (highly desirable);
  • Ability to deliver against plans and strategy in a timely manner;
  • Strong collaborative working;
  • Chartered member of CIPD;
  • Demonstrable CPD.


  • Ability to negotiate and influence at a senior level;
  • Customer focussed;
  • Honest and reliable;
  • Pro-active;
  • Able to act on own initiative within pre-defined processes;
  • Methodical and organised;
  • Able to challenge and influence senior managers in order to comply with employment law and legislation;
  • Commercially astute;
  • Strong collaborative working;
  • The post will involve travel within a national geographic spread which may require overnight stays.

Additional job board text

We are looking for an experienced Interim HR Manager to work from our offices in Erdington, Birmingham. This role is offered on a full time and fixed term basis for 8 months. Please note, we will be relocating from our current office in Erdington, Birmingham to our new Head Quarters in Bickenhill Lane, Solihull from Q1 2018. In return we are offering a competitive salary, plus company car/allowance, flexible benefits, 26 days annual leave entitlement (pro-rata), share plans, company pension and private medical insurance. As part of our recruitment process job offers will be subject to a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check. CLOSING DATE: FRIDAY 11TH AUGUST 2017
We are committed to equal opportunities for all and are accredited by Investors in Diversity & the National Equality Standard. Interserve's vision is to redefine the future for people and places. We are one of the world's foremost support services and construction companies, operating in the public and private sectors in the UK and internationally. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and front-line public services. Interserve is based in the UK and is listed in the FTSE 250 index. We have gross revenue of £3.62 billion and a workforce of 80,000 people worldwide.

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