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Interim HR Project Lead (12 month contract)

Location North East | Salary £40,000 - £45,000 plus benefits


Our client is an international business with multiple sites across the UK and Europe.  They are looking to recruit an experienced HR generalist with specific project management experience on a fixed term basis of 12 months.  The role will involve supporting the HR team by leading a suite of HR projects within a fast-moving production facility.

Job Description

Reporting in to the HR Lead main accountabilities include:

  • Lead and manage a variety of HR projects
  • Support the HR team in delivering a high level of HR service during a period of change
  • Manage timescales against the project plans
  • Work as a business partner to provide HR direction and support to the site leadership team and employees throughout the projects
  • Be responsible for dealing with first line queries in relation to the projects
  • Coach and provide advice to line managers to ensure they are supported in delivering the expected changes
  • Maintain good working relations and engage the key stakeholders so they are both proactively supported and challenged when necessary
  • Identify risks and manage effectively throughout the period of change
  • Take ownership of the management of HR Information Systems and liaise with the wider HR Admin Team to ensure processes are followed in an efficient manner
  • Support the senior HR team in the delivery and implementation stages
  • Develop and manage an effective communication strategy
  • Work closely with the recognised unions as well as supporting HR Best Practice in line with business objectives

Person Specification

The successful applicant will:

  • Have a proven track record of delivering HR projects ideally within a commercial or industrial environment
  • Have demonstrable experience at the HR Business Partner level
  • Possess strong project management abilities including effective communication and stakeholder management

CIPD qualification is preferred and the successful applicant will be available to start quickly.

Contract Length

12 month fixed term contract

Contact Consultant

Katie Nevin

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