Center Parcs

Deputy HR Manager - Bedford

Woburn Forest Village, Bedfordshire
Circa £35,000 per annum
05 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
Job Type
Full Time
We're a thriving team passionate about working together to deliver excellence, all in a natural forest environment.
Join the UK's number one short break destination. We are proud to have more than 7,000 team members across five Center Parcs Villages and Head Office, working to create memorable experiences for families in beautiful forest locations.
Set within the forest environment, the HR team is responsible for the welfare of 1500 employees, ensuring everyone is given an equal opportunity and that our policies are adhered to. We work closely with all departments, offering support and guidance when required.
  • Annual profit share/management bonus
  • Staff Reward Scheme
  • Free use of leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in restaurant and retail outlets
This is an exciting opportunity to join our HR team in the role of Deputy HR Manager. In this role, you will support and where required deputise, for the Village HR Manager in all aspects of HR activity including generalist HR, Training and Medical Centre.
You will oversee and provide guidance to the HR Advisors to ensure all HR processes are carried out efficiently and in accordance with company policies. You will monitor and promote good employee relations, co-ordinate and participate in disciplinary and grievance investigations and produce and analyse key HR metrics.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required as you will liaise with operational managers on a regular basis to discuss their HR needs. The ideal candidate will therefore have a proactive approach to their work and be able to demonstrate good influencing and negotiating skills.
Experience of absence management, succession planning, recruitment and retention, employee relations, training and development and budget management will be required, along with a good working knowledge of employment law.
As a DBS Counter-signatory, this position will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check as part of the Counter-signatory registration process.
You will be contracted to work 160 hours per 4 week period on a flexible basis. This means that your hours and days of work could vary each week, but you will always receive at least your contracted hours each period.
Usual working hours are 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday with the occasional weekend cover and duty management shifts. Public / bank holiday working may also be required.
Essential requirements:
  • Part qualified CIPD or equivalent/or qualified by experience
  • Generalist HR experience with exposure to a diverse range of complex HR issues
  • Good analytical thinking and the ability to make decisions in difficult or ambiguous situations
  • Current working knowledge of employment law, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to influence others
  • Competent on Microsoft office, HR systems experience and numerate

Closing date: 18 October 2016 as 12 Noon.