Are you looking for your first challenge in a senior HR role? An HR manager position will give you fantastic grounding for your journey up the senior ladder. Multitasking is key and every day will be different, filled with unique challenges.

What makes a good HR Manager?

To be a successful HR Manager you must work well under pressure, be an effective multi-tasker, communicate effectively and be a good leader. They will have good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise key tasks.

HR Managers are able to work alone making decisions based on policies and procedures, employee benefits involving budgeting, line manage the team of junior HR professionals and are also required to work as part of a team making decisions alongside the senior management team, having an input in change and ensuring the organisation is compliant with updating employment laws.

Key responsibilities might also include:

  • End to end recruitment including identifying business needs for new employees
  • Conduct employee training
  • Supervise entire HR department
  • Oversee payroll, holidays and employee benefits
  • Stay up to date with employee laws and regulations
  • Employee relations
  • Conduct appraisals and disciplinary meetings
  • Have an input in company budgeting
  • Training and implementations of new procedures and processes
  • Structure revision

At this senior level of HR they will be expected to have an in depth knowledge of employment laws, employee relations and will make key decisions based on employee benefits & payroll.

To support your working experience you may have already completed or studying towards a CIPD qualification, we would recommend this a chosen path of study and to obtain level 5 and /or 7 is highly sort after in today’s market.

CIPD level 5 will give you a good understanding of employment law, reward management, how HR impacts and benefits business, using HR information, employee relations and more. Explore the CIPD level 5 qualification.

CIPD level 7 will give you a good understanding of developing skills for business leadership, resourcing and talent management, reward management, managing employee relations and more. Explore the CIPD level 7 qualification.

HR Manager’s average salary banding in the East Midlands - £35-48k per annum but this does vary depending on the organisation you’re in.