Human Resource Manager

Human Resource Manager

Role: HR Manager

Job Sector: Sales Support

Remuneration: £20K (pro rata) + benefits

Location: Southport

Level:  Manager – no direct reports however the ability to engage with key stakeholders is necessary and responsible for running of HR department

Hours: 12 hours per week (ideally across 4 days)


Access Point Ltd

At Access Point we firmly believe our fabulous employees are what make us so unique.  We are looking for somebody to join our team in a HR role.

National Coverage, Northern Charm

We were formed in 1997 and have rapidly grown into the largest company within the UK to offer third-party promotions. We work with many of the large, well known, retailers within the UK. Although we work nationally to support our customers, we are based from our custom renovated prestigious and beautiful premises at the Old Courthouse in Southport.

Main Purpose of Role

Reporting to the Resource Director, you will ensure the smooth running of our HR department. Our employees are our most precious resource.  We work hard to recruit, retain and motivate our employees within a supportive work environment and are looking for someone who can show the same enthusiasm and commitment.

Description of role

This role demands a focus on day to day efficiency and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment, utilising your first class communication skills.

You will be required to:

Create, manage and maintain employee records, ensuring all required information is received and recorded

Conduct, oversee or take notes of investigation, probationary, disciplinary, grievance, capability, flexible working and appeal meetings

Deal with day to day HR issues including resolving employee complaints

Provide HR consultancy and coaching to managers; assisting them with HR related tasks including research

Ensure all HR and H&S related matters are correctly documented

Drafting, updating and amending the company policies, procedures, forms and templates

Ensure compliance with H&S regulations within the business and interpreting/advising on employment legislation

Liaise with Finance Director for Payroll purposes

Deal with tasks relating to new starter and leaver process including issuing and processing new starter documentation

Coordinate the induction of new staff, training, apprenticeships, NVQs and organising work experience placements

Deal with monthly and annual statistics

The Successful Applicant

You will have excellent communication skills, HR knowledge and experience.

Skills required

  • Strong organisational skills, plan and prioritise and ability to multi task.
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • You should hold a HR qualification
  • Experience in running a HR department
  • Great people and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to interpret employment legislation and apply it in a working environment
  • Ability to produce comprehensible documents with excellent attention to detail
  • Experience of using a CRM database (desirable)
  • Experience in recruitment (desirable)

Internally the job holder will relate to employees across the whole company.

Externally the job holder communicates with a wide range of people: potential candidates for employment, advertising agencies, HR professionals and any other external bodies relating to the role.  Therefore the job holder will need to exercise considerable discretion and integrity.

We expect everyone who works for us to follow Access Point’s core values; we expect you to be honest, reliable, committed and insightful among other things.  In return for this we’ll offer you some amazing benefits:

  • Additional holiday entitlement for length of service
  • Paid private medical care after 12 months service
  • A growing team with a chance to progress your career
  • In-house award scheme
  • Quarterly voucher reward scheme for impeccable attendance record

In the office

Our offices are based 10 minutes’ walk from Southport train station in the former magistrate’s courts. The building is a huge space that we’re very proud of, from the grand marble foyer, to our light and spacious open plan office with original artwork, right down to the art-deco toilets. We have a staff canteen with full cooking facilities, a chill-out room, table tennis, tuck shop as well as a large roof terrace, location of some of our best parties over the years.

Out of the office

Access Point is proud of the commitment we have made over the years to local causes, in previous years we have organised donation drives on behalf of the Southport foodbank and last summer we volunteered at Hesketh Park to preserve this historic Victorian garden and help improve our local environment. As a member of Access Point we’ll expect you to join in on these activities, doing your part to help out. However it’s not all weeding and cans of beans, we have previously sent our staff to Vietnam to help build a toilet block for a rural village in Mai Chua, on a sailing expedition to France and dog sledding in the Arctic.

While we always strive to be professional, we never want to be corporate. Access Point sees itself as a family where we support one another to do our best work every day. If you have a driven attitude and want to work in an exciting and fast paced market, then please send a copy of your CV to amanda@apuk.net.

Access Point Ltd is an equal opportunities and Living Wage Employer.

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