Responsible to: Deputy Chief Executive (DCEO)

Responsible for: Operations Officer (joint line management with DCEO)

Status: Part time 21 hours (over 3 days min), permanent                                  

Location: Manchester or London with regular national travel and overnight stays as required

Benefits: 16.8 days holiday, 4.8 Bank holidays and pension

Salary: £33-35,000 (pro rata)

Deadline: 7th July


akt is a national charity which is expanding rapidly. As part of our development we have recognised a need to strengthen our infrastructure to ensure we have suitable support functions in place to provide the staff team and organisation with the right level of guidance and advice to succeed. Whilst we have an external HR advice service, we are now at a size where we need to compliment this with in-house support. We are therefore looking for a HR Manager who can bring their skills and experience to ensure akt continues to be recognised as an excellent place to work and develop your career.

Key Tasks

Lead akt’s HR function, comprising: 

  • facilitating and attending HR meetings such as absence management, long term sick reviews, facilitated meetings/discussions as directed by the senior team;
  • providing support and guidance to the senior team with regard complex investigations, disciplinaries, grievance and appeal meetings;
  • acting as the lead on organisational change such as redundancy, TUPE and changing terms and conditions;
  • providing support and guidance to our leadership team with regard to our equality, diversity and inclusion programme, including ensuring akt is compliant with all related policy and processes;
  • working with akt’s HR external advisers to ensure best practice and current HR law is followed in all HR related work at akt;
  • increasing line management capabilities by delivering training and in the moment coaching;
  • overseeing all staff recruitment;
  • overseeing monitoring and reporting of staff sickness and absence;
  • advising on improvements to staff performance management reporting;
  • reviewing and updating the employee lifecycle process and other HR policies;
  • developing and delivering staff consultation processes;
  • leading on the delivery of actions that come out of our equality, diversity and inclusion task force. 

Performance Management

Performance in the role will be assessed against key performance indicators and other targets relating to the organisation’s business plan, and as specified in the individual performance contract annually.

Other responsibilities

  • To attend regular support, supervision and agreed training events/meetings
  • To represent akt appropriately and effectively at all times
  • Work within and demonstrate a commitment to the Trust’s strategic aims and its values and code of practice / conduct and all other policies and procedures
  • To organise and participate in some events out of office hours, e.g. fundraising and publicity events, as agreed with the CEO
  • Undertake other duties commensurate with the nature of the post, individually and in collaboration with the CEO and other colleagues.
  • To incorporate the values and strategic aims of the organisation into your work and behaviours

Person specification

  • Proven experience of working in a human resources role – voluntary sector experience would be beneficial
  • CIPD qualified or part qualified
  • Experience of project work such as TUPEs, restructures etc
  • Proven significant experience working in a fast paced changing environment
  • Strong customer service experience
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written with people at all levels
  • Confidence to influence HR teams/senior managers in the business
  • Prepare to challenge and be challenged
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Knowledge of employment law

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