• Independent multi-sector recruitment specialist

Human Resources and Personnel

HR Team Leader

Job Title: HR Team Leader

Location: Gateshead

Salary: up to £27,000

6 months contract


We are looking for an experienced Team Leader to support HR Administration team that delivers high quality solutions and support for employees. This is a Full-time, 6 months contract, based in Gateshead office.

This role requires strong people management skills, alongside an ability to pick up administration issues and advise team on delivering high standard practices.

Job responsibilities:

  • Manage a small team of administrators who work across multiple business groups to assist employees and managers
  • Manage the performance of Transactional teams
  • Take care of high-volume HR inbox
  • Support the delivery of HR Processes like Vetting, DBS
  • Provoke a positive change in your team
  • Provide training, coaching, guidance, and direction for your team
  • Take a hands-on approach involving completion of the tasks in all areas to support the team as required
  • Ensure delivery of outputs, in a timely and effective manner meeting agreed and established KPI’s and other metrics

You will have:

  • Previous team management or supervisory experience
  • Excellent and advance level capability for all Microsoft programmes
  • Use judgement to know when to ask for help and guidance
  • Ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate practical problem-solving skills


People Consultant

  • CIPD Level 5
  • Experience of developing and delivering training across a multi-site environment
  • Able to successfully demonstrate evidence of business knowledge and commercial awareness in a multi-site field-based HR advisory and business partner role
  • Able to successfully demonstrate evidence of working with complex employment relations issues
  • Able to successfully demonstrate evidence of managing large scale restructure and redundancy programmes
  • Working knowledge of TUPE legislation and experience of managing acquisition integrations


Recruitment Branch Manager

Job Title: Branch Manager

Responsible to: Regional/Area Manager

Purpose of the role: To create and maintain a successful and profitable, team orientated branch. To ensure that all clients, temps and team members are motivated in their partnership with Major Recruitment and to take responsibility for the ongoing development of both team members and self.

Principal Responsibilities:

Business Development:

  • Build effective relationships to ensure Customer Satisfaction
  • Create, research and manage a branch sales territory, ensuring a regular contact chain
  • Manage marketing campaigns across multiple platforms including social media
  • Enhance the development of the company through conversation of sales leads, business development calls, quality servicing of client accounts and gaining referrals
  • Effectively manage local tenders


  • Manage the budget, financial forecasting and cost constraints in line with net operating figures
  • Ensure customers work in line with the credit management policy/terms of business
  • Continuous improvement of the branch finance function, minimising risk of bad debt, credits and loss of profit
  • Assess, track and review team performance and/or sales strategy to continually grow and improve results


  • Drive performance of team members and apply direction, motivation and leadership with regards to both their personal objectives and the company’s standard performance expectations
  • Hold regular meetings with team members to define targets, keep business plan/goals alive and on track, ensuring team members ideas and suggestions are acknowledged
  • Coach and support staff and take responsibility for personal development plans ensuring an effective, consistent individual development plan which obtains results. Ensure all team members have a development record which is continually reviewed and advanced
  • Seek to ensure that your branch is fully resourced and effective recruitment processes followed
  • Be familiar with and follow HR processes in line with company and legal standards, with the support of HR

Operating Standards:

  • Maintain branch legislative and operating standards

Values and Behaviours

  • Create the right culture and embody company values
  • Act with honesty and integrity at all times
  • Approach situations as opportunities and not challenges
  • Demonstrate a true passion for service, compliance and organisation
  • Have a positive attitude towards continual change

Essential Skills Required

  • Ability to provide excellent levels of customer service
  • Ability to have higher level difficult conversations
  • Proven new business salesperson with a successful sales record
  • Strong understanding of the clients & competition within the locality
  • Managed a number of client accounts and able to demonstrate a growth strategy for these clients
  • Ability to use different sales techniques
  • Extremely target driven, be self motivated and use own initiative
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Strong networker
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to adapt to changes in market conditions
  • High level of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Pro-active and Organised Approach
  • High Level of Accuracy and Attention to Detail


HR Admin team Leader

HR Administration Team Leader


6 month Contract


  • Are you a confident HR Administration Team Leader with a background supporting your team and liaising with departments across an organisation?
  • Are you looking to work for global organisation with real opportunities?
  • Would you be interested in an initial 6 month contract?

Then this is the perfect role for you…..read on…

As the HR Administration Team Leader you will be carrying out an essential role liaising between the HR Administrator, outsource Admin Service, Payroll Team, HR and Line managers.

You will be managing the following:

Team Leader -Eensure that all administration processed are carried out to a high standard and the HR system is updated accurately.

Recruitment: Administer internal vacancies, ensuring that they’re circulated and advertised as required.

New Starters – Ensure all required documentation is in place and issued according to KPI’s.

Absence – Support the administration of all types of absence.

Invoice Processing – help to encode employee welfare and other related invoices are processed in SAP system.

Then this is a fantastic opportunity for you and you need to get in touch ASAP!

HR Assistant

It is an exciting opportunity to join national company as HR Assistant in Harpenden office on Permanent, Full-time basis.

You will work closely with our HR Team and provide support on HR administration. You will be successful if you have experience in a fast-paced role and knowledge of basic employment law and HR practices.

This role is within a medium sized HR Function, offering the opportunity to progress your career and gain extensive experience within a fast-paced commercial environment.

Job responsibilities:

  • You will provide an advice to employees and line managers, explaining policies and procedures.
  • Support HR projects such as Security screening/vetting.
  • You will check all employee criminal record in a timely manner.
  • Administer and manage the Pensions administration process.
  • You will administer investigations for disciplinary and grievance procedures.
  • Handle maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave processes and queries.
  • Provide HR administration support to the HR Advisor with the development and maintenance of human resource policies and procedures.
  • Administer and manage the TUPE in/out and tender administration process.
  • Maintain HR systems and databases.
  • Review and renew Company policies.

What we are looking for:

  • Previous experience of working within an HR department.
  • Have or be working towards CIPD accreditation.
  • Experience of working with confidential information and in compliance to data protection regulations.
  • Knowledge of basic Employment law.

What next?

This is an exciting and challenging role within a growing company please call Ruta at Major Recruitment of click Apply Now to send your CV.


Senior HR Advisor

Senior HR Advisor


Leicester – Hybrid Working

Permanent, Full time – 37.5 hrs Per Week

Our client are looking to recruit a Senior HR Advisor, working within a super friendly team. Based in Leicester, working within our clients division that covers Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland and Derbyshire. This role will be hybrid role, working 2 days from home and 3 in the office or across sites depending on meetings.

The role itself if 95% casework and the successful candidate will lead in this, providing the SHRBP and the HRBP with assurance and escalation where needed. Meaning you need to be confident in ER with at least 2 years’ experience dealing with all levels of cases up to complex cases and be able to manage your own work load and priorities. There will be involvement in MOC’s and other projects such as TUPE; so experience in these areas is desirable.

You will have direct reports being the 3 x HR admin team members reporting to you directly. This will mean you will be responsible for their 1:1’s, appraisals and general duties such as annual leave approvals. You may not have this experience currently, it is not an issue and it is not essential that you do, as it can be a development opportunity to learn for the path to the next HR level.

Being adaptable to change and having a flexible can do approach is a must. Someone who is personable, but also able to hold their own in difficult situations with all levels of employees – including management.

Purpose of the Role:

The post holder will support the HRBP in delivering a comprehensive and professional HR service to all customers. They will provide proactive employee relations advice and guidance, support divisional recruitment requirements, maintain compliance requirements and implement contractual changes using the HRIS. The post holder will participate in promoting and advancing our cleint, and their values.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Reporting line for HR Administration staff (Direct Reports)
  • Building and maintaining good working relationships with all customers; internal and external with the confidence and ability to challenge professionally; if required.
  • Providing HR support and guidance to managers and staff with regards to all employee relations matters, in line with company policies and procedures, and best practice; referring to HRBP when the need arises.
  • Supporting HRBP effectively and efficiently to deliver HR projects with a flexible approach, as and when the need arises.
  • Supporting Senior HRBP & HRBP and operations with audit preparation and actions.
  • Generating consistent and professional correspondence in line with policies, procedures and best practice.
  • Responsible for maintaining HR Mailbox, resolving day to day HR queries, in line with policy, procedure and contractual terms; ensuring all queries are responded to expediently and escalating to HRBP where required.
  • Supporting facilitation in the development of line managers, to increase their people and management skills in line with policy, procedure and best practice.
  • Maintaining employee files in line with GDPR, CQC and local compliance requirements.
  • Maintenance of HRIS, ensuring accurate capture and analysis of data.
  • Updating HRIS for monthly payroll processing, and liaising with payroll and HR Administrator to ensure all relevant correspondence following changes are created, and communicated to relevant parties, with appropriate authorisation.
  • Ensure all learning and development needs for the division are addressed appropriately in line with Divisional priorities, as directed by the Senior HRBP/HRBP.
  • Overseeing Induction arrangements for new starters within the Division.
  • Supporting recruitment and selection in line with company Policies and Procedures.
  • Creation, collation and analysis of data from multiple sources (including Jet reports).
  • Filing, photocopying and general administration duties when the need arises.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Relevant professional HR qualification (CIPD Level 5 or working towards)
  • IT proficiency in Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Strong HR Advisor skills 3+years with the minimum of 1+ years’ experience in a generalist role inclusive of Advisory tasks
  • Min 1+ years’ experience in Employee Relations matters
  • Experience of line management is desirable
  • Experience of GDPR and file management and maintenance
  • Experience of updating and maintaining a HRIS
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills
  • Confidence and ability to challenge in a professional manner
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage expectations
  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible to change
  • Positive, proactive and adaptable approach
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Up to date employment law knowledge and the ability to self source solutions

Personal Qualities:

  • Confidentiality, discretion and tact
  • Positive and proactive
  • Empathetic
  • Confident team player
  • Demonstrable evidence of collaborative working.

Valid UK Driving License & Car is essential

Salary & Package:

  • £27,614
  • Flexible working – with the opportunity to work both site based and from home as well as flexible hours
  • Pension scheme
  • Support and funding available to continue your education, development and learning
  • Access to health and wellbeing facilities
  • Paid for parking, complimentary tea and coffee at work – and a generous amount of holiday entitlement

Our client will be looking to conduct interviews week beginning 20th June with a view for the right candidate to start as soon as possible.

Please contact Zoe Bellenger on Zoebellenger@major-recruitment.com for a confidential chat.

HR Assistant

HR Assistant / Admin

Major Recruitment are currently representing an existing client in Sunderland, who are looking for an HR Assistant to join them on an intial Temporary contract with scope of going Permanent.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who has some HR experience, looking to develop further within their HR career.

Job Responsibilities and Duties:

  • TUPI administration and ELI completion
  • DBS Application and management
  • Responsible for the administration of applicants
  • Coordinate & conduct /take notes in interviews
  • HR administration
  • Responsible for DVLC quarterly checks
  • Responsible for personnel files
  • Writing employment contracts, salary correspondence, employee relations letters and general employee correspondence according to company guidelines
  • Employee references according to company guidelines
  • Support the coordination of Training courses
  • Update Training Plan/Participant reaction/Evaluation
  • Payroll administration

Candidate Requirements:

  • Problem solving ability
  • Comfortable/proficient using MS Office – Word, Excel & PowerPoint essential
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Communication skills with patience for non-native English speakers
  • Numerical skills
  • Adaptable to a changing environment.

My client are looking for someone to start ASAP and holding interviews on short notice.

Part time HR Manager

Job Title: HR Manager

Location: Middlesbrough



A superb opportunity to join an outstanding manufacturing company in Middlesbrough. It is Part time HR Manager Job role (3 days per week, 8-hour shifts).

The HR Manager role will be pivotal in the ongoing success and growth of the organisation.

Working with support of the team and department managers you will be responsible for:

  • Provide guidance and coaching to management teams and encourage managers to make effective decisions.
  • Assist and provide guidance in grievance and disciplinary issues up to and including dismissal and appeal.
  • Review HR management information and suggest areas for improvement.
  • The development, support and delivery of employee engagement.
  • Provide advice on all aspects of company policy, best practice, employee relations and employment law, keeping abreast of new legislations.
  • Support operational teams to reinforce company culture.
  • Support capability development and retention across all roles and departments.
  • Develop and orchestrate training workshops for managers and employees across all departments.

Essential Experience:

  • A qualification in Human Resources Management e.g. CIPD

Desired Experience:

  • Previous experience in a HR Management role
  • Up-to-date knowledge of employee legislation

What next?

This is an exciting and challenging role within a growing company please contact Ruta at Major Recruitment or click Apply Now to send your CV