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Part Time HR Manager

Posted: 27.10.2023
Contract Type: Part-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Negotiable
Location: London, UK
Tenure: Freelance, Permanent
Job description:

We are looking for a HR Manager for a growing London Auction House. This is a key role that will take lead responsibility for the employee life cycle. This is a new position within the company and will work closely with the Managing Director to ensure the company delivers a healthy and happy work place for its’ employees. The role is part time, 18-20 hours per week.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

 HR Administration

  • Take full responsibility for all HR systems and administration including Statement of Main Terms and Conditions, administration of the annual leave system, employee records, ensuring adherence to employment law and GDPR
  • Answer HR enquiries from employees
  • Provide HR statistics for the Managing Director on a timely basis
  • Ensure that the HR aspects of the website are kept up-to-date

Recruitment and Selection

  • To take overall responsibility for recruitment including recruitment approval from the Managing Director, the development of job descriptions, advertising, shortlisting, references, interviewing, offering and feedback
  • To organise the induction programme and carry out the general induction programme for new employees and interns
  • To ensure that the probationary period procedure is adhered to by line managers
  • To take lead responsibility for intern applications and induction
  • To carry out exit interviews and analyse the data on an annual basis
  • To ensure good practice is followed in terms of equality, diversity and inclusion

Employee Reward

  •  Work with our external payroll provider on the monthly payroll, using a spreadsheet
  • Assist with non-pay benefits, and administer any non-pay benefit schemes

Employee Relations

  • To support and guide employees and line managers through 1-2-1 meetings, coaching and mentoring
  • To provide feedback on the HR function in order to continually improve the provision of a good HR service

Learning and Development

  • To administer the Performance Development Review process and support line managers and employees throughout
  • To support line managers in their duties
  • To support employees in their learning and development goals


  • Ensure compliance with all internal policies and procedures, particularly health and safety policies and the dress and appearance policy
  • Participate in organisation-wide meetings, activities and processes, and develop internal contacts, networks and interactions as appropriate
  • Carry out other duties as required

Person Specification:

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • Experience of working as an HR Manager in an SME environment. Knowledge of HR processes and practices
  • A very good understanding of employment law
  • First class client service skills
  • Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • A manner that is calm, approachable and professional, with a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Enthusiastic, honest, highly self-motivated
  • Ability to cope with multiple priorities
  • Strong attention to detail and high level organisation skills
  • Excellent knowledge of the Microsoft 365 suite

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

  • CIPD qualified or part-qualified