HR Manager

WR Logistics are currently recruiting for a HR Manager in Basildon.

My client have an exciting opportunity to join their team in a busy Freight Forwarding company in Basildon.

Hours and Pay – HR Manager

  • Monday – Friday
  • 0830 – 1730 (1 hour unpaid lunch)
  • £36,500 – £40,000

Duties – HR Manager

  • Assist the Head of Human Resources, in the execution of their duties in support of the organisations vision to become more competitive
  • Understand and execute the departments vision of good business development to reduce costs and become more profitable
  • Line Manage HR Team members
  • Maintain an overview of current legislation in all Human Resources matters
  • Responsible for overseeing the Select HR database system Interrogate and make spot checks to ensure data is being entered correctly
  • Lead the recruitment and hiring process (preparing and evaluating job descriptions, posting vacancy ads, and managing the hiring process) using ATS platform
  • Assist Line Managers through recruitment process, including providing guidance on best practice
  • Create and implement effective onboarding and induction plans which improve the employee experience
  • Create staff training and development plans
  • Assist building, implementing, and maintaining a Performance Appraisal program that allows SMT to coherently evaluate performances across the Company
  • Assist for assessing, building and maintaining a succession planning program in accordance with the SMT and to the needs of the Company
  • Ensure all starter and leaver checklists are correctly completed
  • Ensure (and where necessary complete) all offer letters to new starters and prepare contracts of employment for new employees. Ensure all references for new employees are requested / received
  • Ensure the requesting and maintaining all new IT accounts for new employees and ensuring old accounts are closed
  • Apply for and analyse criminal records checks (DBS) for new employee screening
  • Inform managers of their teams Bradford Factor Scores collating feedback as required and feeding the feedback to the Head of HR
  • Produce management reports from Select HR system ready for Management meetings
  • Assist with special projects in HR
  • Provide holiday and sickness cover HR functions
  • Assist managing Disciplinary and Grievance Management (claims, conflict resolution, both from a social and legal perspective)


  • Experience as a HR Manager (+ 4 years)
  • CIPD L5 Qualified
  • Demonstrate understanding of HR processes
  • Conversant in IT skills e.g., Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel) Select HR & Bamboo HR
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills
  • Personal resilience and the capacity to work effectively and stay calm under pressure
  • Demonstrate customer care skills
  • Ability to deal with confidential information and maintain confidentiality is essential
  • Good team working skills
  • Confidentiality & discretion
  • Understanding of various HR software systems, like Select HR or any other platforms
  • Good understanding of employment law
  • Must be able to prioritise and organise own workload with attention to detail

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WR Transport & Logistics are the #1 recruitment partner for transport jobs and logistics jobs. We recruit UK wide for permanent and contract jobs.

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Location Essex
Job titleHR Manager
Salary £36500 - £40000
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