HR Manager

Posted 29 Feb 2024

Tarmac Trading Ltd

Buxton (Human Resources)

Job Type:contractDuration:6 months
Category:Human ResourcesRecruiter Reference:tarmac/TP/47943/5430
URL for Applications:Apply HereSalary:Excellent Salary + Car Allowance

Highly Competitive Salary + Car Allowance

Based at Tarmac Cement Plant in Buxton, Derbyshire with some travel across the UK.

At Tarmac, ‘who you are’ matters.  We want to get to know you.  If you share our values and are proud of a job well done, collaborative in working well with others and ambitious to make things better, then have a read of what we have on offer.

We are seeking an experienced HR Manager to join our HR team at our Tarmac Tunstead site based in Buxton, Derbyshire. This role is a single-site opportunity although attendance at meetings across the UK may be required and you will have responsibility for delivering a comprehensive, commercially focused HR service for one of our largest Cement Plants in the UK. This role is easily accessible from Buxton, Leek, Macclesfield, Stockport, Sheffield, Mansfield, Chesterfield and surrounding areas.

This broad HR Manager role is an opportunity for you to partner with some key business stakeholders and work on a wide range of activities such as change initiatives, talent attraction and development, inclusion and diversity, employee engagement and business improvement initiatives.

Here at Tarmac, we are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.


Main Responsibilities

Reporting into the Head of HR – Cement, Lime & Packed, the role of HR Manager for our Tunstead site will represent the HR function within management teams across the site to ensure national, Business Unit and local priorities and strategies are achieved. This role will also be responsible for (not exhaustive):

  • Implementing, monitoring, and adhering to HR policies, initiatives and projects within timescales to support the delivery of the Group objectives
  • Working with colleagues to deliver the business’ strategy on talent attraction, talent identification and development and succession planning
  • Leading on early careers activities, including our educational engagement activities
  • Working with stakeholders to always ensure compliance with employment law and company policies
  • Promoting and instilling a culture of consistency, equality, and fairness in our handling of employee relations matters, challenging stakeholders where appropriate
  • Providing coaching and support to site management teams, to create an enabling and engaging culture
  • Being the main point of contact for union representatives across the site and be involved in the annual wage negotiation process
  • Providing relevant HR KPI data, analysis, and insight
  • Driving an absence and performance management culture across the site
  • Co-ordinating the annual performance review process and other such tasks required as part of the annual HR cycle
  • Managing good working relationships with Trade Unions
  • Supporting the organisation and delivery of training sessions and supporting the wider HR Team when needed

This role is working on an interim basis for up to 6 months whilst we recruit for a permanent HR Manager. Suitable candidates may also be considered for the permanent opportunity.


The Ideal Candidate

Suitable candidates for the role of HR Manager will be CIPD qualified (or equivalent experience) and possess a comprehensive understanding of HR principles and practices, coupled with relevant business experience and professional development.

The role of HR Manager will suit a well organised, agile, and resilient HR professional who also has:

  • Good working and practical understanding of employment law and how to deal with employee relations cases
  • Proven track record of supporting business changes such as reorganisations and TUPE transfers
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and develop strong relationships internally and externally
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience of working in a unionised environment
  • High integrity and ability to challenge, impact and influence others
  • Personal drive and a desire to succeed and improve
  • Ability to impact and influence (able to get acceptance of ideas through indirect influence)
  • Ability to assess, measure and identify key talent and ensure they fit with key organisational drivers


Why Us

In addition to the interim role of HR Manager we also offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits:

  • Car allowance
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice
  • Access to join our Employee Communities (employee networks) we currently have nine communities inc. (REACH) Religious, Ethnic, Cultural Heritage, LGBTQ+, Parents & Carers, Ability, Wellbeing, Female Voice, and Menopause
  • Training and development opportunities

Interested? Why not click here to find out more?  Go on… are you ready to build your future?


Tarmac, a CRH company, is an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when this happens we sometimes bring the published closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

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