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HR Manager

HR Manager

Salary        – £39,493 - £44,539

Hours        – 37 hours – office base, on-site, hybrid working

The role

We are currently looking to appoint a committed HR Manager to support the Council’s Head of People and Policy in the delivery of a professional, customer focused operational HR service.


Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) Level 7 Diploma or equivalent or evidence of experience to work towards.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Lead the delivery of a high quality, responsive HR and payroll service.
  • Management of  employee casework
  • Monitoring and management of sickness absence casework
  • Development of strong working relationships with managers and staff, providing support and professional advice.
  • Lead in the provision of learning and professional development of the Council’s workforce.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with Trade Union representatives.
  • Keep up-to-date with changes and developments in employment legislation and case law.

Person Specification

  • Experience of working in a senior HR role.
  • Experience of advising and coaching managers in employee relations.
  • Experience of leading, motivating and developing staff.
  • Experience of interpreting legislation, policy and guidance to develop local policies and procedures.
  • Experience of managing and processing payroll would be an advantage.
  • Experience of working in a local government environment would be an advantage.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences.
  • Excellent IT skills with good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to use own initiative, organise and manage own workload to meet priorities with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to research, assess and analysis information and data.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with Senior Officers, Elected Members, Managers, staff, colleagues and partners.
  • Commitment to continuous professional development.
  • A commitment to developing and maintaining high levels of customer care.
  • The job will involve some occasional evening working


  • Flexible working
  • Family friendly policies
  • On-site free parking
  • Up to 30 days' annual leave
  • Option to purchase additional leave
  • Salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme
  • Savings and loan scheme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Additional voluntary contribution to AVC
  • Staff reward scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee forums (Your Voice, Health & Wellbeing)

General Statement

The information contained in this job description is provided to assist employees joining the council to understand and appreciate the work content of their post and the role they will play in the organisation. However, the following point should be noted:

  • Whilst every endeavour has been made to outline all the duties and responsibilities of the post, a document such as this does not permit every item to be specified in detail. Broad headings, therefore, may have been used, in which case all the usual associated routines are naturally included in the job description.

How to apply

Download and complete the application form

Job Application Form

Application forms should be returned to: OR

Rossendale Borough Council, People & Policy, The Business Centre, Futures Park, Bacup, Lancashire, OL13 0BB


Alternatively, email your name and address, quoting reference number KA1039 to or telephone People and Policy on 01706 252449.

Closing Date          – Monday 20th February 2023 at 10am

Interview Date       – Monday 27th February 2023