HR Manager – Barbour ABI
Cheshire Oaks, England

Job Reference: COE-GHRG-07436

Location: Cheshire Oaks, England

Closing Date: 20/09/2019

Department: Group - Human Resources, Group

Division: Informa Intelligence

Barbour ABI, part of the FTSE 50 Informa Group, is the UK’s leading provider of intelligence and lead generation services that help clients to generate new business opportunities from the construction sector.  With more than 80 years of experience and 100+ colleagues based at Cheshire Oaks within our research, sales, client management and marketing teams, the quality of our data collection processes and existing knowledge in researching and tracking construction projects is second to none – we publish the UK Government’s National Infrastructure & Construction Pipeline and provide the Office for National Statistics with critical data to produce its Construction New Orders estimates.

We are looking for an HR Manager to support the 100 colleagues based in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. Reporting into the HR Business Partner, Informa Intelligence, this role will build trusted relationships with stakeholders across their business areas, as well as working in close partnership with the Centres of Excellence.


The role is responsible for supporting the business in managing employee relations matters and providing day-to-day HR guidance to managers and employees.


  • Be the first point of contact for all employee relations casework including dispute resolutions, disciplinaries, grievances, absence and redundancy.
  • Apply HR and business knowledge evidencing appropriate decision-making skills.
  • Advise managers on the terms and conditions of employment and knowledge share best practice with them.
  • Work with the Resourcing Team and Managers to support recruitment.
  • Carry out new starter inductions.
  • Carry out exit interviews.
  • Work closely with the shared services centre to ensure a high-quality administrative support service is provided to colleagues.
  • Promote a culture of self-service for colleagues and managers to access HR support
  • Work closely with the HR Business Partners, Resourcing and Learning team on HR life-cycle process & HR initiatives.


Skills & Experience needed:

  • Previous HR advisory experience
  • Advanced skills in Excel, Word and Outlook are essential
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of all HR processes including best practice in HR people, processes and technology
  • Knowledge & experience in HR Systems
  • Recognised qualification/ degree preferable (CIPD)
  • A track record of continuous professional development
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels including a wide range of stakeholders within the business
  • Improves processes & systems
  • Problem solves within tight deadlines
  • Be pro-active and take initiative and encourage teams to do the same
  • Knowledge and ability to use relevant internal systems
  • Act with integrity, tact and diplomacy
  • Excellent influencing skills
  • Highly organised, diligent with attention to detail and the ability to maintain these skills whilst working under pressure
  • Proven ability to work to stringent deadlines


What you can expect from us;

  • A FTSE50 company with a start-up ethos
  • An adaptable working environment with flexible hours
  • Open plan, flat structure, high-trust meritocracy
  • Opportunities to grow and develop
  • The chance to make a real impact
  • Professional development


What we expect from you

  • You think big and get the details right
  • You thrive on new challenges and opportunities
  • You take responsibility and get the job done


Please note that by applying for this vacancy or your details being submitted by one of our recruitment agencies, your CV will be uploaded onto the Informa recruitment application system and under our retention policy, will be automatically deleted twelve months from our last correspondence.

Informa is committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, colour, creed, disability status, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.



This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.