Salary: £35000 per annum

Shift hours: Permanent

We have a exciting opportunity for a HR Manager to join our team based at Whiston Hospital to provide a HR support service for all service managers across the two hospital sites.  The successful candidate will report into the Regional HRBP and have a direct reporting line into the Contract Director. Both the HR and Operational Teams work in conjunction to ensure operational and HR alignment.  This site is complex due to managing employees with different terms and conditions and also different policies however due to this no two days are ever the same which makes the role exciting and very fast paced.

This is a fantastic time to join the Team due a period of growth which the successful candidate can add value in terms of scoping workforce management requirements.

As the HR Manager, your key responsibilities will be include the below:

  • Line manager a small HR & Training Team
  • Provide HR advice to the Medirest onsite team, be the first point of contact for all HR issues
  • Liaise regularly with the central recruitment team
  • Work closely with the onsite Unions in relation to any ER issues/organisational change  
  • Management of short- and long-term absences
  • Provide HR reports for the client
  • Facilitate monthly meetings with service managers to determine HR activity
  • Support the managers in the recruitment process
  • Manage the annual appraisal review and mid-term review process
  • Manage the succession planning and talent management process in conjunction with the HR Business Partner
  • Manage the reward and recognition piece
  • Attend monthly client and compass meetings as required

Knowledge and Skills

  • At least 5 years HR experience
  • Experience of managing a team
  • Knowledge of the service industry, working directly with staff
  • Must be a team leader, able to motivate and communicate with the team

Education and Qualifications

  • Must have gained GCSE/GCE/CSE in English and Maths
  • Must have CIPD Level 5 qualification
  • PC Literate


  • Dealing with employees
  • Dealing with clients
  • Working closely with Unions


  • Must be flexible to meet the needs of the business
  • Able to and willing to occasionally stay away for meetings/courses etc

We ensure you’re rewarded for all your hard work, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:

  • All team members eligible are entitled to a 50% discount at their place of work. Team members are able to take advantage of this discount at the following retail brands operated by Compass Group: Costa, Deli Marche, Amigo and Baguette Co, to name a few.
  • Exclusive travel discounts with TUI, Expedia, Booking.com and many more
  • Save money on your food shop with discounts on Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and many more
  • Up to 44% off cinema tickets to enjoy your favourite blockbuster
  • Regular emails filled with the best discounts and savings available
  • Receive Wow Points every time you spend and use them on a wide range of brands
  • Un-wind with us with free wellness, mindfulness and exercise classes
  • You can share all discounts and offers with your friends and families
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Grow your career with our Career Pathways and MyLearning programmes

Part of Compass Group UK&I, Medirest is the specialist healthcare operating company of Compass Group UK & Ireland, providing a full range of hotel services, including staff, patient and visitor catering, domestics, portering, security and reception, at over 130 NHS Trusts and private hospitals.

Job Reference: com/2010/71996001/52524302/MED

Compass Group UK&I is an equal opportunities employer, committed to cultivating diverse and inclusive environments for every employee.

Reference: compass/TP/1680695/120734/AS
Location: Prescot

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