HR Manager

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and driven individual to lead the HR and Learning and Development functions.


Company introduction

At Heathcoat Fabrics we strive to be bold and dynamic in everything we do.  We are ambitious and not afraid to experiment and push boundaries within our industry.  Our highly specialist products are manufactured for use in the Automotive, Healthcare, Defence and Aerospace industries, to name a few, and we rely on the creativity, skill and dedication of our people to contribute to some of the most innovative fabric making projects in the world.  We are committed to ensuring our people have the skills and confidence to excel in their field and provide opportunities for progression at all levels


About the department and the role

This is an exciting opportunity within our Human Resources department for an enthusiastic and driven individual to lead the HR and Learning and Development functions.

The HR Manager role involves the operational management for the HR and L&D functions as well as developing and delivering the HR and L&D strategy.


Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Operate at a strategic level to deliver improvements to the Company infrastructure and employee lifecycle.
  • Develop, maintain and implement HR and L&D policies, processes and procedures in line with employment legislation and best practice.
  • Develop people plans with line managers to ensure each area is equipped to deliver business results through the respective team/s.
  • Provide advice and guidance to Directors, managers and employees on all HR, L&D and employee relations issues and policies (e.g., discipline, compensation and benefits, absence and performance management).
  • Act as the key interface with local trade union representatives and the ICF, building working relationships between the union and the Company.
  • Manage the pay and reward structure, ensuring compliance with all payroll requirements and legislation.
  • Play an active role in the development of all management, through coaching and formal training where required.
  • Promote and encourage an environment focused on delivering a world-class service, with a positive employee culture.


Skills, knowledge and experience required

  • CIPD qualified, or equivalent experience
  • Experience in the manufacturing industry
  • Excellent communication, influencing and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders
  • Excellent knowledge of employment legislation


  • Strong organisational and project management skills
  • Experience in managing change projects
  • Experience creating and delivering training



    Monday-Friday, 8.30-5.00pm

   £50-£55,000 per year

  Training and development opportunities

What you can expect from us

  • Engaging work culture
  • Environmentally conscious company
  • Company profit share scheme
  • Company contribution pension plan
  • Personal learning and development
  • Leadership development and mentoring programmes
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement
  • Canteen
  • On-site car and cycle parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Enhanced maternity benefits
  • Health & dental plans
  • Company sick pay and life assurance
  • Tech and Cycle Schemes
  • Discounts with participating local shops and businesses
  • Contribute to high-profile textile projects
  • Privately owned, debt-free company

For further information on this vacancy please contact:

Human Resources Team
Heathcoat Fabrics Limited,
Westexe, Tiverton EX16 5LL UK