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HR Manager

Closing date: Friday 7 June 2024

We are looking to recruit a High-level HR Manager to work at our office in Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Job Type: Full time, 37 hours per week. Permanent

If you have good organisation and people skills, confidentiality, accuracy and attention to detail, this is an excellent pathway to develop your career.

The Role:

As HR Manager within our businesses, you will have the following responsibilities:

Possess a good understanding of HR processes, including familiarity with relevant legislation and compliance requirements

Execute HR procedures accurately, covering a variety of tasks such as sickness management, contracts, holidays, pensions, timesheet input, support within payroll and pension, death in service schemes and our recruitment processes

Maintain up to date documentation and operating procedures for all policies and related processes

Liaise with colleagues and clients on their needs and be able to deal with their queries.

In addition, you will receive ongoing mentoring and (If required/desired) will have the opportunity to study towards appropriate qualifications.

The Person:

If you have good team and communication skills, absolute confidentiality, confidence, approachability, meticulous attention to detail, strong time management skills, and are prepared to work hard, we would love to hear from you.

We would prefer someone with experience in operating within a HR team in an office environment. Microsoft Office skills are essential, HR Qualifications desirable.


Your salary and pension package will be very competitive, with an annual review

32 days annual leave (includes public holidays). Increases to 35 days with long service plus a TOIL and core working flexibility policy

Life Cover / Death in Service equivalent to 3 times gross annual salary

Employee Perks schemes, (wellbeing support, discounted shopping, Reward & Recognition scheme)

Private Healthcare Insurance cover available should you wish to purchase this

Social activities

Learning opportunities such as professional qualifications/ external training

Who we are:

Greaves West & Ayre is a long-established firm of Chartered Accountants. We have grown significantly over recent years and are now 12 partners and around 130 staff. That makes us the largest Professional Services firm between Edinburgh and Newcastle and one of the biggest employers in the area. We offer a full range of accountancy services and have our own Wealth Management and Computer Services divisions. Our size means that we can offer you a breadth and variety of work across a wide range of clients and industries. This balance is more difficult to achieve in either very small or very large organisations.

Our offices are situated in Berwick-upon-Tweed and Haddington. Our sister company Three Counties Limited is located in Durham.

There is a friendly atmosphere in our offices, many social events are organised throughout the year and we like to encourage a good work-life balance. Our Berwick office is situated in the town centre and is a new state-of-the-art premises, which provides a pleasant working environment and equips us to meet the changing needs of our staff and clients in a progressive manner.

We value our staff and are committed to their training and development. This is backed up by the fact that we receive long levels of service; many of our people have been with us for decades. Continuity of personnel is important to us, as it is essential in building and maintaining lasting relationships with our clients.

We value our team and encourage and support our employees to progress to their full potential.

Come and work with us and let us help you to achieve the lifestyle and career ambitions you are looking for.

If you feel you have the skills and experience to be successful within this role, we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to:

Richard Ayre
Greaves West & Ayre
17 Walkergate, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1DJ

Closing date: Friday 7 June 2024

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