HR Manager

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Date: 26-May-2023

Location: Wembley, GB

Company: Alstom

Req ID: 417140


Location: London (Wembley & East Ham)


Appointment Basis: Permanent


Salary: c. £45-50K + Benefits


At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, 74,000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.


Could you be the HR Manager, in Wembley/East Ham that we're looking for?


The role of HR Manager is a key and integral part of our wider HR Team at Alstom.  As a growing organisation, we have a variety of interesting and challenging projects to get involved with to drive improvements across all aspects of HR and the wider business.


The focus of this role is to deliver tangible, effective HR guidance, leadership and support to the business.  You will have the opportunity to support the activity required to enthusiastically champion initiatives, drive change and introduce new ways of working through communication and engagement.

Take on a new challenge and apply your HR expertise in a new cutting-edge field. You’ll report to Jan Meek, Senior HR Busines Partner for our Services division and work alongside our high performing and customer focused operational teams.


You'll be responsible for maintaining, enhancing, developing and evaluating employee relations and human resources policies, programs, and practices. Day-to-day, you’ll work closely with teams across the business supporting and coaching managers to deliver exceptional people managemnt practices and much more.

You’ll specifically take care of the the Regional Electrics teams in Wembley and East Ham, and also supporting the Commuter Fleets teams across Reading, Brighton, Ramsgate and Wembley.


We’ll look to you for:


  • Providing proactive, valued-added advice related to manager's business needs
  • Supporting Managers in applying best practice HR Management, policies, processes and programs
  • Executing recruitment activities, achieving great candidate experiences
  • Workig closely with each business manager and successfully execute HR initiatives
  • Conducting training of HR process related topics
  • Managing ER issues 
  • Dealing with Trade Union representatives (in particular pay negotiations)
  • Handling expatriate immigration and settling-in related process
  • EnsuringAlstom's people data management system data is accurate and that proper instructions are given to the HR Admin Team.
  • Monitoring the Performance Management Cycle (PMC) including annual and semi-annual performance review, merit increase process, people reviews and development plan
  • Managing various employment contract types, benefits and policies
  • Monitoring the costs of HR activities – training, recruit and relevant programs to ensure expenditures stay within HR budget.
  • Supporting EHS strategy


All about you

We value passion and attitude over experience. That’s why we don’t expect you to have every single skill. Instead, we’ve listed some that we think will help you succeed and grow in this role: 

  • Education Degree level/CIPD qualified or equivalent experience
  • A background of multi-site support in a HR Manager/Senior HR Advisor capacity
  • Generalist HR management experience covering all areas of HR management practice.
  • Influence and resilience within a matrix organization structure
  • Up-to-date knowledge of UK social and employment legislation
  • Experience dealing with trade unions at local and FTO level
  • Fluent in the English language, written and spoken
  • Comfortable working on own initiative 
  • Organised
  • Willing to challenge the status quo, with a focus on continuous improvement 
  • Experience supporting with employee engagement


Things you’ll enjoy

Join us on a life-long transformative journey – the rail industry is here to stay, so you can grow and develop new skills and experiences throughout your career. You’ll also:

  • Enjoy stability, challenges and a long-term career free from boring daily routines
  • Work with modern HR practices
  • Collaborate with transverse teams and helpful colleagues
  • Contribute to innovative projects
  • Utilise our agile working environment
  • Steer your career in whatever direction you choose across functions and countries
  • Benefit from our investment in your development, through award-winning learning
  • Progress towards HR Business Partner role or a CoE position
  • Benefit from a fair and dynamic reward package that recognises your performance and potential, plus comprehensive and competitive social coverage (life, medical, pension) 


You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!


Important to note

As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 70+ countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.


We offer a starting salary of c. £45K-£50K and 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to increase this to 30 days, car (or car allowance), bonus, healthcare, life assurance, an excellent company-contributed pension scheme, and a wide range of flexible benefits that you can tailor to suit your life-style.


Application Process


The talent team are reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and the role will close as soon as a suitable person has successfully passed the assessment process. To be considered please send in your application as early as possible.  

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We value inquisitive, innovative and motivated people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable.


Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  We aim to have a welcoming and inclusive environment for individuals, of different ages, genders, ethnicities, disability, LGBT, religion and/or belief.


As a 'Disability Confident' employer, we will interview all disabled job applicants who match the essential criteria of the job description or specification: if you require any reasonable adjustments, please let us know.



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