Human Resources Manager (Maternity Cover - 12 month Fixed Term Contract)

London or Bicester

We are looking for a HR Manager to join us on a fixed-term contract (minimum 12 months) for maternity leave cover. As HR Manager you will be responsible for the day to day management of the HR team whilst managing and providing oversight of HR services. You will work closely with the HR Director to deliver the vision, mission and values of the company. The role can be based from either London or Bicester offices. 

RED is a multi-award-winning Design Consultancy whose ambition is to be a key contributor towards the zero-carbon transition as part of an enterprise-wide transformation within ENGIE Impact.

Role Responsibilities

  • Day to day management of HR team (4 direct reports)
  • To manage and provide oversight of HR services including conducting research and the presentation of findings in report format.
  • Implementation and updating of Company Policies
  • Works with the Business Services Director to deliver the vision, mission and values of the Company
  • Checking and delegated sign off authority for the production of HR letters, reports, presentations, proposals and graphical board dashboards
  • Management of human resources process, including, onboarding, induction, employee relations, PDRs and offboarding
  • Maintain employee confidence and protect operations by keeping human resource information confidential
  • General typing duties including compilation and updating of staff records into an online management system
  • Addressing current working practices to maximise office and time efficiencies
  • Support the TA and L&D Manager in the delivery of recruitment and development requirements in the business
  • Support in the implementation of the company Wellness initiative – RED Wellness
  • Maintain and update accurate HR records and data together with QA for same
  • Support business growth and strategy through recruitment and retention of employees
  • Support diversity, wellness and employee relations initiatives and working groups


  • Minimum of 7+ years in a HR administration role, 2+ in a management role
  • CIPD Level 5 qualification or above
  • Degree qualified or equivalent HR qualification (desirable)

Specific Knowledge

  • Previous Director level support experience in Human Resources (essential)
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Word, Powerpoint and Excel
  • Intermediate knowledge of other MS Office applications including Outlook, Teams
  • Confidential and discreet
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to prioritise own workload
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good understanding of HR processes and terminology (essential)
  • Hours flexibility (able to carry out overtime at short notice)
  • Competent in research aspects and presenting findings
  • Ability to prepare impactful and succinct graphical information from multiple data sources
  • Previous experience in the preparation and submission of employee data reports by assembling, preparing, and analyzing data.
  • Adept at problem-solving, including being able to identify issues and resolve in a timely manner
  • Working experience of TUPE related matters
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and oral
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Working experience of HR and project management systems – eg SAP/OneHR (essential)
  • Evidencable management in respect of recruiting and deploying foreign workers, including Visa, A1, and other HR compliance aspects

Specific Skills/Knowledge

  • Good understanding of international working and business operations of a global consultancy
  • Workforce Planning and Employment (recruitment and selection)
  • Training & development
  • Total Rewards (compensation & benefits) 
  • Policy Formulation
  • Employee and Labour Relations

Internal Interfaces

  • Delegated responsibility from the Director responsible for HR
  • Responsible for mentoring of Trainee or Junior team members
  • Collaborating globally with peers and counterparts.

External Interfaces

  • Developing long-term trusted relationships with external stakeholders and counterparts.


RED believe that people are our greatest strength, bound by ours and Engie Impact’s vision to enable a sustainable world where people, organizations and the environment thrive. We are passionate about making our company and the world a better place; responsible in working with commitment and accountability; collaborative with our colleagues and clients, and agile enough to work in a dynamic, changing industry. 

This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to working with a rapidly expanding company on a varied selection of projects.

  • Salary commensurate with experience.   
  • Our people work in friendly teams with a collaborative approach and mentoring support from talented leaders.  
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package and are an equal opportunities employer.


The role will ideally suit those with the right to live & work in the UK, as we are unable to offer sponsorship at the present time.

Location: London or Bicester

Region: EMEA

Salary: Competitive

Ready to join the team?

If you think you have what it takes to join an award winning team and help RED continue its exciting journey, we want to hear from you.