HR Operations Manager

Human Resources · Oxford, Oxfordshire
Department Human Resources
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

Following our recent acquisition, we now have a fantastic opportunity for a results focused HR Operations Manager to join our team. You will be joining a successful business with ambitious growth plans and this is a great opportunity to help grow and shape the HR offering to the business. This position is largely HR generalist, with a focus on the solid provision of operational HR, business focused HR advice and activities and leading the UK integration with our parent company in the US.


Individuals with a positive attitude to change and are comfortable working with ambiguity will thrive in this role. We are keen to hear from individuals with all round generalist HR experience, are happy in an operationally focused role, enjoy working on process improvements and striving for best practice. If you are looking to move into your first HR Manager role, or have done this before and can demonstrate a strong grasp of what it takes to role your sleeves up and juggle the multiple day-to-day activities, this role provides the opportunity to come in and have an immediate and real impact on the business.


Key responsibilities will include:


  • Leading the UK HR activity for the integration with OXGENE’s parent company
  • Managing and continually improving HR process across the whole of the employee lifecycle and overseeing all annual processes (appraisals, pay reviews and more)
  • Owning the HR System and ensuring that it is fully and efficiently utilised
  • Collaborating with the finance team with the administration of UK payroll
  • Supporting senior colleagues in turning people data into commercially focused HR plans.
  • Managing the annual remuneration process including the provision of salary benchmarks, administration of bonus schemes and annual pay review communication process
  • Onboarding new starters
  • Advising line managers and group leaders on performance management and employee relations issues
  • Recommending and sourcing training and development provision, both internal and external
  • Supporting the talent acquisition specialist with recruitment including development of recruitment strategies


We are looking for individuals with:  


  • CIPD or equivalent qualification/experience
  • Demonstrable HR generalist experience
  • A completer finisher mindset, a passion for making things work and strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrable collaboration and influencing skills and ability to work under pressure


Although experience in life sciences, biotechnology or scientific environments is preferred, candidates that demonstrate genuine interest in working in our sector are encouraged to apply.

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  • Location
    Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Department
    Human Resources
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Manager/Supervisor