HR Manager Job Description Template Guide

This will act as a guide and you may have specific requirements that relate to your business and sector. An HR Manager can cover many HR duties depending on the structure of the organisation and HR Team.

Below is a list of key duties we’d expect to see when putting together a job description:

Key Duties:

  • Manage complex employee relations casework including dispute resolutions, disciplinaries, grievances, absence, retirement and redundancy.
  • Advise managers on the terms and conditions of employment and HR Law.
  • Impart HR best practice with managers and the wider business.
  • Develop HR policy and procedures to drive performance and mitigate disputes.
  • Implement learning and development policy.
  • Provide advice on current and existing benefits for employees and managers.
  • Oversee payroll and payroll records and keep relevant functions appraised of any changes.
  • Work with appropriate parties on the reward strategy.
  • Provide advice on recruitment and selection strategies.
  • Oversee the recruitment process – this may include writing job descriptions and preparing interview questions and application forms etc.
  • Oversee the on-boarding process – new starter inductions etc..
  • Manage talent and succession planning.
  • Drive alignment between HR strategy and business goals.
  • Continuously monitor and review HR policies and processes and implement changes where necessary.
  • Participate in the implementation of specific projects, procedures and guidelines to help align the workforce with the strategic goals of the organisation.
  • Support change management processes.

Below is a list of key qualifications we’d expect to see when putting together a job description:


We often find that experience in a role and specific skills gained whilst working are of primary concern to employers there will often also be the requirement for specific qualifications.

  • Some may require Degree Education.
  • Being educated to a degree level is often desirable.
  • CIPD qualifications are often requested and expected.
  • Alternatively, graduates with a level-7 qualification will be in high demand.
  • MBA in HR management is also another option.
  • Some employers will also welcome a BTEC HNC/HND in HR management.

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