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Julian House is a charity dedicated to making a difference to the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in society. We run several projects and every year we help thousands of people out of homelessness, into employment, away from domestic abuse, and more.

If you’d like a real sense of job satisfaction, great career prospects, and a competitive benefits package, you could be who we’re looking for!

Job Role: HR Manager

Salary: £38,800 per year

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Bath

What can you expect from our HR & Recruitment team:

We work hard, but have fun while we work! Everyone in the team feels passionate about what Julian House's teams across the organisation do, so you will often see us get involved in supporting our charity shops or spending a day working from one of our many projects using the opportunity to connect with colleagues and learn what different teams do. And we want you to get involved too!

We would love to find a manager who trusts the teams to get the job done their way, but who will always be on hand to support through challenges. We love an impromptu brainstorming session and work collaboratively on most projects.

Julian House teams:

In this role, you will end up working closely with all the teams across Julian House and with people at all levels. Our values focus on valuing the individual, creativity and collaboration - and we try applying these to everything we do, focusing on co-creating as much with our employees as we can whilst focusing on creating inclusive practices.

The Role:

This role will suit someone who trusts their team to get on with the work, and who creates a fun and supportive working environment for the team and other colleagues too, responsibilities include:

  • Be the first contract for all People related queries and manage all day-to-day HR tasks
  • Overseeing a team of four employees (two in Recruitment, two in HR)
  • Support and provide guidance for our Recruitment team for their day-to-day work as well as project work
  • Oversee the HR function ensuring all basics are in place and that we are compliant
  • Work closely with managers at all levels to help them deliver their objectives through their teams
  • Coach our managers in all things people matters
  • Help write inclusive policies and procedures
  • Drive People Strategy promises through Inclusion & Diversity Champions, Wellbeing and internal communications groups
  • Commit to improving our well-being initiatives

Basics you might be interested in:

  • This role is based in Bath, with the expectation to travel to any of our projects when required
  • Whilst we appreciate that some people want to work from home, we are looking for candidates who appreciate that working from an office is beneficial and whilst we are flexible, we'd love to see people in the office at least 3 days a week
  • Salary is £38,800 per year (unfortunately we won't be able to negotiate on this)

What happens next:

  • We will keep this advert live until the end of March
  • We will conduct telephone interviews as applications come through
  • First interviews will be held on Thursday 4th April / Friday 5th April

There are many great reasons to join our team!

  • Great opportunities for career development and free monthly training sessions from experienced facilitators
  • Wellbeing related support / advice, and up to 6 free counselling sessions through our Employee Assistance Programme
  • 27 days annual leave, including an extra day off for your birthday, plus bank holidays - increasing up to 30 days after 4 years of continuous employment
  • 30% staff discount at Julian House charity shops
  • 20% staff discount at Julian House bike workshops
  • A generous and competitive pension scheme
  • Instant access to healthcare professionals and discounts on a variety of health treatments through our Simply Health Scheme
  • A supportive culture where staff feedback is highly valued and regular supervisions with line managers are conducted

Our Ethos

As an Equal Opportunities employer, we have an Equality and Diversity Action plan in place showing our commitment in ensuring continuous improvement in creating an inclusive culture. We also have a committed group of Inclusion & Diversity champions who meet monthly to ensure progress is being made. We invite applications from people from all backgrounds and cultures, especially minority groups that are underrepresented in the workplace. We also welcome applications from those with lived experience. We embrace flexibility and are proud to be a Disability Confident and Mindful employer, as well as an Armed Forces Covenant Supporter.

If you have any special access requirements or other support needs throughout the application process (including interview), please contact us so that we can let you know how we can support you. We accept CVs and applications in all formats.

DBS Checks

We welcome applications from people with lived experience. All applicants working with our clients will be expected to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. A criminal conviction will not necessarily prevent you from becoming an employee, the decision will depend on the type of offence and its relevance to the role. If you would like to discuss any convictions you may have, please contact the person named in the advert. All information will be dealt with according to our Data Protection Policy.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about this role, please get in touch with the recruitment team at We look forward to speaking with you soon!

Being a charity, we hope all recruitment agencies will appreciate that we want to try to save money where possible - so thank you, but unless we get in touch, we don't need your help with this role quite yet!

HR Manager


£38,800 per year


37.5 hours per week

Contract Type:

Full time, permanent contract



Close Date:

Sunday, 31 March 2024

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