Location: Corby with flexible and hybrid working available

Reports to: Head of HR

Salary: £46,000 plus great benefits

Closing Date: 18th February 2022

Join CMI in 2022 and celebrate 75 years of Better Managers!

About the role:

We have an exciting time ahead at CMI, and we’re looking for a forward-thinking, innovative HR Manager to support us through it. You will play a key role in working with the Head of HR and existing team to review all our current ways of working, manage the employee life-cycle, and deliver improvements where needed. CMI is a great place to work, and with your help, we can make it even better!


  • Deliver the end to end life cycle of an employee, from hire to retire
  • Contribute towards the people strategy and support the delivery of projects to promote continuous improvement
  • Review current HR processes and map vs best practice
  • Manage the updates, refreshing all current HR policies and guidance – drafting and proposing new ways of working where applicable
  • Ensure colleagues get paid accurately and on time by reviewing payroll
  • Set up and run health and safety committees, focus groups, engagement pilots etc.
  • Drive employee engagement, employee experience and employee recognition
  • Support and review improvement plans for Investors in People, Best Companies and engage with Senior Leadership Team and Line Managers as needed
  • Support the HR and Facilities team on initiatives and their objectives to drive the team forward
  • Always looking for continuous improvement and ways to enhance our partnerships with the organisation and teams
  • Shape the HR Manager job role as the function is going through change
  • Supporting CMI vision, mission and living the company values and behaviours

About you:

We are an inclusive employer and welcome all diverse backgrounds, where individuality is celebrated, creating both a forward-thinking team and a supportive space for everyone in the CMI family. We actively invite applications from diverse cultures and experience.

  • We are looking for someone who can enhance our culture and align with our core values. We want someone who is ‘Passionate’ in making a positive difference to the skills of managers and leaders, ‘Practical’; with the ability to make quick and smart decisions, ‘Progressive’ about creating a better future and maintaining a ‘Professional’ code of conduct, through being accountable and ethical in everything that we do.
  • You will be confident with processes and ways of working that form the employee life cycle – from hire to retire and everything in between!
  • Previous line management experience is essential
  • An understanding of H&S and Payroll would serve you well
  • Familiarity with HR specialisms such as L & D, Recruitment, Rewards etc.
  • Happy to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in – it’s a busy team!
  • Comfortable with PDR (Plan, Do, Review) and RACI (Responsible, Accountable, Consult, Inform) approach
  • Experience of project management would be beneficial
  • Happy to be adaptable and juggling several priorities at the same time
  • Forward thinking to approach processes and ways of working differently

Why CMI:

Are you looking to join a dynamic and ambitious organisation? At CMI, new leadership and management strategies are at the fore-front of what we do. We know the importance of fresh ideas and encourage new perspectives. We are a not for profit, Sunday Times top 100 employer, with a Platinum Accreditation with Investors in People. We offer an engaging, flexible and collaborative culture with a wealth of opportunity for professional development.

It doesn’t stop there. We believe we are only as good as the people that work at CMI and in turn offer a competitive benefits package for all employees:

  • Flexible working – whether that’s from home or in the office; wherever works best for you. We are not a traditional 9 to 5, we are flexible with what hours you work and when you work
  • 24 ½ days’ holiday + 8 days’ Bank Holiday – with annual leave days increasing with length of service and the opportunity to buy and sell holiday
  • Wellbeing and mental health – in-house mental health first-aid trainers, BUPA Employee Assistance for 24 hour support and access to Kooth, an online mental health platform
  • CMI membership – take advantage of our amazing courses and become a Chartered Manager. Plus, CMI will pay your professional membership to one additional organisation of choice
  • Rewards and Recognition scheme – cash prizes awarded to employees throughout the year
  • Socials – with an active social team, we have a book club, yoga classes and regular team outings
  • Pension – we add an extra 6% of your gross salary to your pension pot every month after 3 months

About us:

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) sets the Professional Standard in Management and Leadership. We have worked with businesses and education providers to inspire people to unleash their potential through qualifications, apprenticeships and training to become skilled, confident and successful managers and leaders, resulting in Chartered Manager status – the ultimate management accolade, which is proven to boost individuals’ career prospects, management capability and impact in the workplace.

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We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than advertised should we receive a high number of suitable applicants.