Are you an experienced HR Manager seeking a new opportunity? Do you relish the chance to deliver strategic people goals and make a difference?

At Tarmac, ‘who you are’ matters.  We want to get to know you.  If you share our values and are proud of a job well done, collaborative in working well with others and ambitious to make things better, then have a read of what we have on offer.

We are seeking an experienced HR Manager to join our HR team at our Tarmac Tunstead site based in Buxton, Derbyshire. This key role will have responsibility for delivering a comprehensive, commercially focused HR service for one of our largest Cement Plants in the UK and you are likely to be working on site at least 4 days per week. You will also provide HR support to Supply Chain and Logistics within the Midlands and need to attend meetings off site so an element of travel across the UK will sometimes be required.

This broad HR Manager role is an opportunity for you to partner with some key business stakeholders and work on a wide range of activities such as change initiatives, talent attraction and development, inclusion and diversity, employee engagement and business improvement initiatives.

If you are based in Buxton, Leek, Macclesfield, Stockport, Sheffield, Mansfield, Chesterfield or the surrounding areas then this could be the ideal role for you.

Reporting into the Head of HR – Cement, Lime & Packed, the role of HR Manager for our Tunstead site will represent the HR function within management teams across the site to ensure national, Business Unit and local priorities and strategies are achieved. This role will also be responsible for (not exhaustive):

  • Implementing, monitoring, and adhering to HR policies, initiatives and projects within timescales to support the delivery of the Group objectives
  • Working with colleagues to deliver the business’ strategy on talent attraction, talent identification and development and succession planning
  • Leading on early careers activities, including our educational engagement activities
  • Working with stakeholders to always ensure compliance with employment law and company policies
  • Promoting and instilling a culture of consistency, equality, and fairness in our handling of employee relations matters, challenging stakeholders where appropriate
  • Providing coaching and support to site management teams, to create an enabling and engaging culture
  • Being the main point of contact for union representatives across the site and be involved in the annual wage negotiation process
  • Providing relevant HR KPI data, analysis, and insight
  • Driving an absence and performance management culture across the site
  • Co-ordinating the annual performance review process and other such tasks required as part of the annual HR cycle
  • Managing good working relationships with Trade Unions
  • Supporting the organisation and delivery of training sessions and supporting the wider HR Team when needed


Suitable candidates for the role of HR Manager will be CIPD qualified (or equivalent experience) and possess a comprehensive understanding of HR principles and practices, coupled with relevant business experience and professional development.

The role of HR Manager will suit a well organised, agile, and resilient HR professional who also has:

  • Good working and practical understanding of employment law and how to deal with employee relations cases
  • Proven track record of supporting business changes such as reorganisations and TUPE transfers
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and develop strong relationships internally and externally
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience of working in a unionised environment
  • High integrity and ability to challenge, impact and influence others
  • Personal drive and a desire to succeed and improve
  • Ability to impact and influence (able to get acceptance of ideas through indirect influence)
  • Ability to assess, measure and identify key talent and ensure they fit with key organisational drivers

In return, Tarmac provides an excellent salary, company car/allowance, bonus, PMI, on-going Training & Development, and a work environment that is inclusive, innovative and rewarding.

If you enjoy making a difference and recognise that people are our greatest asset and you’re looking for your next career challenge with a strategic career path then get in touch/apply to find out more.

Your background does not necessarily have to be from the same industry as we are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it is important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.


Salary: Excellent Salary + Company car/Allowance + Bonus + Benefits Package
Location: Buxton, Derbyshire, England
Job Reference: tarmac/TP/57969/5915

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