We currently have the following vacancies:


HR Manager


Solid State PLC (Manufacturing Division/Steatite Ltd) Direct report to MD. Currently around 200 employees in this division including recent acquisition, Active Silicon Ltd.


As determined by the locations of sites and prime residency of the candidate.  Travel will be required to the production facilities and HQ on a regular weekly basis.

Key objective

To support the achievement of business and people objectives within the manufacturing division working closely with the senior team in supporting the agile culture to provide a customer focussed service. Assisting line managers and our people through professional, commercial and pragmatic HR advice and support.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Developing and implementing Talent & People initiatives in line with the overall strategy of the business taking into account existing competence and skills. Working with leadership team to review and streamline any organisational structure to maximise the talent.
  • Creating and implementing an efficient talent acquisition strategy to improve recruitment and business performance, whilst minimising the overall impact on the wider organisation
  • Applying creative strategies to attract diverse candidates to all areas of the business
  • Provides professional and confidential HR advice, support and administration across the full range of HR activity; including employee relations issues, terms and conditions of service, policies and procedures
  • Developing company wellbeing, health and counselling policies
  • Leading the analysis of employee feedback and data, with the aim of creating an inclusive and diverse working environment with an engaged culture
  • Driving and identifying activities to enhance the company’s culture
  • Management of policies and procedures, including the company handbook. Also ensuring that all employees are trained appropriately in support of implementation of the policies
  • Actively looks to promote succession planning and training and development including reviewing how to use the apprenticeship levy to its fullest extent
  • Actively seeks to introduce a coaching and mentoring culture within the division
  • Maintains current and accurate information within the HRIS provided by CTM Communications Ltd and shared drive and produces robust management information aligned to business needs. Maintains data protection at all times. Contributes to the continuous improvement of HR systems and practices
  • Provides timely management information reports and data to the team
  • Be the HR champion for GDPR. Understand the requirements and develop policies, processes and documentation to ensure GDPR compliance in HR.  Respond to data subject access requests
  • Undertakes the timely checking of the payroll and production of relevant HR correspondence and contractual documents as required. Assist in the preparation of the annual salary review process
  • Acts as point of contact with benefit vendors/administration. Performs payroll and benefits audits and recommends corrective action. Conducts benefit enrolment process. Provides advice and support to employees on benefits.  Develop effective communication of benefit information by arranging lunch and learn sessions, clinics and a benefits booklet
  • Conducts salary benchmarking ensuring consistency across the organisation and understanding the external market
  • Undertakes HR project work when required


Core Competencies:

  1. Highly motivated with strong interpersonal skills, and an ability to develop and motivate high performance teams
  2. Capable of fostering a team environment and if necessary, dealing with difficult people throughout the business
  3. Able to set team objectives to achieve positive outcomes for the Company
  4. Highly PC literate including excellent Word, Excel and Power Point skills

SCOPE OF JOB (Main interfaces/Budgetary/Resource Control, Impact)

Main Interfaces:


  1. Steatite Operations Director
  2. Active Silicon leadership team
  3. Project Management team
  4. Engineering teams
  5. QA teams
  6. Business Development, marketing and Sales teams
  7. Finance team



  1. External resources – consultants, recruitment agencies, other external bodies as needed
  2. Legal advice as required


Budgets:   As defined in conjunction with the Managing Director


  • Curious – Future focused, inquisitive and open minded, seeks out evolving and innovative ways to add value to the business
  • Customer service – Provides the customer with a positive experience of the HR service
  • Collaborative – Able to work effectively and inclusively with a range of people, both within and outside the business
  • Driven to deliver – Determined and resourceful to deliver the best results for the business within the agreed timescales and resources
  • Seeks learning and development opportunities – Takes the opportunity to acquire, the knowledge, skills and behaviours to be fully competent in job role


  • Responsive service and query resolution
  • Tough minded
  • Proactive problem-solving skills
  • Recruitment knowledge
  • Relationship building – working alongside and not afraid of confronting issues
  • Analytical – Able to analyse and understand data and information quickly to generate robust and sound options for the customer
  • Time management – ability to organise, schedule and plan
  • Good communication – written and face to face
  • Project management Facilitation – able to deliver internal development sessions


  • Demonstrated pro-actively in getting things done
  • Actively worked as team player in a senior team
  • Demonstrated good administrative processes and application
  • Addressing complex problem-solving, involving people
  • Data analysis, manipulation and interpretation
  • Applying principles to practical situations to provide workable solutions
  • Worked extensively in HR with exposure to ER issues
  • May have worked in manufacturing environment
  • Prepared to be hands on delivery of HR activities
  • Exposure to payroll and benefits administration

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to

No agencies please.