Manchester, Greater Manchester
£37,452 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Human Resources Manager (Programmes)

Manchester City Centre

Starting salary for this position is £37,452 per annum (plus contributory pension)

Join a Nobel Prize-winning organisation committed to creating safe and secure futures for women, men and children around the world. MAG works by finding and destroying landmines, cluster bombs and the explosive remnants of war and by advocating and campaigning on behalf of those whose lives are blighted by the lethal debris of conflict. Be part of this life-changing mission by joining MAG to help us free from fear some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world.

We are seeking a credible and confident HR Manager to join our dynamic Human Resources team of 12, which provides support and advice to MAG’s employees working in over 25 countries across the world and to MAG HQ in the UK. This is an exciting and dynamic role, where you’ll act as a business partner, using your skills and experience to support our lifesaving work across the globe.

Based in the United Kingdom, but working with senior managers based overseas, you will be responsible for managing and delivering high quality, effective operational HR services and professional advice across a variety of employment contexts and legal frameworks. Acting as a business partner, you’ll provide support to senior managers as a trusted adviser on complex people and performance management issues, change processes, compliance, liability and risk.  You will manage a HR Officer, focussed on recruitment and selection and supporting you in generalist areas.  You will also have the opportunity to develop HR policies, strategic projects and initiatives while adding value that will assist in the delivery of MAG’s work.

You will need to have a relevant HR qualification or equivalent, and experience in a generalist HR role, evidencing a wide range of HR skills.  Previous experience of working in International HR is not necessary, but you will need to rely on your sound project and people management skills, as well as knowledge of employment law and ability to interpret and apply it. This is a fast-paced and challenging role, which will require high levels of initiative, pro-activeness and strong multi-tasking skills. You will need to demonstrate the ability to lead, motivate and develop a small team, and be a clear and influential communicator. You will also be a creative, flexible, solution-focused HR professional committed to MAG's goals. 

The place of work will normally be our headquarters in Manchester. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, and to ensure the health and wellbeing of everyone who works for MAG and their families we have put in place a new working arrangement – remote working from home - to reflect what is a rapidly changing situation. Therefore, you will initially be home based until we are able to return to working in our headquarters.

MAG is committed to the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion. If you think you would be suited to one of our roles we would welcome your application regardless of your background. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive working environment where all employees feel respected and supported in fulfilling their potential.


For further information on the role, the application form and details of how to apply, please visit, the MAG website before the closing date of 8th July 2020.

Please note that as part of MAG's commitment to safeguarding, this post is subject to background checks before an offer of employment is confirmed.

Applicants who are non-residents of the UK will need to provide documentary evidence of their eligibility to work in the UK.

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Posted on: 22 June 2020
Closed date: 08 July 2020
Tags: Human Resources