Job Description HR Team Leader

Job Title

 Human Resources Team Leader

Line Manager/ Reports to

Insert as applicable e.g. Human Resources Manager



Human Resources Team – Essex


Head office in Braintree or such other location that may be required of the job role

Website details can be inserted here

Job Ref & about the organisation  

Social Media info etc 

Core Objectives

The assist in the development, performance and maintenance of the Human Resource Team with responsibility for the day to day activities of your team

Main Tasks/Duties and Responsibilities 



Responsibility to staff and directing the team:

– responsible for the day to day  activities of your team

– responsibility to assist your Line Manager in the human resources activities of the organisation

– meet your targets and those of the team as a whole

– assist in the smooth running  of the team

– contribute to training and development of the team

– adhere to statutory obligations and agreed quality and best practice guidelines


Day to day responsibilities for the team as agreed with your Line Manager to include:

– provide advice, guidance and support to the organisation with regards to employment legislation and issues, organisation policies and practices, referring to Line Manager as appropriate

–  effective liaison, support and assistance between the department and remainder of organisation

– assist Line Manager to identify the lack of and/or improvements to policy and process, assess effectiveness of current policies and processes, and recommend and implement required changes

– assist Line Manager to carry out interviews, including exit interviews, as required, providing effective feedback to managers and summary information  for necessary reports

– design and deliver training courses within the organisation as required

– assist Line Manager to liaise with external agencies relation to HR matters

– assist Line Manager to manage in directing the overall performance of the HR team.

– subject to agreed criteria, assist Line Manager in recruitment, training, appraise and manage performance, development, coaching and general support of all team members to ensure targets are met

– reporting (content and format as agreed) on a monthly basis as agreed

– assist Line manager in developing plans for team activities to include strategy to achieve agreed targets

– prepare and agree individual action plans and targets for all team members

– assist in the development and preparation of the organisation’s HR strategy and general business planning

– delegate authority and responsibility to team with supervision, accountability and review

– set an example for team members of commitment, HR activities, work ethics and habits and personal character

– maintain accurate records as required

– responsibly use resources and control expenses to meet agreed budgetary controls

– adhere to all organisation policies and procedures

– interact and co-operate with the all members of the organisation and its suppliers and clients/customers


From time to time you may be expected to be part of special projects as are reasonably required of your job role.

You are responsible for your allocated workload and must meet all targets as agreed with your Line Manager. You must contribute towards the smooth running of the organisation generally.


Your usual hours will be from 9am to 5pm. However you will be expected to work as and when is necessary to meet the needs of the team and your targets.

Insert if applicable Your job will be a mixture of travel and office based.

Secondary Tasks/duties





The role is part of the whole organisation team and as such requires you to use perform such reasonable tasks that are required, as and when are necessary, to maintain, promote, develop and expand the business of our organisation and its interests generally.


You must carry out your duties to the best of your ability, having consideration for the needs of your colleagues, and the Organisation and its customers/clients. You must obey all lawful and reasonable orders given to you and comply with the organisation’s rules, procedures and policies

Management / supervisory responsibilities



People or equipment


People who report to you

You have responsibility for other team members who will report directly to you



You are responsible for the equipment provided to you for use in your job role and to your team. This means you must ensure that equipment is used in accordance with training provided, the organisation’s policies and procedures and the law. You are responsible for ensuring that the equipment used by the team is maintained and can be used/operated at all times.


Essential Abilities/ Competencies of this job role

You need

– CIPD and other qualifications sufficient to perform the job role – insert as applicable e.g.  minimum BA

– languages required – insert as applicable e.g.  English, Welsh

– experience in this type of job role – insert as applicable e.g.  minimum 5 years

– good understanding of HR issues and employment law

– leadership with ability to drive the organisation’s HR

– proven ability to coach and develop others

– high integrity and honesty in all dealings

– excellent analytical, interpersonal, organisational and communication skills.

– project management skills

– ability to work under pressure

– full driving licence

insert anything else as required


You need to have and maintain (with regular training and updates as necessary) the knowledge, technical skills and qualifications that are necessary to perform your job role to comply with the requirements of the organisation and any applicable rules, regulations (particularly of any professional body) and with any law which applies to your job role.

Special working Conditions

You may be expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s overtime policies

Insert following if applicable – The nature of your role will require you to travel within the area that your team covers. However, from time to time you may be expected to travel outside that area as the job role requires.


Salary level C – £25,000
Benefits insert details of any benefits

Approved by Name

John Smith

Job Role

Insert details as applicable

Date approved