joseph holt red brick brewery in manchester

HR and Training Manager (Maternity Cover)

Where: Empire St, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M3 1JD

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced HR & Training Manager to join the team at Joseph Holt Ltd on Maternity Cover. The team is expanding and there is a good chance that this role will become permanent after the Maternity Cover.

Who are we:

Joseph Holt is an independent, six-generation family-owned company, with 128 pubs across the Northwest, ranging from traditional community pubs, food led destination pubs and some with onsite letting rooms. Since 1849 we have been brewing a wide range of award-winning beers in our Manchester brewery, which have won 7 Gold Medals at the International Brewing Awards in the last 14 years alone. Alongside this, we have an ever-expanding Free Trade and sell beer to multiple types of accounts across the country. We are a friendly, family run Brewer and Pub Company that are passionate about what we do and the people who work for us. For over 100 years, we have fundraised for the Christie Hospital and also support different charity appeals throughout the community.


The role:

The role of the HR and Training Manager will be to provide support and guidance to the HR team and wider business across all areas of the HR function including, but not limited to, Employee Relations, Compliance, HR Policies and Procedures, Recruitment and Selection, Training and Development and Employee Wellbeing and Engagement, while effectively managing and developing the team. You will be focused on developing and delivering HR projects, policies and plans which significantly contribute towards the overall improvement of business capability and performance.

The HR and Training Manager, reporting into the HR Executive, will support employees in the Pubs, Brewery and Office, balancing the day to day needs of the business with a focus on strategy and continuous improvement.


Key responsibilities:

  • Excellent knowledge of Employment Law and HR Best Practice and the ability to support all areas of the business
  • Support in Training and Development and strengthen our Learning & Development Strategy
  • Experience in writing and delivering training content
  • Coach Managers and Pubs Managers when they have employee relations issues or any number of HR and Training queries
  • Monitor and improve HR and Training KPIs
  • Current regulation compliance and implementation of our policies and procedures, including GDPR
  • Inspire a culture of coaching and mentoring throughout the business
  • Key focus on employee engagement and staff wellbeing
  • Support all areas of the business with talent management, plan for the future and help to keep staff turnover to a minimum
  • Demonstrate an ability to get the best out of people and build effective working relationships across all departments and stakeholders
  • Must have the ability to lead, multi-task and make sound decisions in a fast-paced environment


The successful candidate:

  • Minimum Level 5 CIPD or equivalent HR qualification. 5+ years HR experience, handling all aspects of HR independently
  • Strong training knowledge & experience
  • Excellent knowledge of UK Employment Law and HR best practice and the ability to support all areas of the business
  • Previous industry experience within hospitality or retail is desired but not essential
  • Excellent commercial awareness with a proven ability to drive change in the business
  • Experience of researching, developing and implementing HR related policies, procedures and practices
  • Previous team management experience required. Able to manage, lead and develop members of the team and extended team
  • Highly motivated with a flexible approach to work
  • Organised, disciplined, confident and personable – a highly professional individual with a focus on confidentiality
  • A full clean driver’s licence is essential. Ability to travel to meet the requirements of the job*

*The role is based in the office at the Brewery, but you will also spend time working with our employees in the Pub Estate, therefore some additional travel will be necessary.


What we offer:

  • 28 days holiday a year + 5 bank holidays
  • Company discount card; 20% off food and drink when purchased together. 20% off accommodation
  • Company-wide celebrations and awards – Christmas & Summer Parties, Various fundraising events and Star of the Month
  • Company Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistant Programme – available 24/7, 365 days a year
  • Incredible external discounts and rewards scheme
  • Ongoing training and extensive induction
  • Free onsite parking
  • The chance to gain a qualification through our apprentice scheme
  • Long Service Awards; 10, 20, 30, and 40-year awards


This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing family Brewer and Pub Company, with a genuine focus on people. To apply please send your cover letter and CV to Lynsey Halley via email at [email protected]


Salary: £60,000 – £65,000


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