Senior HR Manager


Senior HR Manager - Long Term Temporary role

We’re currently seeking a Leamington Spa-based Senior HR Manager to work within a state of the art, high throughput diagnostics laboratory environment as part of the UK’s NHS Test and Trace programme.

As well as playing a vital role in supporting society’s return to a more normal way of life by helping to break the chains of COVID-19 transmission, you will also gain invaluable experience and exposure to some of the country’s most highly skilled individuals in the scientific community.

This represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to go above and beyond to support public health, while also extending your already accomplished technical skills and positioning your career for further success and growth.

Your responsibilities:

The Senior HR Manager will operate within the Lab to lead the development and execution of forward-looking people planning and the implementation of change aligned to the HR strategy and organisational objectives.

The role will adopt a customer centric approach with its client group, building a solid understanding of the business strategy and developing effective people solutions that help achieve business objectives while enabling staff to build their capabilities.  The role will deputise for the HR Director in their absence and will be responsible for the day-to-day management of 3 HR Managers and one HR Assistant. 

For a Full Comprehensive Job Spec please call Marie Kinchin on 0203 750 0575 Ext.


Your experience:

This role requires you to be an experienced and effective HR leader with a passionate desire to excel in People Services and lead and inspire their team.


  • CIPD qualified (MCIPD or above)
  • Commercial knowledge and acumen – broad understanding of business operations and key issues facing the Lab
  • Experience of managing and influencing senior stakeholders on HR/people matters – challenging and changing senior level behaviours and thinking to those which support positive organisational change
  • Sound technical at least two areas of HR specialism (eg organisational change, TUPE, equality/inclusion)
  • Experience of project managing, designing and developing a range of HR programmes to time and budget


  • Experience of working in a laboratory environment, factory or distribution centre
  • Sound technical knowledge of TUPE


In return:

As well as a competitive salary offering there is an inviting retention bonus, you’ll also receive comprehensive training.

You will be required to work Monday to Friday, however flexibility and an agile approach will be required should there be any urgent matters to attend, as the Lab is a 24/7 operation

You will also be joining a diverse and hugely welcoming team.

Diversity at NHS Test and Trace is about reflecting the communities we serve, holding the principles of equality and inclusion at the heart of everything we do and all that we stand for, embracing differences, creating possibilities, and growing together.

We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our purpose.

This is literally a once in a lifetime opportunity to join a team of highly skilled individuals, all focused on delivering the best possible outcome.

If you’re ready for a new challenge and want to be part of the team delivering this essential lab work, please apply today.


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