Manages the HR department and advises on and implements policies relating to the effective use of personnel within the organisation. They ensure that the right balances of staff are employed with the right skills to meet the company's needs. They will also ensure that the appropriate training and development opportunities are available to employees to enhance their performance.
You’ll usually need HR experience, and an HND or degree in HR management, business management or a related subject. Some companies have general management or HR graduate training schemes.
It’s also common to have a qualification from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
You could find work in an HR department as an administrator and work your way up.
The CIPD has more information about working in HR.
Career Path and Progression
With experience, you could set up your own consultancy offering recruitment services, training, or advice on HR strategy and policy planning.
Related careers you may be interested in:
- Recruitment consultant
- Trade union official
- Training manager
- Training officer
- Excellent recruitment skills
- Good IT and numeracy
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- The ability to analyse, interpret and explain employment law to others
- Able to keep a confidence
- The ability to counsel people and deal with difficult situations
- Good influencing and negotiation skills
£35,000 to £150,000