Group HR Manager

Talent, HR, People & Culture Manchester, Manchester


Group HR Manager – Manchester – MediaCom North Group

Package: Competitive salary with fantastic benefits.

Start dates: Early 2019

MediaCom North Group is now actively looking for a Group HR Manager to be based out of Manchester with some travel to our Leeds and Birmingham offices required.

Overview of the role

The Group HR Manager is a newly created role to support our Group Head of People in delivering a wide range of strategic and operational people initiatives against business objectives across the North Group.  You will be a critical part of evolving the way we operate, helping us to find, keep and grow top talent and help build an agency that is the Place to Grow.

It’s an exciting opportunity to work inside the Media Industry which offers an extremely friendly and forward-thinking environment and a culture where you’ll be developed and have the opportunity to progress as we grow.

For this position we are looking for a strong HR generalist, as this role will be varied and working across ER, Rewards &Benefits, reporting and Project/Programme Management whilst also business partnering with line manager’s to provide support, advice and training on HR policies. In this role you will be part of a growing department and manage our HR operations team of 2.


Best 3 things about the role

  1. Be part of a growing business and award winning Media Agency where we are passionate about our ‘people first’ approach, of which our HR team are at the core.
  2. You will gain exposure to all parts of the MediaCom and Group M network and an opportunity to work for a truly Global network.
  3. The opportunity to continue building a ‘Best in class’ HR team service and drive initiatives against our HR people agenda.

About You

You will be a proven HR generalist with a solid background in ER, performance management, recruitment, compensation, policy, procedure development and interpretation.  You will be CIPD qualified and whilst you may not be an expert in all areas, you will be resourceful and able to research and deliver solutions to varied challenges.

MediaCom are a dedicated business when it comes to our people. Being passionate about coaching and developing talent whilst always seeking to bring out the best in people is something you will need to be successful in this role. You’ll work collaboratively and be a trusted HR expert whilst also being able to challenge the status quo where necessary.

* MediaCom North are proud to be an inclusive employer that can (and will!) offer flexibility in employment from the first day you join us as a member of our team. We recognise that our people want a lifestyle balance that truly reflects and accommodates the many demands of the modern day world. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss options with anyone interested in becoming a ‘MediaCommer’ as we already have a number of initiatives in place with options incorporating flexibility from both an hours and location perspective*


About MediaCom North

MediaCom North opened in Manchester in 1996, and over the intervening 21 years has become the pre-eminent media communications agency outside London and is in the UK top 10 agencies.


The agency has more than doubled in the last five years following the acquisition of the Brilliant Media Group in December 2011 and more recent expansion of its digital product offering.  MediaCom North Group operates across all media channels and has invested significantly in recent years with the creation of its integrated digital investment and performance brand, the MBA Content creation team, and the Business Intelligence team to name just thee central functions based in the Manchester Hub.


MediaCom North Group employs over 300 staff, across 3 offices in Manchester, Leeds, and Birmingham. In addition, Code Computerlove with its 100 staff was acquired in late 2016 and is housed separately in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.


About MediaCom

As The Content + Connections Agency, we believe everything is connected.

MediaCom handles the media planning and buying for some of the world's smartest advertisers. Supported by keen consumer insight, analysis, and experience, we are part of the largest media planning and buying network in the world.

The MediaCom network comprises 4,600 people working in 113 offices in 89 countries.

 Closing Dates: Friday 26th October or until enough applications have been received.

GroupM is an equal opportunity employer. We view every individual as exactly that, individual. We hire despite peoples differences, not because of them. We understand that inclusion is more than just diversity. We celebrate the fact that everyone is unique. That’s what makes us so good at what we do. At GroupM we pride ourselves on being a company that can truly represent the global clients we work with.

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