HR Manager


Company: Open Bionics
Job Title: HR Manager
Salary: Dependent on experience
Location: Bristol, UK
Start Date: Immediate
Job Type: Full-time
Candidate must be eligible to work in the UK
Candidate must have a relevant degree or be CIPD certified
Ideal candidate will have at least 3 years practical experience (exceptional recent graduates should apply too).

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Open Bionics is an award-winning robotics start-up that is known globally for its cutting-edge advancements in bionic hands. Open Bionics has worked with Disney and Eidos-Montreal to design superhero bionic hands for children. Open Bionics is a UK company developing robotic assistive devices that will immediately serve UK and US markets. Open Bionics is backed by Tech Stars, Downing Ventures, and Cascade Global.


Open Bionics is looking for an experienced HR manager to join the team. Your role will be to oversee all human resource activities, planning, recruitment, maintenance and support. We are looking for an enthusiastic team member whose passion is to lead and build a great team. You will play a key role in identifying and recruiting key hires.


  • Leading and directing the human resource team to deliver a comprehensive HR service to the business

  • Employee relations, including managing absence, grievances, and sickness

  • Measuring employee satisfaction and identifying areas that require improvement

  • Performance management: coaching managers on performance management issues and processes

  • Learning and development: providing guidance on development for managers and their teams

  • Training: Implementing the training and development agenda; identify areas that need attention and improvement

  • Recruitment and retention: managing talent and succession planning; taking overall responsibility for recruitment activity and campaigns

  • Reward advice and supporting employees on company benefits

  • Policy and procedures implementation of new HR  policies, procedures and processes

  • Ensure all company policies and procedures are up to date in line with current employment law. Ensuring line managers are up to date with changes to any policies

  • Working with senior managers, coaching them and advising on all people issues

  • Dealing with complex disciplinary/grievance and HR issues, using HR and company knowledge evidencing appropriate decision making skills

  • Crafting of business and people solutions

  • Managing HR budgets

  • Superb communication skills honed in business partnering/advisory roles

  • Examples of adding value as both an individual contributor and active team member

  • Experience of dealing with senior and sometimes challenging individuals

  • Ability to build rapport quickly with key members of the executive team

  • Ability to represent the Human Resource function as part of the bigger business picture

  • Confident directing HR and advising managers on all aspects of people management and development

  • Demonstrable experience in managing TUPE, redundancy or other relevant HR projects

  • Strong understanding of employment law

  • A professional and commercial approach to HR, with the ability to deliver high employee satisfaction, appropriate development and reward for individuals

  • Organise Open Bionics monthly socials with the team

  • Manage Open Bionics’ team charities