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UK Human Resources Manager

Job Category:  Administration
Contract Partner Company:  Framatome
Employing Company:  Framatome

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The Company




Framatome is a major international player in the nuclear energy market recognized for its innovative solutions and value-added technologies for designing, building, maintaining, and advancing the global nuclear fleet. The company designs, manufactures, and installs components, fuel and instrumentation and control systems for nuclear power plants and offers a full range of reactor services.
With 14,000 employees worldwide, every day Framatome’s expertise helps its customers improve the safety and performance of their nuclear plants and achieve their economic and societal goals.
Framatome is owned by the EDF Group (75.5%), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI – 19.5%) and Assystem (5%).


Framatome UK Ltd

Framatome UK Ltd is a fully owned subsidiary of Framatome. Framatome international footprint is organised around four regional platforms (France, US, Germany, China) complemented with an International Network of worldwide Framatome offices. Framatome UK Ltd belongs to this International Network.


Framatome UK Ltd main missions are to

  • Represent Framatome in the UK and insure management of local stakeholders (government, embassy, clients, industry, academia…)
  • Provide business development services for Framatome Business Units to develop and implement their sales strategy
  • Provide qualified workforce, logistics and compliance support for Framatome Business Units to successfully deliver their projects in the UK


The Role Context


Due to on-going and future developments in UK nuclear market (end of life AGRs, New Build programmes …), we are looking for an energetic Head of Human Resources to help us supporting the expansion of our team in the UK. The Head of Human Resource will be a key contributor to the development of a skilled and qualified workforce as part of the company strategy and will have the dedication to act towards enhancing the company footprint in the UK.
The UK Human Resources Manager will report to Framatome UK Ltd Managing Director and to Head of HR international network, and will work functionally in close relation with the various stakeholders interacting with the company (Corporate Framatome HR departments in France, Head of HR of other EDF group companies in the UK).


The Principal accountabilities

These will include:

Human Resources management

  • Establish and develop a Shared Service Centre in UK providing HR support to Framatome Permanent Establishments and Projects in the UK.
  • Oversee recruitment
  • Oversee the UK HR function (application of policies, Handbook) and support management team on all HR and associated matters
  • Oversee HR Development
  • Oversee HR Compensation & Benefits



  • Manage payroll for all local employees including tax
  • Set up and manage dedicated modified payroll
  • Manage absence processes (sick leave, holiday, parental leave)
  • Manage benefits for local employees i.e. pension, permanent health insurance, life assurance, medical insurance, child benefit


Compensation & Benefits

  • Manage salary review for local employees in line with country budget
  • Manage STI (bonus) review for local employees



  • Contribute to international mobilities to the UK including liaising on authorisation, grading, pricing, producing local contract
  • Manage the process for local hires including grading, pricing, local contracts


Human Resources Development

  • Delivery of Personal Appraisals and Developments meetings
  • Manage People Review and Succession Planning



  • Induction of new starters to UK and Framatome
  • Management of training process


HR Performance

  • Reporting on UK headcount (local and expats)
  • Manage exits from Company in line with UK law


Bid and project support

  • Compliance Management: STBV
  • Manage sponsorship license application and renewal process
  • Compliance: work permits for non-EU
  • Expat support: embedding, induction to UK

The Candidate

Qualifications and Experience


Experience will include:

  • Bachelor’s degree is minimum in business administration, human resources management, industrial relations, or even a law degree is desirable.
  • CIPD level 7 qualified with evidence of continuous professional development.
  • Successful previous experience in managing team/office
  • Proven ability to work autonomously
  • Demonstrated leadership and strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience of building a team and of line management of other HR professionals.


General and technical background expected:

  • Computer literate: Standard Microsoft Office suit
  • Proficiency in English, French is a plus
  • Results orientated
  • Communication skills – verbal and written
  • Presentation skills
  • Restless curiosity
  • Use of social media i.e. LinkedIn, Twitter

Competencies Collaboration

The UK Human Resources manager:

  • Has excellent communication and interpersonal skills, is able to communicate both internally and externally
  • Displays cultural sensitivity and the ability to communicate effectively across various geographies within Framatome
  • Has a proven ability to work effectively within a local and remote team
  • Has administrative and technical mix in order to propose relevant development actions for the company
  • Hand’s on woks autonomously


For this role you must have evidence of right to work in the UK. As a project, we do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.