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People team

Carrie  Resourcing Specialist

We’re the people who bring in the people and make them want to stay.

Our broad range of expertise and experience covers everything to do with how we employ and develop our people.

What matters most on this team? Having fun whilst doing a really great and professional job. We love our team for the inclusive culture, open communication and supportive colleagues.

The world of HR is so broad, no day is ever the same! We do really varied work, anything from a talk to young people about why a career in accountancy could be for them, ensuring that everyone is getting paid, to managing a complex employee relations case or delivering training – to mention just a few things!

We have three core groups in the team:

1. Talent and Learning team – responsible for designing and delivering learning, courses and workshops across the firm to support people’s professional and personal development. This spans everything from inductions, leadership development and coaching to professional qualifications and the Recruitment team who work in partnership with all areas of the business to ensure that the firm’s recruitment requirements are fulfilled. We are responsible for attraction, sourcing, selection and onboarding of candidates, often working with marketing and the wider people team to ensure that the right people are being recruited into the business

2. Regional People team – work with the business to shape and implement effective people strategies and activities; ensuring the right considerations are made regarding our people and how we work, both at a strategic and local level

3. People Services team – the first point of contact for people, payroll, and benefit queries, and offer support, advice and resolutions to queries relating to these areas. We also support the business by providing insightful data and managing many of the firm’s critical processes
The diversity of our work means that there are lots of options for career progression, some team members like to get deep into a specialism while others opt to go broad across them all.

We all enjoy seeing our colleagues thrive, working with leaders to resolve complex issues affecting individuals and teams and supporting people on their career journey. We’re here to put people considerations at the heart of the firm’s strategic initiatives.

The People team is spread across our eight offices, with a real mix of hybrid working. The nature of our work means we’re in constant touch with colleagues from other business units.

We meet as a whole team once a week virtually. This is an opportunity for everyone to share some recent wins, outline their upcoming priorities and say a thank you for someone in the team. As well as celebrating the wins, we reflect on things that didn’t go as well to ensure we learn from them. We also have a quarterly face to face team days as well as regular small team meetings. We love to hang out together too – virtual quizzes, walks in the forest, team lunches and walking meetings are just a few of the things that we get up to!
Previous experience in various aspects of HR is always beneficial, but not essential for all roles. If you have a passion for recruitment, learning and development, developing capability and partnering with a business and a sense of fun, then we’d love to hear from you. Ultimately, we want people focused people, who are passionate and brilliant at what they do.
We really do have fun. The clients that we work with are so diverse it means that the work you get to do is always interesting. HR is HR wherever you work but working for PKF Francis Clark is great and that’s down to the people across the firm. We’re proud to support such brilliant colleagues. Our great range of clients will push your learning to the maximum and we’ll support you to grow in the direction that best fulfils your potential.
We have a real mix of career development opportunities, from studying your CIPD level 5-7, through to internal leadership training and external conferences. It really depends on your individual training needs. We discuss these at both our annual performance development review and career conversations and as needed as we go along through regular one-to-ones with line managers.

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We’ve always got new job opportunities in the pipeline.
You can email [email protected] outlining your experience and what you’re looking for and we’ll be in touch.

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