HR Generalist

  • Full-time
  • East Grinstead


Place of work: East Grinstead (on-site).

Type of Job: Full-time, Permanent.

Schedule: Monday to Friday from 09:00 am to 05:30 pm.

If you are a highly organised “people person” and looking for an HR role in a sector that makes a difference, we think there’s nowhere better than The College of Naturopathic Medicine. We are the leading training provider in Natural Therapies, and taking care of our staff and recruitment activities, plays a vital part in our organisation’s success.


The Role

We are looking for someone who can confidently join our HR department and collaborate alongside our HR and Recruitment Advisor on all HR activities. You must be creative and feel passionate about creating a great employee experience for our team. You’ll manage all of the activities related to taking care of our current staff. Additionally, you will support the activities related to recruitment and onboarding as and when needed.



  • Guiding management on employee relations and performance management.
  • Offering recruitment assistance to the company.
  • Improving, implementing and administering human resources policies and procedures.
  • Implementing programs to improve the employee experience of the organisation as a workplace.
  • Handling complaints and disciplinary procedures.
  • Assisting with salary negotiations and issues with employment laws.
  • Leave management: holidays, sickness, deductions, overtime, etc.
  • Creation of online tools for training.
  • Manage the end-to-end family leave processes; maternity, paternity, shared parental leave.
  • Participate in and support the Managing Director with key HR initiatives such as performance management, succession planning and compensation planning.
  • Assist in and manage employee relations cases, where appropriate, including absence management and performance management
  • Serve as a primary user of HR systems & maintain expertise in systems (SageHR, Cybersecurity Training Platform, LMS), processes, and security to enable accurate submissions and reporting.
  • Handle all freelance contracts and tracking.


Desired Skills:

  • Proven experience in HR generalist roles or similar.
  • Good working knowledge of local employment law and HR best practices.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken and able to develop positive working relationships across all levels and functions.
  • Effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload and meet deadlines.
  • Fluency in English
  • Strong knowledge of the hiring process.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Great attention to detail.


  • £30K - £35K per year depending on skills and experience
  • Free short courses
  • Store discount card
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Personal development
  • Increasing holidays with the length of services (max 26 days + bank holidays)
  • 2 company events per year
  • Paid sick leave after the first year of employment

About CNM

The College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) trains future health professionals in natural therapies. Established in 1998, CNM is the leading college in the UK and Europe and has its head office in East Grinstead, UK, from where the company services its ten colleges in the UK and Ireland.