HR Manager - Ship-based
Fleet - Ship Based

Job reference: FSB-HRX-004395

Location: Fleet - Ship Based

Closing date: 16/02/2020

Employment type: Perm - Full Time

Department: HR

As market leaders in the cruise industry, P&O Cruises and Cunard operate spectacular ships all over the world. Join us and you’ll discover that working at sea is more than just a job. It’s a way of life. You’ll visit different places, explore new worlds and gain experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. We have an exciting opportunity for a HR Manager to join our expanding team.

The HR Manager plays an active role in collaborating with the Senior Management Team on board to provide expert knowledge and guidance on all HR aspects. This includes performance management, training, disciplinary matters and lead the welfare plan for our crew. You would work as part of a diverse, global workforce made up of friendly, happy and caring people.

Key Responsibilities of a HR Manager include:

  • Provide an effective HR service onboard which is pragmatic, commercial, solution focused and provides a professional HR service to the fleet/ship
  • Share clear accountability as part of the SMT in delivery of the balanced scorecard and other business priorities
  • Work collaboratively with the other teams and HR colleagues in supporting and driving Company and HR Strategy, cultural change and associated leadership development
  • Work in close collaboration with the Onboard Learning & Development Officer to provide suitable and relevant training for the ship team
  • Oversee the provision of all administration matters relating to the ship’s company, including officers, crew, concession staff and guest entertainers
  • Ensure the ship’s administration complies with all relevant local and international procedures and MLC requirements
  • Build and maintain an effective team ensuring all issues are resolved in a professional and customer focused manner
  • Effectively manage own department, complete appraisals identifying development opportunities and provide support to guide, motivate and direct the team
  • Oversee the onboard promotions process, supporting managers with interviews, selection, and succession planning and undertake leadership training as required
  • Attend corporate sponsored social events as a figurehead of the SMT

To join P&O Cruises and Cunard in this fantastic role you must have the following:

  • CIPD qualified, preferably to level 5
  • HR Management or experience in working as part of multi-functional workforce
  • Strong operational background
  • Previous experience of delivering leadership and management training
  • Performance Management experience
  • Significant Employee Relations experience

It takes great passion and real dedication to maintain our position at the top. That’s why people are at the heart of our journey delivering the highest standards to our valued customers. With support to help you reach your potential and receive attractive company benefits. Join us on our journey, apply now.

We are working hard to build a flexible and inclusive culture. As part of our culture difference is valued and our people can be themselves. We welcome applications from everyone because inclusivity is at the heart of everything we do. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marriage & civil partnership and pregnancy & maternity.

Please note there is no STCWs required for this position

NB If you are successful through the initial stages, there will be a Face to Face Assessment Day in Southampton on Sunday 23rd February 2020.


The closing date for this job has now passed.