Human Resources Manager

Cornish Lithium is a highly innovative British mineral exploration group of companies, (the “Group”), focussed on the sustainable extraction of lithium and other battery metals in the historically significant mining district of Cornwall, UK.

Our staff and our community are very important to us, and we strive to look after both responsibly. We recognise that a diverse and talented workforce is a competitive advantage, and that the Company’s success is the result of the quality and skills of its people – so we are committed to supporting and developing them.

As we develop our projects and move towards commercial lithium extraction in the next few years, the Company will continue to expand from our current base of nearly 60 employees. To achieve this and fulfil our values around diversity, inclusion and attracting talent, represents a significant strategic challenge in terms of recruitment, training and retention. To address this challenge, we are looking for a Human Resource Manager to join us in Cornwall and play a key role in our growth.

The Human Resource Manager’s role will include designing and implementing the human resources function for the Group, aligning the Group’s human resource function with strategic development of the Group’s Projects, managing and overseeing the existing recruitment process and designing company policies. You will be based in Penryn, Cornwall and work alongside our existing Human Resource Administrator, interact with Group’s department heads and the Group’s Executive Committee with a direct reporting line to the Group’s Chief Financial Officer. You will need to plan strategically and ensure the company has sufficient human resources and training plans in place as we develop our projects and put them into operation. You will also help shape our employer brand strategy. Ultimately, you will ensure our company attracts, hires, develops and retains talented and qualified employees.

Requirements and Skills:
• CIPD (or equivalent) qualification to 5 level or Masters in Human Resource Management (or similar qualification) as well as 8-10 years’ experience in HR.
• A comprehensive understanding of the UK’s legislative landscape impacting employment contracts, consultancy contracts and internship agreements and the ability to advise Group Managers of best HR/employment law practices and terms of individuals’ contracts.
• Experience of recruitment and talent management in the mining or extractive industries is desirable, especially within new operations.

Key Responsibilities:
The responsibilities of the role include the following, and are to be carried out in accordance with Group’s Policies and Procedures and/or as determined by Group’s Audit requirements:
• Establish & Management of Human Resources Department
• Strategic HRD Services [Organisational Development]
• Employee Well-Being
• Education, Training and Development Practices
• Recruitment, Selection and Placement, and Retention of Staff
• Industrial Relations
• Employment Equity and Cultural Diversity
• Talent Management Development and Retention
• Remuneration and Incentive Management
• Special Projects / Related Duties

A detailed job description is available on request and the duties and responsibilities highlighted in this job description are indicative and may develop over time depending on the business needed. The post holder is expected to undertake other duties and responsibilities relevant to the nature, level and extent of the post.

Salary and Hours

We offer a competitive salary for this role in the range of £45,000-50,000, plus a 10% of salary pension contribution, and benefits will include life insurance, private medical insurance, choice to participate in the Group’s Electric Vehicle and Ride to Work Schemes. The role will be based at the Company’s offices at the Tremough Innovation Centre, University Campus, Penryn, Cornwall. Working hours are typically 37.5 hours per week, but there may be a need for flexible hours. Annual leave comprises 25 days’ holiday per year pro rata, plus Bank Holidays.

More about the company

Cornish Lithium is a highly innovative privately funded British mineral exploration company focussed on the sustainable extraction of lithium and other battery metals in the historically significant mining district of Cornwall, UK. Metals such as lithium are the key enablers of the transition to clean energy given their role in power storage batteries, making such metals vital components of the future UK economy. Cornish Lithium has secured extensive mineral rights agreements across more than 1000km2 of Cornwall, enabling the company to use modern exploration techniques on a regional basis. (

Our purpose is to establish a strong, sustainable and environmentally responsible extraction industry in the UK for those minerals which can contribute to the global goal of decarbonisation through clean growth and a transition to a green economy.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

Cornish Lithium have engaged our exclusive recruitment partner Well Placed HR to assist with this appointment. For further details and to apply for this opportunity please contact Carly Kellow by email – [email protected] or by telephone on 01872 309400. All direct and unsolicited agency introductions will be forwarded to Well Placed HR.

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