HR Manager CV template (with example info)

A simple ATS-friendly HR Manager CV template with example information. The design of this HR Manager CV template uses Calibri and Cambria fonts, with bold blue headings highlighted by a blue top-border. A smaller heading style in dark grey with letter spacing is used for the candidate’s address, key skills and job title. Much of the information is presented as bulleted lists, making it easy for any recruiter to scan through the CV. A simple border outlines the page for a professional finish. We’ve included three pages of sample information here for a Human Resources type role, with work history examples for HR Manager, Consultant, Administrator and Recruitment Consultant. Remember that typically in the UK, CVs are expected to be around two pages in length. It is very easy to add or remove sections from this template, simply by deleting, copying and pasting. As the template uses common fonts and does not use any graphical components, columns or tables, it is ATS-friendly ensuring that it should run through Applicant Tracking Systems with little problem.

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  • File format: .docx (Microsoft Word)
  • File name: keyword-resume.docx
  • Fonts required: Calibri, Cambria
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A fresh, ATS-compliant CV template that works well for a wide variety of roles. Three pages of sample information to inspire your own CV writing, and simple headings that can be copied and pasted to create new sections such as memberships, achievements, hobbies and interests. The PDF version of this template helps you to ensure the CV layout is as it should be.

* Every effort has been made to design this CV template according to best practice so that your information can be read by ATS software correctly. However, all Applicant Tracking Systems are different and no guarantees can be offered.

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78, High House Lane, Arnold NG5 8DY | | 0771 5291111


  • HR Manager with 12+ years’ experience in Human Resources working within a range of industries, including Education, Engineering and Retail.
  • Responsible for creating robust processes for managing sickness and absence, performance management, disciplinaries and grievances.
  • Strong leader, with the ability to manage and motivate team members to ensure HR processes are delivered according to policies.
  • Confident and resilient, with a ‘can do’ attitude and the ability to work well under pressure.
  • Strong negotiation skills with the ability to influence others, both within the organisation and external bodies.
  • Ambitious and highly driven individual, seeking a new challenge.

Key knowledge, skills & expertise

  • Communication – A strong communicator in any setting, able to motivate a team and build positive relationships.
  • Employment Law – Extensive knowledge of employment law, consistently keeping updated with any changes.
  • HR Methodologies – Expertise in HR methodologies and adapting these to suit the organisation.
  • Adaptable – Able to work within different industries and adapt style to suit.
  • Organised – Highly organised and able to manage own workload as well as managing a team simultaneously.
  • Attention to Detail– Ensuring accuracy in all details and maintaining an exceptional standard of quality.

Professional experience

HR Manager / Sep 2019 – Present Bell University

  • Providing advise to staff on a range of day-to-day employee relations issues, including disciplinaries, absence, and sickness.
  • Supporting managers in meetings, including grievances and disciplinaries, providing advice and taking minutes when required.
  • Writing and updating policies and procedures according to the changes in employment law.
  • Providing advice and guidance on salary structures and other important issues.
  • Creating reports as required and sharing relevant information with the HR team.
  • Managing a team of 5 HR staff, and occasionally temporary staff, including performance management and training.

HR Manager / Feb 2010 – Sep 2019 – Bolton Engineering Ltd

  • Acting as the first point of contact for any employee queries and taking appropriate action to deal with these.
  • Supporting managers with employee issues and supporting interviews and employee meetings, as required.
  • Managing a small team of 3 HR staff, including performance management and any necessary training.
  • Dealing with recruitment, including advertising vacancies.
  • Providing cover for the other HR staff, as and when required.

HR Consultant / Jan 2005 – Feb 2010 – Swift College

  • Providing telephone HR support to employees on all HR matters, including holidays and sickness.
  • Implementing effective procedures and revising any current procedures to make them more effective, including onboarding, recognition and reward, and succession planning.
  • Attending disciplinary, grievance and appeal meetings, as and when required.
  • Providing cover to the HR Manager when necessary.
  • Managing relations throughout the business, and with external suppliers.
  • Acting in accordance with the values of the College at all times.

HR Administrator / Apr 2002 – Jan 2005 – Swift College

  • Providing support to the HR team with any admin tasks.
  • Attending meetings as required and taking minutes.
  • Updating databases and systems, ensuring all information is accurate and up to date.
  • Managing the HR inbox and responding to any queries in a timely manner.
  • Answering calls and distributing to the relevant HR team member.
  • Preparing reports as required on behalf of the HR Manager.

HR Administrator  /  Dec 2000 – Mar 2002 – Wink Clothing

  • Responding to employee enquiries via the mailbox and telephone.
  • Providing a general HR admin service to the HR dept, including updating the system and sending out relevant correspondence.
  • Taking minutes at meetings as required.
  • Preparing reports and scheduling meetings.

Trainee Recruitment Consultant (part time) / Aug 1998 – Sep 2000 – Wink clothing

  • Business development, bringing new clients on board, and building relationships with current clients.
  • Identifying business opportunities and attending relevant industry events.
  • Using own network to find relevant talent.
  • Sourcing highly skilled candidates via advertising and headhunting.
  • Responding to the needs of clients and ensuring an exceptional service.
  • Working to and achieving sales goals, on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
  • Attending meetings with clients and potential clients, ensuring professionalism at all times and going above and beyond to manage expectations of clients.

Professional qualifications and education

BA Human Resource Management (CIPD Accreditation) – Day Release / 2002-2006

Park Lane University

  • Including Managing People, Workplace Behaviour, Employee Development and Equality and Diversity.

BT College – 1998 -2000

HND Human Resource Management

  • Including Interview: Skills and Practice, Recruitment, Selection and Induction, Business Culture and Strategy, Collective Employee Relations.

References are available on request.

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Tips and ideas for your HR Manager CV:

Use the job advert

The job advert will contain important keywords that your prospective employer will be looking for on your CV. Since it is widely cited that employers spend just a few seconds studying your CV, it is essential to include these keywords in a prominent and obvious place.

This HR Manager CV template has both a profile and key skills section which are ideal for confirming to employers that you have what they are looking for.

Check a HR job profile

Good HR Managers have a wide range of soft skills, many of which you might simply take for granted, so it’s worth reading through a job profile for a HR Manager to remind yourself of which are considered most important. This can be especially useful if the job advert has little detail as to what is required.

Include basic skills

Whilst employers want to know that you have all the specific skills for a Human Resources position, they also want reassurance that you can perform basic skills that are common to many roles, such as use of common software.

Basic skills such as IT knowledge can be included in the skills section or incorporated within your responsibilities. If you’ve used any HR-specific software packages such as BambooHR, BerniePortal, Gusto or Deputy, it’s worth mentioning these in your profile or key skills section as they can be an advantage.

Add Twitter

Get active within your profession on Twitter, and include your Twitter handle on your CV. This should be included as @alisonbarnes rather than

Include your Twitter handle if you Tweet about relevant trends in your industry.

Not every Tweet has to be about your professional industry.

Keep your Tweets PG-rated (no cursing, no slang, mostly proper grammar).

~ Grantham University

Tweeting about industry and legislative developments can show potential employers that you are immersed in your industry and you keep your knowledge up-to-date.

Add LinkedIn

Create a LinkedIn profile to accompany your CV, providing more details of your experience and showcasing your recommendations. A strong LinkedIn profile can boost the chances of getting an interview by an impressive 71%. It allows you to expand on your CV, offering more detail and evidence of your skills. In addition, you can acquire recommendations and endorsements from industry professionals – rather like company testimonials – which can go a long way in helping you stand out.

Your LinkedIn handle should be included with your personal details as @alisonbarnes rather than

Find out how to write a killer LinkedIn profile to accompany your CV.

Add memberships

If you’re a member of a professional HR body, add this to your CV. Memberships show an interest in the development of your industry and suggest again that you’re keeping your professional knowledge up-to-date.

If you’re not already a member, consider joining CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development. There is also a useful list of HR organisations and networks here.

Add hobbies and interests

If you have a little room at the bottom of your CV, it’s worth including your hobbies and interests if these add value to your CV. You can sacrifice the usual ‘References available on request’ statement to create space, since employers will ask for references anyway.

Include hobbies that demonstrate the skills you’ll need for success within a HR role, such as:

  • the ability to work well under pressure
  • leadership skills
  • use of your own initiative
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • the ability to work well in a team
  • the ability to motivate

Alternatively, include hobbies that suggest you are a fit and healthy individual that takes an interest in their own wellbeing (such as visiting the gym or jogging).

NB: This CV template was originally published 11th February 2016 and has been completely updated for 2021.

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