Responsible to: Head of People and Organisational Development
Salary and benefits: Commensurate with experience
Contract: FT, perm
Location: UK
Date written: Nov 2021

About ASC

ASC is an independent, not-for-profit organisation established in 2010. We now have over 70 employees working all around the world, to set and operate global standards for responsible aquaculture by promoting certified farmed products to consumers, through the use of our logo.

The aquaculture industry is growing strongly and is already supplying more than half of all seafood consumed worldwide, but this growing demand increases the environmental and social footprint associated with this expansion. The ASC certification and labelling programme incentivise improved farming practices by promoting the benefits of responsibly farmed seafood and encourages an industry towards achieving environmental sustainability and social responsibility.

We work with aquaculture producers, seafood processors, retail and foodservice companies, scientists, conservation groups and the public globally to promote the best environmental and social choice in farmed seafood. For more information go to

Job summary

The purpose of the position is to support ASC to deliver people-related processes, vision and strategy across the company, ensuring compliance with best practise and legal requirements. The People and Talent Acquisition Manager will be responsible for finding the best talent to join the ASC team and supporting the management team to develop these people and all internal processes, to make the ASC a first choice company to work for.

Main responsibilities

  • Line manage People Team Co-ordinator
  • Own talent acquisition process including development of stringent process, translation of resource requirements, candidate search and selection processes
  • Develop existing HRIS (Iris) to full capability including review of additional modules, work flows, reporting function and global record keeping compliance
  • Manage relationship with international payroll providers and ensure outputs in a timely manner
  • Work with Head of People and Organisational Development to revamp and expand staff handbook and People Policies
  • Work with Head of People and Organisational Development to build effective performance management process and manage the process, ensuring it continues to reinforce ASC values and behaviours
  • Assess and improve existing processes through employee journey from onboarding to leaving
  • Develop HR guidelines and audit suite of templates, updating and expanding as required in line with current best practise
  • Manage employee relation issues as they arise
  • Manage employee benefits for the Group
  • Assist Head of People and Organisational Development in other project work

Required skills and experience

  • Solid experience of internal talent acquisition process, using LinkedIn recruiter tool to advertise, source and select talent
  • Proven experience of working in a strong generalist HR Advisor/Manager level role
  • Experience of policy and procedure development
  • Experience of developing an HR information system
  • An ability to apply existing experience to influence process improvement
  • Line management experience
  • Knowledge of UK employment and contractual law and statutory guidance. Knowledge of another countries employment law advantageous.
  • Ability to manage varied workload including prioritisation and change of focus when required
  • Knowledge of data protection legislation
  • CIPD level 7 or equivalent

Personal Characteristics:

  • A confidence to come up with new ideas and ways of working
  • Strong communication skills
  • Pro-active and result-oriented
  • Diplomatic and respectful of confidential information
  • Diligent, with attention to detail


  • Be part of an organisation who are really making a difference
  • Flexible working
  • Work station grant
  • Flexible fitness grant
  • Paid time to volunteer, up to 6 days per year
  • 25 days holiday
  • Annual all staff team retreat
  • Private healthcare
  • Private dental insurance
  • Life assurance

Application and selection process

Please e-mail your cover letter and CV (in English) via:

Your CV and cover letter will be reviewed and a short list of candidates will be invited to take part in initial interviews. Successful candidates might be asked to prepare additional written materials and / or a presentation.

Application closing date:  3rd December 2021


ASC take data protection very seriously. We will only use any personal information you may choose to give us in connection with your application for this position. In the event that your application is unsuccessful we will keep your personal information for 6 months, in case any other vacancies arise for which we think you may be suitable. For more information please read our privacy policy, which can be found here;

We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the global community and therefore particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

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