I am due to qualify level 5 at the end of March. I have more than 10 years management experience gained in large retailers managing stores in excess of £10m turnover and staffing levels of around 400 employees. I have had endless involvement in disciplinary, grievance, staff headcount, scheduling, TUPE, setting reward, career progression etc
As I have taken a slight change in direction, and have been out of the senior management job roles for 5 years due to a career break, I am at a loss of where I need to place myself in the job market. I am currently employed part time as an internal recruiter for a small business. I am the only HR function within the company and although I am trying to influence the CEO into employing me full time, there is a lack of understanding on how key it is to have someone with HR knowledge and experience within the business.
So, I have decided to start seeking new opportunities. I do not mind starting on the bottom of the ladder, but because I have a fair amount of management experience, I am getting the vibe that no one wants me for a junior role, but because I have no sole HR experience, I seem to be lacking for the more senior roles too!
As I mentioned in my title, any advice would be most welcomed