Welcome to Rainbow HR.

Developing and delivering commercial HR solutions.

Rainbow HR

We develop end to end HR strategies which drive business performance. 
Our key areas of strength are around developing overall HR Strategies and plans for your HR teams to implement, leading change initiatives, with a particular focus on organisation design and behavioural change. Browse our site to find out more about us and our talented team, what we do and some of the fantastic organisations we have worked with.
  • Client Porterbrook
  • Client Firstgw
  • Client Flyingtiger
  • Client Firstcc
  • Client Palladium
  • Client Trams
  • Client National Express
  • Client Scotrail
  • Client Bahrain
  • Client Ica
  • Client Arriva
  • Client Lothianbuses
  • Client Serco
  • Client First
  • Client Bdacs
  • Client First
  • Client Baa
  • Client Lorol
  • Client Keolis
  • Client Scottishgovt

Featured Jobs

Head of Organisational Development, Bristol c£55k plus excellent benefits

Bristol Water is an established business which employs over 500 people supplying water to over a million customers in the Bristol area.  The business is undergoing a period of change as it prepares for the next cycle of its business plan.  A key area of focus is on the development of the team which ranges from Head Office colleagues to front line roles including inspectors, customer services and asset maintenance. 

We are looking to hire an exceptional Head of Organisational Development to lead the design and implementation of the Organisational Development Strategy which will ensure that our people are developed to reach their full potential and that we meet and exceed the aims of our business plan.  The role is accountable for all aspects of organisational development, including the development of innovative and effective learning and development solutions, supporting the organisational culture, creating the competency framework, performance management, leadership skills and supporting the employee engagement strategy for the business. The role will also be involved in the business wide transformational change programme with a heavy emphasis on creating an exceptional customer experience.   Managing our talent and succession process will also be a requirement, and the facilitation of a coaching culture is also a key deliverable. 

Our ideal candidate will be highly driven and ambitious, with a proven track record in the creation of an end to end organisational development strategy which has led to exceptional business performance. A background in a customer facing business is desirable, with strong leadership skills and the ability to influence at all levels of the business.  CIPD qualified with qualifications in psychometric testing will also be advantageous.  This role will suit someone who is equally comfortable with the strategic side of organisational development but who is happy to be hands on when required.  An individual who is highly personable, enthusiastic and passionate about people and organisational development would be the best fit for this role. Experience of working in a regulated environment would be also be useful.

We offer a base salary of up to |£55k, plus extensive benefits including bonus potential of up to 15%, 27 days holiday (plus bank holidays), pension scheme and free parking).
It is an exciting time to join Bristol Water and if you think you are up for the challenge this role offers please apply with a covering letter outline why you would be a great addition to the team at Bristol Water, your CV and details of base salary and notice period to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Head of Fleet Services, Derby, competative package

Porterbrook Leasing Company specialises in the leasing of all types of railway rolling stock and associated equipment.  Based in Derby with a corporate Head Office in London, the organisation is undertaking a period of transformational change as it responds to the changing landscape in rail.  The engineering function is seeking the most talented commercial and technical resources in the industry to join its team, to enable the business to be fit for the future.

The Head of Fleet Services role opportunity is one of three similar roles which collectively manage the Porterbrook fleet portfolio leased to the Train Operating Companies (TOCs).  This role has responsibility for fleets leased to Northern Rail, ScotRail, Cross Country Trains, TransPenninie Express and Caledonian Sleeper.  The fleet mix will change over time in accordance with lease periods. 

The role is accountable for coordinating engineering and asset management activities to ensure the safe, reliable and cost-effective operation of all fleets throughout their full asset lifecycle in accordance with the required specifications.  A key aspect of the role is also to proactively support customers in their operation of Porterbrook fleets.
Providing exceptional leadership to the team of Fleet Asset Managers, Fleet Support Engineers and also Technical Support Engineers who are remotely located at customers depots.  The role will also interface with the Commercial Manager with the same portfolio of TOCs who manages the customer relationship from a commercial perspective.  Key to the role is ensuring that customers have a single point of contact for all aspects of the fleet management, including fleet overhauls.  Porterbrook’s ethos is to work in close collaboration with customers.

The ideal candidate will be a chartered engineer with around 8 years plus fleet support experience within a rail environment.  They will have excellent leadership capability and have experience of managing remote based teams effectively.  The ability to plan and organise is critical, along with excellent stakeholder management capability.  They will be highly regarded within the rail industry and have a keen interest in innovation within the rail industry.

We are seeking the very best talent to join the team, and offer an excellent salary, along with bonus and benefits.  This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great organisation with excellent people and a road map for the future to grow and develop the business. 

To apply please send your CV and a covering email with full details of why you would be a great addition to the Porterbrook team, along with details of your current salary and notice period to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Get In Touch

If you'd like to have a discussion about what we can do for your business please get in touch by sending us an email or connect with us via linkedin
Or contact Fiona Irvine on +44(0)7739 447369

"It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Fiona of Rainbow HR. Fiona brings a solid level of knowledge and experience combined with a pragmatic style that is focused on results."

Mark Hopwood, Managing Director, First Great Western Rail