Hr Officer

12 Jul 2021
09 Aug 2021
Human Resources
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Purpose:

Maintain full knowledge of site and group policies and procedures, terms and conditions, employment law and HR best practice. Providing advice and support to Line Managers and Employees on day to day operational issues ensuring consistency is applied at all times.

Support the site Management Team and HR team at the Long Sutton or Wisbech Site to deliver the Site Strategy and HR/People Strategy in line with Operational Business Plans (PDM, PMS, MWBP's and TIP's) and Operating Framework (QCDSP).

Responsible for providing a comprehensive and professional Human Resources support service to stakeholders


Headcount circa - (Apply online only) permanent staff and approx. 100 agency staff

Deputise for the HRBP in their absence

Cover for the HR Administrator in their absence.

Principle Accountabilities:

Employee Relations

Provide HR support to managers in relation to discipline and grievance ensuring a HR presence throughout the relevant stages of the procedures

Support and advise in employee relation meetings, up to and including final written warning, as and when required.

Provide advice on complex employee relations issues in accordance with company policies and procedures.

Lead management of casework relating to sickness absence. This includes making recommendations, giving advice and support to managers, liaising with Occupational Health, case review meetings and capability due to ill-health.

In conjunction with the HRBP support the development processes for the Long Sutton or Wisbech site, in relation to performance appraisal, succession planning, management development, IDP's, PDP's and performance capability.

Support the HRBP with departmental employee forums, Union Forum Meetings and Wage Negotiations.

Work with the HRBP to ensure all TU and employee relations activity is dealt with effectively in-house and in accordance with legislation, policies and procedures; minimising and reducing risk and exposure factors to the business.

Responsible for the continuous review of site policies and procedures ensuring they are in line with current legislation.

Implement changes to employees' terms and conditions of employment following the appropriate authorisations in conjunction with Shared Services, in a timely and efficient manner.

Support the HR Department to ensure all operational HR activities are conducted in line with employment legislation and best practice

Learning and Development

* In conjunction with the HRBP support the Line Managers in developing functional training needs analysis and personal development plans for employees across the site.

* Support, develop and deliver regular training sessions on HR Policies, procedures, people management competencies, values and behaviours.

* Support the development and maintenance of performance management activities at the Long Sutton or Wisbech site.

Recruitment & Selection

* Provide HR Support in interviews for graded roles up to and including Shift Coordinator (Grade 2).

* Ensure compliance with employee legislation in relation to the recruitment of employees.

* Ensure all recruitment and selection processes are conducted in line with best practice and agreed procedures and that value for money is achieved in terms of cost allocations.

* Source appropriate recruitment agencies, CV's and support in the creation of a PSL (preferred supplier list) for both sites.

* Support line managers in arranging, conducting and creating interview/selection and offer process.

* Support the onsite recruitment agency, being the interface between both sites and the agency, handling and escalating queries as required.

Business Support, Communication & Engagement

* Provide HR advisory input to support project activity for the Long Sutton or Wisbech site, specifically relating to the people agenda including employee engagement, leadership development, employee wellbeing and reward and recognition.

* Support all operational HR issues for the Long Sutton or Wisbech site with the support of the HRBP.

* Keep up to date with developments in employment legislation and human resources best practice, knowledge sharing within the team to ensure continuous development and improvement in the service offered. Identify and communicate these implications to Operational Management teams, as appropriate

* Create and review attendance management and ER data analysis, support by the HR Administrator. Create and deliver actions plans, alongside relevant manager, for improvement.

* Support the HR involvement in focused improvement activities across the site and departmental focus group supporting employee engagement activities.

* Attend QCDSP Operational Management meetings, people meetings and/or 1-2-1's to discuss people activities as required.

* Act as the 5S Champion for the HR area at the Long Sutton or Wisbech site.

* Support retailer Ethical Audits in conjunction with the HRBP ensuring all preparatory work is undertaken in order to minimise the number of non conformances issued.

* Contribute to Group HR & Site projects and initiatives as and when required.

* Support the development of the HR Administrator

* Support the site with the implementation of the Princes Manufacturing System requirements, up to Gold standard.

* Carry out any other tasks as may be reasonably requested by the HR Business Partners and/or Canning HR Business Partner.

* These are the key daily tasks, not a comprehensive list of all tasks undertaken by the jobholder. Flexibility is required by the business & this will be agreed with the individual's line manager.

* All employees should carry out their duties in a responsible manner giving due consideration to Safety, Environmental & Quality procedures. Specific responsibilities can be found at section (phone number removed) of the Health & Safety Management System.

* Contribute to the health & safety of self and others by applying health and safety principles to the required standards whilst undertaking designated tasks.


Minimum 3-5 years generalist HR experience, preferably at HR Officer level.

Experience of working within an FMCG environment and working with Trade Unions

CIPD qualified


Ability to build effective internal relationships with customers is critical

Effective communication and IT Skills

Open to change.

Experience of operating in a HR Business Partner style environment

Able to demonstrate tenacity and have a flexible attitude and approach

Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines and work under pressure


Ability to operate flexibly in a constantly changing environment

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