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HR Business Partner - Stoke

Newcastle, Staffordshire
Job Type
23 Sep 2022
We are proud of our brands: we make top 10 UK grocery brand Kingsmill as well as Allinson's, Bürgen and Sunblest. You'll know us best through our white, wholemeal and seeded market-leading loaves, as well as Kingsmill 50/50, the nation's favourite Healthier White, and our delicious pancakes, crumpets, hot cross buns and other bakery products.

Role Overview

Location: Stoke, ST5 9HT

Hours: 37.5, Monday to Friday

We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate HR professional to join the team at our Stoke bakery in Newcastle-under-Lyme. As a key member of the HR team, the HR Business Partner provides direction and guidance around all aspects of our people strategy. They will provide an effective HR service to front line managers and employees in relation to performance management, employee relations, change management, resource and succession planning, skills development and labour relations.

Key Accountabilities

Reporting to the Lead HR Business Partner, key accountabilities include:

Be part of the "Safety First" culture in role modelling safe working practices.
To provide support, coaching and training to line managers in the recruitment, selection and onboarding of employees.
To provide support to line managers with employee relations activities including grievances, disciplinary meetings and wage negotiations.
Work with line managers to consistently manage attendance including absence management, engaging with Occupational Health where necessary.
Coaching line managers in performance management, identifying learning and development needs, creating appropriate training solutions.
Ensure that two-way communication channels are in place across the site.
Develop effective working relationships with key stakeholders including the wider HR team, the HR Admin Centre and Payroll teams, ensuring input deadlines are met and SLAs adhered to.
Provide support and HR information when required for audits, as well as auditing third party labour suppliers.
Active involvement in the Health & Wellbeing plan.
Maintain a current knowledge of HR best practice and employment law, as well as industry, consumer, trade and competitive trends through networks.
The Right Person

This is a truly generalist HR role and the ideal candidate will be self-motivated with the ability to work at pace with passion, enthusiasm, tenacity and resilience. Other requirements include:

Educated to degree level or equivalent and CIPD qualified (part/full).
Proven HR generalist experience, ideally within an FMCG environment, though this is not essential.
Sound employment law knowledge.
Experience gained working with Trade Unions is advantageous.
The ability to build effective relationships, and the credibility to lead and influence management.
A lateral thinker with good critical reasoning skills capable of delivering pragmatic HR solutions.

If you join us, in addition to a competitive salary you will enjoy the following:

25 days holiday in addition to public holidays.
BUPA Medical Cover.
Annual salary review.
Pension Scheme with Life Assurance, starting at 4% matched by the business up to 10% with Associated British Foods, our Parent Company.
Benefits for you and your family through our 'Extra Slice' scheme; which provides great savings at more than 500 business/outlets including Tesco, Sainsbury, M&S, Curry's/PC World, including healthcare, gym discounts and saving on your holidays.
Cycle to work scheme - helping you to get to work with a range of great bikes and cycling accessories on offer.
Refer scheme - Refer a friend and if we employ them, you get the reward £££.
Employee Assistance Programme - A free and confidential support service for employees covering a wide range of topics including financial guidance through to relationship and legal advice.

Our defining value is to 'Be the best we can be'; the behaviors that we believe help us to do this and are key to our success are: Aim high, I do what I say, Work Together and Everybody Matters.

We are committed to equal treatment and opportunities for all our people and believe in building a diverse and inclusive organisation that represents our communities and generates the best outcomes for consumers, customers and stakeholders.
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  • Job Reference: 719126510-2
  • Date Posted: 23 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Allied Bakeries
  • Location: Newcastle, Staffordshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: HR / Recruitment
  • Job Type: Permanent