HR Business Advisor

Location Daventry
Discipline: HR
Job type: Contract
Salary: £26.75PH Umbrella (after 13 weeks the rate will increase to £32.32 in line with AWR)
Contact name: Vicki Martinson

Contact email:
Contact phone: 01245403560
Job ref: 56116
Published: 10 days ago
Duration: 12 months
Expiry date: 31 Dec 2024 23:59
Startdate: ASAP

​Position Description:

  • We have a part time, 12-month fixed term opportunity to join us at our Parts Distribution Centre based in Daventry, Northants!

  • It's an exciting time to join the team as we support the business through a period of growth and the ever-changing business challenges facing the distribution centre, and support the HR team to modernise the way we work!

  • As the HR Business Advisor, you will work in a small friendly HR team to support the distribution centre People Leaders implement strategies to manage c350 employees in largely manual, warehouse roles.

  • Both the hourly and salaried employees are represented by our Trade Union partners who we work with closely.

  • The role is broad ranging, with a strong employee relations element, but also the opportunity for an individual who enjoys HR project work, management/analysis of data and professional HR advisory.

  • This position reports to the HR Manager, Daventry, and has the following roles and responsibilities: Employee Relations Operational/Business Support

  • Coach and support People Leaders through all HR related actions including resolution of employee relations issues

  • Support all resourcing requirements aligned to resourcing and skills strategy.

  • Develop effective relationships, with all key stakeholders including People Leaders and Trade Union partners

  • Use data to proactively identify business needs and collaborate with stakeholders to develop and deliver continuous improvements, aligned to the business strategy, focussed on enhancing the employee experience.

  • Policy Interpretation & Implementation

  • Advise and support People Leaders, Trade Union partners and employees with the interpretation and implementation of Company policies.

  • Partner with key stakeholders, including Occupational Health, on the management of both casual and long-term absence cases to support employee wellbeing and reduce absence levels.

  • Provide HR support for formal investigations including discipline, dignity at work and grievance cases partnering with Centres of Expertise to ensure consistency of policy application in line with legal considerations.

  • Stay informed of developments within the HR profession and share `best practice'.

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • A fundamental element of the HR Business Advisor role is to ensure that the Company's commitments in this regard are maintained ensuring that diversity, equality, and inclusion are promoted for all employees in line with local and corporate strategy.

  Skills Required:

  • Your previous HR experience is something we'd like you to share with us, particularly with a focus on business partnership and working within a manufacturing or distribution environment.

  • Coaching business partners is an integral part to the role, so you'll need to provide examples of where you have negotiated and persuaded others, provided council and influenced.

  • HR administration is an inevitable part of the role, and you will need to be able to demonstrate varied HR administrative skills and examples of projects you have worked on.

  • We have Trade Union partners to work with and we'd like examples of working in such an environment and how the relationship worked.

  • Absence management and disciplinary actions are critical in managing our business and experience with these processes is important.

Education Required:

  • Education is important to us; ideally you 'have' a Degree or equivalent/CIPD in hand. But if that's not the case, and you have experience/skills you feel are relevant to the role, we'd be interested to hear from you.