Reporting to the Head of HR for Distribution this role operates as a HR business partner with the Distribution Centre General Managers, Senior Teams and First Line Managers to take the lead on all People matters at two of our Distribution Centres, Haydock and South Elmsall.

Combined the sites have a headcount of approximately 1000 colleagues and this role is key to supporting and improving the overall performance of the Distribution Centres.  The role is to ensure that people policies & procedures are followed, a positive ER culture is fostered, that the site operates safely and legally and at the same time contributing to the success of HR Team agenda across the wider Distribution network.

The role is based in Haydock with travel required to the Distribution Centre in South Elmsall in Yorkshire.  Reporting to this role is a HR Advisor in both Haydock & South Elmsall and a HR administration & payroll team based in Haydock. 

Manage an effective HR and Payroll function through the consistent delivery of key people policies and procedures along with successful delivery of site KPI results against targets

Build and drive the site HR people plans to support our overall business plans

Provide advice, support and guidance on all aspects of the employee life cycle, including recruitment, absence management , disciplinary and grievances    

Carry out the proactive development of line management capability through formal training, coaching and guidance on all HR related activities

Support the site with the annual Colleague engagement survey and follow up engagement strategies

Provide complex employment law, company and site specific policy advice and support to colleagues and managers on a number of people related matters

Work with the Management team to ensure colleague absence is monitored and managed proactively and to regularly review and improve the Absence Management Policy and processes within the sites.

Ensure recruitment processes are effective and co-ordinate the site Succession Plan, supporting the right people processes

Utilise MIS Reports and HR Activity Data to identify opportunities that improve site KPI’s and present findings to the Senior Teams

Facilitate harmonious employee relations with the site teams and respective trade union representatives to ensure optimum working efficiencies across the sites

Support the site Trade Union Annual Wage Negotiation processes

Network with the wider Distribution HR Teams and support with National HR projects as required

Develop and implement appropriate site specific HR policies that support/consult/negotiate any local agreements made with the Trade Union

Raise awareness and understanding of best practice approach regarding employment law constraints

Manage, coach and develop the HR / Payroll team by holding regular reviews and providing constructive feedback.

MCIPD or have a relevant HR qualification, although not critical if the individual has operated in a similar size/scale of business

Experience of working within a Unionised environment

Up to date knowledge of and practical application of UK Employment law and regulations

Experience of managing and advising on complex employee relations matters

Able to work in a fast paced, results driven and changing environment

Strong IT skills are a must with the ability to operate SAP, Email, Word, Exel, etc.

Flexibility to support the sites outside of normal working hours on an adhoc basis if needed

Flexibility to travel to both locations

Shift Hours: 38 hrs per week (Monday-Friday)

Salary: Competitive