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People and Culture Advisor

Hays Human Resources
Darwen, England
Up to £35000.00 per annum
Closing date
17 Dec 2021

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Retail & Wholesale
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
HR Generalist
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People and Culture Partner

Your new company

This fast growing, progressive and developing organisation are seeking a commercially astute People & Culture Advisor, to join our People & Culture team based in the North West, reporting to the People & Culture Partner. This permanent, full time and flexible opportunity is a fantastic opportunity to join a reputable and well known UK brand. This opportunity will offer the chance to support a 600+ headcount business across the UK (car included).

You will be tasked with providing an all-encompassing, high quality, comprehensive and professional People management service to the Commercial & Marketing functions, including our network of retail centres, as well as supporting the People & Culture Partner. Be the primary People & Culture contact for initial HR advice, and support with project based work on the People agenda. The ideal candidate will have proven HR advisory skills and strong recruitment experience, within a commercially focussed environment, with an ability to work as part of a team and take the lead during challenging periods.

Your new role

Coordinate and support with investigation meetings, disciplinary, grievance and performance improvement processes.
Ensure best practice approaches are adopted in all aspects of HR and ER casework, whilst training and coaching line managers across the spectrum of people related activities.
Provide appropriate advice on strategic and high level HR and ER related matters, identifying and communicating any potential risks in advance.
Build and maintain strong working relationships with relevant leaders and colleagues cross functionally, ensuring a professional and comprehensive service is delivered.
Act as first point of contact for all senior and specialist recruitment, employee relations and performance management related activities in the Commercial & Marketing functions.
Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the People & Culture strategy, and achieve annual objectives according to agreed timescales and budget.

What you'll need to succeed

As an effective team player, you will be experienced in drafting written communication ranging from meeting invitations and outcomes, to requests and recommendations during; grievance, disciplinary, performance improvement and absence management processes (ensuring strict adherence with UK employment law throughout). This organisation are seeking applications from candidates with experience of working within a commercially focussed environment, as this will support you in ensuring the needs of our internal stakeholders are met. Experience within a multi-site/retail environment would be distinctly advantageous. You will demonstrate commitment and collaboration, by supporting in the delivery of all annual and biannual people related activities within the Commercial & Marketing functions, including; Employee Engagement Survey, Talent Review, Let's talk! and My Performance. A confident decision maker who is able to balance risk, practicality and commercial requirements, whilst ensuring a customer focus and awareness is maintained throughout. A full UK driving licence with a flexible approach and willingness to stay away from home, when required, is essential. Working 1-2 days a week in head office with a mix of home working and travelling to sites to support colleagues for the remainder. Ideally Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) qualified or equivalent, with a thorough understanding of employment legislation, case law and HR best practice approaches

What you'll get in return

Flexible/Hybrid working
28 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
Generous pension scheme
Company car
Free parking
Opportunity for further studies/development

What you need to do now
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