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HR Advisor

Ashley Kate HR
Sutton-In-Ashfield, England
£30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

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Engineering & Manufacturing
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
HR (General)

Job Details

Ashley Kate are proud to be partnering exclusively with a well-respected UK manufacturing business in Sutton In Ashfield on a HR Advisor role.

You may not have heard of Whitemeadow before, but we're sure you've sat on one of their sofas at some point. That's because they manufacture and supply high quality sofas and upholstered beds to the leading furniture retailers across the UK. Whitemeadow are also the largest privately owned manufacturer in the UK with sites in Sutton in Ashfield, Huthwaite and South Normanton.

The mission at Whitemeadow is to constantly strive to lead in the industry, both in terms of product and people. As a business they are proud of the work they do and the people who work for them. First and foremost, they always want to recruit talented people that align well with their values and ways of working. This vision takes a multi-disciplined workforce, each with a 'right first time' attitude and skills that contribute to pushing them ahead of the competition.

Reporting to the Group Head of HR you will be joining a well-established HR team and play a key part in the commercial and cultural journey the business is on. Ideally Based on site, this role is paying £30k - £35k dependant on experience. Hours of work Monday - Thursday 08:30am - 17:00pm and Friday 09:00am - 15:00pm. You must be CIPD Level 5 qualified (or equivalent) and once settled the company is willing to look at CIPD level 7 if this is what the successful candidate is looking at.

It is essential you will be an experienced operational HR Advisor who will support the HR function in providing practical, solution focused advice on general HR and People matter with a strong background in supporting managers with Employee Relations and case work. You will be the go-to person for managers to provide expert advice and support in relation to HR policies and procedures and ensuring they are implemented. You will be involved in upskilling management capability and coaching managers in relation to any employee relations cases and people development. You will need to be a self-starter and comfortable with rolling you sleeves up and having the initiative to provide pragmatic solutions to the business.

Alongside this you will work closely with the Operations Team on performance management and development planning processes. Improvement of HR systems and processes and identifying HR policy development changes needed to ensure excellent HR service and maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of HR regulatory requirements, guidance, and developments

HR Advisor - About you.

  • You must have a proven background in operating in a generalist HR role and be able to provide support and guidance to managers around Employee relations, policies, and processes.
  • A proven background working in Manufacturing, FMCG, Engineering or a similar fast paced, blue collar environment is key.
  • A demonstrable background in working on a high employee relations case load is essential and you must be able to support with complex cases.
  • Strong knowledge of UK Employment Law is essential.
  • Be a great customer relationship builder and understand the importance of stakeholder communications.
  • Support life management activities including maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental leave and all types of flexible working requests.
  • Experience of, and interest in, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion strategy implementation.
  • Experience of using applicant tracking systems and advising managers on recruitment processes.
  • Experience of running recruitment campaigns advising managers on best practice and supporting where necessary.
  • You must be CIPD Level 5 qualified or equivalent.

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Ashley Kate is recognised as a 'Recruiter of Choice' for HR and Finance recruitment. Our business model centres around becoming a true business partner for our candidates and clients and our ability to offer a portfolio of services designed to meet your specific recruitment needs.

If you are recruiting or looking for a job, we are the hub for HR and Finance professionals. You can trust the services we provide because HR and Finance aren't just two of the things we do, it is what we do. Our extensive industry experience allows us to take our professionals' careers to the next level by providing a focus on quality and a complete dedication to all relationships. From global brands to small businesses, we offer a flexible range of HR and Finance recruitment services, recognising that organisations require a diverse range of skills. Our IRP accredited recruitment teams are aware of the demands placed on today's HR, Finance and Training professionals, which means we are committed to delivering a service that is personal, professional, straightforward, and valued by clients and candidates alike.

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