The Role

Our Grocery division at Hain Daniels are recruiting for an HR Advisor. You will be required to ensure a seamless and efficient HR service to the various departments in the business, calling on the expertise within the wider HR team if required. You will work with managers across the business to ensure that legislation and ‘best practice’ is adhered to. This role will best suite someone with previous HR exposure at a management level and experience of deploying HR change initiatives across a diverse group of employees. You will bring with you a broad range of HR knowledge and an understanding of up to date employment law.

This role reports into the Head of HR for the Grocery division, based in Histon.

Key Responsibilities:

- Provides HR generalist support for the management teams and employees across 2 sites and liaise with a central HR team in Leeds.
- Provides coaching and guidance to managers and employees on HR policies and practices
- Being primary point of contact for employee relations inquiries
- Manage employee relations casework including dispute resolutions, disciplinaries, grievances, absence and redundancy.
- Support activities within performance management and talent management processes.
- Partner with the recruitment, L&D and Rewards teams to ensure a seamless experience for employees.

What you will need for the role / what it will take

  • A passion for HR

  • “Can do” attitude and proactivness

  • Continuous improvement mindset

  • Strong skills/ experience in Employee Relations

  • Ability to quickly gain an understanding of processes and systems /quick learner

  • Diplomacy and ability to deal with a variety of situations and confidential issues

  • Experience of deploying HR change initiatives across a diverse group of employees

  • Proven ability to effectively organize, prioritize, and handle multiple assignments simultaneously, in a fast paced environment.

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Good IT skills especially in Microsoft Office

  • Experience of working with Trade Unions would be advantageous
  • Experience of  change in terms and conditions is highly desirable    

About Us / what we do:

At our Histon site, our largest single site within the Group, we manufacture ambient sweet spreads and jellies for a host of our grocery brands, including: Hartley's; Gales Honey; and marmalades under our Robertson's, Frank Coopers, Keiller and Rose's brands. We also produce private label products here.

The Hartley’s Jam heritage dates back to 1871, and today we are still Britain’s best loved jam selling enough each year to spread over 500 million pieces of toast. We offer you smooth jams, some ‘with bits’; convenient ‘squeezy’ packs; and our ‘Hartley’s Best’; which is packed with more fruit in an award winning jar.

And we know a thing or 2 about Jelly too. It is the fastest growing market in the UK Ambient Desserts category, and Hartley’s holds pole position. Our jelly tablet capability is unique to our Hartley’s brand. Our innovative ready-to-eat pots offer a quick and convenient snack, and are driving the category forward. Inherently low in fat, we also make sugar-free jellies in both convenient, individual pots, and ‘To-Make’ jellies; 10 Cal pot jellies; and pots with fruit suspended in jelly.

Why join us?

At Hain Daniels we’ve developed a real recipe for success: we create tasty food and drinks with goodness at their core, and work with some incredible brands whose ethos is the same as ours. At the core of everything we do are our people: without them, we simply wouldn’t be a market-leading food and drink specialist.

The typical Hain Daniels employee is friendly, hard-working and passionate about what they do. And by showing such commitment to us, we reward our team members with a lovely place to work and the chance to achieve their potential; with plenty of opportunities for personal development. We offer generous pay and a genuine opportunity to help the business grow.