This role is based in Darlington and reports to the Head of HR. The role provides generalist HR support across all Group companies as well as HR project support.
The role will require regular travel to Group company offices in London, North West, Essex and Surrey.
- Answer HR related queries and provide advice to colleagues and line managers
- Support with HR projects and contribute and/or take part in projects led by other areas of the business
- Provide support to line managers and where necessary lead disciplinary, grievance and appeal hearings
- Liaise with other functional/departmental managers so as to understand all necessary aspects and needs of HR development, and to ensure they are fully informed of HR objectives, purposes and achievements
- Continually look at ways to improve the working lives of employees across the group i.e. benefits, employee engagement schemes etc
- Compile and provide reports on HR matters in line with company requirements and deadlines
- Continually review and update HR policies and procedures in accordance with best practice and regulatory changes
- Monitor, measure and report on HR issues, opportunities and development plans and achievements within agreed formats and timescales
- Collate payroll information on a monthly basis and provide to the Head of HR for approval
- Ensure activities meet with and integrate with organisational requirements for quality management, health and safety, legal stipulations, environmental policies and general duty of care
- Keep abreast of legislative changes raising awareness within the department
- Maintenance of current status and future enhancement of Investors in People, Healthy Workplace Charter and similar projects
- Oversee HR department in Head of HR’s absence
Personal qualities, experience and skills
- Minimum of 4 years’ experience in an HR generalist role manging a team of people
- CIPD qualified
- Strong proven track record of resolving Employee Relations matters
- Experience of managing redundancy/TUPE and other organisational change programmes
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, in particular the ability to negotiate and influence
- You will be confident and organised, with the ability to make decisions and find solutions
- The ability to build strong relationships and work well under pressure, using your own initiative is essential.