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HR Advisor/Business Partner

Barfoots of Botley
Contract
Full Time
Job Type
Support Services
Salary
Closing Date

A great opportunity for an experienced HR Advisor/Business Partner to join our busy HR Team. Applications are invited from committed, reliable and proactive individuals who can demonstrate previous experience working in a fast paced, HR department. Reporting directly to the Head of HR, you will be passionate about providing a first class service at all times and be responsible for ensuring all tasks are completed in an efficient and timely manner. (NO AGNEICES PLEASE)

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About Us

 Growing is in our nature. Over 40 years ago, we started life as a small family farm with a handful of people and a modest range of crops.

Today, we’re a global farming and food business working thousands of acres and employing thousands of people around the world to grow, process, pack and market a range of fresh produce.

Supplying our premium produce to some of the UK’s leading retailers and restaurants, we are very proud of what we do and how we do it. With our impressive green credentials, we truly are committed to sustainability, demonstrating continued investment in the latest technologies to help maintain our carbon neutral footprint.

The Role

A great opportunity for an experienced HR Advisor/Business Partner to join our busy HR Team.

Applications are invited from committed, reliable and proactive individuals who can demonstrate previous experience working in a fast paced, HR department. Reporting directly to the Head of HR, you will be passionate about providing a first class service at all times and be responsible for ensuring all tasks are completed in an efficient and timely manner.

Working as part of a proactive, innovative and responsive HR Team, the successful candidate will be highly organised, with the ability to prioritise and work comfortably to tight deadlines. By building and maintaining effective business partner relationships, you will help deliver a comprehensive, consistent and dedicated HR service to key areas of the business.

You will act as the first point of contact for all management queries, providing a robust HR service to help support, develop and enhance business performance. Providing advice on a wide range of HR issues and ensuring adherence to company policies and employment legislation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Form and maintain effective working relationships with Business Partners to ensure the smooth running of the HR function, providing guidance and advice on the full range of HR activities in order to ensure a fair and consistent approach; providing training on how to understand and implement policies and procedures where necessary.
  • Build effective working relationships with staff at all levels, providing advice and guidance on individual employee relations cases ensuring that these are well managed and meet the requirements of the Companies policies, best practice and employment legislation.
  • Work closely with Recruitment Team, leading and coaching Business Partners on appropriate recruitment strategies to identify, attract and retain talent
  • Work closely with Business Partners and the Learning & Development team to identify and plan learning and development required to improve performance, capability and develop talent.
  • Record and analyse data within the relevant Business Partner units to discuss during monthly / weekly meetings with Business Partners as required
  • Advise Business Partners on delivery of grievance, disciplinary and capability investigations and hearings.
  • Administer new starter and leaver processes within Business Partner relationship, including conducting exit interviews where required.
  • Ensure policies are adhered to within Business Partnerships with managing maternity and paternity leave.
  • Updating and maintaining the HR Information System records (Snowdrops KCS) assisting with the preparation of regular management information
  • Contributing to the continuous improvement of HR systems and practices; keeping up to date with legal developments and proposed changes.
  • To assist and / or lead on HR projects and development programmes as designated by the Head of HR
  • Assist with payroll administration and maintenance of employee records

Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • Minimum Level 5 CIPD Qualification.
  • Fully conversant and up-to-date with all aspects of employment law and HR best practice
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office applications, email and the internet
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven generalist experience
  • Ability to work autonomously and flexibly
  • Pro-active and self-motivated
  • Ability to deal with challenging individuals

Why Work for Barfoots?

  • Investors in People Silver Award
  • Company pension scheme
  • Discounted leisure membership
  • Discounted vegetable box scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Approved centre for Highfield qualifications
  • Free on-site parking
  • Committed to sustainability

 

 

 

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