HR Advisor

  • Job Reference: 431558308-2
  • Date Posted: 26 November 2021
  • Recruiter: Seven
  • Location: Bradford, Yorkshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Management & Supervisors, Restaurant & Service
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Our clients are the proud guardians of over 130 years of baking experience that make up their iconic and much-loved brand. They produce bread and bakery products created with goodness at the heart of each. They deliver around 1.3million loaves, every day of the week throughout the UK and Ireland, where they also make Mothers Pride and Ormo products.

They are 2,800 people working within 8 bakeries, 1 flour mill, and 2 regional distribution centres across the UK. Their success is a result of the hard work of their people; they are experts in their field whether it's baking, manufacturing, logistics, engineering, or the many departments within the central functions team based at head office in High Wycombe. They are a values-led business and expect their colleagues to live, breathe, and embed Quality, Accountability, and Trust into their ways of working.

The role:

A great opportunity has arisen for a HR Advisor to work with the site HRM to develop and deliver key HR objectives for the site. The HR Advisor provides support to the site management team in relation to all aspects of HR such as Resourcing, Learning & Development, Employee Relations, Engagement, Reward and Recognition.

  • Work alongside the HR Manager to drive the alignment & execution of the People Strategies & Plans in order to develop, keep and enhance the contribution of employees to the short and long term business needs.
  • Work with the HR Manager to act as a catalyst/supporter of change where appropriate specifically with initiatives such as shared services implementation.
  • Prepare training materials and arrange and deliver training/coaching for staff. Responsible for the induction and on-boarding programme of new starters.
  • Responsible for managing high volume ER cases from dismissal through to appeal and work with the HRM on complex cases.
  • Establish and maintain effective 'win-win working relationships with associates and their representatives (where applicable e.g. union representative associates) through an environment that fosters communication and services delivery.
  • Liaise with OH regarding long term sickness and ill health assessments. Work alongside the site safety Manager to ensure safety and compliance on site
  • Work as part of cross-functional / HR team to develop HR practice and process developments that contribute to enhancing the total HR contribution

Ideal experiences / Qualifications / capabilities:

  • CIPD qualified or working towards
  • Minimum 2 years experience ideally within a site based environment
  • Strong knowledge of employment law
  • Experience of managing disciplinary and grievance processes, up to and including dismissal, within an unionised environment


  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • SAP Time and attendance experience

Why work for our client and their benefits:

Our clients understand the importance of looking after their colleagues, so they provide a variety of benefits in addition to salaries. The benefits they provide are as varied as the people who receive them but they are offered with the intention of creating value to them personally over and above their salaries

  • There is a range of colleague benefits available, which individuals can select based on their needs.
  • The benefits scheme offers a variety of savings and cashback offers on day to day living and much more including eyecare vouchers, and a healthcare scheme to suit everyone. It also includes a Cycle to Work scheme where you can obtain a brand new bike at a significant saving
  • They offer enhanced annual leave and maternity/paternity leave, and flexibility where possible in order to create a healthy work-life balance
  • They celebrate loyalty with generous long service and colleague recognition schemes
  • They offer three levels of pensions

Our client values diversity and is committed to promoting equal opportunities in the workplace. Every job applicant, employee or worker will be treated fairly and equally with dignity and respect regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, social class, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religious belief, union membership, political opinion, sex, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic.