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Dover, England
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
12 days ago

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Title: HR Business Partner
Salary - £40,000-£50,000 per annum
Benefits Package: Bonus: 5% dependent on business performance
25 Days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays
Private Medical
Life Insurance
Flexible benefits package Excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group
Onsite Staff Shop and free parking
Who are Bakkavor:
Bakkavor is one of the leading providers of fresh prepared food in the UK, with an international presence in the US and China. Our 19,000 employees operate from 39 locations, developing and producing innovative food for a wide variety of occasions and budgets. In the UK, we work with leading grocery retailers, focusing on their own label brands.
We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a HR Business Partner at our Tilmanstone site, based near Dover in Kent. With around 850 employees, we produce millions of bags of leafy salads and prepared vegetables for a dedicated customer and is one of eight factories that are part of the Bakkavor Salads sector in the UK.
Job Responsibilities and Duties;
Coach and support line managers on absence, disciplinary and grievance issues and ensure managers have the appropriate skills to manage these people processes
Conduct labour planning meetings with operational managers to ensure that manning levels for permanent and temporary labour are always at the optimum level
Report on KPIs for area of responsibility and agree actions to drive improvements with line managers and the SHRBP.
Provide insight to the SHRBP and Line Managers on root causes of BU people issues and make recommendations to improve
Work with line managers to deliver the business engagement plan and specific engagement initiatives including the employee engagement survey
Ensure the SEF (Site Employee Forum) agenda is achieved within the area of responsibility and that the employee voice is represented.
Supports the SHRBP in managing the Union relationship and ensuring a positive Industrial Relations climate
Supports organisational design projects and programmes and facilitating cultural change
Coach line managers on the people performance cycle, ensuring all reviews are completed and action plans are in place where improvement is required or talent needs to be developed. Develop line managers through coaching to ensure quality conversations take place.
Ensure area of responsibility is always audit ready from a people and ethical perspective. In addition support SHRBP with the business ethical agenda
Ensure compliance with HR policies and processes for area of responsibility
Deliver local OD initiatives ensuring outcomes meet needs of the business and employment legislation
The successful candidate will ideally:
Be CIPD qualified.
Have experience in disciplinaries, grievances, performance management, absence management and ER case management.
Have a strong Industrial Relations background and experience working with Trade Unions
Have a track record of effectively supporting cultural change.
Have strong HR Systems knowledge
Have experience working within a fast-paced operational environment


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