HR Business Partner (1 year Fixed Term Contract)

Posted 18 July by KTC Edibles
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KTC is a leading food manufacturer & distributor with headquarters in the West Midlands / Black Country area, servicing major national retailers, large food service groups and blue chip corporations.

Our colleagues are the heart of our business and we are always on the lookout for enthusiastic and skilled individuals to join our hardworking, talented team here at KTC.

KTC has grown significantly within the last few years, and we have ambitious plans for the future. It’s an exciting time to join our team, with real opportunities to build a successful career in the food industry at KTC.

We are seeking a HR Business Partner to work alongside our existing HR Business Partner, and to provide cover for maternity leave from December onwards. This year is a 1 year fixed term contract. We are willing to support flexible/part time working.

Role Purpose

To manage generalist HR duties for KTC core sites and to support affiliate sites as per business requirements. To work with the Senior Management team, develop and deliver a broad HR agenda that aligns with business requirements at operational, tactical and strategic levels.

Main Duties

  • Managing and advising on all informal and formal employee relations matters - including restructuring, absence management, performance management, disciplinary and grievance
  • To supervise and lead complex investigations / disciplinary matters / appeals on behalf of senior management
  • Preparing all supporting documentation for Employee relations matters
  • To manage all ACAS claims; including initial contact, response preparation, COT3 settlements and coordination with payroll.
  • To play a key role in supporting responses to ET claims, working with external counsel to provide all necessary information.
  • To support Directors with settlement agreement negotiations and execution
  • Reviewing HR policies and templates, including periodic reviews of employment contracts
  • Ensuring a robust audit procedure is in place for all new hires, to ensure compliance with right to work checks and to ensure all supporting documents (including contract issuance) and done in a timely manner
  • To review, update, change the employee induction process, by department
  • To develop appropriate reporting systems that track ongoing caseload, projects and generate summary metrics for periodic director-level updates
  • To oversee and support the recruitment of skilled hires, including back-office and management-grade positions. This will include screening candidate applications, headhunting and designing / managing the interview process with line managers
  • To support on periodic / ancillary tasks, including GDPR Subject access requests, Support and Documentation for Company audits, Gender Pay reporting, Modern Slavery

The successful candidate will have:

  • CIPD level 7 (or equivalent experience)
  • Experience of implementing HR policy and process changes
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills and ability to influence up to Director level
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Experience of handing a busy ER caseload
  • Good employment law knowledge
  • Experience in a manufacturing/FMCG environment would be beneficial

Required skills

  • Communication Skills
  • Employee Relations
  • Human Resources
  • Recruitment
  • Stakeholder Management

Reference: 47522290

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