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HR Officer

Location North East | Salary £24,000 to £28,000 plus benefits


A permanent position has arisen for an experienced HR practitioner to join an established and respected manufacturing business.

Job Description

The position has a generalist focus with responsibility for the day to day HR management of the production workforce as well as running the weekly payroll for a large headcount. The role includes developing and supporting HR policies and procedures as well as improving the efficiency of the department.

– Support all employee relations issues with the Production team.
– Update and review procedures to ensure compliance to new employment legislation.
– Process weekly payroll along with any ad hoc payroll issues, including year-end processes.
– Manage and process auto enrolment and pension scheme administration.
– Manage recruitment agency accounts for the provision of shop floor labour.
– Proactively manage employee benefits.
– Manage and maintain time and attendance.
– Co-ordinate the Occupational Health provision within the Company.
– Maintain all job description and personal specifications.
– Assist with standard letters, forms and procedures to ensure they are compliant with employment legislation.
– Assist with improving the efficiency of the department through streamlining processes.
– Actively participate in cost reduction activities.
– Support recruitment activities up to Supervisor/Engineer level positions.
– Produce department statistics as required.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will:

  • Have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, including the ability to interface with all levels of employees.
  • Be able to work effectively both individually and across multifunctional teams.
  • Have strong communication skills with a logical and thorough approach and a good attention to detail.
  • Have demonstrable experience in writing reports.
  • Be self-motivated and enthusiastic.
  • Have demonstrable experience gained at a similar level within a fast moving HR environment, ideally from within manufacturing.
  • Be experienced in managing Employee Relations cases within a unionised environment.
  • Have CIPD qualification or be studying towards this.


Katie Nevin

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