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HR Generalist FTC PT

Reference: 21355




£29000 - £30000

Job Type


Date Posted

22 August, 2023

Our client is seeking to recruit a Human Resource Generalist for 12-Month FTC Part-Time, you will be joining a well-established manufacturer.

The Human Resources Generalist provides expertise, support and guidance to employees and supervisors in a diverse range of HR specialties including employee relations, performance management, policy implementation, onboarding, recruitment, payroll, safety, training, employment law compliance and benefits. The HR Generalist is expected to proactively partner with the business to understand critical business priorities and HR implications.

This position reports to the Global HR Lead, and the role requires someone who can work largely autonomously and take the lead on delivering a consistent and fair HR service.  The candidate will proactively communicate with all employees on site and be the first point of contact for all HR matters.


Excellent salary

Competitive Pension, including Life Assurance

25 days annual leave (pro rata) plus public holidays

Employee Assistance Programme

Perks card

Annual Health check

Free car parking

Ongoing professional Development


Recruitment & Selection

Manage the recruitment and selection process for all internal positions, including developing job descriptions, personnel specifications, placing adverts, liaising with agencies, screening applicants, arranging and attending interviews. Ensuring sound candidate management through to appointment.

Responsible for contractual documentation in relation to appointments, liaising with relevant parties to ensure onboarding process is managed professionally.

Training and Development

Ensure that the skills matrix is up to date and accurate, identifying any areas of concern.

Work with Supervisors & Managers to complete the training needs analysis and plan ongoing training for all employees.

Control Performance Management documentation and proactively work with Supervisors & Managers to ensure performance related issues are being managed and reviews are completed in a timely manner.


Ensure that the clock in system (Timepoint), Employee Assistance Programme (Lifeworks), Benefits Programme (BHSF) and other applicable systems are updated accurately and timely.

Prepare weekly, monthly, ad-hoc reporting and compilation of statistical information as required.

Collate payroll information e.g. change to terms and conditions, new starters, leavers and absence.

Prepare statutory reports in a timely and accurate manner e.g. Article 55.

Employee Relations

Manage employee relations to retain and promote a high level of employee morale and motivation, demonstrating employees are manged consistently and fairly.

Provide first line advice on all HR Matters.

Provide an advisory service for Supervisors in relation to issues such as grievances, disciplinaries and other performance related matters. Provide advice and guidance on complex HR issues in order to minimise risk.

Support Supervisors & Managers with employee relation issues, ensuring that best practice and legislation is adhered to. Prepare, compile and manage documentation.

Absence Management

Manage absences throughout the business in line with the Absence and Timekeeping policy and procedure.

Other Duties

Lead on site employee engagement activities.

Lead and manage various HR projects in line with HR objectives.

Liaise with HR Generalists in other sites to create monthly and quarterly communications.

Assist in the updating of HR policies, systems and procedures in line with legislative changes and best practice.

Develop standard operating procedures for HR tasks.

Ensure Annual Appraisal including Goals and Objectives documentation is received from all staff.

Essential Criteria

A degree in related field and three to five years’ human resources experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Ability to be proactive, responsive and persuasive at all levels of the organisation. 

Ability to work autonomously and on your own initiative.

Ability to exercise good judgment within defined practices and policies.  Demonstrate a high level of confidentiality. 

Strong organisational and planning skills with the ability to work under pressure to meet multiple deadlines.

Strong working knowledge of managing employee relations matters.

Previous experience working with HR information systems (HRIS) a strong plus. 

Experience of developing, reviewing and communicating policies and procedures.

Demonstrable experience of Microsoft office computer skills including Excel.

Next Steps:
Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.
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