People Advisor

Coleshill, Birmingham

Job Details


UK Hams Hall Nestle Purina - 11175

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


£32 k + company benefits

Closing Date

31/10/2020 23:45

Role Overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit an experienced People Advisor (HR) based in our site in Hams Hall.

The successful candidate will provide a professional service covering all aspects of HR and any responsibilities connected with employee and resource management.  The role will include supporting a culture of continuous improvement to ensure that all contract objectives are achieved and maintained through the performance of people. 

Who are we?

Wincanton is a leading third party logistics (3PL) and supply chain solutions provider in the UK and Ireland. With over 17,000 colleagues across more than 200 sites and a 3,400 strong fleet of vehicles, we put our customers at the heart of everything we do and our mission is “to make our customers business’s better, every day.”

How will you contribute?

  • Ensure all policies and procedures are followed in line with local agreements
  • Have a good understanding of employment legislation and ensures practices are carried out in line with changes in legislation
  • Assists departmental managers on the interpretation of company policies and procedures
  • Support in delivering the HR and People plan for the year
  • Active involvement in all colleague engagement initiatives
  • Supporting the development and implementation of HR initiatives and systems
  • Provide a professional HR service to all colleagues
  • Ensure accurate operation of Oracle HR and Kronos and other applicable systems
  • Experience of supporting colleagues back to the work place from sickness
  • Management of sickness reporting any anomalies to the Site Senior Team
  • Prepare statistical breakdowns including analysis of sickness/absence and holidays
  • Assists in disciplinary / grievance hearings, advising on legislative and company policy and procedures
  • Contribute towards the improvement of processes and methods of operating practices within the site
  • Assist in the coaching, mentoring and development of the management team
  • Support Managers on any payroll queries

What will you bring?

  • Previous experience within a similar role
  • Ideally level 3 CIPD qualified 
  • Competent knowledge of employment law
  • Previous experience in a warehouse / distribution 3rd party environment would be desirable
  • Previous experience of absence management & TUPE
  • Previous experience of HR systems and payroll an advantage
  • Excellent PC skills
  • Ability to plan and prioritise workload, working under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Confidential and professional approach

What do we offer?

We really value our people and offer a friendly, safety first working environment and a competitive salary along with other benefits including; company pension scheme,25 days hols + bank hols with the option to buy more, share incentive plan, cycle to work scheme ,employee benefits online discount platform, onsite parking, onsite canteen + much more

Our people are at the core of our business and what makes Wincanton great. That’s why we also provide significant opportunities for career development and progression, as well as training enrichment and multi-skilling, in a dynamic working environment.

Apply Now!

If you feel that you have what it takes to support Wincanton in delivering the best service, we would love to hear from you. Please apply by following the links and uploading your CV. We are a fast-moving organisation so we may not always wait until the closing date to review applications. As a result you should submit your CV as soon as possible!

Note to recruitment agencies: we prefer to recruit direct, but we do have a Preferred Supplier List for when we need a helping hand. We’ll be in touch if we need you.

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