HR Representative

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Automotive, Engineering, HR, Training
North East
£22 to £25 per hour
Job Ref:

Our client has been a manufacturer of Articulated Trucks, currently producing a 6-model range used in many industries including mining, construction and aggregates. Due to continued growth they are seeking an experienced HR Representative to join the team in Peterlee on contracting basis for 12 months

As HR Representative you will provide a comprehensive range of HR support to departments, managers and staff across the Peterlee facility whilst maintaining utmost confidentiality.

This support includes consultation and advice on areas such as recruitment, selection, appointment, issues relating to the maintenance of conditions of employment, employee relations issues, driving engagement, implementing HR transformation activities and providing professional communications.

Job Responsibilities and Duties:

Employee Relations & Performance Management

* Develop and maintain good relationships with all employees, JCC and Trade Union representatives in order to encourage and promote good employee relations at all times, assisting where appropriate with issues/problems raised as and when appropriate
* Partner with investigation officers and hearing managers to ensure internal investigations are fully compliant with legislation, policies and achieve best practice
* Provide advice and support to Managers dealing with grievances and other relations matters
* Advise / support managers / team leaders on all policies and processes
* Coach managers on performance related matters
* Ensure all stages of performance management processes are consistently applied from probationary review through to employees leaving their employment

Attraction, Recruitment & Selection

* Partner with Shared Services recruiter to lead selection activity on site, actively managing the process to meet agreed timescales.
* Liaise with managers to fill vacancies, supporting the approval process through to managing assessment centres and interviews.
* Take part in the shortlisting and interviewing process as required and to ensure compliance with good practice.
* Work with recruitment to issue offer letters and contracts that meet business unit and legal requirements
* Support community engagement/employer events

Business Transformation

* Support and advise managers on change management programmes e.g. TUPE, redundancy, restructuring
* Coach managers and team leaders through periods of change and identify opportunities to fully maximise people resources
* Run workshops on people management issues including harassment, absence, disciplinary and related issues

Policies, Procedures & Processes

* Act as the first point of contact for queries coming into the HR Department
* Ensure managers understand and consistently apply the appropriate HR policies and procedures as required for e.g. disciplinary, capability, grievance, performance & development review
* Ensure the integrity of all HR processes, systems and documentation in accordance with legislation, best practice and organisational requirements
* Support the development and review of HR policies, documentation, guidance, toolkits and handbooks
* Assist in the design and implementation of efficient HR administration processes
* Undertake project work with colleagues across the company as required to ensure continuous improvement in current HR working practices.

Health, Safety & Wellbeing

* Work with the Health & Safety Manager to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of employees is consistently applied in accordance with legislation and organisational policies and procedures
* Work with the Occupational Health Department to provide appropriate support to employees
* Provide advice and support to Managers dealing with absence
* Drive improvements in absence management through home visits with absent employees and delivery of absence workshops for Managers.

Service Delivery & Information

* Ensure a professional and value-added HR service is provided at all times
* Keep up to date with changes in legislation and best practice, ensuring on-going CPD requirements are met
* Build and maintain relationships with external bodies, e.g. CIPD, NENE
* Keep informed of external developments in the field of Human Resources and adopt best practices developing self in order to maximise professional competence and personal contribution to the role
* Collate & report monthly HR management information using KPI spreadsheet
* Provide accurate HR reporting information to support decision making
* Support rollout of E.O.S. advising managers in relevant areas of results, best practice for action planning, drive accountability matrix and ensure end to end E.O.S. planning and implementation cycle is followed through.

Rate: Up to maximum of �25 per hour under Umbrella Co / Ltd Co basis

Contact Details:
Tel: 01621 841234
Fax: 01233 645702
Contact: Daniel Woodcock

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