Human Resources Manager

  • Closing Date: 10th July 2020
  • Location: Dunbia Preston


Working closely and strategically with our site management team and the company HR team, you will be a key member of an ambitious, driven and innovative people focused department, with a focus on engagement and culture, while providing support and guidance for managers and colleagues on a wide range of HR matters.  You will have responsibility for all aspects of the HR function within the Preston site, delivering a professional and efficient HR service, providing expert advice in relation to all HR matters, including establishing, maintaining and improving our people management practices.

The Role:

  • Provide strong leadership, support and guidance to the site management team
  • Provide expert advice and guidance across a range of HR issues (generalist / specific expertise), designing and delivering high impact solutions that meet the needs of the business.
  • Coach and build the capability of our managers to anticipate and pre-empt organisational issues and support them in developing solutions, particularly in key areas of absence management and performance management.
  • Build a strong relationship with the internal client and work closely with all our colleagues to ensure that tools and policies are aligned, enhance employee engagement and ultimately improve performance.
  • Support and update the organisation on all employee relations matters, trends, opportunities and HR projects
  • Drive business performance through the use of data and analytics to measure the effectiveness of tools and policies and understand the landscape for further improvement.
  • Support operational management in the preparation of a comprehensive manpower and resource plan for both permanent and temporary labour, dealing with seasonal fluctuations of site activity as required.
  • Facilitate site based recruitment and selection at all levels, ensuring compliance with ethical audit requirements, statutory provisions and Dunbia’s specific needs.
  • Work with the management team to bring the best solutions for employee retention and development, managing the talent process, with a key input into people decisions to manage our talent and risks for the business
  • Ensure compliance with all legal requirements with regard to employment contracts, terms of service, company handbooks and all other relevant documentation as required.
  • Continually and proactively develop the skill and knowledge of the HR team to increase competencies as HR professionals
  • Assess risk and identify gaps in our employee relation processes, taking responsibility for site investigations, disciplinary hearings, appeals and grievances, ensuring they are in line with best practice
  • Ensuring compliance with HR ethical audit requirements as driven by our customers.
  • Participate in relevant projects, leading and championing the people agenda.
  • Keep up to date with external trends and best practice in the areas of expertise and HR more broadly.
  • Continuously drive improvements in tools and policies through external market trends, insight and internal best practice.
  • Be an ambassador for the function and represent the HR internally and externally to the highest standard

The Person:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ HR Generalist Management experience, with experience managing a HR team
  • Previous experience operating as part of a Senior Management team
  • Strong knowledge of UK Employment Legislation
  • Ability to demonstrate experience of successfully working in a fast paced, high volume environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong IT / Excel skills
  • Ability to work with and drive change amongst a diverse workforce
  • Knowledge of the Ethical Trading Initiative in the Food Manufacturing Industry would be an advantage.
  • Previous project management experience desirable

How To Apply:

Please submit an up to date CV to, quoting the job reference HR/PR0620

Closing date for receipt of applications is 30th June 2020