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Employee Relations Advisor

Norton, Malton YO17 9HG, UK



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We are looking for an exceptional employee relations advisor to help support the achievement of the team and wider strategic business goals on a temporary contract for a minimum period of 6 months. The role reports the Head of HR and will be responsible for coordinating the Malton sites strategic initiatives including but not limited to; leadership development, employee relations, performance management, onboarding, inductions, training and development. The roll will be focused on engagement efforts to create a more productive workforce and engage and motivate employees at all levels of the organization to reduce absence levels, improve retention and increase the skills base across the site.

  • \*\*Hours: \*\* 7.30-4.30 Mon Fri with need for flexibility
  • \*\*Key responsibilities:\*\*
  • \* Promoting the company vision and values, working closely with the management team and other key stakeholders
    \* Improving employee relations and employee engagement through understanding and responding to feedback and delivery of relevant action plans
    \* Dovetail initiatives with other teams or programs for example health and safety, ensuring an integrated approach that is clearly communicated in an inclusive way
    \* Supporting the design and delivery of internal events to create and sustain dialogue around engagement
    \* Reviewing the current landscape to develop tools and tactics to drive greater cross-departmental collaboration
    \* Supporting the development and implementation of employee recognition schemes designed to motivate and energise the workforce
    \* Increasing leadership capability across the site through coaching and mentoring at all levels in the operational environment, providing 'in the moment' feedback and creating development plans to support career journeys
    \* Working with management to develop a pipeline of talent and successors for critical departmental roles and ensure the appropriate action is taken to ensure their development journey continues
    \* Working with managers to achieve the site KPI's including, but not limited to, absence, retention, overtime and training
    \* Ensure that continuous improvement remains at the heart of all employee engagement initiatives and ensure participation in site continuous improvement activities
    \* Work with managers to develop a 'root cause' and problem solving culture to ensure mistakes are not repeated and cost savings can be achieved across the business \*\*\*\*

  • \*\*Preferred experience:\*\*
  • \* Extensive employee relations experience
    \* Demonstrable experience of leading both reactive and proactive employee relations interventions that have delivered measurable benefits
    \* Pragmatic, commercial and resilient
    \* Demonstrable experience of driving change and being a champion of inclusion and diversity
    \* Program management, facilitation and large-scale program implementation
    \* Understanding of how to interact with and energize a broad range of multi-generational and diverse employee groups
    \* Possesses a high degree of creativity and "out-of-the-box" thinking
    \* Exceptional verbal, written communication skills that consist of writing highly effective and engaging content
    \* Extremely strong organizational and time management skills

  • \*\*Benefits include:\*\*
  • \* Competitive salary
    \* 5.6 weeks holiday per year
    \* Competitive Contributory Pension
    \* Life Assurance Scheme funded by Karro

  • At Karro we are dedicated to rewarding and enriching the careers of the people who work for us. If you are hardworking, willing to get involved and respond well to a challenging and fast-moving environment, then you will find Karro to be a well-matched employer who will support you at every turn and reward your dedication with support, development and long-term career prospects.

  • \*\*About Karro\*\*
  • Karro Food Group is a major UK food business, employing c. 5,000 people over 14 sites across the UK and Ireland and generating turnover of £1.2bn. Karro is a leading producer of both fresh and cooked meat products, and, following its recent acquisition of Young's Seafood, is now one of the UK's leading multi-protein food businesses. The business supplies to retail, foodservice and manufacturing customers across the UK, as well as export customers globally.

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