Senior HR Advisor

  • Addo Food Group
  • Full Time
  • Shaftesbury
Addo Food Group

Job Description

We are currently looking for an experienced Senior HR Advisor to join our team in Shaftesbury.

As a Senior HR Advisor you will be the key point of contact for HR for this site and will be providing full generalist high-quality HR support to employees and managers alike, delivering general HR advice, guidance and solutions on a broad range of human resource issues, interpreting and advising on employee relations, including complex cases, terms and conditions policies and procedures and employment legislation in line with policy and procedures. This will include ensuring investigations are carried out robustly and timely, and when appropriate, supporting managers at formal meetings.

You will partner with management teams to address all the generalist HR issues that arise and enable managers to drive a high performing culture through performance management and development processes. You will also ensure that diversity and equal opportunity in the business in accordance with company policies and procedures and current legislation.

This is a busy stand-alone but rewarding role and an excellent opportunity to join an organisation with exciting expansion plans.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Advise Line Managers on matters relating to company Policy and Procedures. Ensure awareness and understanding of all relevant Company Procedures and Policies.
  • Provide timely advice, guidance and councel to managers and employees across the business to assist in resolving employee relations issues whilst ensuring that consistent standards are met.
  • Support the business by driving and coordinating absence management through fair application of the attendance management procedures/systems, coaching managers and liaison with occupational health.
  • Ensure that all new appointments, leavers and changes to existing employee details have been processed on all relavant company systems.
  • Ensure all disciplinary and grievance issues are managed and concluded in a legally compliant, timely, fair and consistent manner.
  • Ensure fair and consistent application of performance management tools throughout review and appraisal processes within the business. Develop and monitor performance management systems and provide support to the management team by providing directed advice and guidance to ensure performance matters are effectively managed. Coach managers to deal with performance issues and seek Training and Development solutions as appropriate.
  • Support as required the wider HR team. Including leading local projects.
  • Produce monthly HR reports on key KPI's, turnover, absence, internal progression, performance management, employee relations.

Key skills & experience:

  • CIPD Qualified ideally level 5 or level 7
  • Ability to use own initiative and priorities and juggle multiple/busy workloads.
  • Experience providing a service to management at all levels.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent administrative skills along with accuracy and attention to detail.


  • A competitive salary
  • Company Pension scheme
  • 33 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays)
  • Formal and informal learning and development opportunities
  • A progressive working environment that puts its people at the heart of what it does

Hours: Monday Friday 08:00am 17:00pm

If you would like to join our award-winning, market-leading team please use the ‘apply now’ link and follow the on-line application instructions.

More about us:

Dorset Foods is focused on the savoury egg and cooked cocktail sausage categories and has its own specialist manufacturing facility and development team.

The business strategy is strongly focused on innovation and reinventing the Scotch egg category. Most recently, this has resulted in the ability to maintain a runny centre in a warm-serve, cooked egg product, which has initially been brought to market by M&S.

Dorset Foods is home to the recently developed Scrummy Egg brand, which will encompass a family of products that are based on this unique ability to produce a runny or soft-set-centred boiled egg that maintains this quality even when re-heated.

The business supplies Scotch egg products into Asda, M&S, Tesco, Morrisons and the convenience channel.

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