Human Resources Business Partner


  • Responsible for supporting the HR Manager and the UPF team with HR activities.
  • Support and challenge the Department Managers with their line manager accountabilities, including: performance management of a diverse workforce, talent and succession planning, recruitment and retention.
  • Support Managers with disciplinary meetings, grievances, investigations and other matters requiring a BAU HR presence.
  • Act as a coach and ‘sounding board’ for Managers in matters relating to employee relations issues: including performance management, absence, grievance and disciplinary procedures.
  • Support, manage and monitor staff attendance processes including return to work meetings, Bradford points, clocking hours. Ensuring any non-conformances are flagged with the relevant managers, and resolved.
  • Work with the HR Manager and Department Managers on creative strategies to resolve business inefficiency e.g. staff engagement, performance dips, staff retention.
  • Support the HR Manager with annual employment reviews e.g. salary benchmarking, benefit reviews, company Vision & Values, staff feedback.
  • Carry out regular and ad hoc reporting, providing management and Managers with relevant HR and Operational data and commentary.


  • At least three years’ experience in a generalist HR role, ideally within a food environment.
  • Ideally CIPD qualified or part qualified.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation, planning and organising skills, with the ability to multitask and prioritise work, given the broad range of projects and issues which will be under your remit.
  • Innovative and creative approach, with commercial astuteness and the ability to influence others.
  • Able to work on own initiative, but to also manage self and others effectively, in order to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to travel to other locations to support team activities, for example the Pencader and Longridge sites.
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office packages, in particular Excel (data analysis required).

Our offer

  • Market competitive salary.
  • 40 hours per week, Mon – Fri.
  • 33 days annual leave (including bank holidays).
  • Company contributory pension scheme.
  • Free Life Assurance.
  • Staff discount on pet food products.
  • Free on-site parking.
  • Wellness programme and support.


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