HR Advisor

Northampton, Northamptonshire

Excellent + bonus + benefits

  1. Permanent

10/14/2020 12:00:00 AM


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Wickes are a digitally led, service enabled organisation with a project in every home.

Here at Wickes we strive to be the best at all that we do, it’s part of our culture and our values and we know that to deliver this we need to rely on our people.

Supporting our Distribution and Installations business as an HR Advisor you will help drive them through our people agenda.  

You will report into the HR Business Partner for Distribution and Installations. Working as part of our wider HR Team, you’ll have the support of specialist centralised teams including ER, Payroll, Reward, Training and Resourcing allowing you to focus on the various initiatives you’ll be delivering.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide on-going support and mentoring to the management teams, offering objective and practical on all employee relations matters as necessary.

  • Effective case management of people related issues such as: disciplinaries, performance management, employment tribunals, grievance and absence management

  • Ensuring the maintenance of employee information and documentation in line with compliance and audit requirements

  • Developing effective relationships with the business to promote good employee relations across the organisation

  • Proactively identify trends from analysis of turnover reports and exit interviews to propose and implement changes that will reduce turnover. Develop and manage action plans re: retention & turnover.

  • Work closely with business area managers to identify trends and implement initiatives to reduce absence. Support operations managers and team leaders in ensuring that the absence management policy is being adhered to.

  • Undertake duties of a general nature or additional tasks as may be required from time to time as required by Manager and/or to facilitate the achievement of the HR Team’s objectives.


What are we looking for?


  • CIPD qualified - minimum level 3 (preferred)

  • Experience with leading ER matters

  • Experience working in a Distribution environment (preferred)

  • Ability to balance multiple priorities

  • Have sound HR knowledge in order to advise and guide colleagues

  • Strong communication skills

What can we offer you?

Wickes’ culture is a best kept secret; it’s a collaborative, down to earth, fun and inclusive environment where people feel part of a winning team. All our colleagues come from different backgrounds, but what we all have in common is a determination to succeed and a passion for being the best we can be. If that sounds like you, we’ll make you feel right at home.

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