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HR Officer

Location Ballymena
Job type Permanent
Salary Negotiable
Published 20 days ago
Contact email Naomi McCurrie
Job ref NM-MP_1693914355

Job description

Our leading food client based in Ballymena are currently seeking to recruit an HR Advisor to join their team in Ballymena.

The position is Permanent.

Salary is between 30k - 35k per year depending on experience with company benefits.


To provide technical expertise and manage HR issues in a professional HR function for the benefit of the company and its employees.


HR Officer Function

· Provide training, coaching and support to line Managers on HR policies and procedures and legal requirements, ensuring fairness and consistency.

· Deliver effective recruitment, selection and retention solutions, all within HR best practice and legislative guidelines.

· Manage employee administration, management and maintenance of up to date and accurate employee records on Professional Personnel (PP) and in manual files in order to be able to produce timely and accurate management reports and information.

· Complete weekly and monthly HR reports and KPI's and any other ad hoc reports required

· Monitor and assist managers in the application of the company's attendance management policy liaising with Occupational Health where applicable including Long Term Sick.

· Where applicable, provide a day to day interface with local Union reps, ensuring a positive relationship at all times.

· Ensure Ballymena site employee's performance is regularly reviewed and personal development promoted by facilitating the IPR Process on site and monitoring against Training and Development strategy.

· Maintain up to date Job descriptions for all positions as a platform for effective recruitment and IPR performance review.

· Monitor and support the employee relations climate on site.

· To be discrete at all times, respecting the confidential nature of the HR role.

· To understand report and identify trends in HR KPI's

· Assist in co-ordinating ethical trading audit and to support other functions during BRC / Customer Audits in order to achieve the highest result possible.

· To carry out project work in line with the business needs.

· Any other duties deemed necessary


· Assist in improving Health & Safety Targets

· Absence Management

· Retention

· Labour Turnover

· Audits - green

· Site Engagement %

Continuous Improvement

· Take responsibility for, and always promote workplace organisation


· Optimise energy usage, looking at opportunities for energy reduction and carbon footprint reduction.

· To work in a manner that actively seeks to reduce any negative environmental impact in relation to the processes and procedures operating within their area and across the wider business e.g. reduction of waste, recycling etc.


· Admin background

· Previous Food Industry experience within a HR/Administration environment

· Proven Unionised environment experience

· HR Experience in the manufacturing and/or food industry


Responsible through normal channels of communication for implementing the company procedures for Health and Safety matters. You will take all reasonable practicable measures to ensure the health and safety of all persons working under your control. You have a general duty of care for all employees, visitors, the environment and contractors working in your departments. You will be responsible for ensuring that all personnel under your control are made aware of the Health and Safety Policy and safety rules and that the appropriate training and information on health and safety mattes are given.

· Understand the Health and Safety Policy, Company Safety Rules and Statutory requirements applying to all operations under your control.

· Ensure that the arrangements made by the Company to secure the Health and Safety of employees are implemented.

· Ensure that all persons in your department are trained and given such information, instruction and supervision as may be necessary to enable them to work safely, without injury to health.

· Ensure that all persons in your department know the procedures for reporting accidents

· Ensure that all persons in your department are made aware of the location of the first aid facilities

· Ensure that all persons in your department are familiar with the routine in case of fire or other emergency that might require evacuation of the workplace

· Ensure that all accidents and dangerous occurrences are investigated promptly and reported, stating the cause of the accident and/or occurrence and the action taken or recommended to prevent recurrence

· Ensure that hazards in the departments are identified and that risk assessments are completed, to the appropriate standard.

· Ensure that all substances under your management have suitable and sufficient risk assessments (COSHH) completed (if appropriate), are stored in the correct manner and that copies of all COSHH assessments are passed to the Health and Safety for inclusion in the COSHH Manual.

· Continually seek to develop safe practices and safe systems of work

· Set an example in safe behaviour

· Where applicable, ensure that all plant, machinery and equipment is safe to use and, that all dangerous parts of machinery are guarded and that the guards provided are correctly fitted, adjusted and maintained, whilst the machinery is in motion or use

· Ensure that overalls, protective clothing and equipment provided is adequate for the purpose intended and is used by all persons as appropriate

· Ensure that good housekeeping and hygiene standards are maintained throughout your areas of responsibility

· Ensure that appropriate remedial action is taken in respect of all reported defects and complaints relating to Health and Safety.

· Ensure full honest co-operation with the appointed Safety Representatives where appointed, in matters relating to Health and Safety.

· Ensure full co-operation with HR Manager and appointed claims investigator in matters relating to employer's liability claims

· Ensure that at least 4 times per year, systematic and comprehensive safety inspections are carried out throughout your departments/areas. A copy of the report must be submitted to site's Health and Safety Advisor. Corrective action must be implemented based on all written reports and on other performance indicators.

· Ensure that where a contract has been agreed to carry out a task within your department the system relating to temporary employees or contractors is followed.




· Proven HR Officer experience

· IT literate - proficient in MS Excel and Word

· HR Data base experience

· Highly developed organisation skills

· Good conflict resolution experience

· CIPD or equivalent qualification

· Ability to communicate with all levels of management

· Excellent communicator

· Valid Driving Licence

· Admin background

· Previous Food Industry experience within a HR/Administration environment

· Proven Unionised environment experience

· HR Experience in the manufacturing and/or food industry

How to Apply: If you're excited to embark on this fulfilling journey, we invite you to share your CV by clicking on the provided link or directly emailing it to Don't miss the chance to be a part of our team!

Tel: 07824-878157


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