HR Officer

  • Location: North West
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Discipline: HR
  • Benefits: 22 days holiday rising to 25 after 5 years of service plus statuary bank holidays, Pension 4% Contribution, Onsite Parki
  • Posted: 21 June 2024
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We are currently recruiting for a HR Officer for a well-established Manufacturer with a recognised brand, a large client base and operates internationally based in Bolton.  You will be working in a fast-paced HR department in a company that employ over 600 staff across the group, your role is in an advisory capacity supporting both staff and Managers, ensuring efficient operation of the departments on site.  You will be rewarded with ongoing training and development opportunities, a supportive working environment. Hours 37.5 Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm with some flexibility, Salary is £27,000 to £30,000.   

As a HR Officer your responsibilities would include:   

  • You will be the first point of contact for HR and employee queries and provide relevant advice as per company policy. Escalate all employee relations issues, or more in-depth queries, to the HR Manager to discuss. 
  • Update and maintain time and attendance records, all holiday, sickness, medical and other absences to the in-house HR systems. Escalate patterns in absence, potential long-term absence. 
  • CIPD Level 5 or equivalent qualification along with English and Maths GCSE or equivalent. 
  • Assisting in all employee relations matters such as disciplinary, grievances, pay and other duties as reasonably requested by your manager. 
  • Supporting management through day to day administrative duties. 
  • Schedule and document the outcome of return-to-work interviews and other adhoc meetings.  
  • Assist with recruitment of new staff by undertaking telephone assessments, scheduling, liaising with recruitment agencies and assisting with interviews, feeding back to unsuccessful candidates.  
  • Managing time and attendance system. 
  • Prepare offer letters and contracts, obtain references, conduct eligibility to work in the UK checks and coordinate the administration of the new starter process ensuring all relevant documentation and paperwork is returned. Schedule new employee inductions and conduct them as required.  
  • Prepare and issue correspondence to leavers as appropriate and administrate the leaver process. Undertake exit interviews.  
  • Prepare amendment to contract letters and administrate the appropriate paperwork. Ensure all changes of details are updated for payroll.  
  • Handle onboarding and offboarding processes, including preparing necessary documentation and conducting inductions. 
  • Maintain accurate employee records in both hard copy and on the HR/Payroll systems. Carry out annual checks to ensure the information held on file, for example, contact details, medical records, are accurate and up to date.  
  • Schedule staff reviews for the first six months of employment. Prepare assessment criteria, time and attendance records and ensure the review accurately reflects the feedback given.  
  • Prepare and accurately document, employee investigations ensuring best practice is always followed and ensure the process is completed in a timely manner. Advise and support line managers when considering whether further action, i.e., disciplinary action, is needed.  
  • Administrate the paperwork necessary for disciplinary, grievance and appeal cases and line managers during hearings.  
  • Ensure staff have correctly issued PPE and issue new PPE when required.  
  • Ensure all HR spreadsheets are updated to enable prompt reporting on all HR matters.  
  • Audit staff training records and ensure employees are developing in line with departmental training plans.  
  • Help to co-ordinate and support various HR projects, such as HR Systems implementation, training programs, and performance management processes. 
  • Assist in developing and implementing HR policies and procedures. 
  • Ensuring timesheets are processed in a timely manner  
  • Assisting in Payroll and ensuring monthly invoices are checked and ready for processing. 
  • Adhere to GDPR and maintain integrity and confidentiality at all times   

The ideal HR Officer would meet the following:    

  • A HR background in manufacturing, FMCG or transferable industry is desirable, however training will be given so applicants will be considered from other HR backgrounds, with experience of working in a similar position.  
  • Experienced in the application of company HR policy and procedures and a good understanding of employment legislation.  
  • Strong communicator, confident in making decisions, able to delegate in writing as well as face to face interactions with the team and wider staff.     
  • High attention to detail. 
  • Required the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a high attention to detail, the ability to meet deadlines and a positive attitude.    
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise own workload.     
  • IT literate in Microsoft Office Packages Word, Excel, Outlook  
  • Ideally a knowledge of HR Systems would be desirable however, training will be given. 


  • 22 days holiday rising to 25 after 5 years of service plus statuary bank holidays 
  • Training and Development Opportunities.  
  • Free Car Parking.     
  • Pension – 4% contribution 
  • Death in Service – 2 x annual salary. 

Apologies but we can only accept applications from candidates that have the right to work in the UK without requiring sponsorship.  

Submit your CV for this HR Officer role.  

Mpeople Recruitment Ltd are an employment agency acting on behalf of our clients.  

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