HR Officer 6

Cannock, England, gb
Company: Alternative Parcels Company
Category: Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Published on 2021-06-17 18:01:06

We are looking for two experienced HR Officers to join our HR team on fixed term contracts.

We employ in the region of 800 people across our Cannock and Essington sites.

We have the perfect opportunity for you to develop both personally and professionally within our well established and highly skilled HR team. You will be given exposure to all areas of the HR function.

The ideal candidate will be a HR Professional with a good understanding of best practice HR, who has gained their experience within a fast-paced environment. You will be providing a high quality and efficient HR service to our APC teams, this will include supporting managers with employee relations, company policy and procedures, attendance management and health and wellbeing initiatives. Experience in managing ER casework is desirable but not essential.

These positions are based at our head office Cannock and will require a flexible approach to working hours, as you may be required to work some evenings. They are suitable for homeworking, however some attendance on site would be desirable. 


Job Title: HR Officer – Head Office – 6-month FTC

The Company: APC Overnight is a network of over 100 privately owned depots located throughout the UK. The unique structure of our network is integral to our quality commitment and ultimately the success of our business. Our customers come first and we believe it is because of our exceptional customer service levels that we consistently see year on year growth.

Location: The role will be based at National Sortation Centre in Cannock.

Job Summary: To provide a high quality and efficient HR support service to APC Head Office.

Responsible to: HR Director / Head of HR

Skills/Knowledge and Experience:

Strong communication skills
Excellent organisation skills with the ability to prioritise workloads
Ability to work professionally whilst under pressure and to time constraints
Good knowledge of UK employment law
Ability to analyse problems and recommend solutions
CIPD Level 3 or equivalent qualification

Main Responsibilities:

The main areas of responsibility and expectations for this role are as detailed below:

Head Office:

  • Provide a high level of support and guidance to managers on employment relations matters such as: attendance management, performance, conduct, disciplinary, and grievance issues.
  • Provide support to managers in the performance development process.
  • Provide a high level of service in the management of the full recruitment and new starter cycle: including the recruitment and selection all associated administrative tasks.
  • Manage the full employee life cycle: new starter process, induction programme, probationary review processes, contractual changes, absence management and the leaver process.
  • Own the absence management process including: reporting on absence rates and trends, supporting managers in the management of absence within their teams and management of long-term sickness.
  • Manage the process and administration of all statutory leave (i.e. maternity, paternity, shared leave, parental leave and adoption leave) and flexible working requests.
  • Provide accurate and timely monthly data reports as required on: recruitment, leavers and absence.
  • Assist in the ongoing development and implementation of policies and procedures, conducting research and delivering training where necessary
  • Support the HR Team in the delivery of training workshops.
  • Provide a proactive and flexible HR service to our staff while championing best practice.
  • Co-ordinate the internal communications process, ensuring that communications are timely, professional and support employee branding. Keep up to date records of all HR communications.
  • Support the implementation of HR software solutions
  • Complete special projects as and when required.
  • Any other duties that the position may require.
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