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  • HR Assistant / Advisor

  • Business: P&H Division
  • Sector: Human Resources
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: £Competitive inc Benefits
  • Hours of work: 40
  • Position type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 10-Jan-2019
  • Job reference: 14175

Job Description

HR Assistant/Advisor * dependent on experience

Fixed Term Contract for 6/12 months

Plumbing & Heating Division

We have an exciting opportunity for a HR Assistant/Advisor to join a dynamic and energetic business, going through a real period of growth and transformation. This will be a fixed term contract role supporting the Branch Support Centre teams.

Reporting into the Branch Support Centre HRBP, the role will cover all areas of the Branch Support (Head Office) functions with the primary objective of ensuring consistency of delivery of all areas of the colleague lifecycle, including on-boarding, induction and probationary reviews and annual performance reviews. As we continue to grow and develop the business there is a need for us to expand and reshape our HR team to ensure that we are able to deliver excellent service to our stakeholders, and strategically support business plans. This is an exciting time for anyone joining our business and team as they will be part of helping us to shape our HR function and ways of working across our Branch Support Centres in Crick and Northampton.

This role will be critical in ensuring that core ‘People’ strategy standards are achieved through this continued period of growth and development. We are passionate about delivering a great colleague experience and this role will support our leaders in delivering on this goal.


Provide support to all areas of the Branch Support Centre to ensure that the recently implemented HR, Payroll and Expenses systems are used effectively and all colleagues are paid accurately and on time. 

Create and analyse routine and ad hoc HR reports to support proactive decision making, ensuring that all reports are analysed and actioned in a timely manner, including annual pay review and bonus planning. 

Develop the induction and probationary framework for the Branch Support Centre ensuring that all new colleagues have an excellent ‘onboarding’ experience.

Support Line Managers across the branch support centre to deal with less complex ER issues that arise e.g; Absence Management, Probationary Reviews.

Working closely with the functional PA’s/administrators to support the senior management population to fully engage and deliver all core people activities e.g; Annual Performance Development Reviews, Annual Succession Planning, Annual Salary & Bonus

What we are looking for? 

The ideal candidate will have experience in a similar role within an office based environment. The role will be part of a small ‘day to day’ team, however will be part of larger HR team in the division and will work work closely with the wider Group HR teams in shared services. It is important that the successful candidate has a can-do attitude and the confidence to work autonomously, while appreciating the need for consistency of approach between business functions. 

Who are we?

We are the UK leader in the building materials and home improvement markets. Recognised as one of Britain’s Top Employers since 2010, we offer our employees access to extensive career opportunities across 20+ leading businesses including Travis Perkins, Wickes, Keyline and City Plumbing Supplies. We operate out of more than 2,000 outlets nationwide and have over 28,000 colleagues.

If you’re ready to learn new skills, roll your sleeves up and dive into a exciting change and transformation journey with us then apply today. We’d love to tell you more and share our story with you.


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