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HR Officer

Country : United Kingdom

Region : Yorkshire

County : West Yorkshire

Town : Leeds

Category : Retail

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Company presentation

Here at Arcadia we already know a thing or two about making our customer feel great, but that does not stop us constantly looking for new ways to drive the business forward in an ever-changing retail landscape.
Our Distribution Centers are at the heart of our Retail and Online operations, ensuring our brands' products are readily available to customers throughout the world handling more than 100 million units from approximately 55 countries around the world using a combination of sea, air and road.
We are full of passionate people who like to work hard and love what they do, and we are always on the lookout for talented people who want to join us to make a difference.

Job description

As HR Officer for the Leeds Distribution Centre you will play an important role, providing an efficient and effective HR service for the DC and Transport operation, delivering a professional HR service to the business ensuring that all employees are treated in line with the Company policy at all times.
You will be responsible for around 500 - 1000 people, both blue and white collar, so having some knowledge of dealing with unionised workforces would be highly advantageous.
Day to Day
- Ensure all recruitment and selection is delivered in a timely manner within company guidelines and current legislation- Benchmark the recruitment market to ensure adequate supply of labour is available- Provide impartial advice and guidance on all HR matters, ensuring a consistent approach is maintained at all times- Support the management team by attending disciplinary and grievance meetings as required- Manage referrals to Occupational Health in order to obtain up to date medical information on all matters relating to employment as and when and required- Ensure all new policies are communicated and implemented accurately and timely- Track sickness and absence data to ensure it is managed within the agreed budget - raising any anomalies to the HRM/GM- Ensure the employment advice and guidance given to management is in line with Employment Law to reduce the risk of Employment Tribunals- Ensure SLA timelines are met to provide a consistent timely service to the business- Understand the DCs' operational KPIs and the impact these have on the business context- Schedule and attend weekly HR surgeries based in the DC- Audit HR Personnel files in line with department standards- Ensure that continuous improvement in line with Operational Standards are maintained- Support, mentor and coach the HR Assistants in order to reach their full potential- Deputise for the HR Manager when absent from the business to ensure continuity of service- Work with other DCs to share best practice, build relationships and maximise effectiveness


- A solid understanding of HR practices and principles, preferably within a large complex organization- The ability to build and maintain effective relationships- Adopt a positive and constructive attitude when handling change, ambiguity and potential obstacles- Provide assistance to the HR Manager to articulate the business strategy and capabilities to all stakeholders, through clear and concise messages- Act as an ambassador and advocate for change by promoting continuous improvement- Work with other DCs to share best practice, build relationships and maximise effectiveness- Develop a commercial and operational understanding of how the DC operates
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