Senior Sales Assistant (Part Time)

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Role overview

Interim HR Business Partner, Hull (Melton HU14 3HJ), £competitive, 37.5 hours per week.

Heron Foods is a food retail business providing its customers with high quality, low priced products. Since joining forces with B&M we have continued with our ambitious and exciting growth plans, now with almost 300 stores and with new store openings month-by-month. Heron Foods offers the opportunity to work within a rewarding environment with excellent development opportunities. This an exciting time to join our business!

We are now looking to appoint an Interim HR Business Partner to cover maternity leave.

As the Interim HR Business Partner you will be working as part of the HR Advice Line Team for the retail stores at a supervisory level, providing advice and guidance to the Store Management Team on HR people management queries.

Job Accountabilities


  • Managing and coaching the HR Advisory Team.
  • Devising and delivering key HR training to the advisory team.
  • Assisting with complicated HR generalist investigations and cases including disciplinary, grievance and appeals.
  • Supporting HR stats and analysis and reporting at senior management level where required.
  • Implementing any continuous improvements of the advisory HR team.
  • Advisory Tasks

  • Taking advice calls as part of the HR Advice Line team, providing support and advice to the retail management teams on people management in areas such as; absence, investigations, disciplinary, capability, performance management and grievances.
  • Making telephone welfare calls for colleagues who are at the first stage of long-term absence.
  • Taking employee concern calls and supporting colleagues in resolving their work grievances. 
  • Managing a regional inbox, handling queries and actioning tasks as required.
  • Admin Tasks

  • Managing the long-term absence process by completing regular absence reporting, completing welfare forms and ensuring appropriate letters are sent and GP reports are chased.
  • Providing data for and preparing management information reports.
  • Supporting the short-term absence management and performance management process, including collating and creating the appropriate paperwork and communicating necessary actions to Line Managers and HR Business Partners.
  • Collating evidence and creating disciplinary and capability letters when required.
  • Maintaining the personnel e-filing system.
  • Carrying-out any other reasonable ad hoc duties in order to support the HR department.
  • Essential Skills, Experience and/or Qualifications:-

  • Interest and willingness to understanding Employment Law.
  • The ability to build appropriate professional, friendly and accessible relationships with employees and line managers.
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to deliver a service to various field based managers/business partners.
  • Uses own initiative, and work independently and to tight deadlines.
  • If this sounds like the role for you, we’d love to hear from you.

    Additional keywords:

    HR Advisor, HR Advice, Human Resources, HR Coordinator, Human Resources Advisor, People Support Advisor, Employee Relations, Employee Relations Advisor, HR, ER.