We have recently announced the creation of Pilgrim’s Shared Services, a fourth stand-alone company, which will bring together some of the support functions of our current three businesses (Moy Park, excluding France and Netherlands, Pilgrim’s UK & Pilgrim’s Food Masters). Its purpose is to deliver a high-quality shared service to those three businesses.

As the business grows, this shared service will broaden opportunities for career development as part of a far larger organisation. We will also continue our investment in technology to drive efficiencies and improved ways of working.

A dedicated Transactional Services team will be created to deliver a high-quality and cost-effective service to the Business Units. Reporting to the Implementation Lead – People Services, we are pleased to advise that we are now recruiting for a HR Advisor Team Leader.

The Role

This role will hold overall responsibility and accountability for building, leading and managing a specialist team of HR Advisors in Pilgrims Shared Service Centre.

The HR Advisor Team Leader’s purpose is to lead the management of a professional, proactive, expert HR advisory service at all levels across the business. To support the provision of day to day HR case management of serious / complex employment issues whilst at all times considering the commercial constraints of the business and the legal framework with a view to delivering the best outcomes for both the business and the colleague.

As HR Advisor Team Leader (with a bias of strong ER case work) you will lead a small team of HR Advisors based within the UK and Ireland providing expert knowledge and advice whilst instilling best practice and consistency. You and your team will manage a portfolio of cases including conduct, absence, capability, grievances and disciplinaries.

What You’ll Need

Highly competent in Employment Law with the ability to handle complex and detailed issues which are escalated to you

Proven track record of managing a high volume and range of complex HR cases, working to tight deadlines, juggling multiple priorities and cases, managing time effectively

Experience of working in a HR environment handling multi-channel communication and coping with high volume

Experience of applying a commercial and pragmatic approach to providing HR risk-based solutions to difficult issues that arise within challenging situations

Ability to assess potential problems and make sound judgements

Confident communicator (written and verbal) and strong influencer with ability to adapt and flex to reflect audience

Ability to quickly develop rapport and forge relationships with stakeholders, winning trust and building confidence

Previous experience of managing a team

Ability to work well under pressure

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