HR Advisor
High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom
1d ago


Changing the way the world thinks about waste.

At Biffa, we love working with waste. Whether we’re turning it into sustainable power, finding new ways to recycle it or simply keeping it off the streets, we believe every day is an opportunity to improve the lives of millions.

It’s a view that’s shared by our 7,500+ people around the country, who trust us to provide them with a career that’s always rewarding, often challenging, but never dull.

And it’s why we’re the UK’s No. 1 choice for business waste management.

A quick look at the role.

We have an exciting opportunity for an HR Advisor to partner with Line Managers and to implement the Divisional HR and balanced business plans respectively.

The key purpose of these roles is to provide advice, coaching and support to line managers on all aspects of HR including recruitment, diversity, employee relations, employee engagement, performance management and managing change including TUPE and restructuring.

You will also work with the wider divisional and group HR team to deliver specific projects in line with the divisional people plan and Group HR business plan.

This is a full time permanent role and post-COVID-19, will be expected to work flexibly including time working from Biffa’s Head Office at Cressex Business Park, High Wycombe as well as some travel to the other sites across the country.

Why it’s an opportunity not to be wasted.

  • Operating as an integral part of the operational Area management team.
  • Taking the lead on HR matters and supporting the area teams to help achieve the divisional business plans focusing on driving business growth and efficiencies,
  • Providing continuous improvement, innovation and collaboration across the business.
  • Working with operational teams to promote and drive the employee engagement agenda, supporting the development of actions plans.
  • Providing advice and support on individual cases including disciplinary, grievance and employment law related situations, absence and performance management.
  • Developing and coaching line managers in effective people management activities to ensure a focus on value add priorities and dealing efficiently with HR operational activities.
  • Requirements

    Here’s what we require :

  • Solid foundation of operational HR experience and will have experience of coaching and advising line managers.
  • You’ll be a team player with confidence and a can do’ attitude and the ability to manage a varied workload with multiple stakeholders.
  • Experience of business partnering line managers
  • Experience in delivering projects (ideally within a trade unionised environment), including (but not restricted to) restructure programmes, change agendas, post TUPE / acquisition activities.
  • Able to manage organisational change; including appropriate consultation.
  • Appropriate case management at all disciplinary stages, up to and including ET’s and all associated legal activities.
  • Experience of individual and collective grievances, including experience of dealing with local and regional Trade Union representatives.
  • Experience of developing employee engagement action plans, and a strong understanding of performance management processes, talent management processes & succession planning.
  • Benefits

    And here’s why you’ll love it at Biffa.

  • We’ll provide you with a supportive and fun environment where you can continue to develop your HR career with lots of opportunity to broaden your HR experience and work with a professional HR function in a business that has exciting growth plans and makes a real impact in local communities and the environment.
  • Competitive salary
  • Ongoing career development, training and coaching because if you don’t grow, we don’t grow.
  • Generous pension scheme.
  • Medical and dental scheme.
  • Retail and leisure discounts.
  • Holiday and travel discounts.
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Dedicated to diversity.

    At Biffa we believe different ideas, perspective and backgrounds are key to developing a creative working environment that delivers real results.

    It’s why you’ll find us championing diversity and equality at every turn.

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