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HR Advisor (Mat Cover - 9 month FTC)

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Human Resources
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We are a leading online fashion retail group. Our brands, boohoo, boohooMAN, PrettyLittleThing MissPap and Nasty Gal, design, source, market and sell clothing, shoes, accessories and beauty products targeted at 16-30 year old consumers.

The speed and agility of the group ensures it is first to market with the latest on-trend styles and fashion. Products are designed, sourced, largely in the UK, and subsequently distributed globally from a central UK warehouse.

The group sells products to customers in almost every country in the world, with a strong presence in the UK, US, Europe and Australia.

Founded in Manchester in 2006, boohoo group is an inclusive and innovative brand targeting young, value-orientated customers. For over 10 years, boohoo group has been pushing boundaries to bring its customers up-to-date and inspirational fashion, 24/7. boohoo group has grown rapidly in the UK and internationally, and now has over five million customers.

We are looking for an experienced HR Advisor to strengthen our HR department at the Operations Centre in Burnley on a 9 month Fixed Term Contract.

The key focus of this role is to provide a professional HR advisory services to the employee population. This will include: advice, coaching, ER, onboarding, absence management and key project work. There will also be a focus on ensuring all routine administration processes are completed.

The core hours are Monday-Thursday 9:00 - 17:30 and Friday 09:00 - 16:30, however on occasions you will be asked to temporarily change your working hours (for instance to cover night shift disciplinarians).

What you will do:

  • Maintain an excellent understanding of employment law and HR best practices to ensure advice and guidance is accurate and up to date.
  • Work with Head of HR to ensure that line managers maintain an up-to-date knowledge of HR policies and processes, and that all solutions are organisationally relevant.
  • Coach managers to address routine employee issues (to include terms and conditions, absence, flexible working requests, performance issues) in keeping with both boohoo groups culture and employment legislation.
  • Support with management of long term absence cases including home visits and occupational health referrals.
  • Communicate the maternity and paternity policy to relevant employees, assisting with any queries whilst managing the process.
  • Offer advice and arrange and support disciplinary and grievance hearings. Offer feedback and coaching to line managers following the boohoo process to ensure continuous improvement and growth of said professionals.
  • Actively support and participate in ‘Your Voice’ (Employee Committee) at the Operations Centre.
  • Liaise with Recruitment Sub-Team to ensure professional and accurate process for issue, tracking and processing of all new starter documentation.
  • Conduct all reference and pre-employment checks.
  • Deliver a motivational and engaging induction process, reviewing and amending to ensure fit for purpose..
  • Ensure on-boarding represents the brand culture and effectively communicates our values.

What are we looking for:

  • CIPD qualification
  • Experienced in large headcounts
  • Ideally coming from manufacturing or warehousing environment
  • Previous exposure to a HR Business System


  • Competitive Salary
  • Annual bonus
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Share Scheme
  • 40% staff discount
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Onsite Gym
  • Fantastic working environment   

The Company is committed to equality of opportunity for all applicants including those with criminal convictions. Basic Disclosure Information about criminal convictions will be requested to assist the selection process and will be taken into account only when the conviction is considered relevant to the position. A copy of this disclosure policy is available on request.

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