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HR & Training Administrator

13 Jan 2021
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HR & Training Administrator

We’re hiring! Due to continued growth we are recruiting for a HR & Training Administrator to join our HR Team based in Telford, Shropshire.

It is vital the food industry continues operating throughout these uncertain times, and as one of the UK’s largest food businesses we have a key part to play in this to help continue to feed the nation.

We’re seeking motivated and enthusiastic people to join our team and help us maintain our position as a trusted market leader.

We are a leading supplier of Poultry products into an impressive range of customers in the UK retail and food service sectors. With ambitious plans for the future, there hasn’t been a more exciting time to join us. 

Join us as a HR & Training Administrator and you can be a part of the aspiring team that brings Avara Foods to life.   

Purpose of the role

To provide administrative support to the HR Function, including training, to ensure the effective day to day running of the department.  This role has to understand the Operational requirements and work in a varied environment that is fast paced and extremely pressurized.  The position requires contact with Management and colleagues in all departments, at all levels, and across the Chicken Business Unit.  The workforce covers professional, managerial, technical, clerical, skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled personnel. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Support delivery of site induction
  • Manage functional skills training with the training provider in line with site requirements
  • To arrange, create, produce and distribute training-related material
  • To keep accurate training records that are comprehensive and up to date
  • To deal with enquiries relating to training and development
  • Co-ordinate site apprenticeship programs
  • Facilitate and co-ordinate onsite training courses
  • Organise external training as required
  • Ensure that the HR systems are accurately maintained at all times, in a timely manner, for example absences, change to personal details, etc
  • Support the administration of new starters including setting up in HR systems, creating electronic files and updating relevant trackers
  • Provide cover for the management of the weekly payroll system sign off by dealing with pay queries, staff sales and pay adjustments, ensuring that payroll is ready as required
  • Ensure that time and attendance records are accurate before being released to payroll
  • Support the processing of leavers
  • General administration duties
  • Support the administration and monitoring of absence, including collation of sick notes, return to work interviews, arranging absence reviews and monitoring long term sickness
  • Raise Purchase Orders in a timely manner using the Great Plains system
  • Ensure that the Health and Safety Policies, Standard Operating Procedures are properly managed and adhered to at all times
  • Ensure that delivery of agreed SLA standards is maintained where appropriate

What we are looking for:

  • Effective organisation skills and time management – ability to multi – task
  • Desirable experience of training delivery
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to work well under pressure
  • Team player
  • Work own initiative
  • Up to date experience and confident in usage of Microsoft Office and HR Packages
  • Methodical with attention to detail whilst working at pace
  • Ability to build effective relationships with internal ad external contacts
  • Time Management with an ability to identify and focus on priorities in a varied role

Normal working hours for a HR & Training Administrator are Monday to Friday 08:00 – 16:30 (flexibility to support company inductions might be required)

A little about us:

Avara Foods is one of the UK’s largest food businesses, supplying chicken and turkey to the nation’s most popular supermarkets and restaurants. We are a fully integrated business controlling the whole product supply chain, which include feed mills, farms, hatcheries and factories with associated transport and logistics functions that employ more than 6000 people.

The growth of our business is based on providing a high quality, affordable product and delivering great service levels to our customers. This is achieved by investing in people, utilising the latest technology and being uncompromising in our commitment to high quality and food standards.

What’s in it for you?

We are committed to making sure our employees reap rewards of commitment and great performance. You will enjoy a secure, supportive and progressive working environment, where your contribution and achievements will be recognised and rewarded

We offer comprehensive training as well as development and career progression opportunities. As a HR & Training Administrator you can also look forward to benefits that amongst other things include the following:

  • 3% Pension contribution
  • Various lifestyle benefits
  • 31 days annual leave
  • Life assurance cover