HR Generalist

Job Title: HR Generalist – Part time

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday – 20-25 hours per week

Location: Billericay – Radford Crescent

Salary: Up to £25,000 p.a. (FTE, Pro Rated to hours worked), plus pension contributions


  • Access to a pension scheme with employer contributions over and above statutory minimum
  • 28 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
  • Accessible via public transport – within 2 minutes of Billericay bus/train station
  • Onsite free car park

Main Purpose of Job

Our organisation is an expanding family business, manufacturing ingredients on an international scale for other food manufacturers.  The main purpose of the job is to meet all administrative requirements of the HR & Payroll function as well as the day to day support of all employees and the Directors with HR matters.

This is a great opportunity for someone with experience in HR who is looking for a part time role as the sole HR professional within a small family run company.


  • Payroll
    • Processing time and attendance data for manufacturing staff ready for monthly submission to the outsourced payroll provider
    • Supporting the Director with annual pay reviews
  • Recruitment and Selection
    • Advertising, interviewing, making offers, onboarding and providing inductions for all hires
  • Training
    • Supporting and guiding Managers and Directors to ensure effective training is carried out
  • Leavers
    • Managing the leaver process including resignations, redundancies and dismissals
  • Performance management
    • Conducting and assisting others with performance management issues including probations, disciplinaries, and capability processes
  • Employment law compliance
    • Maintaining HR documentation with regulatory updates and liaison with relevant advice providers
  • Absence management
    • Ensuring absences and sickness are monitored effectively including return to work interviews
    • Managing the annual leave data and processing leave requests for all staff
  • Policies and Procedures
    • Updating of all policies and procedures, and suggesting and implementing new procedures as necessary
  • Employee files
    • Managing all online and hard copy files for current and ex-employees
  • Employee Benefits
    • Monitoring staff reward schemes (long service awards, employee referral scheme)
  • Reporting
    • Providing regular reports for Directors and Managers as required
  • Focal point for all internal and external HR matters

Essential Experience

  • Solid experience working in an HR position

Essential Skills and Characteristics

  • Good knowledge of using Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Strong decision-making ability
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Respects the importance of confidentiality
  • Ability to be patient, tactful, diplomatic and approachable
  • Ability to keep calm in difficult situations
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Passionate for implementing the fair treatment and respect for individuals, in the interest of the organisations performance.
  • Ability to assist others in better ways of handling difficult situations
  • Pro-active approach to work

To apply please complete the HR Application form and email to  Please call if you have any questions about this role on 01277 635240.