HR Assis­tant

HR Assistant

Monday to Friday (8am – 5pm)

(Cranswick Country Foods, Preston)

Cranswick is a leading UK food producer with revenue approaching £1.9 Billion. We produce and supply premium food to high profile UK grocery retailers, the food service sector and other UK and global customers.

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a HR Assistant to join the busy HR team at our Preston site near Hull (HU12 8TB). The successful candidate will become an integral part of the sites HR function, supporting with a variety of aspects such as employee relation cases, employee engagement and welfare, accurate KPI reporting and day-to-day communication with employees.

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, motivated and organised team player with a passion for HR. With our industry leading facilities and ambitious growth plan, there has never been a more exciting time to join our team.

Main duties include (but not limited to);

  • Support Line Managers, offering advice and solutions on employment matters.
  • Managing absence management on-site in relation to Bradford Factor
  • Assist with the welfare of all employees on site
  • Ensure effective coordination of employment relations cases, including document management
  • Ensure that all documentation is complete, checked and saved on the HR and training systems and/or Timeware
  • Maintain employee databases and compile daily / weekly / monthly KPIs
  • Liaising with on-site labour providers regarding the transfer of workers
  • Schedule employment reviews and complete associated documentation
  • Monitor maternity, paternity, parental and adoptive leave ensuring that all notification requirements are received and entitlement confirmed in line with legal requirements
  • Collect information for internal and external audits
  • Challenge current processes and practices, with a view to improve
  • Maintain knowledge of relevant legislation, internal company policies and procedures and codes of practice

Personal requirement;

  • Minimum Level 3 CIPD Qualification
  • Minimum 2 years experience working in a HR function
  • Good understanding in IT including all Microsoft packages
  • Excellent team player
  • Strong communication and organisation skills

We can offer;

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Strong commitment to progression and personal development
  • Profit sharing through discounted share scheme
  • Hassle free auto-enrolment into company pension scheme
  • Access to our 'Feed your Wellbeing' platform

To apply, please submit your covering letter and CV to:,

Closing Date: 04/09/2022

Please note that if a suitable candidate is found, this closing date may be brought forward.