Senior HR Advisor

Date: 13 Jul 2024

Location: Avonmouth, GB

Company: Hovis

Senior HR Advisor - Avonmouth


Are you a HR Advisor looking for your next step? Or are you a HR graduate looking for a role where you can put your knowledge to practice?


We’re currently seeking a Senior HR Advisor to join our fantastic team at our Avonmouth site. Primarily supporting our incredible Logistics division, who have just been recognised as a “gold standard” employer and placed within the top 50 Inspiring Workplaces Awards 2024 in the UK and Ireland, you’ll be the first point of contact for all things HR!


Reporting into the HR Manager, you’ll have the opportunity to build skills and experience in food manufacturing and logistics environments, providing support and guidance to our leadership teams on everything from employee relations to engagement to learning and development! If you’re looking for a role where no two days are the same and you enjoy working within a collaborative, friendly team this is the role for you.


Key Responsibilities:


As a Senior HR Advisor, you’ll be passionate about our people and enjoy building strong relationships with all our colleagues and their representatives, bringing a positive, encouraging and people-centric approach to your work. Cross functional collaboration will come naturally to you; you’ll work alongside the HR Manager to align and execute our People plan, championing change and the development of our teams.

A big part of your role will be to effectively manage employee relations cases, coaching and guiding our managers and working closely with the HR Manager ensuring fair and effective resolution in line with the appropriate Company Policy. You’ll also have the opportunity to work as part of a cross-functional HR team to develop and enhance HR practices and processes, contributing to the overall effectiveness and innovation of the HR function.


Do you have...? 

  • A proactive approach to employee engagement and staff development. 
  • Appropriate HR experience within a manufacturing or logistics environment.
  • Strong knowledge of employment law. 
  • Experience of managing disciplinary and grievance processes, up to and including dismissal. It would be desirable if this is within a unionised environment. 



  • SAP Time and attendance experience
  • CIPD Level 3 qualification or be working towards this



Why work for Hovis? What’s in it for you? 


  • Enhanced annual leave and maternity / paternity leave (and flexibility where possible to suit your needs).
  • Three levels of pensions to choose from.
  • A benefits platform (Hovis Choice) which offers:
    • A variety of savings and cashback offers on day-to-day living.
    • Eyecare vouchers.
    • A healthcare scheme that can be tailored to your needs.
    • Cycle to work scheme.
  • We care about what our colleagues think and run annual engagement surveys to give you a chance to have a say; your feedback in valuable and we strive to improve for all our colleagues year on year.
  • We reward loyalty with generous long-service and colleague recognition schemes.
  • A focus on health and wellbeing, with various resources to support you. We believe that healthy work with a healthy mind leads to a healthy life, so invest in supporting our colleagues with initiatives such as physiotherapy sessions.

Our brand is iconic and loved by many. We're all about baking, with over 130 years of experience under our belts. Every day, we're churning out around 1.3 million delicious loaves of bread and bakery products throughout the UK and Ireland.

At Hovis, we believe in embracing diversity and creating a welcoming workplace for everyone. We're all about equal opportunities. Whether you're applying for a job or already part of our team, we promise to treat you with fairness, respect, and dignity. No matter your age, abilities, gender identity, relationship status, pregnancy or maternity, race, ethnicity, background, beliefs, union affiliation, political views, sexual orientation, or any other unique traits, you will be valued and included here at Hovis.


Does this sound like the role for you? If so, we would love to hear from you.