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HR Advisor

Clipper Tea
Beaminster, Dorset
£30,000 - £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

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Contract Type
HR/ Resourcing
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Role:                HR Advisor - Manufacturing

Salary:             £30,000 - £35,000 per annum DOE plus excellent benefits

Hours of work: 40 per week, Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm Hybrid working with 1 day a week working from home.

Location:         Beaminster, Dorset


Clipper was started in 1984 in a Dorset kitchen by a tea-obsessed husband and wife team.  They wanted to share their love of great tea with a promise of ethical sourcing and natural production.  The story began with just two chests of finest-quality Assam tea, sold to local health food shops and cafes.  Today there are over 150 different Clipper products sold in over 50 countries.  We’ve long outgrown the kitchen, but everything Clipper is still blended in our factory in Beaminster, Dorset.

We are now looking for an experienced HR Advisor to join our team.  This is a very varied role, where you will be working at pace at our busy manufacturing site.   In the HR Advisor role, you will be the first point of contact for all production-focused employees, supporting them with HR advice and guidance. You will also assist our HR Manager in the delivery of various programmes.  We are looking for someone who has a good eye for detail and can pick up tasks quickly and at times can self-manage.  We will also consider candidates who may be a strong HR Administrator, looking to move into an HR Officer/Executive role and we will consider supporting up to CIPD Level 5

As an HR Advisor, your responsibilities will be:

  • Provide generalist HR advisory support to all production-focused employees and Line Managers: to include the HR ‘basics’ (eg: absence management, performance management, Occupational Health), handling minor disciplinary and grievance situations and other ad hoc employee relation queries.
  • Maintain an effective internal communications programme relevant to all audiences including monthly newsletter, noticeboard communications, toolkits etc.
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate data and Masterfiles on our various systems.
  • Run the monthly wage/payroll cycles and distribution of key pension letters monthly.
  • Collation and delivery of HR KPI’s on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis.
  • Administration and updating of the HR Masterfile documents, on the shared drive accessible for all employees.
  • First point of contact with external HR 3rd party providers.
  • Support training and development activities, recruitment and the EPC appraisal process.
  • Actively support the roll-out of employee engagement programmes
  • Deputise for HR Manager during holiday/absence.
  • Involvement in ad hoc HR Projects
  • Organising the annual Biodiversity Day and assisting with charitable activities.

Technical Skills and knowledge:

  • Experience of HR in a Manufacturing background preferred, but not essential.
  • CIPD – part qualified or qualified by experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of employment law with proven professional HR skills and knowledge
  • Able to work in a fast-paced organisation. Process oriented with excellent attention to detail/level of accuracy Communication specialist Highly organised, self-motivated, with good time management and prioritisation skills
  • Change management
  • Experience of using HRIS system (Success Factors, SAP or similar)
  • Intermediate/advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint


  • Bonus of 12.5% target incentive (you can earn 12.5% of your base salary per annum if you meet your own goals and the factory meets their overall targets)
  • 25 days holiday + 8 public holidays
  • Private medical insurance (Vitality)
  • Life insurance 3 x salary (YuLife)
  • Salary exchange pension scheme (Aviva) with contributions by employee and employer of 4% with a company match up to 5%
  • EAP schemes
  • Access to Mental Health First Aiders
  • Access to a wide range of health, wellness and other resources and activities under our Flourish programme which includes access to 1:1 finance clinics, nutritionists etc
  • 1 day per annum volunteering locally (usually with the National Trust, local school or other rewilding/environmental type work)
  • Events such as Christmas Party, Company Day (not always guaranteed to happen each year)
  • We are in the Top 10 BCorps in the world and the highest food company in BCorp with 116.5 points


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Beverage House
Broadwindsor Road
United Kingdom

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