Overview

Vacancy Information

We have a fantastic opportunity to join the People team at Greggs as a People Advisor and support driving forward and delivering the Retail People Strategy across a group of shops.

We can offer you:

  • 25 days (5 weeks) annual leave, pro-rated, increasing with service (in addition to bank holidays), plus 1 additional floating day

  • Management Bonus Scheme which is worth up to 10% of your salary

  • Profit share: We want everyone to share in the success of the business, so we distribute 10% of our profits to all our employees who have at least 6-month service, or more, each year

  • Private Medical Insurance which is free for you and subsidised for your dependants

  • Permanent Health Insurance which is a replacement income scheme

  • You will automatically join our Greggs pension scheme which is a fantastic way to save for your retirement and allows you to benefit from employer contributions and tax advantages

  • Defined contribution management pension scheme

  • Death in service benefit which provides a lump-sum payment equal to 4 times your year’s salary

  • Colleague discount, up to 50% off our own-produced products

  • Share save schemes that let you buy discounted Greggs shares, by saving a set amount of money over a fixed time, to have an even bigger share of our profits

  • Career progression and learning and development

  • Employee Assistance Programme; A free, confidential helpline, offering advice and support with financial, relationship, work-related and wellbeing issues, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Including a mobile app providing a range of wellness content on physical, mental, social, and financial wellbeing

  • Perks and savings, such as digital gift card discounts, online cashback, in-store and online coupons and lifestyle offers

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • A company who cares about our communities; the environment and being a better business! Click here to read about The Greggs Pledge

  • Colleague Networks – internal groups where colleagues and their allies can share their own experiences, offer feedback on the way we do things at Greggs, and provide support to one another

Vacancy Introduction

  • This is a full-time role, however flexibility in this will be considered
  • We know that having a work-life balance is important, so we offer our colleagues as much flexibility as possible in line with the needs of their role
  • The base location for this role is Reading. Ideally, you’ll live within one hour travel of this area

What you’ll do

  • Support the Retail People Manager in the development of the regional people plan

  • Effectively implement the people plan within the South Region, acting as a role model for all people management activities

  • Working with the Regional People Team, supporting Area/Shop Management to ensure an effective understanding of their role and responsibilities with regards to people policies, procedures and strategy

  • Ensure an effective and consistent approach to people management in relation to disciplinary, grievance and employee consultation

  • Build an effective working relationship with regional union representatives

  • Communicate to the Retail People Manager any gaps or development needs in relation to people policies and procedures, and assisting in reviewing/updating existing policies and procedures

  • Deliver training to Shop Management teams in relation to People policies and processes

  • Support recruitment, succession planning and performance management activities within the territory

  • Participate in projects as identified and agreed with the Retail People Manager

  • Support the management of all employee absence and wellbeing within the region

  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and encourage teams in line with company values, promoting a culture of leadership

About you

  • Previous experience of working within a HR role, ideally across multi sites

  • Ideally CIPD qualified

  • A proven track record of delivering great results, developing people and dealing with complex people situations

  • Experience of juggling high priority tasks to ensure timeframes are met

  • Excellent organisational skills with strong attention to detail

  • Effective communication skills across all levels

  • Ability to influence the right decision and outcome to ensure the company is always kept legal

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills, in English, and the ability to present ideas and opportunities (including using known presentational tools)

  • IT skills including Microsoft 365; SharePoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Teams

  • Full UK driving license as role will involve travel

  • Enjoy being part of a hard-working team, sharing the same end goal, and celebrating results together 

  • Are supportive of an inclusive culture – recognising and valuing that difference is good

  • Want to develop and are ready to work alongside some great people and have lots of fun on your Greggs journey!

About Greggs

Here at Greggs, we love what we do, and we have fun! What makes Greggs so special is our culture – the way we are, the way we behave and the way we support each other. We’re hard-working, but above all else we’re family; and it doesn’t matter who you are, where you’re from or what your favourite bake is, we’d love you to join us! We want everyone to feel welcome at Greggs and our colleagues to be able to be themselves at work, whatever their background, preferences, or views. We’ll make sure you have the skills and knowledge you need to have a great career with us.

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