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HR Advisor at The Hut Group
Manchester, GB


Built on a foundation of industry-leading technology, a world-class team and a scientific approach to building global brands, The Hut Group are fast becoming the world’s most influential online retail organisation.

A true Northern Powerhouse near Manchester, we operate over 100 high-profit websites that sell premium, non-perishable FMCG direct to consumer to the fast growing, global Health & Beauty markets via our in-house technology and operating platform.

The Hut Group is a major British export success story - a two time Sunday Times Profit Track 100 winner. The majority of our revenues come from sales of our own branded products, and 400 million visitors from 190 countries generating two thirds of our revenues from outside the UK.



Working closely with the Head of People and People Manager, the People Advisor will provide HR support on all aspects of operational HR across Head Office, and wider group businesses. The People Advisor will maintain influential relationships with relevant stakeholders within THG, ensuring an excellent quality and coverage of HR support at all times. The role holder will provide HR support for group wide projects as assigned by Head of People/People Manager.

This post would suit a dynamic and adaptable HR professional who is eager to excel in their career, and confident with operating in a fast paced, change environment.


Employee Relations

  • Take responsibility for the management of all core ER cases across business areas including; all sickness cases, flexible working requests, performance management plans, grievance and disciplinary processes.
  • Provide advice and guidance to colleagues and managers as required
  • Liaise with Senior People Adviser to ensure appropriate support is provided to THG on complex ER issues
  • Champion the development of people management skills within the Group
  • Management of Maternity/Paternity & Adoption across business areas

Performance Management

  • Coach and influence managers from a people perspective, developing their people management/leadership skills and constructively challenging inappropriate behaviours/actions
  • Mange all formal performance management cases across the Group, and actively coach managers to handle performance cases on an informal basis where necessary
  • Ensure all cases of formal performance management are documented and recorded in line with internal audit requirements

Training & Development

  • Work closely with THG Academy to ensure that development programs from a HR perspective are fit for purpose and relevant for THG
  • Take ownership of delivering HR programs delivered to ensure THG managers are getting the required people management skills they need in order to effectively manage their teams

HR Analytics

  • Work closely with the People Analytics & Insight team to develop robust people reports for the business.
  • Work closely with the People team administrators to ensure an accurate and timely input of all HR and Payroll information on to the system in line with deadlines.


  • Support the delivery of the local induction as required
  • Support managers through the probation period of all new joiners to the business, regularly reviewing how probations are completed and areas that can be improved in to aid retention in THG


  • Where required support the wider People team across all sites in the business in providing day to day and cover in the absence of other team members

Skills, Experience & Behaviours

  • At least two years HR experience
  • Experience advising managers and stakeholders on HR policies and procedures
  • Experience of dealing with all levels of staff in a persuasive and credible manner
  • Strong technical skills and a good working knowledge of current employment legislation
  • Strong listening and problem solving skills
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Shows a strong commitment to understanding the business and meeting stakeholder needs
  • Proactive and responsive demeanour to adapt to changing needs of the business
  • Preferably Level 5 CIPD as a minimum requirement


What’s in it for you

  • Competitive Salary, plus a bonus
  • You’ll be joining a growing, intelligent team that will drive business change
  • You’ll be working for a company with an excellent culture, in a friendly and fast paced environment
  • You’ll be able to react to change with backing from the business

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