HR & Training Officer

Full Time

Sterling Recruitment Services are delighted to be recruiting for a HR & Training Officer to join our client based in Ferryhill, County Durham.

The ideal candidate will have a background in manufacturing, be passionate about HR and a good communicator at all levels.

Driving licence will be essential as the role includes travel to their second site each fortnight.

The HR & Training Officer will be responsible for delivering a professional and proactive support to the company advising and feeding back on the application of its human resources and training function in line with the business needs.

The HR Officer will provide expert advice in respect of all employment related matters, and all aspects of policy application and interpretation.

The role will also provide support to the company’s sister site together with the support of the wider management team. There will also be a responsibility linked to training within the business. The main focus will be around keeping our apprentices on track with work rotation, submission and generally being a mentor to them. There will be some other responsibilities around training for the wider general employee population.


To provide a professional and proactive human resources and training function across the two business sites:
To ensure human resources policies are in place, legally compliant easily accessible and “user friendly” for all employees.
To provide expert advice to the business on terms and conditions of employment.
To maintain and continually improve employee relations.
To manage all employee relation issues.
To manage the recruitment process across the Company.
Assist with employee development, team building and the apprenticeship programme. Provide the business with accurate human resource records, trends and reports.
Be the key point of contact for the business apprenticeship partner.
Guide, mentor and develop the training of apprentices through their apprenticeship journey.
Coordinate the wider training needs across the businesses working closely with department managers and other key interested parties.
To engage with our stakeholders to promote and deliver their business needs.
To work with key stakeholders to ensure their time is preserved for their business needs.
To actively promote the company’s HR policies and procedures to support managers managing their people.
To constantly review key business processes involving human resources.


Educated to degree level or equivalent with professional membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and development (CIPD).
Level 5 CIPD qualification as a minimum.
A proven track record of at least 5 years of HR generalist experience.

Fundamentally contact will be with all employees within the business, as well as external stakeholders including recruitment agencies and consultants, legal providers and communities. There will also be the requirement to attend job fairs within the local community.

Excellent people management skills.
Strong communication influencing and stakeholder management skills.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Sound judgement in all HR related matters
Capable of handling several issues simultaneously.
Good problem solver.
Integrity, honesty and good team player.
A desire to continually review the performance of the HR function with a willingness to adapt strategies in order to improve overall performance of the department.
Have the ability to work closely with team members at all levels within the business from Directors to general operators.

Working hours:
Monday to Thursday 8:00 – 5:00 and Friday 8:00 – 12.30.

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  • Salary £35,000 - £37,000
  • Location Ferryhill
  • Hours 39
  • Deadline April 30, 2024
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