Overview

Why Greencore?
We are a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK and our purpose is to make everyday taste better.
We supply all the major supermarkets in the UK. We also supply convenience and travel retail outlets, discounters, coffee shops, foodservice, and other retailers. We have strong market positions in a range of categories including sandwiches, salads, sushi, chilled snacking, chilled ready meals, chilled soups and sauces, chilled quiche, ambient sauces and pickles, and frozen Yorkshire Puddings.
We work hard to ensure that Greencore is a great place to work, and our people truly are at the core. We’re committed to ensuring all our colleagues have development plans and strive to provide inspiring leadership – in fact, in the past year we’ve seen an 11% increase in the number of colleagues who would recommend Greencore as a place to work.
Join us and be part of our great team!
Role Purpose
To partner with business leaders and line managers to develop capability and manage talent to enable achievement of strategic priorities.
Key Accountabilities
  • Lead the People added value, transactional, ethical and compliance agenda/activity to ensure the required standards are achieved
  • Partner with the leadership team to ensure the right development and succession planning is in place and being used to achieve the strategic priorities
  • Provide developmental support, coaching and direction to line managers to ensure colleagues perform to expected results, and that clear guidance is given on approaches to building capability
  • Work with functional leads, enabling line managers to drive accountability at the appropriate level and supports the managers to achieve this
  • Interpret HR Policy, support, train and coach managers in the practical implementation of HR practice and employment legislation to ensure compliance and consistency
  • Provide a professional advisory service that gives effective solutions to people issues ensuring a balance between individual and business needs
  • Lead the regular review, planning and activation of labour needs and utilisation in line with business needs over the short to long term
  • Engage with all relevant trade unions or colleague representatives on matters relating to Terms and Conditions, negotiations and general consultations
  • Provide leadership and direction to the HR team to ensure that people are engaged, focused and delivering their potential
  • Drive the site colleague engagement agenda by ensuring the implementation of The Greencore Way, delivery of The Greencore Way Awards and the People at the Core Survey
Indicative Scale and Scope
  • Site Turnover – £15m – £220m
  • Head count (including average agency) – 200 – 2000
  • Single manufacturing unit or up to 10 distribution units
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • CIPD qualified (MCIPD/FCIPD)
  • Proven experience in HR leadership, ideally within a multi-functional manufacturing environment
  • Up to date knowledge of employment legislation
  • Proactive, organised and able to work flexibly in order to meet deadlines and have the drive to deliver results
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to engage and give added value information
  • Experience working with a diverse workforce and having led and developed teams
  • These may be trained or developed. These do not all need to be inplace at recruitment.
We’re not all the same at Greencore and our differences help us to make every day taste better for all our stakeholders. We truly put our people at the core and are proud of our diversity at Greencore we put our people at the core.
If this sounds like you join us, grow with Greencore and be a part of driving our future success.
What you’ll get in return
  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits
  • Holidays
  • Pension up to 8% matched
  • Company share save scheme
  • Greencore Qualifications
  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform
  • Access to a full Wellbeing Centre platform
Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career.


Permanent – Full-Time
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Bow, , E3 3JG

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