People Advisor - 12 month FTC

Discipline: People & Sustainability
Job type: Fixed-Term
Job ref: 002362
Published: 25 days ago

Here at Vimto (Nichols plc), we are proud that our unique taste is loved not only in the UK but across the globe. Our varied brand portfolio spans the still, carbonated, post-mix, coffee and frozen drinks categories.

We have strength across our multi-channel model and during this unprecedented period of time, our commitment to the wellbeing of our employees and our supportive culture really has shone through.


As the People Advisor, you will be the key contact for our managers. You will ensure we maintain consistency in HR advice across the business, dealing with daily employee relations queries and cases, coaching our people managers and escalating issues to the People Business Partner/s where necessary.  You will also support and administer some key People processes.


Please note, this role is a 12 month FTC maternity cover. 




You’ll lead and support on key People activities and projects such as recruitment, payroll, employee relations, training & development, culture & engagement.



  • Employee relation support/management across the business such as sickness absence, performance, investigations, disciplinary, restructures & change, shift patterns etc., ensuring employment law and company policy are adhered to.
  • Coach & guide managers on People best practice on a daily basis
  • Supporting general People administration if required
  • Represent the People function in meetings as required
  • Assist with and deliver People communications to the business
  • Build & maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders across the business
  • Identify and propose areas for continuous improvement
  • Responsible for the wellbeing program for the business
  • Provide reports and MI as required for the People Partners
  • Provide cover for the People Administrator and Talent Acquisition Advisor
  • Support Recruitment across the business where appropriate (preparation of JD’s, interview questions, presence at interview)
  • Propose updates to policies, processes and ways of working based on new/updated legislation & best practice
  • Support accurate monthly payroll delivery
  • Ownership of key HR activities linked to our annual cycle and wellbeing/inclusion strategies
  • Project work – leading or supporting PBP’s in delivery of strategic projects


  • Experience in a similar HR role for a fast pace, multi-site business. (You will be required to travel to Ross on Wye bi-monthly).
  • Experience of working as an employee relations specialist
  • Generalist HR experience
  • Used to working autonomously
  • Working knowledge of Employment Law
  • CIPD qualified
  • Good knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Experience in using a HRIS system

What you will be good at‿

  • You'll be able to manage & prioritise your own work across multiple areas
  • You have the confidence to challenge managers and sometimes have difficult conversations
  • You are great at supporting and coaching line managers on ER aspects, rather than doing it for them
  • You're all over the detail! You're driven to achieve data accuracy
  • You're great at building good relationships remotely
  • You understand the sensitivity and operate with high confidentiality
  • You can communicate effectively at all levels
  • You're flexible and agile, so able to respond to an ever changing environment
  • You proactively identify issues and opportunities to improve
  • You're a team player at heart
  • You show good judgement