The job title

HR Administrator – Entry Level (Food Manufacturing / FMCG)

Contract Type
Full time
£competitive salary
Job Type
Start Date
Apr 15 2020 12:00AM
Closing Date
May 15 2020 12:00AM

Location: Edinburgh, Sighthill Industrial Estate, Calder Road, Edinburgh, EH11 4HN

Job type: Full Time, Permanent

Who Are We?

At Burton’s Biscuits we are the home of Jammie Dodgers, Patersons Shortbread, Maryland Cookies and Wagon Wheels to name just a few! We are incredibly lucky to work in the world of making delicious biscuits!

Burton’s Biscuits are owned by a Private Equity Owned business Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP or Teachers for short) and form part of their $191.1 B Net Assets portfolio. Working in partnership with Teachers, has allowed Burtons Biscuits to become a forward thinking and progressive company.

Our Vision is to have a shared Pride and Passion for baking sensational biscuits and snacks that delight our consumers, shoppers and our customers. We employ circa 1,800 people around the UK, with the majority of our workforce being based at our three main Bakery facilities in Llantarnam, Edinburgh and Blackpool. Our head office is based in St. Albans, with a subsidiary office located in Blackpool and smaller but equally important sites based in Dorset, Livingston & the Isle of Arran.

Along with having amazing brands, we have secured long term agreements to allow us to manufacture a number of sweet & savoury snacks across Mars Biscuit, Cathedral City & Marmite branded products. We are also forming key strategic partnerships within the Retailer Private Label sector.

In order to ensure we can continue to make fantastic biscuits, and to help us on this amazing journey, we are proud to announce that in 2019 we completed the acquisition of a premium sweet and savoury biscuit manufacturer Thomas Fudge’s, also in 2019 we acquired Scottish bakers Paterson Arran. This will increase our baking capabilities across a number of new sweet and savoury categories.

What are we all about?

Here at Burton’s Biscuit Company we pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. Our goal is to support our team in achieving their career goals. We do this by providing a working environment that offers opportunity, support, scope and pace of change. Our culture is the foundation of our business. We are fast paced, agile and fun.

We now have a fantastic permanent position for a HR Graduate or a graduate who is interested in securing their first role within HR  to join us as our new HR Administrator. This is a great first role in HR for someone who is hardworking & motivated.

How to apply: If this opportunity is of interest to you and you meet the key ingredients we are looking for below, please apply online along with a Covering Letter covering the following points. Why does a career in HR interest you? Why would you enjoy working in HR for Burtons Biscuits? & Is there anything in particular that interesting about the FMCG / Food Manufacturing sector?

We don’t want to bore you with just a Job description about the role we want to tell you what it’s really like to work for us?

So let’s start with ….…

Why work as part of the Burton’s HR Family?

You’ll join a great existing HR team at Edinburgh, where you will provide support to the team in order to deliver against the business strategy and the corporate and site people plan. Working in a busy bakery is fast paced with lots of variety on a daily basis, including project work such as GDPR, KPI delivery & absence management, examples of key tasks can be:

-        Leading and complete payroll activities for the site.

-        Producing and maintain organisation charts and management information.

-        Coordinating and deliver inductions & Probationary process

-        Tracking of personal development plans and collate training needs

-        Providing  information and/or advice to managers and employees. 

-        Maintaining relevant documentation, ensuring all contractual/legal documents and templates are kept up to date and in line with current legislation.

-        Conducting initial stages of disciplinary, grievance and absence management.

-        Supporting in investigating and resolving employee relations issues.

-        Ensuring that employees receive appropriate information and that they are informed when policy and/or procedure changes are updated.


What are the key ingredients needed for the role?

You will need to be willing to work towards your CIPD. We are also looking for candidates to have demonstrated some work experience, but this doesn’t need to be within HR, as an example this could be part time retail work during your studies.

You will need to be confident & proactive with your communication, well organised, able to work at a fast pace, able to build relationships and passionate about a career in HR. Excellent IT skills are essential for management information reporting.

What do we offer in return?

We offer a competitive salary plus a company pension & 25 days holiday

If you are looking for a new challenge in a fun, fast paced and progressive business then we have the opportunity for you!! 

If you are ready to begin a career with real bite we would love to hear from you so apply now by clicking the link below, don’t forget your covering letter.

You may have experience or be looking for the following: HR Graduate, Human Resources, CIPD, Human Resource Management BA / BSc, HR Assistant, HR Administrator etc.