Human Resources Advisor

The Sofidel Group  

The Sofidel Group is one of the leading manufacturers of paper for hygienic and domestic use worldwide. Established in 1966, the Group has subsidiaries in 12 countries – Italy, Spain, the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Romania and the USA – with more than 6,000 employees, net sales of 2,173 million Euros (2020) and a production capacity of over one million tonnes per year (1,428,000 tonnes in 2020). “Regina”, its most well-known brand, is present on almost all the reference markets. Other brands include: Softis, Le Trèfle, Sopalin, Thirst Pockets, KittenSoft, Nalys, Cosynel, Lycke, Nicky, Papernet. A member of the UN Global Compact and the international WWF Climate Savers programme, the Sofidel Group considers sustainability a strategic factor with regards to growth and is committed to reducing its impact on natural capital and maximising social benefits, setting as objective the creation of shared added value for all stakeholders. Sofidel’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets to 2030 have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as consistent with reductions required to keep warming to well-below 2°C, in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

The Role:

Sofidel UK are currently recruiting for a permanent HR professional to join our established team based at our Integrated Plant in Hamilton, Leicester. This role is a full time (37.5 hours per week) position and would suit HR Administrators/Coordinators looking for a step up in their career. Reporting to the Country HR Manager this role will offer exposure to the entire remit of the HR profession alongside bags of learning potential.

The successful candidate will have previously worked in a HR or similar environment and will be willing to take on an exciting new challenge within one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of paper hygiene products.  

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the recruitment process end to end for a variety of different roles within the Company
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to drive the corporate mission
  • Carry out a range of employee relations task including supporting on investigations and disciplinaries
  • Administer all relevant personnel documentation including contracts of employment, offer letters, pay review updates etc.
  • Analyse personnel date and provide recommendations of improvements
  • Support managers in a variety of meetings
  • Provide HR advice and guidance to staff members via various communication methods
  • Maintain accurate personnel records both electronic and hard copies
  • Aid team members run the month payroll
  • Prepare and analyse reports when required by management

Additional skills / Requirements

  • CIPD Level 3 qualification or relevant experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to prioritise and manage own workload
  • Ability to work as a team and independently
  • Use of SAP or similar HR Management System

Candidate Requirements:

Successful candidate will have a relevant degree or be at least part qualified CIPD.


What's in it for you? 

  • Competitive salary
  • Free onsite car parking 
  • Competitive pension 
  • 23 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) rising to 25 
  • Life Assurance 
  • And many more!