HR Generalist

Windmill Taverns Group in Waterloo is a hospitality firm with four successful pubs all within a ten-minute walk from one another. The group was founded by brothers John and Ryan McElhinney and their father Jack in 1998. The pub group is made up of four sites in the Waterloo/ Southwark area. These include: The Ring, The Kings Arms, Jacks and Mc & Sons.

This is a standalone role that requires skills in all aspects of HR. Moreover, this is an exciting opportunity with lots of growth. There is a strong focus on employee relations to improve morale and retention beginning with robust HR processes and practices. The person coming into this role must have a hands-on approach, self-motivated and enthusiastic about HR.

How you can impact the business:

  • Ensure alignment of the people and organisations strategy to promote visions and values
  • Keep culture at forefront of the role
  • Help leaders clearly identify and articulate the people components to the business
  • Ensure employees are engaged and have a voice


Job responsibilities:

  • Managing the onboarding process for new starters via the PeopleHR system, citation
  • Manage Recruitment and Selection including the interview process
  • Managing the training processes including online training platform for new starters (CPL)
  • Organising off site training i.e Management and bar training
  • Daily and weekly site visits to all 4 pubs, working alongside staff to identify training and wellbeing needs
  • Drive and maintain a positive people culture including organising staff days out
  • Provide support & guidance on Employee Relations
  • Managing the review and appraisal process
  • Working alongside the operations manager with staffing
  • Managing the payroll process liaising with managers and IRIS payroll
  • HR advising and leading the disciplinary process, liaising with the external employment law advisor
  • Creating weekly reports to directors regarding HR activities and creating statistics every quarterly
  • Maintaining GDPR measures and ensuring compliance
  • General ad-hoc administration tasks relevant to the role
  • Mental Health & Well-being Ambassador


Person Specification

  • 2+ years HR experience
  • 1+ years hospitality experience
  • Mental Health First Aid Trained
  • Level 3 CIPD qualification or higher (desirable)
  • Good employment relations
  • Knowledge in all aspects of HR
  • Self-motivated and hands-on
  • Proactive and forward thinking
  • Driven


Hours: 40 per week (in the office), Monday-Friday


Benefits: free lunch and 50% off two drinks per day, 20% discount if eating with friends and family (reimbursed in HO), 28 days holiday including bank holidays, pensions scheme, 3 days sick pay a year and flexi-time.

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