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Newton-le-willows, Merseyside Culina Group

Company Description

Stobart (Part of the Culina Group) is a leading ambient transport and logistics business, providing services to many of the UK's best known brands across core consumer and retail sectors.

At Culina we have a winning culture, we believe that our culture is one of the reasons our company continues to thrive A place where you're valued, challenged, and inspired!

Job Description

Stobart are seeking a dynamic and experienced Head of Human Resources to lead our talented team and drive our human resources initiatives. With a proven track record in developing and implementing HR strategies, fostering a positive workplace culture and ensuring compliance with employment laws, the Head of Human Resources will play a pivotal role in shaping the overall HR strategy whilst providing strategic insight and analysis on people themes across the business units for the HR Director.

Key Duties

  • Build, implement and sustain a data-informed Employee Relations strategy whilst ensuring legal and regulatory compliance.
  • Work on projects and initiatives to mitigate risk, support or participate in special projects/programs requiring ER stakeholder input.
  • Represent the organisation in contract negotiations, meetings, and negotiations with employee and Union Representatives.
  • Shaping and leading a team of HR Business Partners, developing their skills and capabilities to develop close working relationships with management teams and provide proactive, commercially-focused HR solutions, input and advice.
  • Lead the development and implementation of an ER framework for all key ER activities, including, but not limited to grievance and disciplinary investigations, absence and performance management etc.
  • Mentor and guide HR Business Partners through the sharing of knowledge and role modelling to help them develop their remit and become trusted business partners for the business area they support.
  • Take the strategic lead on shaping the HR Business Partner service.
  • Work closely with the HR Director on strategic and confidential projects as required.
  • Work closely with senior managers to identify and meet their wider people and strategic needs.
  • Utilise and champion HR metrics to aid understanding and strategy across the operations and provide insight and analysis on people themes for the HRD and Management Teams.
  • Support the embedding and development of a positive and progressive culture at all levels across the business partnering function.
  • Set HR practice and procedure for team and business in line with statutory requirements.
  • Autonomous decision making in line with process and risk level.
  • Manage relationships with external bodies such as Occupational Health, ACAS, Trade Unions, Employment Law Advisors.
  • Identify opportunities for people related cost savings and efficiencies.
  • Take the lead on large scale restructure and TUPE projects.


  • CIPD qualified - Level 7 or equivalent
  • Experience of working with Trade Unions
  • Experience of managing large scale, complex TUPE transfers
  • Proven track record of leading a team of regional HR Business Partners preferably within a large, multi-site organisation
  • Experience of working within matrix management structures across functional boundaries and delivering through others
  • Strong leadership and people management skills along with extensive experience of managing a team during a time of transition
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to build strong relationships and influence at all levels
  • Adept at designing and implementing commercially focused HR strategies and solutions
  • Strong strategic, analytical and commercial focus
  • Experience of leading and delivering culture change
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and demanding environment
  • Experience in building, maintaining and developing relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Coaching/mentoring qualification or evidence of continuing development
  • Logistics industry experience
  • Ability to travel to various sites

Additional Information

As part of our drive to make Culina Group a great place to work. We are proud to be an inclusive and diverse organisation where we are committed to employee development and recognising success for hard working performers.

Our dedicated learning and development programmes are open to every employee to give you the opportunity to shape your own future within logistics and continue to work in an environment where team culture thrives.

Our People are the driving force behind our success, which is why we offer a wide range of benefits which include:

  • Annual Leave - Competitive holiday entitlement
  • Private Medical Cover - This gives you peace of mind, you have choice, flexibility and speed of access to the most clinically appropriate care via Bupa
  • Pension scheme - we want colleagues to enjoy a comfortable retirements so we offer a great contribution
  • Life Assurance - x4 your annual salary
  • Wellness - Via our Employee Assistance Programme we offer immediate access to a confidential telephone counselling and legal information service that operates 24 hours a days, 365 days a year
  • Eye Care Vouchers - We can provide you with substantial savings with free eye tests and discounts on prescription glasses
  • Reward & Recognition - We recognise that employees have gone the extra mile via Employee of the month and year, special recognition and long service awards.
  • Everyday discounts - via our benefit platform you will have access to over 50 retailer discounts for everyday savings!

If you meet the requirements for the above role and are looking for your next career opportunity please apply now and become a part of our !

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