Chandlers Ford
Advertising Salary:
£Competitive rate in line with skills and qualifications

Our Business

Workdry International Ltd is the holding company for Selwood Ltd and Siltbuster Ltd. 

With a pedigree spanning seven decades, Selwood is an innovative business with a cutting-edge approach to customer service, product development, manufacture and quality. We are world leaders in pump manufacturing and the leading pump rental solutions company in the UK.
Siltbuster’s goal is to keep our water clean and natural, they have over twenty years expertise in treating contaminated waters across a wide range of sectors.
The Group has grown enormously over the last few years and we need to ensure our staff have the right skills, knowledge & experience to deliver to our customers, as well as developing career paths to help develop, retain and motivate them.

About The Role

This role is to provide an effective Human Resources Adviser service in an efficient, professional, effective and timely manner
Establish a good understanding of the Workdry businesses and activities to develop effective working relationships with Managers and Employees to deliver business-risk-assessed, pragmatic & compliant advice and support aligned with company culture. 

Develop commercial knowledge of the business environment to provide appropriate challenge to the management teams and become a key contributor to the business’s decision making process.
Responsibilities will include;
  • Interact and work collaboratively with Managers from all levels including the Executive Leadership Team and Senior Leadership Team providing comprehensive & timely advice and guidance on all ER issues and influencing them in order to build their knowledge and capability to make conscious, business-risk-assessed decisions. In particular provide coaching and guidance on performance management, disciplinaries, absence and grievances.
  • Provide expert advice in all areas of HR policy, best practice, procedures and benefits to managers and employees in a timely & professional manner.
  • Provide employment law guidance – statute & case law -  taking into account company precedents ensuring the business executes it’s legal duties diligently.
  • Project manage organisation changes resulting from strategic initiatives including but not limited to reorganisations and restructures; redundancies; TUPE.
  • Investigate and resolve complex queries requiring business knowledge and face to face handling.
  • Manage, lead and/or contribute to HR projects of varying sizes and complexities.
  • Critically assess the level of capability of managers and work with them to upskill on all management issues including career discussions, performance management, absence management, and employee relations issues.
  • Support Managers to develop their teams, raising the bar of capability across all areas.
  • Work with the L&D to develop internal training material to support Line Managers with Employee Relations issues. 
  • Update/create HR policies & processes to reflect legislative changes and ensure compliance.
  • Identify current and future critical roles and deliver succession planning for client groups.
  • Work with the Recruitment and Management teams to critically assess levels of resource for client groups. Provide advice and support on all recruitment issues.
  • Work closely with the HR Coordinator to ensure they are able to provide basic employment law information and efficiently action tasks within Advice & Guidance ensuring SLA’s are adhered to.
  • Analyse data and produce KPI’s and reports as required.  Use this information to support business cases, propose improvements and identify areas for investigation.
  • Working collaboratively with the Company’s Employment Solicitors support on Employment Tribunal Claims and putting together bundles as and when needed.
Qualifications and skills required


  • Educated to degree Standard or equivalent.
  • CIPD Level 5 ideally including the Employment Law module.
  • Proven experience of excellent stakeholder engagement skills, including the ability of managing key relationships and influencing outcomes when/where needed.
  • Great interpersonal skills and able to adapt your style and approach to meet the needs of your stakeholders.
  • Dynamic, self-motivated and flexible, ready to develop the role and drive the people strategy forward.
  • Professional and confident to challenge the status quo and improve the way things are done.
  • Proactive and solutions-focussed with the drive to deliver positive change across the business.
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking able to see the big picture and develop plans to make progress to agreed goals.
  • Excellent planning, organising skills, with an ability to prioritise and juggle a busy workload and multi-task.
  • First class attention to detail.
  • IT proficient - experience with HR software, like HRIS.
  • Computer literate (MS Office applications, in particular).
  • Ability to travel to various parts of the business when required, to execute duties.
  • Car driver.
  • Manufacturing and / or construction industry experience useful but not essential.
The role will require travel to some regional locations which may necessitate some overnight stays on an occasional basis as commercial activities require. 

What we can offer you

Selwood are pleased to offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus Scheme – Annual and quarterly elements paid 
  • Hybrid working - Office & Home
  • 24 days Annual leave + 8 Bank Holidays
  • Contributory Pension Scheme (Salary sacrifice on total earning contributions)
  • Continuous development supported
  • Employee Mental Health Support Scheme
  • Free on-site Parking.

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