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Experts - the people who make a difference

Whether we're blending world class seasoning and spices or delivering last minute orders, we consistently do the very best we can

The same principle applies to employing people. We look for the best people, then develop them. We offer the best remuneration we can afford and we always offer equal opportunities for all, regardless of age, marital status, ethnic origin, sex, nationality, sexual orientation, religion or disability, and believe in providing a happier, healthy and safer working environment than most.

Beyond recruitment and selection is the real challenge of staff retention and Dalesman’s philosophy to recognise, nurture and develop talent from within influences several factors in the process. Staff loyalty, retaining specialist knowledge in a unique industry and motivating ‘the people who can make a difference’ to deliver both faster and better, demonstrate success where they remain at the hub of group operations.

Responding quickly to business change our growth strategy, succession plan and philosophy align to identify skills gaps and attract the right talent at the right time.

We pride ourselves on having a high staff retention level of 92%, with the average length of service of staff remaining with the company at 7.5 years.

You will find our latest vacancies here or if we don't have anything available at the moment, please send your CV and details through to as we are always looking for talented and loyal people who can grow and develop with us.

Current vacancies - see below

HR Manager

Ref: | Salary: £30,000.00 - £35,000.00 | Location: Bradford

If you would like to join a fast paced, innovative and forward thinking, family run business this could be the job for you! We are looking to recruit a HR Manager to join our team.

The Dalesman Group was established in 1979 and supplies fine food ingredients to the meat, bakery & retail industries. As a sector lead in technology, expertise, quality, compliance standards and customer service levels, we are highly regarded as one of the strongest manufactures in our sector.

As Human Resources Manager you will be responsible for maintaining a professional and pro-active (Generalist) HR service across multiple sites on all people matters, ensuring compliance with employment legislation and company policies and procedures. This is a stand-alone role, working in the Head office in Bradford.


Main responsibilities:

  • Work closely with all managers to ensure smooth running of the department and company
  • Support change management processes
  • Enhance the company’s human resources by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and human resources policies, systems, and practices
  • Analyse training needs in conjunction with departmental managers and in line with the skills matrix
  • Arrange internal/external training
  • Manage talent and succession planning
  • Coordinate new employee induction including collation of necessary paperwork
  • KPI reporting
  • Manage and maintain information held within the department (both electronic and paper based) to ensure it is accurate and complies with any legal and/or GDPR policies
  • Oversee end to end recruitment process of all vacancies within the group
  • Provide advice on recruitment methods and selection strategies
  • Draft and send offer letters and terms and conditions of employment
  • Monitor employee turnover, carrying out exit interviews as necessary, analysing and reporting on findings as appropriate
  • Ensure all employees are familiar with all available company benefits
  • Communicate new starters, salary changes, etc to payroll
  • Salary increases in line with legal requirements (NMW)
  • Manage complex employee relations casework including dispute resolutions, disciplinaries, grievances, absence, capability and redundancy in line with appropriate policies and procedures
  • Support managers in managing both short and long term absence
  • Administrative tasks necessary to execute the role successfully
  • Emergency payroll cover
  • Work closely with all departments, increasingly in a consultancy role, assisting line managers to understand and implement policies and procedures


The Successful Applicant:

  • CIPD Level 5 or Level 7
  • Sounds knowledge of UK employment legislation and how to apply it within an organisational setting
  • A strong communicator with the ability to establish positive working relationships across all levels of an organisation
  • Computer literate and a high level of proficiency with MS office applications, especially Excel
  • Full UK Driving Licence – with flexibility to travel to other Dalesman sites (Newcastle/Lothian/Midlands) as required


Hours of work: Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £30,000.00 - £35, 000.00 per annum

Annual Leave: 32 days (including bank holidays)

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