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3 June 2019

Wigan Athletic Football Club is recruiting for a HR Officer. The successful candidate will have key role to play in developing and delivering a professional and commercially driven HR service to the Wigan Athletic Group.

You will:

  • Work with line managers providing advice, guidance and appropriate support focusing on employee relations including absence management, pay and benefit queries, contractual queries, disciplinary, grievance and capability matters.
  • Provide an outstanding HR service to designated business areas.
  • Identify HR needs in designated business areas and work with the Head of HR and Safeguarding to develop and implement HR initiatives and plans to meet these needs.
  • Create, review and effectively implement HR policies and procedures in line with the HR department plan.
  • Be responsible for specific HR project work researching, identifying, developing and implementing solutions.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have proven experience of managing complex employee relations through to successful conclusion.
  • Have proven successful experience as a HR generalist in a commercially focused environment.
  • Be educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • Hold a Level 5 Diploma in Human Resource Management and have current membership of the CIPD and a willingness to work/ working towards a Level 7 Diploma.
  • Be professionally curious with the drive to understand and resolve issues
  • Be able to deliver high quality work at a fast pace with excellent attention to detail.

For further details of the role and the person specification please visit and read our guidance for applicants. 

To apply for the position please complete the application form detailing how you meet the criteria for the role. Please return your completed application to or to HR, Wigan Athletic, DW Stadium, Loire Drive, Wigan, WN5 0UZ.



Closing date for applications is midnight on Wednesday 19th June 2019

The group is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

The group is committed to safeguarding all children, young people and adults at risk involved in its activities and events. The group recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of these vulnerable groups by a commitment to procedures to protect them. The group expects all staff and volunteers to fully support and promote these commitments.

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