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Job Title: Senior HR Advisor

Ref: FV21-1210
Location: Plymouth, South Devon
Salary: £35-40,000 p.a.
Type: Permanent

Senior HR Advisor

We are currently seeking an experienced Senior HR Advisor potentially looking for that next step up to HR Manager level for a role based with an industrial organisation in Plymouth.

Reporting to a remote based HR Business Partner and with one or possibly two direct reports, this is a broad generalist role encompassing the following; leading on complex ER case resolutions working closely with unions; coaching and advising the SMT on all aspects of employee relations; recruitment and some really interesting adding value projects. One of those projects will be to undertake a comprehensive TNA of all managers and develop a suite of workshops to address knowledge gaps.You will partner line managers on HR issues and people management processes, developing and delivering development initiatives that support the business. This will require a strong focus on advising and developing managers to drive their effectiveness, supporting on all of the many complex and challenging ER issues in a unionised environment and also recruitment, implementing engagement strategies and action plans and providing solutions to people issues.

Person Specification

  • Degree and/or minimum CIPD level 5 qualified with experience in all aspects of HR including: employee relations, employment law, recruitment, coaching & L&D and reward preferably within a fast moving, private sector organisation.
  • Our client is preferably looking for someone with HR experience within manufacturing or industrial/engineering. Certainly you must be comfortable working in an earthy male dominated, unionised environment.
  • A passion for and evidence of having designed and implemented adding value talent development workshops on HR issues.
  • Supportive, motivating, enthusiastic, with a strong desire to help people be the very best they can be.
  • Confident in your understanding of current employment law.
  • A creative thinker who is solutions-focused and a self-starter
  • Credible with some management experience, able to influence, coach and advise people at all levels.
  • Positive, high energy and inspiring so that people are engaged into new ways of working.
  • Strong business acumen and able to evidence how effective HR initiatives add value to the bottom line.
  • Excellent employment law knowledge and a track record in complex ER case resolution.

This would suit a commercially astute, engaging Senior HR Advisor looking for the opportunity to manage a small team in a successful organisation with a strong business pipeline.

Purple House Recruitment Ltd., 14 Orchard Street, Bristol BS1 5EH

0117 957 4100