HR Advisor

We are looking for a proactive and high energy HR Advisor or Senior HR Advisor for our client based South of Bath, Somerset. If you have experience as an HR advisor, then great, we’d love to hear from you.   However, our client is also happy to consider candidates who may not have had an HR title in previous roles, but who may have had HR experience as an Operational Manager in a fast paced high volume ER environment, such as retail, hospitality, care, logistics or manufacturing.  As an Ops Manager in those sectors you should have knowledge and skills in : employee relations, performance and absence management, grievance & disciplinary and talent development.

This role is working with a global manufacturer with an exciting agenda for change and long-term growth plans.   Working closely with the supportive and inspiring HR Leader, this is very much a generalist role providing a comprehensive HR and ER service to the whole organisation.  The role will be a mix of operational HR and high volume Employee Relations work as well as input on a wide breadth of interesting HR projects.  There will be the opportunity to make an impact on the organisation and with that excellent career prospects through proactive succession planning.  Due to the nature of working in manufacturing, there is a need for this HR Partner to work on site 5 days a week in their South Wiltshire plant.

Person Specification:

  • Preferably degree or CIPD qualified or working towards and preferably with a good grounding as generalist HR Advisor.  This may have been gained on a Graduate HR Programme.
  • If you haven’t previously worked in an HR role, but have significant employee relations, absence & performance management experience as an Operational Manager and you’re looking to move into a ‘pure HR’ role, then we would still like to hear from you.   It’s more about your positive energy, commercial acumen, desire to add value and ability to learn than a previous job title.
  • You must be comfortable working in a factory environment and able to flex communication skills to engage effectively with a multi-national workforce.
  • Up-to-date HR knowledge is needed with all aspects of employment law and HR best practice and with some experience of ER case resolution.
  • Experienced in the development and implementation of employment policies and procedures.
  • Able to effectively support on recruitment interviewing and assessment up to middle management level.
  • Engaging and credible Influencing, persuading and coaching skills at all levels.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to prepare and present reports to management.
  • Pro-active & self-motivated with the initiative to create innovative solutions which add value.
  • IT literate, comfortable with using a variety of systems.
  • Able to create HR communications appropriate for the audience.
  • Strong analytical abilities and a good understanding of business processes.
  • Able to evidence going the extra mile and working beyond your remit.

If you are looking for a fast paced role, working closely with a collaborative and supportive HR Leader in a fun friendly HR team in a successful organisation, then we’d love to hear from you.


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