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    Senior HR Advisor 6 month FTC

  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: HR Advisor
  • Location: Birkenhead, Merseyside
  • Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum
  • Date posted: 31/10/2019
  • Job reference: 42336_1572513688

I am working alongside a fantastic law firm who are looking for a Senior HR Advisor for a 6 month FTC, to assist the Head of People with the overall day to day management of the HR function and team members, ensuring all legislative and statutory requirements are achieved and to identify areas of improvement and put remedies in place.

The role will be very much ER focussed with the successful candidate needing to take the lead / or support the HR Manager on a high level of complex investigations, disciplinary, appeals, managing long term absence management and grievance matters

You will be qualified to CIPD Level 5 or equivalent.

The purpose of the role:

  • To assist the HR Manager with a high level of complex investigations, disciplinary and grievance matters
  • To assist the HR Manager with all appeal processes, including disciplinary, grievances and flexible working request appeals
  • Provide advice and guidance on individual employee relation cases, ensuring these are well managed and meet the requirements of internal policies, best practice and employment legislation
  • Manage long term absence management cases including occupational health and medical referrals
  • Assist managers with informal and formal performance management processes
  • To work closely with the HR Manager to assist with providing other managers with guidance, coaching and support on all HR activities, in order to ensure a consistent and fair approach to people management across the business
  • Assist HR Manager with the delivery of ad-hoc HR projects as required
  • Manage the HR team in absence of HR Manager

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Follow all departmental and company procedures, meeting deadlines and service level agreements
  • Independently run all end-to-end formal processes, including attending meetings, note taking, and creation of all invite/outcome letters
  • Work closely with payroll and recruitment function to ensure smooth running of processes and identifying better ways of working
  • Manage and support HR administrators and advisors on a day to day basis
  • Manage and support the delivery of HR systems with managers across all sites
  • Assist L&D Manager with internal HR training when required
  • Any other duties that may be required from time to time


  • To refer on to other appropriate managers any matters or issues which are outside the scope of your responsibility
  • Actively and positively promote and represent the Carpenters group throughout the business, and to external bodies
  • Communicate relevant information to HR team as matters arise

Personal development

  • To keep updated in the developments within HR and employment law, both in terms of the statutory rules, case law and current issues facing the business
  • To attend appropriate internal or external training courses

Experience & Knowledge

  • The ideal candidate will be qualified to CIPD Level 5 or equivalent
  • Previous proven experience in a similar role
  • Proven HR generalist background and fully conversant with all aspects of employment law and HR best practice
  • Continually updating CPD and provide evidence of such
  • Experience of internal training sessions
  • Ability to work autonomously and flexibly
  • Influencing, persuading, coaching and negotiating skills
  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and numeric skills to include providing written and oral advice in a clear concise manner
  • The ability to hold difficult conversations using the qualities of patience, sensitivity, diplomacy and integrity
  • Excellent IT skills with a sound working knowledge of MS Office and others
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills, with a calm and methodical approach to work, and a flexible and adaptable attitude to resolving issues
  • An ability to work using own initiative within boundaries, as well as in a team, to achieve maximum results
  • Good attention to detail and an ability to work effectively with people across a wide range of levels and responsibilities

The hours of work are Monday - Thursday 9am - 5.30pm, Friday 9am - 5pm

To apply for this role please forward your CV to Tracy Bolan at Clayton Recruitment using the links below.

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