HR Advisor

  • Location
    Manchester, Manchester
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  • Category
    HR, Sales and Management - HR Advisor
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HR Advisor


£25,000 p/a

6 months role initially, could become permanent

Interviews w/c 29th March

Start date 6th April

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a standalone HR Advisor on a 6 month fixed term contract to manage all HR and recruitment activity within the business. This is a truly generalist role and a great opportunity to gain hands on experience to all areas of HR in a constantly changing environment.

  • Provide expert employee relations advice and coach managers across a range of employment issues including absence management, performance management, conduct and capability, disciplinary and grievances etc

  • Be the first point of contact for all HR related employee questions.

  • Ability to utilise Occupational Health effectively and supporting line managers in OH referrals

  • Maintaining employee records in line with GDPR guidelines. This includes HR files and databases; recruitment and induction records, employee absence records, performance reviews, and grievance and disciplinary records etc

  • Producing and updating monthly HR activity reports to be circulated for wider reporting purposes within the senior management team

  • Support line managers with general admin duties including arranging meetings, preparing furlough letters, taking minutes during disciplinary meetings

  • Manage the full recruitment process from creating job description / role profiles, to reviewing CVs, organising interview dates, conducting assessment days and responding to all recruitment queries

  • Onboard all new starters to various databases in an accurate manner and ensuring personal details uploaded to payroll and the benefit scheme

  • Management of the full employee life cycle ensuring right to work & licence checks, probation reviews, new starter / leaver forms processed accurately and within tight deadlines

  • Preparing offer letters of employment and welcome packs for new starter induction days;

  • Collating payroll data and ensuring weekly / monthly timesheets submitted before payroll deadlines

  • Supporting the training school in developing training materials for dCPC modules and staff development

  • Facilitate strong working relationships with employee groups and trade unions

  • Take ownership of all DSAR requests and processing in lines with GDPR guidelines

  • Update and Implement HR policies and procedures to ensure overall business objectives are met and facilitate the continuous improvement to working practices

  • Ensuring effective and ongoing attraction, recruitment and retention through robust workforce planning

  • Leading the employee engagement agenda, including the design and delivery of effective engagement and communications plans

  • Building capability levels through effective learning and development plans, including suitable apprenticeships and training programmes for technical and vocational roles, and management and leadership activity

  • Ensuring effective performance improvement approaches, including goal setting and reviewing, and management of conduct and capability

  • Acting as the local lead for employee pensions. Examples include chairing the local pensions committee, liaising with Group Pensions, and ensuring the accurate completion of pension-related requests such as early retirement, ill-health retirement and claims

  • Proactively supporting, encouraging and demonstrating the Go-Ahead Visions and Values to ensure that they become embedded in the culture across Manchester.

  • Support and lead when required with adhoc projects, working with key business stakeholders and senior management.

  • Champion mental wellbeing at the workplace and chair local Mental Health First Aider networking events

Key Safety Responsibilities

  • Acting in a manner as to ensure the health, safety, welfare, environment and fire safety of yourself and others in the organisation, as well as any customers, clients and visitors.

  • Ensuring that you and any guests to any company premises understand emergency and evacuation arrangements.

  • Ensuring your working environment is maintained in a safe and tidy condition.

  • Acting proactively in identifying any unsafe practices or safety risks in the organisation and reporting these through the appropriate channels.

  • Ensuring adherence to all relevant company and group company policies and procedures.

Knowledge and Skills Requirements

  • Previous standalone HR experience in a unionised environment is essential

  • Level 3 CIPD qualified or equivalent working experience

  • HR reporting and analytics experience desirable

  • Confident working knowledge of employment law, recent case law and HR best practice

  • Experience dealing with ER casework and ET preparation

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to guide, influence and challenge current working practices appropriately

  • Proficient use of MS office including excel

  • Hands on mentality and must be confident working independently

  • Effective project management skills

  • Ability to prioritise work activities

  • Flexible and adaptable

  • Experience in transport industry is desirable

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Please apply with your CV to: Janice Hutton