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HR Advisor Job Desription

Job Summary HR Advisor Job Description

To provide a comprehensive, objective and quality HR service to managers and

staff in accordance with Employment legislation, policy and procedures

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To support the HR Manager in the monitoring of implementation of policy,

ensuring all aspects of work undertaken is in line employment legislation.

Key Responsibilities-HR Advisor Job Desription

• Provide advice, guidance and support to Directors, Managers and staff on

all aspects of HR policies generally, ensuring an objective, professional and

confidential service. Where necessary providing appropriate advice, guidance and recommend the appropriate steps to correct any staff deficiencies in line with appropriate policies, procedures and employment legislation.

• Advise and support managers on the identification and handling of issues

relating to poor performance and capability and in dealing with capability,

disciplinary, and grievance investigations, to ensure that such investigations are conducted fairly and equitably. Attend meetings as necessary.

• Participation as part of disciplinary panel (within the post-holders level of

responsibility/capability) providing advice to the hearing officer on issues of

employment law and policies to ensure that the hearing is conducted

fairly and equitably.

• Provision of professional advice and support to managers on the

implementation of the grievance procedure.

• Support managers in the control of sickness absence and in ill-health

reviews in collaboration with the Occupational Health Department and in

line with the sickness management policies. This may include

making reasonable adjustments, seeking suitable alternative employment or

supporting decisions to terminate employment on health grounds.

• Assist in the support of organisational change, advising managers on the

consultation process and undertaking individual interviews in line with

policy. This may include advising on ‘TUPE’ transfers, dealing with

individual redundancy and redeployment.

• Attend & participate in selection interviews and assessment days ensuring

that professional advice is provided, and that objective and fair selection

takes place, taking proactive steps to address/avoid any potential direct/indirect

discrimination during the recruitment process

• Organise and conduct exit interviews and submit quarterly reports on

findings to the Senior Management Team advising on trends and

recommending corrective action as necessary.

• Provide objective, confidential and professional welfare and support service

to all staff when needed, sign-posting staff to appropriate services where

appropriate, e.g. EAP, Occupational Health.

• Provide advice to managers and staff on terms and conditions of service,

liaising closely with payroll and workforce teams.

• Support good employee relations by communicating with and involving staff

side as appropriate and maintaining contact with key managers to enable a

more proactive approach to HR support.

• Participate in the development or revision of HR policies asdictated by

changes in employment legislation or evolving initiatives, involving key

stakeholders and following the agreed consultation process.

• Support the Agenda for Change process as a trained



• Participate in the development and delivery of HR learning and

development programmes to include local Induction, Management of

Attendance, Disciplinary, Capability and Grievance procedures.

• Contribute to continuous professional development of the HR function,

providing support to less experienced members of the team.

• Participate in performance reviews in line with the Knowledge and

Skills Framework, personal training and continuous development.

• Support and assist the HR Manager or the corporate HR teams on HR



• Establish effective communication channels with managers and staff, postholders should make themselves available to those who need to speak to

them and communicate face to face whenever they can.

• Work as part of a team to ensure the delivery of quality HR services.

• Retain a high level of knowledge and understanding around current

projects/initiatives applicable to the function of the HR department, in order

to provide appropriate support and advice to Managers and Staff as


• Adherence to professional HR confidentiality standards and the Data

Protection Legislation as amended, relating to information held manually or

on computerised systems.

Knowledge Experience Skills and Education-HR Advisor Job Desription

Qualifications and Training Essential

  • Chartered Member of the CIPD (or similar qualification such as a

  • degree equivalent), or demonstrable experience working at this level

  • Evidence of continuous personal and professional development.

Knowledge and Experience Essential

  • Up to date knowledge of employment legislation and recommended

  • good practice.

  • Working knowledge of HR policies and procedures.

  • Workforce Diversity and equality of opportunity.

  • Able to promote best practice in workplace health and safety.

  • Confidentiality / data protection and its impact upon staff records.

  • Knowledge of TUPE.

  • Previous experience of working in a HR environment providing

  • advice to managers.

  • Policy development and implementation.

  • Staff management.


  • An understanding of the HR Agenda within Workforce planning.

  • Recent experience of working within the industry

  • Working with change management processes

Skills and Aptitudes Essential

  • Able to communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing.

  • To establish and maintain positive relationships with client managers,

  • staff and staff representatives.

  • Able to interpret complex information and employment legislation into

  • clear and understandable language.

  • Able to identify the development needs of team members and to work

  • with them to ensure these are delivered in the most appropriate way.

  • To analyse, interpret and report HR data and information.

  • To be able to manage a small team effectively so that they deliver

  • according to departmental and individual objectives.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills: including assertiveness and presentation

  • skills.

  • Able to influence/persuade successfully.

  • Able to organise and prioritise own workload.

  • Ability to make reasoned judgements and see them through.

  • IT Literate with the ability to word process documents and use

  • spreadsheets.

  • Development and delivery of training interventions such as management

  • training

Special Requirements Essential

Can do’ attitude.

Aware of effect upon others and of own strengths and weaknesses.

Able to demonstrate tenacity and resilience in difficult situations.

Rises to a challenge and able to challenge others.

Committed to partnership working and collaboration.

A team player.

Flexible and willing to travel.

To be able to contribute to the development of HR services

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