HR Advisor

Posted 11 March by CHANGE RESOURCING

Brief Job Purpose

To provide advice and guidance to managers on the full range of HR related activities as set out in the HR Service Level Agreement

Working collaboratively across the People and Organisation Development Directorate, support and coach line managers to enable effective use of our people resources in meeting business aims, and seeking for best practice in people management


HR Guidance and Support to Managers

  1. Act as a first point of contact for all HR related issues across the RF Group
  2. Provide consistent, comprehensive and professional HR advice and support to Managers on a full range of HR and Employee Relations issues, ensuring practice is in line with procedure and legally compliant. Track actions to ensure consistency and ease of handover between colleagues
  3. Support managers in the resolution of more complex issues through attendance at performance, sickness, discipline, grievance hearings as required
  4. Work with managers to enable better use and understanding of HR policies and processes and/or provide workshops that guide managers and staff in key HR processes
  5. Monitor and manage procedural compliance with standard HR Policies and Procedures taking action where targets or processes require this, including absence management, probationary periods, 48 hour working, appraisal, capability and conduct issues
  6. Working closely with OD Business Partners to ensure smooth and timely transfer of employment, or changes due to service loss or acquisition
  7. Assist with the expansion of HR services to 'new’ partner organisations
  8. Revise and update HR Policies and Procedures as and when required, ensuring compliance with current employment law and business need
  9. Monitor and develop the application of Equal Opportunities

HR Support and Management Information

  1. Ensure the integrity and accuracy of data input onto the HR/Payroll system.
  2. Provide management reports as required by the HR Manager/Assistant Director, by interrogation and manipulation of the HR or Payroll system
  3. Ensure compliance with internal information governance requirements at all times
  4. Ensure all offers of employment, contracts of employment and variations in contract are provided effectively, along with the management of accurate payroll changes and other workforce records and data as required


  1. Build and maintain good working relationships with managers across the Richmond Fellowship Group, working with them to provide a professional, timely and appropriate HR service
  2. Provide on site support to managers across the Richmond Fellowship Group as and when required
  3. Work closely with colleagues in HR, Payroll and Organisation Development to ensure delivery of an integrated people management service and an accurate transfer of information between parties


  1. Participate in regular support and supervision from line manager
  2. Maintain own continuing professional development, participating in both external training and internal project led opportunities working with more experienced colleagues with HR and/or Organisation Development
  3. Attend and participate in regular team and other meetings, both internal and external


Educated to degree level

CIPD qualified, or working towards

Skills and Abilities

Good verbal and written communication skills

Ability to communicate effectively at all levels

Ability to gain respect of colleagues and managers alike

Good organisation skills, able to plan and manage own workload

Ability to manage conflicting priorities

Good coaching skills

Ability to challenge effectively

Ability to manage, plan and implement change

Ability to identify and implement process improvements to enhance HR service provision

Knowledge and Experience

Up to date knowledge of UK employment law

Experience of managing the full range of employee relations issues through to conclusion

Knowledge and experience of the change management process

Experience of providing sound HR advice across the full range of employment issues

Experience of working to a Service Level Agreement (SLA)

Experience of working with multiple Terms & Conditions

Experience of working with multi-site, multi-disciplinary teams

Up to date knowledge of TUPE legislation

Experience of handling the TUPE process both in and out of an organisation

Reference: 34655421

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