HR Advisor

Posted 14 October by REED
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I’m delighted to say that Reed are working again with a loyal client of ours in Leeds.

They are looking for a proactive and reactive HR Advisor who can provide day to day operational HR support. In this role you will develop strong relationship with managers and employees by providing advice and assistance, so they have a full understanding of processes, policies and procedures.

Job role: HR Advisor

Location: Leeds

Hours: 35 a week, 5 days a week (two 8am starts)

As a HR Advisor you will…

Draft rotas (night, weekend, day and branches) - communicate out to staff / branches

Manage / authorise leave, time off/ sickness / CPD attendance and training 

Maintain awareness of the impact of employment legislation changes and ensure up to date legal compliance in all HR activities

Provide timely, professional HR advice on HR policies, procedures and terms & conditions of employment

Case work / employee relations – manage investigations / advise on cases & support managers

Attend hearings and meetings to offer advice and take notes when required. Draft outcome and formal letters

Sickness absence management

Manage the appraisal process, including quality assurance, coaching, training and conducting some appraisals with line managers

Own the processes of recruitment, selection and retention of employees, including the management of the induction process and train line managers to conduct as necessary

Exit interviews with employees, giving feedback to the Leadership and Support teams

Maintain employee personnel files and records, ensuring they are retained as per legal and Group requirements Manage flexible working requests

Manage the family friendly, absence management and long-term absences processes

Liaise with the Payroll department to ensure pay, benefits and any changes to contract are processed accurately and timely

Promote the employee benefit options and process requests as necessary

Monitor sickness and holiday to ensure the process is being followed correctly and logged accurately

Ensure return to work meetings are held after sickness/absences from work and actions are logged and completed

Organise and Chair the Staff Forum to ensure consultation with employee representatives

Support the Health and Safety of employees, including identifying, reporting and dealing with Health and Safety matters as necessary

Encouraging and developing staff engagement, through the various communication channels, staff meetings and team events

Experience Required

Previous Human Resources experience required, including guiding and support managers in HR / employment rights issues

Sound working knowledge of UK employment law essential

CIPD qualified at either Level 3 or 5 in Human Resource Management

A team player with exceptional communication skills and proven experience of building collaborative working relationships

PC literate (Word processing, spreadsheets, databases)

Flexibility and ability to work within a team that provides 24 hours, 7 day a week service

If you are confidential, have high integrity, are enthusiastic, approachable whilst having excellent written and verbal communication skills and are well-organised then this is the right role for you!

My client offers 30 days holiday + 8 days bank holiday, generous sick pay and bonus scheme and there is free parking!

For further information please contact Reed HR on  

Reference: 39134234

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