Senior HR Advisor (12 month FTC)

Recruiter
GVA Grimley Limited
Location
Birmingham
Posted
06 Sep 2017
Closes
08 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Overall Purpose of Job

Reporting to the HR Business Partner, the HR Advisor will provide high quality HR advice and service to all levels of the wider business (circa 650 employees) across the UK. The role involves travel across all of the GVA UK offices on a regular basis (all of which are located in city centre locations).

Reporting to the HR Business Partner, the HR Advisor will provide high quality HR advice and service to all levels of the wider business (circa 650 employees) across the UK. The role involves travel across all of the GVA UK offices on a regular basis (all of which are located in city centre locations).

Main Duties, Responsibilities & Accountabilities

- Transactional and transformational support and HR advice to management and support to the HRBP.
- To use knowledge and expertise to provide HR support to line managers by balancing legislative requirement with business needs. To work closely with the HRBP to fully understand the priorities of each business area and provide commercially sound advice in context of the business objectives.
- Support line managers with all aspects of employee relations including:
Disciplinary and grievance meetings - coaching managers using company policy and best practice principles to deal with often complex and challenging issues.
- Advising managers on performance management to ensure timely intervention in underperformance. To work with the manager and the HR development team to ensure training needs are met and measured.
- To support the HRBP with regards recruitment initiatives including shortlisting candidates and assisting with interviews where required liaising with the Recruitment Team where necessary.
- Letters - production of standard letters confirming any changes to terms and conditions of employment (including promotions, transfers, secondments, sabbaticals) and informing the HR Admin team of any salary related changes that need processing.
- Proactively managing cases of sickness absence including: tracking and advising managers on persistent short term absence patterns, advising managers on sick pay entitlements, conducting home visits for long term sickness cases, liaising with insurance brokers regarding rehabilitation and permanent health insurance benefits and co-ordinating any claims.
- To act as the principle contact for all maternity and paternity cases.
Assisting managers with the review and processing of all flexible working applications.
- Support HR Business Partners with more complex HR matters. To work alongside the HR Business Partners or independently to assist managers with redundancy exercises, restructuring, TUPE out and in.
- Exit Interview Process - carrying out Exit Interviews for all exiting employees. To monitor the returns, report these to the HR Business Partner and proactively work with the HR Business Partner to address any key responses or trends.
- Consultants - Work with managers to implement consultancy agreements as necessary and advise managers on the appropriate terms of agreement.
- Assist the HR team with ad hoc projects and HR support as required. To include:
- Assisting the HR Recruitment team

- Provide support to the Graduate Recruiter during the annual graduate intake.

- Assist the training team with the development of training materials and content.
- To work closely with the HR Administration team to ensure all changes to terms and conditions of employment, as well as monthly payroll changes are captured and processed accordingly.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Experience

- Previous experience in a generalist HR role providing front line ER support to managers including, performance management, absence management and disciplinary hearings up to and including dismissal.
- An understanding of the key legislation relevant to the role
- Credible individual able to influence at a senior level
- Recruitment experience is desirable but not essential
- CIPD Level 7 is desirable but not essential
- Intermediate/Advance MS Excel skills (V lookup and Pivot tables) desirable but not essential
- High attention to detail
- Excellent communication skills able to deal with people of all levels

We are an equal opportunities employer