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HR Advisor

  • Location: Kent
  • Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
  • Contract hours: FullTime

Job provided by Retail Human Resources Plc


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People Advisor

We are looking for an experienced People Advisor to be based in our distribution centre in Kent. You will provide an extensive range of HR generalist support and advice to the Service Delivery Operations Team.

Working alongside the Service Delivery HR Team you will:
Work with other HR Advisors, HR Business Partners and functional specialists (Learning and Development, Recruitment, Engagement, etc.) to ensure consistent implementation of HR policies, procedures and projects across Service Delivery
Work closely with key customers in a partnership capacity; coach and assist line managers to understand and effectively implement HR policies, procedures and best practices
Provide pragmatic, professional expertise and advice on specific topics, e.g. family friendly policies, diversity awareness, performance management and promote equality and diversity as an integral part of the culture of the organisation in line with our core values
Manage and facilitate transformation in terms of working practices and management style across business areas
Attend and contribute to team meetings both with key customers and within HR; lead and participate in project and working groups on initiatives across both HR and the Service Delivery division
Utilise employee data and trend analysis to educate and work in partnership with line managers on people issues, e.g. absence management, reducing churn
Provide HR support to management in high level disciplinary, grievance and appeal meetings as well as in case of absence; provide performance management expertise and assistance to ensure a high quality workforce who enhance brand reputation
Interpret and advise on relevant current employment legislation and advise on risk and mitigation regarding employment law
In conjunction with the Health and Safety stream and Line Management, ensure that there are safe working systems, procedures and policies in place at all relevant locations

Essential Requirements
Ideally, candidates will have experience in a warehouse in a retail environment, although this isnt essential. Candidates will have a driving license as they will be required to drive to other sites as well. Candidates will also be flexible the warehouse is a 24 hour operation, and candidates need to understand that they made need to work longer than contracted.

Proven track record of working as an HR Advisor within a busy HR Team
Strong Employee Relations knowledge and experience
Relationship management and people management skills
Problem solving and analytical capability
Ability to interpret numerical data in consideration of business priorities
Good organisation and delegation skills
Proven ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
Effective networking, mediation and negotiation skills; able to listen to and persuade others based on sound logic
Able to influence effectively and build constructive working relationships across the company
Experience of conflict resolution
Good presentation skills
Current driving licence and able to undertake occasional visits to sites throughout the South East of England.

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