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Senior HR Advisor

  • Location: S40 1QA
  • Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
  • Contract hours: FullTime

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Senior HR Advisor - £30,000 to £35,000 - Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Job Description
The Company provides outsourced HR support to a range of businesses throughout the UK.
Our people are exceptional HR professionals, with expert employment law knowledge. They also have to demonstrate a high degree of commercial awareness and an understanding of how HR fits with our client’s commercial needs.
The Role
The HR Advisor role will report to the HR Business partner and work directly with a client based in Chesterfield.
Main responsibilities

Working with the HR Business Partner to provide day to day HR support to managers and staff on site
Manage high volume recruitment projects by writing job descriptions and posting adverts, candidate and manager liaison, shortlisting and interviewing candidates, developing selection criteria, making offers and communicating counter offers and onboarding new starters.
Preparing employment documentation (including employment contracts and offer packs) for new employees
Coordinating and processing payroll activity onsite and liaising with the external payroll provider to ensure staff are paid correctly on time.
Manage workforce planning activity ensuring the right people are engaged with the right skills at the right time
Managing the procurement of agency workers to supplement the permanent workforce
Coordinate the annual pay review process and supporting the HR Business Partner in negotiating an agreement with trade unions.
Meeting trade unions and staff representatives at joint consultation meetings
Undertaking background checks, risk and compliance requirements, to ensure staff have the necessary permissions, skills and capabilities to work for the company
Supporting employee relations issues including disciplinaries, capability and grievances ensuring compliance with employment law
Coordinating appraisals to ensure standards are met and process is completed on time
Ensuring all HR records are kept up to date and are accurate, adhering to the requirements of GDPR. Developing and implementing HR systems to suit the needs of the client. Generating and issuing both routine and ad-hoc HR reports as required.
Administering employee benefits
Other HR projects as required

Candidate Requirements
Knowledge, Education and Experience Required

Part-Qualified or working towards CIPD level 5 or above
Graduate calibre. A graduate or master’s degree in HRM or related subject is desirable
Strong organisation and administration skills
Experience of managing high volume and senior level recruitment campaigns
Strong payroll experience desirable
Experience of working within a trade union environment desirable
Good UK employment law knowledge
Experience of working in a fast paced business environment.
Good MS Office skills – Word, PowerPoint and Excel
TUPE knowledge desirable

Competencies needed for role
Customer (internal and external) Focus

Commercially aware.
Develops and sustains productive client relationships.
Readily adjusts priorities to respond to pressing and changing client demands.
Develops and maintains strong relationships with the client.


Presents information well and accurately, both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrates very effective listening, questioning and interpersonal skills.

Attention to Detail

Performs tasks with care.
Checks work to ensure accuracy and completeness.
Remains aware and takes care of details that are easy to overlook or dismissed as insignificant.


Prioritises tasks by importance and deadline. Discerns what is crucial from what is urgent.
Adjusts priorities as situations change.
Makes reasonable time estimates to ensure goals are achieved or complete projects when necessary.


Able to self-motivate and self-organise.
Takes initiative to solve problems and drive work forward.
Strives to provide a professional approach to all work.



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