HR Advisor

Permanent | £37,000-£39,000 per annum

We are delighted to be supporting a successful global business in helping them find a talented and experienced HR Advisor, for this newly created role. With their UK head office based in the heart of Cardiff you will be joining a busy, dedicated, and evolving team.

As the new HR Advisor, you will be reporting into an experienced and passionate HR Manager and will be part of a proactive team in helping to develop the people offering to the wider UK workforce. The role will encompass generalist HR duties with a focus on developing and improving policies and procedures.

This is a business that prides itself in offering opportunities for employees to develop their professional skills, so as a result CIPD study is encouraged and supported. They offer a wide-ranging and generous benefit scheme which results in a hardworking and motivated workforce.  There are also flexible/hybrid working arrangements in place with 2 days WFH.

The Job

  • Provide valued and consistent advice to employees and leaders on matters relating to employment law, whilst staying up to date on the HR legal framework and best practice
  • Attend internal and external training events to keep abreast of employment law developments
  • Create, review, and update people policies and procedures
  • Monitor ongoing compliance regarding people policies and procedures, and report on non-compliant findings
  • Draft and manage employment contracts and documentation throughout the employment lifecycle and complete periodic reviews in line with legislation
  • Respond to employees at all levels on any employment contract queries
  • Take a proactive approach to risk management and ensure people risks and issues are identified and addressed
  • Assist with the Right to Work checks and work closely with the HR Co-ordinator and HR Manager to address any issues or risks
  • Provide advice and guidance to leaders on people practices such as performance management, disciplinary issues, and grievances etc.
  • Manage a wide and varied employee relations caseload
  • Assist employees and leaders through line management and/or matrix management, inclusive of performance management processes
  • Identify the need for leader up-skilling training, and work closely with the HR Coordinator and HR Manager to implement the training
  • Collaboratively work with the broader People & Governance team to raise the profile of the employee relations function
  • Undertake ad hoc projects in line with the overall People Roadmap
  • Liaise with external advisors and providers such as insurance brokers, lawyers, and employment specialists

The person specification

  • CIPD qualified/accredited (Associate) or relevant experience to demonstrate level of competence. Willingness to upskill to at least Chartered CIPD level
  • Proven track record in a similar role
  • Demonstrate a good understanding and knowledge of HR policies and procedures
  • Commercial approach
  • Strong time management, organisation, and prioritisation skills
  • Ensure accuracy in all areas of work, whilst demonstrating a natural affinity for first class compliance records
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively
  • High degree of computer literacy particularly in the use of Microsoft Office
  • Previous experience of working with HR systems and software – IRIS would be advantageous

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary on offer £36,000 – £39,000 padepending on experience
  • Hybrid working – 3 days office and 2 days WFH with flexibility – Cardiff city centre office
  • 29 days A/L including bank holidays
  • 7% employer pension contribution
  • Comprehensive range of benefits and schemes to include Private Medical Insurance (voluntary), Health screening (voluntary), Life Insurance, Income Protection Insurance, salary sacrifice opportunity, Employee Assistance Programme, Corporate Gym membership, variety of wellbeing initiatives, Cycle to Work scheme, Professional Subscription and more.
  • Opportunity to purchase shares in the company.
  • Discretionary Bonus (subject to performance and company profitability).
  • Professional development support and training.

The next step

To apply please submit your CV outlining the reasons why you would like to be considered for the post – a full JD is available on request. Please email this to

At a glance

Job title
HR Advisor
£37,000-£39,000 per annum
Cardiff City Centre/Hybrid
Date posted
Thursday 21st March, 2024