HR Advisor

Permanent | £34,500 per annum

We are delighted to be working with a unique Welsh business to help them find a HR Advisor.  Our client seeks a proactive HR professional to join a business in a time of change & growth.

The role reports to an experienced and supportive HR Manager, who is keen to recruit someone who will play a key role in providing consistent and professional HR guidance across all departments. Your new team supports a diverse workforce that will benefit from a helpful and empathetic HR Advisor.

As the ideal candidate you will be ready to showcase your expertise in delivering business-focused, commercially driven people advice, guidance, and support.  You will be at the forefront of fostering a positive and engaging workplace culture. You will also have practical knowledge of employment law and its application, together with a passion for coaching and upskilling operational managers on their role in the employee lifecycle.

The business is in the process of system and process reviews and improvements, therefore it is an ideal time to join and be part of the change programme. 

The job

  • Deal with people queries and provide appropriate advice and guidance to employees and managers in line with Company policies, procedures and legal compliance.
  • Delegate people queries to the HR Assistant as appropriate and at the appropriate level
  • Provide generalist and employee relations support including providing confidential advice and assistance to managers and employees in relation to policies, including, but not restricted to, employee performance, conduct, disciplinary, grievance, absence management, maternity, paternity, adoption, flexible working and shared parental leave rights
  • Support and coach managers to undertake disciplinary and grievance investigations, when required
  • Facilitate the development and maintenance of a positive climate of employee relations, supporting managers and attending meetings as necessary
  • Work with and support managers to enable them to understand and manage their people management responsibilities
  • Ensure completion of contractual documentation relating to appointments, variations of contracts, terminations
  • Ensure accurate data is submitted to Payroll for processing
  • Lead recruitment and selection activities and be responsible for the end-to- end recruitment process, provide advice on and manage recruitment and selection processes, including writing job descriptions and preparing interview questions and application forms, etc. and assist with the referencing and vetting of staff and applicants.
  • Administer, monitor and maintain information using the HR Metrics, reporting people Data as and when required
  • Contribute to policy review and development
  • Ensure people data and information is communicated to employees as and when required
  • Assist with training and development activities and deliver training as required
  • Ensure a detailed and comprehensive filing system (electronic and manual) is maintained
  • Support employee engagement activities and initiatives
  • Contribute to health and wellbeing and employee benefits initiatives
  • Deputise for the HR Lead as and when required

The person specification

  • Minimum CIPD Level 3 qualification,  willing to work towards or equivalent experience
  • Good general level of education.
  • Knowledge of HRIS.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current employment law and best practice.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of GDPR
  • Previous generalist experience.
  • Proven track record and experience of working within a busy people function.
  • Experience of recruitment, selection, interviewing and conducting absence reviews, flexible working, maternity, paternity meetings.
  • Experience of employee relations.
  • Experience of working within an organisation where a variety of unions are recognised.
  • Experience of delivering generalist advice to managers and employees.
  • Experience of collating and analysing data to produce and present statistical reports.
  • Experience of dealing with challenging situations.
  • Evidence of constructive relationships with colleagues and stakeholders across organisational boundaries.

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary up to £34,500
  • 22 days annual leave plus bank holidays (rising after service)
  • Pension 3% EE, 6% ER
  • 3 x salary life cover
  • Flexible working with parking on site

The next step

If this opportunity is of interest, we would be delighted to hear from you, please apply with your CV to to arrange a conversation and see the full job description.


At a glance

Job title
HR Advisor
£34,500 per annum
Vale of Glamorgan
Date posted
Wednesday 3rd July, 2024