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HR Advisor

£35000.0 - £42000.0 per annum + £35000 to £42000 FTE

Rye, Sussex

Hays Specialist Recruitment

The HR Advisor will work with our people managers to address issues across the business, spotting trends and sharing knowledge on individual ER cases to ensure best practice is developed and used.

The key responsibilities for this role include:

* Providing proactive, professional HR advice and guidance
* Building effective working relationships with your stakeholders across the business, including Trade Union representatives, you will provide timely advice and guidance on a wide range of HR practices
* Both verbally and in written format, assisting managers across the business, aiding them in their understanding and implementation of our policies in relation to your employment case portfolio
* Assisting managers in informal and formal case meetings, including providing information and HR advice from initiation to resolution and escalating cases where appropriate
* Collaborating with managers and collating the required documentation to formulate hearing packs, or signposting managers to the correct templates and policies
* Attending formal case meetings, you will be responsible for taking appropriate notes and preparing relevant outcome documentation (case hearings may take place within a reasonable location)
* Maintaining up to date records and suggesting improvements, you will be proactive in your approach, presenting options for the manager to enact, providing feedback where applicable
* Utilising technology to track progress as well as record and maintain accurate case records which are accessible to those involved in the case
* Where there are points and elements of cases which increase risk to the individual and business, you will discuss appropriate action with the HR Business Partner Team and/or Employee Relations team providing early insight and offering options
* Briefing the HR team on the status of cases and approach being taken
* Supporting the wider community, you will provide valuable feedback and insight from your case work to enrich the data used in workshops, training, coaching and guidance to support development and growth
* Promoting and championing diversity and inclusion as fundamental elements of our culture.

What you'll need to succeed

* Ideally you will be CIPD level 3 qualified and above, or working towards, or have demonstrable experience.
* Previous experience in an HR or employee relations role with a good up to date understanding of employment law is important.
* You should have the ability to interpret data, utilise dashboards to identify trends and maintain and monitor HR systems, all whilst ensuring the accuracy of data.
* You'll need experience working with a broad range of stakeholders such as senior leaders and trade union representatives, with good written and verbal communication skills.
* Attention to detail is paramount, with strong organisation skills and the ability to form strong, productive relationships with a wider team, in this case the HR function.

What you'll get in return

* Competitive salary, bonus and pension package
* Part Time - flexible working
* A range of flexible benefits to support our people across all aspects of their lives, such as electric vehicle leasing, enhanced parental leave, health insurance, discounts and employee pricing.

What you need to do now
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