HR Advisor - Maternity Cover

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Wolverhampton, England
£25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
17 Jun 2019
17 Jul 2019
Stuart Callaghan
Specialist Area
Employee Relations
HR Jobs Level
Contract Type
Full Time
HR Advisor - 10 Month FTC

Your new company

My client are part of a global manufacturing Group with sites across the UK with this role being based between the three West Mids/Black Country locations. Reporting into the Group HRD, they are now looking for an experienced HR Advisor to join the team to cover a period of maternity for c10 months.

Your new role

The main purpose of this role is to support the provision of a proactive and effective HR service for all functions and departments across the organisation. The role will also involve working as a business partner to departments, covering all generalist HR duties.

HR Partnering:

* HR Partnering related duties for allocated departments/ functions, encompassing all facets of HR such as providing advice on employment matters, recruitment and performance management and annual review processes.
* Assist with coaching Supervisors and Managers through HR related issues.


* Hold recruitment meetings with the partner departments to agree a specific approach to each individual role.
* Building relationships with agencies to increase their knowledge of Company and increase the attraction of candidates with the right cultural fit.
* Managing the advertising of roles internally and externally as appropriate.
* Screen CVs, facilitate recruitment tests as necessary and complete first stage interviews as required.

Starters and Leavers:

* Conduct the first day HR induction as required for new starters, transfers, maternity/ paternity returners, etc. in line with the UK induction process.
* Ensure that probationary reviews are completed for all new starters in your partner departments and advise line managers/ Heads of Department on any necessary action arising from performance or conduct issues and finding appropriate solutions.

Absence Management:

* Assist with and manage sickness absence cases within partner departments.
* Support with return to work meetings in conjunction with Supervisors/ Manager as required and communicate with employees whose absence levels are approaching sick pay cut off points as applicable.

Employee Relations:

* Organise and manage all aspects of the family-friendly processes including maternity, paternity, adoption, parental and unpaid leave and oversee re-integration on return from leave ensuring all necessary paperwork is completed and Supervisors/ Managers are kept fully up to date.
* Assist with a whole range of employee relation issues as and when they arise.
* Have a thorough understanding of HR law in particular relating to contracts, terms and conditions, discrimination, maternity / paternity, shared parental leave, dismissal processes, grievances, etc.
* Lead on dismissal, grievances and redundancy issues for partner departments.

Learning and Development:

* Liaise with the Organisational Development Manager to develop relevant L&D interventions in partner departments.
* Support Supervisors/ Managers in partner departments with soft skills coaching and training.


* Actively drive employee engagement with Supervisors, Managers and employees and support on the engagement survey and subsequent action planning.


* Assist with organising and co-ordinating the annual appraisal process and support staff with completion of the process in partner departments.
* Assist with the organisation of any training requests following the appraisals

HR Administration:

* Managing data contained in the HR system ensuring it is accurate and up-to-date
* Ensure all correspondence relating to contract changes, sickness absence, disciplinaries, grievances, etc. for staff in partner departments is completed accurately and in a timely manner.

What you'll need to succeed

* Member of the CIPD; Chartered membership desirable but not essential
* Full UK driving licence
* Excellent influencing and interpersonal skills with people at all levels, internally and externally.
* Strong written and oral communication skills, including presentation skills.
* Strong coaching/ mentoring skills.
* Effective planning and project management skills with the ability to set and work to (personal, team and organisational) deadlines.
* Change management skills.
* Numeracy and ability to analyse quantitative and qualitative data.
* Self-motivation, enthusiasm and results-focus.
* Flexible, adaptable and comfortable with ambiguity.
* Pragmatic and solution-oriented.
* Committed to high standards and continuous improvement.
* Ability to move between big picture and detail.
* Able to demonstrate up to date knowledge of theory and good practice in employment law and generalist HR.
* An HR qualification, or equivalent professional knowledge gained through significant experience working as an HR professional.
* Experience of, and commitment to, continuous organisational improvement and the ability to act as a change agent.

What you'll get in return

The role offers a salary of c£25,000-£30,000 DOE plus 24 days holiday plus bank holidays, Healthcare, pension and a retention bonus for the completion of the contract.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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