HR Advisor

Job Title Sector Location Salary Date Added
HR Advisor HR Northampton up to £38,000 pa Recent


A key element of this generalist HR Advisor role is to take responsibility for providing advice, support and guidance on the key aspects of the employee life cycle. The HR Adviser will be part of an established Human Resources team that also includes Payroll Recruitment and L&D. This role woudl suit an experienced HR Advisor or HR Officer with strong generalist HR skills with a lean towards Employee Relations.



  • First line HR support across the business providing accurate and comprehensive HR advice, escalating matters to the Senior HR Advisor where necessary.

  • Starters - ensure all new starters are provided with an offer letter and contract on or before their first date of employment; valid right to work documentation is checked and certified.

  • Manage and update all HR Documentation for current employees and retain files of leavers for the required period of time.

  • Assist the Senior HR Advisor in conducting the Induction for new starters in the Head Office.

  • Provide advice and support on the disciplinary and grievance process with the assistance of the Senior HR Advisor and ensure managers adhere to the defined timelines.

  • Long term sickness absence - assist the Senior HR advisor in following up on long term sick cases; processing letters and to maintain the necessary paperwork relevant to each case.

  • Trainee & Summer placement programme - work with the recruitment team to ensure the HR administrative tasks are completed in a timely manner.

  • Apprentice - monthly review of the apprentice spreadsheet to ensure we are complying with regulatory requirements.

  • Responsible for timely management of employee benefits; maternity process and exit interviews.

  • Maintain accurate records on employees’ right to work for audit purposes; follow up with employees whose right to work is due for renewal and keep the HR Right to Work spreadsheet up to date.

  • DBS - submitting DBS checks for eligible employees and maintaining an up-to-date record of employees with valid DBS.

  • HR Systems - responsible for processing new starters, change of details and leavers on the HR&Payroll system.


Key Experience & Skills:

  • Previous HR experience in providing advice and guidance to line managers on employee relations issues is essential. Experience of Employment Law.

  • HR Qualification is essential / CIPD qualification is desirable

  • IT literate including strong Excel and database skills, Outlook, Word & Power point.

  • Ability to work accurately, with strong attention to detail.

  • Team player and ability to work with minimum supervision, use initiative and take complete ownership for tasks.

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Strong organisational skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment by prioritising tasks.

  • Ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner.

  • Confident interacting with people at all levels of seniority.

  • Ability to work calmly under pressure.

  • Flexible and adaptable; willing to roll sleeves up and get stuck in, not afraid of change.