HR Advisor (fixed term, 18 months)

Recruiter
Confidential
Location
Inverness
Salary
Competitive
Posted
04 Jun 2021
Closes
02 Jul 2021
Sectors
Human Resources
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
Our Client currently has a position for an HR Advisor to join their Inverness based team on a fixed term basis (18 months).

As an HR Advisor you will provide generalist HR advice and guidance to the company managers and employees in line with employment legislation, best practise and company policies.

The successful candidate will also be supporting managers to deliver corporate objectives through agreed HR policies and practises whilst proactively working to enhance and improve the HR service.

Reporting to the HR Manager, as the HR Advisor you will provide a range of HR support and advice to managers and staff across all disciplines, which takes account of best practice, current developments in employment legislation and the company policies and procedures. On a day to day basis they ensure compliance with policies and procedures relating to employee relations, employment law and organisational change. They are line manager to a team of three HR Assistants covering Recruitment, Health & Wellbeing and all Generalist HR activity.

Key responsibilities:

Provide advice, guidance and coaching to managers and employees on terms and conditions of employment and HR policies.
Provide advice and guidance to managers on best practice, policy and employment legislation on issues including discipline, grievance and performance management and absence management.
Management of a caseload supporting line managers to resolve individual cases.
Contribute to working groups to improve policies in conjunction with managers, staff members, union officials and representatives.
Manage and support three HR Assistants ensuring that a high standard of HR service is provided.
Produce regular and ad hoc management and statistical staffing information for senior management and/or external organisations.
Assist in the compiling of the department budget providing information on previous spend and forecast spend taking various known factors into consideration.
To contribute to the development of companywide HR initiatives and to proactively identify opportunities for improvement.
Liaise with the external Pension Fund Administrators dealing with any queries or issues that arise.
Support managers with recruitment as required e.g. undertaking shortlisting and interviewing.
Manage the interface between the HR and Payroll teams, dealing with any queries or issues that arise.
Input to training course development for people management related courses and support the Learning and Development team in facilitation of training courses on occasion to assist managers to develop their skills and expertise.
Contribute to procurement for the HR team and undertake contract monitoring in the form of regular meetings with suppliers.
Support HR projects as required.
Deputising for the HR Manager in their absence.Qualifications:

Fully or part CIPD qualified in Human Resource Management.Skills/ Experience:

Minimum of two years' experience in an HR Advisor role providing HR advice in line with relevant policies and legislation.
Ability to provide advice, guidance and coaching to line managers on a range of HR issues.
Strong working knowledge of current employment legislation and its application in the workplace.
Experience of managing HR casework to successful resolution.
Proactive and practical approach to problem solving ensuring a positive outcome.
Proficient in Microsoft Office programmes.
Knowledge of recruitment, selection and assessment techniques.
Supervisory or line management experience.
Excellent communication skills.
Well organised with the ability to plan, prioritise and manage high volume of work and queries to meet deadlines.
The ability to exercise judgement and use initiative and discretion whilst working with confidentiality and integrity.
Problem solving skills and the ability to get to the root cause of issues quickly and effectively.
The ability to develop strong working relationships and a good understanding of the business pressures and objectives in other areas within the organisation.
An understanding of financial process and the desire to achieve best value for money at all times.
The ability to input, extract and analyse a range of statistical and other data.
Negotiation skills including the ability to influence and persuade.
Demonstrates a good understanding of working practices relevant to current role and the roles of their team.
Ensures staff are fully aware of their responsibilities and have the relevant training and knowledge to carry out their role effectively.
Coaches and supports colleagues and team members to take responsibility for their own development through delegation, performance management and constructive feedback.
Understands, carries out and implements risk assessments and control measures.Hours of work:

Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week.

There is also the option to work flexi-time if required.

If you feel that you are well suited to the above opportunity and would like to find out more then please contact Orion Group for more information or apply by forwarding your current CV quoting reference (phone number removed).

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment

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