HR Advisor

Summary of Duties:

The HR Adviser position, based in Manchester, reports to the Group HR Manager and is responsible for providing comprehensive HR support to assist line managers in addressing daily employee matters. The role entails ensuring compliance with employment regulations and company policies while resolving employee grievances and conflicts. Effective communication and active listening skills across all organisational levels are essential.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Group HR Manager to implement people-related processes, vision, and strategies in accordance with legal requirements.
  • Facilitate and support the recruitment process.
  • Conduct employee inductions for newcomers.
  • Provide assistance with payroll requirements.
  • Support the performance management and review process.
  • Maintain employee records in compliance with GDPR regulations.
  • Stay informed about changes in employment law.
  • Participate in disciplinary, grievance, conciliation, and mediation meetings, ensuring proper documentation and record-keeping.
  • Assist site management teams in addressing day-to-day HR issues.
  • Aid colleagues in resolving employment and dismissal-related challenges.
  • Offer support to employees regarding their welfare and employment.
  • Manage the occupational health program at each site.
  • Supervise holiday administration.
  • Monitor staff attendance and absences.
  • Generate comprehensive HR reports for senior management.
  • Ensure compliance with training requirements as per Learning and Development guidelines.
  • Administer employee-related documentation, such as employment contracts and termination notices.
  • Handle financial aspects, including payroll, compensation, benefits, and pension schemes, as necessary.

General Responsibilities:

Work closely with the Group HR Manager and HR department to ensure consistent application of HR policies and procedures.

Travel to and attend all required company sites.

Perform any additional duties as reasonably requested.

Adhere to policies, procedures, and quality standards as outlined in the Integrated Management System (IMS) and the post holder’s terms and conditions of employment.

Person Specification:


  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as an HR professional.
  • CIPD professional qualification.

Drive Results:

  • Motivated, enthusiastic, and dedicated.
  • Committed to consistently achieving challenging targets.


  • Capable of building partnerships across the organisation to meet shared business goals.


  • Comfortable offering advice to peers and junior employees.
  • Strong people management skills.

Communication Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills, including active listening and effective verbalisation of ideas.

Team Player:

  • A confident, dynamic, and supportive team player with a positive outlook.

Honest & Trustworthy:

  • Demonstrates ethical and professional behaviour.
  • Maintains confidentiality and ethical standards.

General Skills:

  • Proficiency in overseeing and performing HR administrative duties in compliance with employment law and company policies and procedures.

Key Competencies:

  • Excellent people skills.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with colleagues and business contacts.
  • Handle highly confidential information with integrity.
  • Strong time management and organisational skills.
  • Effective communicator in person, in writing, and on the telephone.

Essential Skills:

  • Degree or equivalent professional qualification in Human Resources or related fields.
  • CIPD professional membership.
  • Minimum 3 years’ HR experience.
  • Results-driven with strong people skills.
  • Effective communicator and active listener with negotiation and presentation abilities.
  • Competent in building and managing interpersonal relationships at all levels.
  • Working knowledge of employment law and HR management practices.
  • Excellent literacy and numeracy skills.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £30,000.00-£35,000.00 per year