Job Details

Senior HR Advisor South

Job Number: 19000MMF
Witney, United Kingdom
Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time
Schedule: Full-time
Posted: 1/6/2020


The Senior HR Advisor role will be responsible for the management and execution of a comprehensive and proactive HR service, with a key focus on Employee Relations and Learning and Development. The role will be predominantly be based at our Witney (Oxford) site, but will support the UK and Ireland team across multiple sites and business units.


• Proactively partner with Managers and their teams supporting all elements of the employee life cycle.

• In partnership with the Talent Acquisition team support managers in all areas of recruitment activity, from sourcing to onboarding, including undertaking a key role in in competency based interviews to ensure best candidate selection.

• Act as an ER specialist to Managers, supporting across all aspects of ER, including the training and upskilling of Managers in casework activity.

• Support Managers in the execution of all cyclical activity including performance reviews, pay reviews and compliance activity in line with company guidelines.

• Develop, prepare and present statistical analysis of key HR information, ensuring improvement measures in place, as needed.

• Undertake HR projects across UK and Ireland in line with the country plan for continuous improvement and harmonisation.

• Drive employee engagement, focusing on employee survey feedback, holding regular employee forums in order to improve culture & retention.

• Coach and guide Managers in all areas of performance management, ensuring consistency of approach to employee development.

• Supporting the creation and implementation of a UK L&D plan aligned with the EMEAI and Global offering.

• Implementing L&D processes in the UK&I region.  

• Facilitating training and workshops on different topics, e.g. personal development, coaching, leadership and performance management.

• Develop and coach managers in relation to people development and continuous learning.


Qualifications: CIPD qualified or studying towards preferred

Experience: Proven experience within a HR role within a fast-paced matrix organisation

Regional Support – this position supports multiple facilities within the UK which requires effective planning and time management
Statistics and Analysis – this position utilises statistics and analysis to make data-driven recommendations and decisions.

a. Required: GCSE Maths and English, Degree Qualified, CIPD qualified - or equivalent
b. Optional: certification in facilitating or personal behavior assessment (i.e Insights Discovery)

a. Required: Extensive experience in a similar role within a commercial environment
b. Optional: Some experience in facilitating workshops, training for managers and employees

a. Required: Have experience/knowledge of working within a matrix organisation
b. Preferred: Proficient in Excel


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