Senior HR Advisor

Edwards & Pearce
Rotherham, UK
18 Jun 2019
02 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Senior HR Advisor

Salary: £31,000 - £35,000

Location: South Yorkshire / Rotherham


This is an Operational HR generalist role working for a large expanding organisation with numerous sites across the UK. The role is to fully support a very busy 'well travelled' Head of HR to provide expert HR support and advice to a Management Team of different levels and ability across the UK.


- The role is required to fully support a very busy Head of HR in the delivery of an efficient, effective and commercially aware HR Department.

- To provide expert HR support and advice to the UK Management Team in ALL areas of HR.

- To write and deliver HR related training material for Managers, Supervisors and Team Leaders across the business in the UK.

- Providing HR advice, ER, HR compliance on HR policies and procedures, - capable and experienced in 'complex ER cases', complex ER processes. Experienced in dealing with re-structure, redundancy and TUPE.

- Available and willing to support the Head of HR in HR project work - rolling projects out across multi UK sites.

- Supporting and offering HR advice and guidance to the HR team on HR matters, case work etc.

- ** Previous experience in assisting in driving a 'performance culture' across a multi-site business**

- Looking at performance management, skill gaps, working with internal stakeholders

- Making sure HR procedures are correctly managed and executed ie termination/exit processes - a keen eye for detail, and an organised person who will be able to maintain the correct process when working in a role that has high expectations and a very large work load. Being able to keep high working standards in all areas of the job at all times, being very disciplined, organised, confident and a true operational HR generalist.

- A very experienced HR professional in areas of absence management, disciplinary/dismissal, grievances, performance / capability - ie identifying/addressing poor performance with Managers and using tools such as performance improvement plans.

- Recruitment - supporting managers in the process

- Writing and delivering HR related Workshops - training sessions to site management (upskilling etc)

- Strong employment law knowledge/ HR policies and procedures/ up-to-date in new HR legislation

- Union experience required

- Experience of managing a re-structure and TUPE processes

- Experience of working in the FMCG sector and in manufacturing (essential)

- Good negotiating and influencing skills

- Strong IT skills

- Tenacity, confidence, experienced operational generalist HR

- Content working alone and representing the company in all HR matters across UK multi-sites

- Regular UK wide travel to sites - with some over-night stays


- CIPD 5 level

- A strong ER background (excellent employee relations experience at all levels)

- A sound understanding of employment law and case work experience

- Previously worked for some years in a large, demanding, FMCG manufacturing company with sites UK wide

- A strong confident operational HR 'generalist'

- Previously managed an HR team

- Ability to embrace and drive change

- Content to make HR decisions that are appropriate for the business at the time

- *Capable of working at this level on their own requiring very limited supervision*

- Organised in all areas of their work


- A well-established/highly successful large FMCG company with sites across the UK. An organisation that has very different types of businesses in their organisation and where sites are very varied from the type of workforce to the type of business.

- A company that has grown over a considerable time and in more recent years gone through and going through extensive change, re-structure, re-development.

If you would like to apply for this role please forward your CV preferably in Microsoft Word format to us including your full postal address and contact telephone numbers.


• Edwards & Pearce is a professional recruitment consultancy with 11 specialist divisions managed by experts in their own area of recruitment

• Established in 1998

• Employ approx 30 staff

• 2 offices in Doncaster & Hull

• Edwards & Pearce operates according to a strict ethical code and aims to offer both candidates and clients the highest levels of professionalism and customer service.

• Edwards & Pearce has an enviable client base including plc's, blue chip organisations and SME's , global FMCG manufacturing, the public sector, charities and the Big 4 accountancy firms achieving preferred supplier status with many clients

• From the 2 offices based in Yorkshire, Edwards & Pearce successfully recruit for not only local, regional and national clients but has also undertaken and filled international assignments

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