HR Advisor (Maternity cover) - Hybrid - Mid Kent

to £30,000 - Fixed term (10 months)
Ref: 80 Date Posted: Monday 13 Jun 2022
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Our client, a specialised global manufacturing company is looking for a HR Advisor to join their team, reporting to the HR Manager. You will be responsible for supporting the HR department and driving the people capability by advising managers on elements relating to people management. You will also help to support the recruitment, development and engagement of employees at all levels. The role is based in Mid-Kent and works on a hybrid basis. There may be a requirement to travel to other locations. 


Role and Responsibilities:

  • Providing proactive recruitment support to the business to find the right solutions for the role, including liaising with agencies with agreed rates in place, updating online job boards, direct candidate sourcing, arranging interviews and providing feedback
  • Supporting interviews and selection decisions for non- management roles, ensuring that cost to hire and time to hire are kept to a minimum
  • Taking day to day ownership of transactional HR elements
  • Acting as the first point of contact in handling all employee relations issues, guiding managers through processes in line with Company policies and attending meetings to provide HR Advice
  • Supporting the HR team with payroll processing, including creating new starters, managing leavers and pension contributions, in addition to monthly payroll changes
  • Processing new starters within the business, arranging contracts and obtaining new starter paperwork. Liaising with hiring manager to create onboarding plans and delivering first day new starter inductions
  • Providing learning and development support and advise to the business, including identifying training gaps, sourcing training providers, booking training and providing solutions in line with career development pathways 
  • Working alongside other HR team members to promote Company engagement initiatives such as employee benefits, co-chairing the social committee, arranging Company events and managing the Reward and Recognition scheme
  • Providing value add MI data on a monthly basis to the HR Manager, utilising PeopleHR to assist 
  • Providing support on internal communications, including sourcing material, creating and issuing the Company E-Newsletter on a quarterly basis
  • Providing advice on legislation and ensuring that policies, processes and procedures are kept up to date and applied fairly and consistently across the business


Experience required:

  • CIPD level 5 or working towards, 5 GCSE’s (or equivalent) including English and Maths
  • Previous experience of working in a HR Generalist role
  • Up to date knowledge of UK employment legislation and how to apply it
  • Experience of working with an electronic HR system
  • Proactive, promoting a can-do attitude 
  • Self stater with the ability to work autonomously and manage own workload 
  • Being a team player who relishes working in a diverse and inclusive workplace
  • Ability to set high standards and set a positive example to others
  • A continuous improvement attitude towards work and professional development, bringing new ideas to the forefront



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