HR Advisor - Southampton

Glen Dimplex
Southampton, Hampshire
Competitive salary
16 May 2018
13 Jun 2018
Job Type
HR Advisor
Contract Type
Full Time


Glen Dimplex is a privately owned international organisation (founded in 1973), and is the world’s largest manufacturer of electrical heating appliances. Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation (GDHV), a key division within the organisation, delivers innovative, energy-efficient space and water heating, ventilation and heat recovery solutions for domestic, commercial and industrial markets around the globe. With an impressive brand portfolio at our disposal (including Dimplex; Redring; Valor; Xpelair; Creda; Nobo; Faber; Campa and Ability), and ambitious plans to grow organically and by acquisition, this is an exciting time to join the organisation. With divisional offices in 10 locations across the UK, Ireland, Norway and Germany, supporting circa 1,200 employees, this is a challenging but rewarding role, and provides an excellent opportunity for a career orientated HR professional to continue to develop within an international organisation. 

While this role is based in Southampton, the successful candidate will be required to support the business across all UK sites which will involve travel, they must also be prepared to support and travel to Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland sites if and when required. This is a full-time, permanent role and will require a considerable degree of commitment, flexibility and adaptability on the part of the post holder. 

As an HR Advisor you will be the first point of contact for managers requiring clarity and guidance on people issues. You will play a key role in the team and will be expected to perform a full and comprehensive HR advisory service across all aspects of the organisation. You will work on both operational and strategic projects to support the delivery of the key HR initiatives.


  • Provide HR advice and support to the business across all aspects of the employee lifecycle, including: Recruitment & Selection; Onboarding; Attendance Management, Employee Relations, Recognition & Reward, Payroll; Health Screening; Performance Management & Development, and Employee Engagement
  • Liaise with local management on all HR issues and offer sensitive advice and support in a timely manner
  • Deal with day to day Human Resource queries from employees, offering timely advice and resolution
  • Support the HR Business Partner with the design and delivery of operational and strategic projects as required

Person Specification: HR Advisor


  • Applicants must have a good standard of education up to degree level and be CIPD qualified (ideally Graduate membership) 


  • A minimum of 3 years’ practical experience working within an HR department at an advisory level in the provision of generalist HR support
  • A sound understanding of employment legislation and relevant codes of practice (UK) 
  • Solid experience of positive and proactive stakeholder management including Trade Unions representatives
  • Experience of working in a complex unionised (ideally multi-site, multi-shift manufacturing) environment
  • Experience of delivering HR training on policies and procedures
  • Experience of Onboarding employees

Skills and Competencies:

  • The ability to build positive relationships with staff at all levels and work in partnership to achieve workable and practical outcomes
  • Communication skills including the ability to communicate in a logical way, to listen and to clearly present information to others
  • Analytical skills including the ability to quickly and accurately assimilate information from complex verbal and numerical data
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • Ability to multi-task and maintain composure in a demanding environment
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills
  • High level of competency in the use of MSOffice packages
  • Good verbal, written and numerical skills 

Other Qualities:

  • Credible, proactive professional
  • Creative and innovative problem solver
  • Team player with a positive, ‘can do’ attitude
  • Tactful, diplomatic and approachable
  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity
  • Competent in dealing with difficult situations