HR Advisor/Officer/Generalist – develop your HR career with a major global business…

HR Generalist – develop your HR career with a major global business…Job Title: HR Generalist

Location: Harlow

Contract Type: Permanent

Reward: Salary up to £35-45k + bonus + private health care + additional benefits


We think that this opportunity in HR is a bit special…

You will be working in a business that does not just pay lip service to career growth and you will get a job that ticks all the right boxes. This post will provide stretch and rapid growth for the right person.

What can we tell you about this business?

We don’t want to ruin the surprise just yet but they are a global business with serious ambitions of breaking into the FTSE100.

The business has grown significantly since 2015 through a combination of organic growth and M&A investment. During this period there has been significant share price growth due to strategic and financial delivery in excess of market expectations.  This fantastic employer has significantly increased the internal capital programme across the company to continue recent strong organic growth.  Acquisition is also a key feature of the strategy going forward with further bolt on acquisitions likely each year.  The capability of the organisation has also been built over the last few years to substantially enhance the functional and business capability and ensure the resources are in place to deliver the exciting growth.  

HR is going through a period of rapid change as they seek to create a high performing HR function. As the business grows they are seeking people who can help build a reputation as a professional and highly regarded HR function who deliver the highest standards of HR services. They are investing significant effort and resources in HR technology and HR capability and want to offer an environment that attracts people with a passion for customer service and delivering excellence. 

What will be keeping you busy?

The role will be based at the Harlow site as part of a team that will include 2 HR officers, a Recruitment Officer and 2 HR Assistants. The role holder will have specific accountability for client groups that will include clients based at other UK sites.

You will partner managers in the delivery of business objectives and the creation of a high-performance culture. This will involve the delivery of UK HR projects, services, policies and practices to ensure that they business strategies are achieved in line with the Global HR framework. This is an important role that will actively participate in the development and delivery of the UK HR Strategy.

You will support managers to identify & deliver required organisational changes, resourcing needs and recruitment needs; evaluate roles and produce job profiles; ensuring clear responsibility is agreed for recruitment actions with the Recruitment lead.

Supporting with global mobility you will ensure that employee recruitment and movement complies with all national and international immigration and tax regulations. You will also play an important role in ensuring that the new HR database (SAP EC Success Factors) is effectively implemented & used optimally. You will use data to drive business decision making and produce regular reports.

You will be required to manage employee relations cases efficiently and effectively (including absence, discipline, grievance and performance management cases) managing links with external legal advisors and occupational health partners. You will also oversee compensation & benefits processes and projects for the UK (including pay reviews, annual bonus scheme, pensions and health care benefits, other employee benefits). This will be done in conjunction with the annual performance management processes (including project management, communication, training and tracking of annual appraisal process) and you will coach managers in support of creating high performing teams.

You will drive the identification of training and development needs and of actions required to meet those needs.

Who are we looking for?

Ideally you be a graduate with a recognised Business or HR qualification that has a minimum of 5 years plus of experience in an generalist HR role ideally at Advisor/Officer level or above.

If you have experience of working with or supporting manufacturing, technical or scientific client groups that would be advantageous. You will be working with client groups that are very bright and naturally inquisitive and they will want to understand the rationale for new HR initiatives. You will need to provide explanations and take them with you.

You will have strong basic technical skills & knowledge in resourcing, compensation & benefits, employee development, employee relations, HR technology and communications. We also want to see strong influencing, communication, change & project management skills. You should also be able to deliver effectively in a matrix environment!

If you are Resilient, determined and solution & improvement orientated then this could be just the role for you. You will be working with great colleagues and we are looking for a team player that wants to support others but at the same time challenge those around you as required.

Sound good?

Send us your CV and we can tell you more about this super business. This is a role that you will not want to miss out on.

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