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Senior HR Advisor (30 Hours Per Week)

Hays Human Resources
Cardiff, Wales
£32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Closing date
17 Aug 2021

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Engineering & Manufacturing
Job Type
HR Advisor
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Senior HR & Payroll Advisor (30 Hours Per Week)

Your new company
Hays HR are delighted to recruit a Senior HR & Payroll Advisor, to join our Cardiff Client, who operate within Manufacturing. Reporting into the Head of Operations working within the Senior Leadership Team. Your main duties and responsibilities will involve planning, implementing and co-ordinating all human resource processes including operational functions to ensure the smooth running of manufacturing and its employees. Also, to manage the weekly, monthly, and annual payroll. You will be processing SSP, SMP, SAP, SPP, NI, Tax, Pensions etc, making necessary adjustments and changes, processing new employees and leaving employees, producing reports both weekly and monthly and any other ad-hoc duties that are required.

Your new role
HR General Management: Conducts reviews of all HR policies, procedures and practices to ensure the maintenance of quality standards and to keep the Company informed of trends and new developments within the industry and local marketplace. Identifies and analyses the impact of proposed changes in legislation and makes appropriate recommendations to Senior Management where changes impact current HR policies and procedures. Implements agreed changes. Recruitment: Creates and co-ordinates recruitment campaigns to support staffing requirements. Ensures the promotion of a positive employer brand. Maintains positive working relationship with agencies. Issues staff contracts. Ensures employment process complies with UK & EU legislation. Employee Relations: Advises management on appropriate resolution of human resources issues. Advises on the interpretation and application of established human resources policies and procedures throughout the Company. Facilitates grievance, disciplinary and capability incidents. Operates an "open-door" policy for staff matters, counselling managers and staff as appropriate. Monitors staff moral. Develops, manages and facilitates access to occupational health advice where appropriate. Contact point for industrial relations enquiries. Ensures all processes comply with UK & EU legislation and minimises Company exposure to litigation. Absence Management: Maintains the Honeydew Absence Management and advises managers on all aspects of staff absence. Compensation, Benefits & Pensions: Manages the annual pay and performance bonus programmes, including research and recommendations, budget and pay modelling, administration, communication and payroll update management. Carries out research to ensure the benefits package remains competitive and cost effective. Negotiates benefits contracts with providers. Maintains regular and open communication with the Finance department to ensure consistency in salary and performance assessments. In conjunction with the pension provider manages the communication with the employees benefits broker to ensure that the best service is maintained. Health & Safety: Lead officer for all H&S matters in the UK. Promotes good practice in health and safety. Monitors office environment, cleaning, waste management and recycling. Conducts and oversees risk assessments; deals with any issues arising as appropriate. Arranges fire marshal training and attends fire drill briefings. Primary point of contact for Management team. Payroll Management: Ensures the timely submission of information to the outsourced pay bureau for the payment of UK staff salaries, commissions, benefits, bonuses and other ad hoc payments. Maintains a high degree of accuracy and confidentiality at all times. Follows the correct authorization procedures. Maintains appropriate paperwork for audit purposes. Receives pay bureau package, reviews documents for completeness and accuracy, addresses exceptional items, and distributes payslips confidentially. Submits PAYE information in a timely manner to the Senior Accountant. Works closely with the Finance team leader to ensure relevant payments are made on time. Responds to payroll queries via email and telephone. Responds to information requests from Senior Accountant and European Financial Controller. Secondary point of contact with external parties for tax reporting. Learning & Development: Manages employee communication programmes. Participates in Induction training, (communicates benefit programmes, Honeydew and other standard operating procedures). Contributes to the planning of management development training. Secondary point of contact for learning and development advice to managers and employees. MIS, HR Systems & Reporting: Key point of contact for HR systems development. Liaises with EU on Management Information Systems such as, SAGE, Leapsome, Docuware and Asana. Maintains accurate employee records and produces reports for management as required. Other: Manages Subject Access Requests (SARs) from external and internal sources. Ensures compliance with regulatory matters. Arranging summer and Christmas parties, organising events such as Diversity Day, Long Service Awards, birthday lunches. Carries out ad hoc projects as necessary.

What you'll need to succeed


  • Minimum of 2-3 years relevant experience managing a small team and delivering HR functions and managing full-cycle payroll within a fast-paced environment
  • CIPD level 5
  • CIPP qualification advantageous


What you'll get in return
Flexible working options available.
Competitive Salary + Benefits

What you need to do now
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