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HR Advisor

Hays Human Resources
Hillingdon, England
£32000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
Closing date
28 Oct 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
HR Advisor
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Job Details

Leading School seeking an HR Advisor to join their team.

This HR Advisor job is a key client facing role with line managers and employees on school campuses and with functional teams in Head Office. You will represent the face of the employer brand and provide a trusted advisor service on HR policies, procedures and required regulatory framework to enable School Leadership teams / Functional Leaders and Line Managers to motivate, engage and develop staff effectively.

Your new role
In this job you will:

  • Lead, facilitate and coach about applying HR policies, procedures and regulations across the employee lifecycle.
  • Facilitating performance management, grievance and disciplinary meetings.
  • Identify people-related gaps to ensure efficiency and effectiveness, lead and run change management projects if required.
  • Support recruitment and induction/on-boarding of new staff, including appropriate support to those staff recruited from overseas.
  • Ensure School/Functional managers are aware of employment vetting, pre-employment checks, immigration regulations and requirements and know what is required of them.
  • Monitor absence data and review trends/cases.
  • Work closely with the HR Administrators to ensure legally compliant and up-to-date information is held on the HR Information System, Single Central Register and staff files and enable them to provide correct information as required.
  • Support HR Admin team with contract changes, offers and compliance during peak periods/ school holidays.
  • Manage flexible leave requests and provide advisory support to line managers and employees on maternity/paternity/ other leave requests (bereavement, adoption, career break, sabbatical etc..)
  • Conduct and record exit interviews for leavers, reporting data insights and ensuring any follow up action as appropriate with line management.
  • Contribute ideas and suggestions and look for opportunities to improve HR practices and procedures, providing suggestions and solutions and reviewing/updating HR policies.
  • Participate in HR team meetings ensuring School HR issues.
  • Contribute to People Strategy discussions, annual HR plans and projects, and other organisation strategic initiatives.

What you'll need to succeed
Experience of working in HR ideally gained in a customer-facing, professional services or education environment. Must have good understanding of employment law and proven experience in effectively managing employee relations matters, particularly disciplinaries, grievances, other regulatory meetings (e.g. flexible working requests, performance improvement plans). Familiarity and comfort with using HR systems, MS Office Experience in interviewing and recruiting is desirable Experience in training needs analysis and /or training delivery is desirable.

What you'll get in return
Working hours are 08:30am - 16:30pm. Hybrid working is offered. 25 days holiday per annum (plus the time between Christmas and New Year's, discretionary and decided annually), Private Medical Insurance, Medicash Scheme which covers part dental and opticians, Pension scheme - match a contribution of up to 5% of basic salary, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance of £100,000, Professional Development, Access to the sports centre and gym.

What you need to do now
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