HR Advisor - 12-Month Fixed Term Contract

  • Location:

    Altrincham, Cheshire

  • Sector:

    HR Advisor

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  • Contact:

    Halecroft Recruitment Ltd

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  • Published:

    15 days ago

  • Consultant:

    Tricia Bullman

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HR Advisor

Maternity Cover 12-Month Fixed Term Contract


Salary:  £37,000

Start Date:  April 2024

We are looking to recruit an experienced HR Advisor for our client's HR team based in Altrincham, Cheshire. This role will be for a fixed 12-month period to cover maternity leave, starting April 2024. We are looking for someone who has a passion for supporting people and continuing to develop the experience they offer. Working closely with the HR Manager and People Services Coordinator, you will be excited by the chance to:

  • Support and advise colleagues across the business on employee relations matters including supporting their well-being, career development, performance, and absence management in line with best practices, policies, and UK employment legislation.
  • Contribute to HR policy development, maintenance of staff handbook, employment contracts and policies to ensure ongoing legal compliance, including confidently guiding colleagues on policy interpretation, ethical standards, and best practices in our workplace.
  • Drive forward strategic business improvement initiatives within the People Services function, including introducing new systems and process improvements to support continued growth, including working with senior colleagues in other areas of the business to align the HR function with the wider growth needs. This will include supporting the rollout of our new employee career development and appraisal system.
  • Conduct returns to work interviews and where necessary facilitate support to staff such as Wellness Action Plans, Occupational Heath referrals and consideration of adjustment requests, liaising with other HR team members and colleagues in the business as required.
  • Oversee the team of mental health first aiders, coordinating their event schedules and conducting regular check-ins.
  • Collect and analyse HR-related employee data, monitor trends and report on them to keep the senior management team aware of employee matters within the business, and advise on any issues we may need to address.
  • Conduct staff feedback surveys, analyse the results and propose improvements the team could make in the offer to staff, including keeping staff appraised of progress on improvements from previous surveys.
  • Support in creating an inclusive, supportive work environment that attracts and retains top industry talent and maintains our position as a Great Place to Work!

Skills, Experience and Expertise Required:

  • Minimum of 3 years of recent HR Generalist experience in a similar role, ideally within a professional services environment.
  • CIPD Associate Level 5 qualified (as a minimum)
  • Relevant experience to hit the ground running in a growing business
  • Comfortable with a hands-on role, able to work under pressure and to short deadlines with a clear sense of priority within a fast-paced and agile environment
  • A team player with the ability to develop strong relationships and drive collaboration
  • Well, organised with excellent work planning and time management skills
  • A confident and empathetic communicator
  • Abel to balance conflicting deadlines and priorities
  • Punctual and reliable, with a meticulous attention to detail


  • Hybrid working after 3-month qualifying period (3-days office/2-days WFH)
  • Private Health Care
  • Life Assurance
  • Gym Membership
  • Weekly Office Lunch
  • 25 Days Holidays + BH’s