HR Advisor

HR Advisor

Job Description

HR Advisor

Hybrid working, from our office at Newcastle City Centre and from home

Permanent, full time (37.5 hours per week)

Salary circa £30,000 per annum (negotiable depending on experience) plus brilliant benefits including health cash plan!

Home, a place where you belong

Are you passionate about people, HR and want to make a meaningful impact? Join us as HR Advisor at Home Group, where you won’t just support our HR team, you’ll be a key player in shaping a positive and productive workplace. If you’re keen on offering insightful advice, guiding managers with skill, and using data to drive excellence, then read on… You are just the person we’re looking for to join our team!

Typical day as our HR Advisor

  • Start your day by diving into data, uncovering insights to guide managers across the business on absence, performance, and more.
  • Advise and coach managers on nipping HR concerns in the bud and steering through formal processes with empathy and effectiveness.
  • Plan and deliver your next engaging upskilling session for managers, making people management a breeze for them.
  • Collaborate closely with HR Business Partners, identifying and tackling key challenges to make a real difference.
  • Contribute to our Apprentice HR Assistant’s growth, sharing your wisdom and experience for their development.
  • Embrace a proactive and energised approach, driving self-service and first-time-right solutions in HR practices.

Fancy going home each day knowing that you have helped change our customers lives for the better? You’ll do that here, working for a top 10 Great Place to Work Employer!

You bring

  • Solid experience of managing employee relations matters, including absence, performance, conduct, and probation (often with multiple cases on at the same time!).
  • A robust foundation in employment legislation and HR processes, offering accurate advice that hits the mark every time.
  • A flair for spreadsheets and data analysis, making proactive recommendations that genuinely improve practices.
  • It’s important that you embrace a ‘digital first’ approach to how we work with our stakeholders and embrace in-person working with the HR team.
  • You’ll support the team in making best use of data and insights to support our customers.
  • A commitment to continuous learning, keeping abreast of best practice and legal changes in HR to stay ahead of the curve.

Our team 
You’ll work as part of our wider People and Corporate Services team (around 60 colleagues) and, more specifically, with our HR team (there’s 12 of us). Most of our team, work from our office at One Strawberry Lane in Newcastle upon Tyne, (which is where you’ll be based) although we do have a few of the team based in London.

You’ll report into Kev, our Senior HR Business Partner, who’s based in Newcastle. Kev loves a challenge, a spreadsheet – and a Irn Bru!

Job details

  • Working Monday to Friday, flexibility on working hours (we’re open to agreeing a work pattern with you)
  • This is a hybrid role, so you’ll spend two days in our office at Newcastle Upon Tyne and the rest working at home.
  • You’ll manage your own diary, so if you need to nip out to walk the dog or do the school run, we’re ok with that!

A place where you belong

Great things happen when we can be ourselves at work. We want all our colleagues to be who they truly are here. Our internal diversity networks, peers and allies (Multicultural, LGBTQIA+ and Disability) support us all to be our best. Together we make Home Group a great place to work!

What’s in it for you?

  • 34 days leave (includes bank hols and a “me day” to use whenever you fancy) increasing to 39, the option to buy 5 more, and time off for volunteering too!
  • Health cash plan saving you from £1140 per annum. We’ll cover your costs (and kids if you have them) towards dental, optical, prescriptions, alternative therapies and lots more.
  • Over 800 high street discounts on groceries, holidays and days out. Looking for a new phone, bike or car? Save money with us.
  • We’re Investors in People Platinum employer, a Great Place to Work and 10^th Best place in the UK for Wellbeing”
  • We Grow Our Own colleagues (not literally of course!), when you’re ready for the next step in your career, you can grow with us!
  • Generous pension scheme with life insurance of 3x salary. Explore our full range of benefits on our website.

Find out more 

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