Vacancy - HR Advisor

HR Advisor




location flexible – ideally Thames Valley/Surrey Borders/Home Counties/Bucks/Oxon


37,5 hours per week


£27K TO £30K


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Andra Simion :

We are currently seeking a People Advisor to join Holroyd Howe’s team. Holroyd Howe are the leading contract caterer specialising in the Independent School market, providing creative, nutritious, high quality food and management services.

To provide first line telephone support and advice for Location Managers and employees regarding all employee relation queries and concerns.  Support managers to identify the tools and policies to use and give them confidence in nipping issues in the bud whilst supporting the employee to the best ability..

The role is fun and varied. Key responsibilities will include:

To provide telephone support and advice on employee relations activities across all sites as the first point of telephone/email contact for Location Managers

To manage a busy HR inbox, ensuring that queries are answered and/or referred to the correct person or department promptly

To manage and coordinate the Occupational Health referral process, liaising with managers and the Company’s Occupational Health service provider  

To support People Manager in providing safeguarding and safer recruitment advice, complying with KCSIE and Holroyd Howe Safeguarding & Safer Recruitment Policy at all times

Support Managers through checking letters before they are sent out and advising any suggested improvements and recommendations

To ensure managers are aware of the policies, Employee Handbook and HR people tools and that they are used effectively

To ensure all HR people policies are up to date and fit for purpose by regular review and alignment to legislation

To develop new tools where necessary and ensure tools are communicated effectively across the business 

To report on employee relations activity and caseload, identify trends and insight for People Manager

Management reporting on ER cases, i.e. number of cases, reasons, trends or patterns. Use the results to make recommendations to upskill Managers and improve the colleague experience

To support colleagues and when required in the TUPE out process and inform People Manager and OPS teams to ensure process is complete

To support People Manager with Employment Tribunal preparations and organisation

To communicate legislative updates in the employee newsletter in a fun and engaging way

To provide cover for the People Assistant during annual leave (i.e. barred list checks, enhanced DBS checks, manager offers, safer recruitment employment cheques and safeguarding letters)

To be considered, you must demonstrate the following qualities and skills:

Knowledge of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) on the importance of safeguarding children in an independent school setting is advantageous

Proven experience managing a caseload of complex ER cases

Up to date employment law knowledge required

Previous experience in telephony ER advice role required

Experience of working in a fast paced, high volume and dynamic environment.

Experience in a fast-paced environment, retail or hospitality preferred but not essential.

Skills and Qualifications:

Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships across all levels within organisation.

CIPD qualification essential (or relevant experience levels)

Strong communication and relationship management skills

Strong planning and organisational skills

An interest in or a passion for great food!

Excellent communication skills and ability to explain processes and policies clearly

Advanced Microsoft Word/Excel skills to have the ability to mail merge, V- look ups and pivot tables

Strong employee relations experience

Analytical skills to enable solid reporting and analysis results

To hold or be studying for functional qualification slash membership of associated (e.g. CIPD Level 3 or equivalent advantageous, CIPD Level 5 preferred)

Previous experience in a generalist HR role, having influenced line managers

This is a great opportunity for someone to join our team to develop their role and grow with our business.

Holroyd Howe is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all employees to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure and Barred List Check must be obtained for this role.