HR Advisor

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 2 days ago

Reference 1401796

 Job Description

HR Advisor (Belfast)

HR Advisor (Belfast)

To continue to support our people and culture within our Belfast office we are looking to recruit a HR Advisor who will have a broad role encompassing general HR & recruitment

Reporting into the Associate Director of HR the successful candidate will have a high level of personal credibility and the ability to build excellent relationships at every level in the firm and is a team player with passion for providing a professional HR service.  Alongside tasks specifically for the Belfast office this role will have elements of project work related to GT Ireland which will involve some travel to Dublin.

Key Responsibilities

  • act as the main HR point of contact for all employees within Belfast
  • build strong relationships with key stakeholders by providing excellent HR support and expertise;
  • implement HR policies, procedures and initiatives that succeed due to high level of stakeholder engagement;
  • ensure effective delivery of key HR processes, including annual performance reviews, probation management, absence management, salary and bonus reviews and employee relations;
  • operationally responsible for managing people movements within the firm e.g. maternity leave, leave of absence etc.;
  • provide support to the Associate Director in HR on initiatives and projects as they arise
  • involved in disciplinary and grievance case management and HR policy management.
  • act as the champion of our HRIS system, Workday, and utilise it to provide robust reporting and data analysis
  • develop and maintain an external and internal network to ensure HR expertise is current and utilise network and knowledge to provide solutions to HR issues
  • actively support the results of employee engagement programmes and initiatives such as wellbeing programmes; employee surveys; employee events; and internal communications
  • designing and developing the training plan for the departments from needs analysis to development of course and delivery where appropriate.


Attract and source top talent

  • work with the Recruitment Manager and marketing team to support the development of  engaging and creative recruitment campaigns for both graduate and experienced hire campaigns
  • leverage the extensive  digital, social media and physical channels available to you to create, drive and maintain our employment brand presence
  • own and drive your own sourcing methods to build and sustain a strong talent pipeline, making use of the numerous recruitment tools available to you


Driving recruitment process

  • Ensure the accurate and timely input of all new hire information into Workday
  • Working closely with the management team to ensure the recruitment process runs as effectively and efficiently as possible
  • Be proactive and support all reporting and metric requests to ensure a strategic approach is kept within focus


Supporting recruitment relationships

  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with internal and external stakeholders – business partners and suppliers
  • Work closely with HR colleagues, Partners, Directors and Managers across the business to develop meaningful open and communicative relationships
  • Provide coaching, mentoring and support to junior members in the team
  • Develop relationships with your HR and recruitment colleagues across the Grant Thornton Global network to facilitate the sharing of best practices


Developing Graduate Talent Pipeline


  • Develop key relationships with the local universities both with their employer engagement teams and individual department heads
  • Attend campus events to help promote grad and internship opportunities with Grant Thornton
  • Manage the recruitment process for the summer internship programme in Belfast
  • Working in partnership with internal marketing resources create a distinct graduate offering



Skills and experience


  • minimum 4 years HR experience with at least 2 years’ experience operating at a HR Generalist level;
  • strong knowledge of HR best practice policies and procedures;
  • strong business focus and commitment to client service;
  • excellent communication skills, both written and oral;
  • ability to build effective relationships at all levels;
  • third level qualification in HR/other relevant business related discipline (CIPD qualification desirable);
  • demonstrated ability to work on own initiative; and
  • excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Desirable or an advantage to have worked in a professional services environment