Senior HR Advisor

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary £25000 - 35000

Updated 3 days ago

Reference 1420857

 Job Description

Your role will encompass all aspects of the HR function through implementation and support of company-wide leadership, development, performance management, recruitment and employee relations.


Job Title:

Senior HR Advisor (40 hours per week, would also consider part time)

Job Title

Senior HR Advisor


Human Resources


Pottinger’s Entry, Belfast


*Will be required to travel around various sites*

Reporting to:


Key Relationships

Directors, HR Team, Senior Managers, Shop Managers, Clerks


Main Purpose of job

Your role will encompass all aspects of the HR function through implementation and support of company-wide leadership, development, performance management, recruitment and employee relations.


A) Responsible to:                  Directors

B) Assisting:                            Directors/ Human Resources Department                


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide a dedicated HR Advisory service on all Employee Relations issues to all levels of employees from entrant level to senior management;
  • Manage the end to end recruitment and selection process including supporting the HR Team with designing adverts, creating competency-based interview questions, drafting appointment letters and contracts, delivering corporate induction and equality reporting to the Equality Commission;
  • Management of the HR Policies which will include creating, reviewing and updating HR policies and procedures in line with employment legislation and best practice; 
  • Provide expert advice and support to managers and employees on the implementation and interpretation of HR policies and procedures and current employment legislation especially Sickness Absence, Dignity at Work, Disciplinary and Grievance, Maternity and Recruitment and Selection;
  • Support managers in the performance management process; 
  • Design and deliver in-house training on policies and procedures to managers and staff as and when required;
  • Responsible for ensuring the HR sections of the Company Wellbeing is engaging and up to date;
  • Carry out market intelligence / benchmarking to ensure our employees are rewarded adequately and competitively; 
  • Produce timely and meaningful HR reports;
  • Lead HR projects as required by researching, designing and delivering best practice;
  • Ensure the highest levels of HR service delivery in recruitment, development, training and   employee relations;
  • Managing the administration of company benefits;
  • Responsible for assessing new employees during the probationary period ensuring adequate training throughout the 6-month period.


The above list is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation and the overall business objectives of the organisation.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience


  • A third level qualification in Human Resources or CIPD qualified (Level 5 or above)
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a HR advisor role
  • Solid HR generalist experience in an advisory capacity in the following areas: recruitment and selection, sickness absence, managing performance, employee relations; 
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced HR environment;
  • Experience of creating, reviewing and updating Policies in line with employment legislation and best practice;
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook 
  • Full clean driving licence


  • Previous experience using PAMS
  • Knowledge of Data protection and GDPR


Key Competencies:

Takes Ownership – provides creative solutions to business issues/ needs, ensuring lessons are learned and improvements made. Monitors and drives effectiveness, compliance and competitiveness of specific processes (using targets as appropriate). 

Manages Relationships – seen as being approachable and accessible. Builds constructive working relationships.  Linked into specialist networks and expertise. Flexible approach

Judgement/Decision Making – makes good timely decisions based on analysis, knowledge and experience. Provides specialist advice to others. 

Communication – clearly communicates to a variety of audiences using a range of methods. Able to facilitate discussions on specific subjects or of a complex nature.


Additional Requirements:

The job requires a considerable degree of commitment, flexibility and adaptability on the part of the job holders to meet quality standards and work deadlines. The individual must have a forward- thinking approach and be able to work independently



  • Competitive Salary (£27,000 – £33,000 per year)
  • Permanent Health Insurance
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 28 days holiday per year


 Please ensure your CV states how you meet all of the essential criteria detailed above.

Closing date:      Thursday 20 June 2019


Shortlisting:Friday 21 June

Interview date:Tuesday 25 & Wednesday 26 June 2019