HR Advisor (Forge Holiday Group)


Sykes Holiday Cottages
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£25,000 - £28,000 per annum

Job Highlights
  • Sykes Holiday Cottages is an independent holiday cottage rental agency representing over 20,000 cottages across the UK, Ireland and New Zealand.
  • We are thrilled to be seeking a brand new HR Advisor to deliver a professional HR Service to Forge Holiday Group and its subsidiary companies based in or around the Bristol / Exeter area.
  • Plus access to our annual STIP (annual company-wide bonus) scheme with an additional 10% of your salary.
Job Requirements/Description

About the Role

We are thrilled to be seeking a brand new HR Advisor to deliver a professional HR Service to Forge Holiday Group and its subsidiary companies based in or around the Bristol / Exeter area.

In return for your hard-work, we can ensure you join a vibrant, inclusive work culture and make the most of fantastic career progression opportunities alongside some impressive company benefits! 

  • Paying a salary up to £28,000 per annum working full time Monday-Friday. 
  • Plus access to our annual STIP (annual company-wide bonus) scheme with an additional 10% of your salary
  • 33 days annual leave including bank holidays 
  • Plus an additional day off for your Birthday 
  • Plus an additional two volunteering days per year 
  • An enhanced maternity and paternity policy 
  • Inclusive and supportive work environment
  • Employee discounts and benefits with your wellbeing at the centre 
  • Opportunities for career progression, personal development and opportunities to be recognised 
  • Comprehensive training and development programs to set you up for success
  • Study support for additional qualifications, courses and accreditations 
  • Numerous dedicated wellbeing initiatives and access to 24/7 mental health support

Our newest HR Advisor will be part of the HR Operations Team and is pivotal in supporting the Organisation's HR function. Responsible for providing expert advice and guidance on a range of HR and employee relations matters, this role supports the alignment with organisation policies, legal requirements and employment best practice and will join an established People and Culture team

Your Responsibilities

Reporting into the Senior HR Business Partner the HR Advisor will become a key member within our established People and Culture team, and responsible for:

  • Provide high quality expert HR advice and guidance directly to managers to facilitate the early resolution of difficult, complex or sensitive employee relations issues, ensuring that the risks associated with such cases are effectively managed and strict adherence to confidentiality is maintained at all times.
  • Advise and coach managers on the application and interpretation of HR policies and procedures in accordance with current and proposed employment legislation and local arrangements, to ensure consistency, accuracy and best practice.
  • Support the management of employee relations cases relating to recruitment, probation, performance improvement, disciplinary, grievance, sickness absence etc. This includes providing advice to managers on policy, procedure and legislation, liaising with Occupational Health, supporting formal investigations and hearings both remotely and in-person as appropriate.
  • Provide support to the Senior HR Business Partner, Group HR Director and wider HR and People Team in implementing and embedding new people strategies and initiatives across the Organisation.
  • Maintain accurate, timely and up to date records and provide written and verbal reports as required in the role and as requested on an ad-hoc basis.
  • Actively contribute to the development and implementation of new policies, procedures and review in line with operational requirements, legislation, current best practice as required.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and managers within the wider People team, (Recruitment, HR Services, Payroll, Learning & Development, Health & Safety), providing information, support and guidance.
  • Undertake continuing professional development including proactively participating in performance reviews, the development of personal and team objectives, KPI’s and SLA’s and attend team meetings and training as and when required.
  • Work in accordance with all relevant legislation, policies, procedures and guidelines, both internal and external while proactively keeping up to date with relevant employment and people-related policy, procedural and legislative changes.
  • Support with the production and development of regular and ad-hoc people MI data and performance reports.
  • Support with the development and provision of appropriate line management training in respect of employment related issues, improving the HR level and skills across the Organisation through coaching and active participation in problem-solving and casework.

Skills and Qualifications

We are looking for those who can share in our company goals, values and ethos, who can grow alongside us and whose skills can aid our ongoing success! 

By Being One Team, Owning it, Communicating Honestly and showcasing a devotion to Learning, Growing and Innovating, we remain true to our original ethos and ensure we stay true to our Customers, Owners and Colleagues alike. 

First and foremost we are interested in those who have the potential to hold these values, as for this position, we ask you to have the following

  • CIPD Level 3 qualified or equivalent technical experience
  • Demonstrate high level of discretion and diligence at all times concerning protecting and processing sensitive and confidential employee and commercial related data and information.
  • Strong analytical and interpretive skills.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office programmes including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Experience of working in a HR Department in either a HR Officer, HR Advisor or equivalent role.
  • Experience of advising and supporting managers on a range of employee relations matters including contracts of employment, sickness absence, investigations, disciplinary, grievance, performance improvement, flexible working requests and other ER matters.
  • Experience of interpreting policies, procedures and employee related situations in order to identify and provide appropriate advice and recommendations to employees, line managers and other stakeholders.
  • Working technical knowledge of TUPE, restructures and redundancy processes
  • Up to date knowledge of UK employment legislation and best practice.
  • Ability to travel regularly to different regional locations as required, including Forge’s Head Office based in Chester
  • Access to a suitable mode of transport to support regular travel requirements

Desirable Skills:

  • Operational experience of leading on TUPE, restructure and redundancy processes
  • Knowledge of relevant job evaluation frameworks and experience of conducting job evaluation and salary benchmarking
  • Supporting with the delivery of in-house people management and leadership training and workshops to line managers

Personal Attributes:

  • High level of discretion and professional integrity
  • Detail oriented
  • Creative and pragmatic
  • Flexibility and resilience
  • Emotional intelligence
Sykes Holiday Cottages
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£25,000 - £28,000 per annum

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