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Interim Senior HR Advisor – 6 month contract

Location North East | Salary Competitive plus benefits


An established organisation with a base in the Gateshead area is looking to appoint an experienced HR professional on an interim basis for a period of 6 months.  Although this cannot be guaranteed there may be further extensions or a permanent opportunity available for the right candidate.  Reporting to the Head Lead, the role will be responsible for supporting all aspects of HR on site in a fast-moving and commercial environment.

Job Description

Main responsibilities include:

  • Coach and provide advice and guidance on all aspects of HR issues including: Absence Management; Disciplinary and Grievance issues; Performance Management; Terms & Conditions.
  • Provide HR direction and support to the site leadership team and employees.
  • Working closely with the Senior HR Lead in relation to any escalated Employee Relations cases.
  • Supporting senior management through change management activities.
  • Develop Policies and Procedures to ensure the effective management of Human Resources within legislation and best practice.
  • Provide advice and guidance on all aspects of Employee Relations including: Absence Management; conduct Disciplinary and Grievance issues; Capability and Performance Management.
  • Update and manage the Time and Attendance system.
  • Support in the administration the payroll function and deal with any queries in relation to Starters; Leavers; Maternity and Paternity.
  • Assisting the HR department in providing HR administrative support including the upkeep of HR systems and paper-based administration.
  • Ad hoc HR project work as required.
  • Coordinate and support managers within the Performance Appraisal processes.
  • Provide advice and guidance on Learning and Development activity.
  • Support the business with general people queries and give advice according to company guidelines and legislation.
  • Support continuous improvement activities and projects.

Person Specification

The successful applicant will have a proven track record of delivering a high standard of HR service from within a commercial or industrial environment.  You will have demonstrable experience at the HR Advisor or Senior HR Advisor level and be confident in managing complex employee relations matters.

Contract Length

6 month contract

Contact Consultant

Katie Nevin

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