HR Advisor

  • Location

    Washington, Tyne and Wear

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  • Salary:

    Up to £22.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Amy Rowland

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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An exciting opportunity has become available for a HR Advisor to join a large organisation. You will be responsible for providing a range of HR support using HR experience and knowledge of polices and procedures. You will be required to provide advise and guidance to line managers on a more senior level.


Listed below are some of the typical activities undertaken, however this is not intended to be a fully comprehensive list:
- Supports HRBP's and People Managers in planning and implementing the People Plan within a business or business unit
- Uses an understanding of the business and relationship management skills to influence, facilitate and implement change
- Provides operational advice on a range of employment and performance issues and business change based on business needs, working in collaboration with the appropriate CoE
- Enables people manager capability uplift, facilitating/supporting/coaching the manager in execution of people initiatives where necessary
- Investigates and resolves complex 3rd tier generalist type queries requiring business knowledge and face to face handling
- Reviews business related people data to identify potential implications within the business context and environment and initiate local actions to resolve these as appropriate
- Manages, leads or contributes to HR projects, including management of LCM for small projects or provide resource and support for larger projects as required
- Channels information to and from HR Shared Services and give guidance to the business on how and where to access appropriate support
- Encourages employees and line managers to use correct service channels
- Promotes transition to new HR operating model, by encouraging People Managers to adopt self-service functionality

Initial focus includes:

Further embedding the manager self-service model; ensuring the basic foundations of people management are sustained - absence management, performance management and disciplinary; leading "how we work" behavioural change; supporting recruitment against agreed resourcing plans; alongside the Early Careers team implementing the improvement plan


- Understanding of the markets in which BAE Systems operates in including, competitor's customers, technologies and trends
- Commercial understanding of the business issues particularly the two way "cause and effect" relationship for the strategic, financial, economic, business development and operational functions of the business
- Understanding of the business strategy and able to disseminate this information clearly
- Requires understanding of a number of HR subject areas
- Good knowledge of HR policies and practice
- Good understanding of HR and how the function operates
- Understanding of customer and customer requirements plus an awareness of industry approaches and standards
- Understands the complexities and subtleties of the business area supported, including understanding of scale, complexity, sensitivity, ambiguity, risk or strategic impact
- Develop a greater understanding of how HR activity integrates and influences the performance of other areas of the business
- Knowledge of HR Practice and how to apply this internally to differentiate the business from competitors
- Increased business knowledge


- Applies subject matter knowledge to local problems or issues
- Can resolve complex people problems and issues
- History of making evaluative judgements of both factual and qualitative information drawn from a variety of sources
- Ability to translate strategy into action creating winning solutions and output for the business
- An effective communicator, able to manage messages into multiple audience
- Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders
- Excellent analytical skills
- Can provide technical HR advice
- Strong customer focus and the ability to build relationships
- Proficient in the use of computer systems, particularly MS Office
- Can develop innovative and creative solutions to challenging HR problems and issues
- Can make evaluative judgements of both factual and qualitative information drawn from a variety of sources Resolves complex HR service problems and issues
- Explaining difficult and sensitive people subject matter to line managers, providing advice, guidance and direction

Qualifications and Experience

- Degree in HR / Business
- Experience of understanding business requirements translating into appropriate solutions and delivering within budget/timescales
- Experience of operating successfully in a manufacturing or project-based organisation
- Experience of operating within a unionized business
- Experience of operating within a customer environment
- Managing functional and business projects
- May lead a small team of generalists.

Morson is acting as a recruitment business in relation to this vacancy

HRBP; CIPD; HR Generalist; ER; Employment Relations; Employee Relations; Employer Relations; Resource Planning; Trade Unions; Stakeholder management; People development; Talent Management; Succession Planning; HR Policies; Change Management; Mediation; HR Advisor; HR Specialist; Employment Law; People Management