HR Officer

  • Location
    Guildford, Surrey
  • Category
    HR - HR Officer
  • Contract Type
  • Salary
    £ 32000 - £ 36000 / Year
  • OrganizationType

We are currently recruiting for a HR Officer for our client based in Guildford, this is a fast paced and exciting opportunity. Please red the full job description below:

Job title: HR Officer
Location: This role will be based in Guildford with the opportunity to work from home 2 days a week. You will also be required to travel to Bristol 1 day a week
Contract type: Full time, permanent
Salary: This role is offering up to £36,000

Main duties will include but are not limited to:

Reporting to the HR Business Partner and partnering closely with HR colleagues, management teams, you will manage your own caseload of operational work along with the opportunity to become involved in project-related activity. Working with the HR Business Partner, this role is based in Guildford with occasional travel to Bristol, working as part of a wider HR team who are based across the UK. As a generalist you will advise, guide and support all staff and managers across the UK when required, so an element of travelling will be required.

Duties will include:

  • Working at an operational level with multiple stakeholders

  • Deliver effective HR practices and people solutions aligned to business objectives across the campuses.

  • With the support of the HR Business Partner, deal with complex or sensitive day to day people management issues.

  • To support the implementation and delivery of key HR initiatives as the interface between professional HR and the business

Other Responsibilities:

Recruitment & Selection

  • Liaise with hiring managers, advising and supporting appropriately on the need for resource.

  • Identify potential resourcing solutions including external recruitment, and liaising internal recruitment.

  • Supporting the recruitment authorisation process.

  • Oversee and advise on interviews when required.

  • Liaise with HR Administration team regarding new starter documents and processes.

  • Induction and on-boarding.

Employee Relations

  • Where appropriate, act as the first line of contact in Human Resources for any employee relations issues involving employees, usually between entry level and Executive Manager.

  • Support, develop and coach people managers to manage employee relations issues using company policies, procedures and best practice, ideally resolving issues where possible informally

  • Escalate any sensitive employee relations issues that arise, as appropriate, to the HR Business Partner

  • Advise on occupational health issues, seeking specialist advice as appropriate.

Training/Performance Development Review

  • Capture learning and development trends and needs in order that appropriate inventions can be provided.

  • Work with the HR Business Partner to source relevant training courses as required.

Reward & Remuneration

  • With appropriate guidance, support the salary review process at relevant organisational levels, ensuring people managers understand the salary review process guidelines.

  • Support the HR function in ensuring the salary review across the company is complete on time/to budget and accurately reflects consistency.

Projects & Strategy

  • Support HR colleagues in the implementation of the strategic HR Plan, projects and initiatives to positively add value to both our business and employees.

  • Support and partner HR colleagues in the implementation of HR Projects and initiatives where appropriate.

Essential skills and experience:

  • CIPD minimum level 5

  • Experience of working as an HR Advisor/Officer (or equivalent) with current role at an operational level

  • Experience of advising managers on a range of people matters (e.g. discipline, grievance, performance management, sickness absence, recruitment)

  • Experience of working with middle managers

  • Experience of using a recognised HR Software/Database System

  • Policy and Project work

  • Good, confident communicator with good presentation skills

  • Good knowledge of MS Office particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Knowledge and understanding of employment law

  • Understanding and commitment to promoting EDI

Next steps:

Apply today, the client is looking for someone to interview asap!

Please apply today with your up to date CV

For more information, please contact Joan Collins on 0208 542 6688 or email

The Small Print

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