HR Advisor and Health and Safety Coordinator Reference Number - 0123445567567
Location Cribbs Causeway, Bristol
Salary £22,000 to £24000 (DOE)

We are seeking an experienced Human Resources Administrator/Advisor to join our friendly HR team to take on an exciting multifaceted role!

Reporting to the Senior HR Manager, you will provide HR advice and support to our dealerships within our Bristol and Gloucester dealerships on all elements of the employment lifecycle. In addition, you will work in partnership with our external Health and Safety partners and providers to ensure that all our dealerships remain compliant within all areas of Health and Safety. You will work proactively to improve and raise the standards of HR and Health and Safety across our sites.

You will work closely with line managers and colleagues within your designated area of responsibility to resolve Health and Safety issues and People queries in the most effective way possible and support the Senior HR Manager with the delivery of the people strategy. This role will require regular travel to our sites to represent the HR department at employee related meetings or training sessions.

You will be CIPD Level 3 qualified or have at least 2 years of equivalent experience working within a busy HR department with proven experience of supporting line managers in a broad range of areas of the employee life cycle including recruitment and contracts, training, disciplinaries and grievances. Experience of liaising and building relationships with external providers (in a compliance framework) will be advantageous. You will be a strong communicator, self-motivated with excellent attention to detail and require the need for discretion when handling confidential information. You will be the first point of contact for your designated area for all HR matters including recruitment and contracts, investigations, MI reporting, sickness and absence management.

In return, we offer a competitive salary, 22 days holiday (plus bank holidays) increasing with length of service, auto-enrolment pension scheme and a popular car benefit scheme.

Job Description


• Assisting with recruitment and site management & supporting line managers with interviews

• Provide first line support and advise on all areas of the employee life cycle including supporting line managers with proper recruitment and onboarding process, employee relations issues (grievances and disciplinaries, performance improvement plans) and exit interviews for leavers

• Escalate complex cases to the Senior HR Manager

• Administrative duties including liaising with the management team to ensure documentation is completed in a timely manner i.e., absence forms, probation reviews, performance reviews etc.

• Support the completion of HR Induction and onboarding.

• Advise and support managers in accordance with current employment legislation and relevant policies

• Ensure completion of offer letter, contracts, and new starter checks such as reference, right to work and driving licence information for site in conjunction with the Payroll and HR Manager.

• Work in conjunction with the Payroll and HR Manager to ensure that all new starters, leavers and employee amendments and absences are recorded accurately into the HR system and payroll system

• Compile reports & provide HR data as and when required by the Senior HR Manager and/or Management team as requested.

• Support the Senior HR Manager with the delivery of the People Strategy and HR KPIs within designated area of responsibility.

• Ensure the accurate and timely maintenance of the HR Information System - inputting and retrieving information, data cleansing and responding to all employee and manager queries relating to the HR system and maintenance of online personnel files.

• Work collaboratively with managers and the rest of the HR Team to suggest improvements to existing processes, and to ensure company processes and procedures are understood and adhered to.

• Supporting the Senior HR Manager to champion engagement initiatives including employee surveys, wellbeing, internal communications, and company values within designed area of responsibility and encouraging maximum participation

• Any other ad hoc work to support the Senior HR Manager as required

Health and Safety:

• Liaise with our external Health and Safety Consultants to ensure that we remain compliant with Health and Safety legislation at all times including arranging branch audits and ensuring outstanding actions are completed in a timely manner to minimise risk.

• Work with relevant stakeholders to ensure all that all workplace equipment and premises are maintained in line with statutory requirements and company policies and procedures.

• Liaise with insurance brokers to ensure claims are logged and managed in a timely manner and follow up on any outstanding actions

• Accident Reporting and management (in conjunction with external provider)

• Arranging relevant training for staff as required

• Occupational Health checks and referrals

• Respond to general queries from staff in relation to Health and Safety

• Any other related ad hoc duties as required by management

Essential Skills and Attributes:

• Solid understanding of HR legislation, policies, and procedures

• CIPD Level 3 qualified and/or at least 2 years previous experience in a similar HR role

• Strong IT and reporting skills • Able to use own initiative and be self-motivated

• Methodical approach to planning and organising workload

• Good administration skills with a keen eye for detail

• Confidentiality is essential within this role

• Excellent Communication skills with ability to engage effectively with all levels of employee and management abilities.

• Experience of liaising and building effective partnerships with external providers in relation to maintaining compliance will be highly advantageous.

• Experience using HR systems highly advantageous

If you think this role might be of interest, then please send your CV and covering letter.

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