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HR Advisor

Do you have strong HR Advisor experience and up to date knowledge of employment law? Do you want to be part of a new HR initiative?

First Bus are looking for an experienced and knowledgeable HR Advisor to join an established and dynamic team on a 12 month, fixed term contract, with the potential to be made permanent.

As a HR Advisor, you will provide expert and pragmatic advice on a range of people matters, spanning the full employee lifecycle and associated people policies.  A key focus will be on employee relations (ER) issues such as disciplinary, grievance and absence management.

Being an experienced HR Advisor, you will be knowledgeable in utilising and providing insights on the current ER climate and supporting the development and understanding of the people policies, to improve the ER landscape across the business.

Lining into the HR Advisory Team Lead, you will use your extensive knowledge to make confident and informed decisions on a range of HR matters, whilst building trusting relationships with managers across the business, enabling you to guide and coach them.

What will you be doing?

  • Advising and guiding managers and employees on a range of HR issues, including first line queries on ER, absence and performance management
  • Providing advice and proactive recommendations to managers on employment matters and working with them to resolve issues
  • Working alongside the HR Leads to provide advice and guidance on local policies, procedures and current legislation
  • Working closely with managers to develop their capability and confidence when dealing with people issues
  • Reviewing and creating draft policies and processes, advising line managers on practical application and ensuring compliance with legislative change
  • Maintaining and developing good relationships with Union Representatives, to ensure union agreements are collaborative, including day to day liaison with Union Reps regarding ER cases
  • Utilising the HR system by accessing, adding and changing information as necessary, to support the monitoring and identification of ER trends and themes across the business
  • Supporting the wider HR team in the delivery of key projects and initiatives, in line with our People Strategy

What are we looking for?

  • Proven experience as a HR Advisor or similar role, ideally in a unionised environment
  • A proven track record of building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to work autonomously and escalate first level employee relations cases, as required
  • Strong planning, co-ordination and organisational skills, with the ability to quickly respond/react to changing priorities
  • The initiative and drive to continuously improve processes and deliver against agreed objectives
  • A strong team player with an excellent attitude, work ethic and professional character
  • CIPD qualified with a strong knowledge of employment legislation would be desirable

What can we offer you?

  • Leeds City Centre office (directly behind the train station)
  • Hybrid working
  • Free bus pass for you and your family on joining
  • 25 days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays
  • First Xclusives – Discounts on many high street brands, supermarket's, holiday's and cinema tickets, to name a few
  • First My Rewards - Discounted train travel for you and your family after 6 months service – travel as far as London for £6!
  • Generous pension and shares scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme – 24hr, 365 days a year mental health support

Welcome to First Bus

At First Bus, we're proud to be part of so many journeys. We're part of first days at school, dream-job interviews, major sporting events and even life-changing events. Be it behind the wheel, or behind the scenes, we help people get to all of life's destinations.

And every day, we're working hard to make our services easier to use, more accessible, more reliable and more sustainable. We're not perfect, but we're clear about where we're going and how we'll get there. We want to be known for forward-thinking innovation, operational excellence and providing a best-in-class service. To deliver our ambition, we have a pretty neat plan laid out, and we'd love for you to join us for the next stage of your journey, and ours.  

Apply now! We look forward to receiving you application.

Public transport serves everyone, whatever their differences. At First Bus, we want to be an employer open to you, no matter what your differences are. We aspire to be an inclusive organisation because diverse backgrounds, thinking and experiences bring so many benefits to our customers, communities and people. We welcome applications from all.

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Leeds Princes Exchange
2 Princes Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, LS1 4BY
  • Ref:
  • Company:
    First Bus
  • Website Skillset:
    All Other Roles
  • Contract Type:
    Fixed Term - Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
  • Location:
    Leeds Princes Exchange
  • If temporary, length of contract:
    12 months
  • Salary:
    £28k-£32k, dependent on experience
  • Closing Date:
    9 December 2022
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