HR Advisor 12month FTC – Full Time Darlington Please Note: CIPD Qualified to Level 5 is essential to this role. Purpose of the Role • Contribute to and support the business unit and HR (P&O) Function, as an integral member of each, in the achievement of objectives linked to business strategy, growth and development. Responsibilities and Duties • Support HRBP with manpower planning and down man activities in line with best practice and legislation in a fast paced environment, in order to minimise potential redundancy, notice and reputation costs and maximise cost efficiency and skill retention for the business. • Support with Incoming and Outgoing TUPE’s where appropriate. • Support HRBP in managing termination and redundancy situations via effective manpower planning through gaining information from and working closely with the project and function. Facilitate this in line with best practice and legislation in order to effectively manage personnel through this process while supporting line management and recognising business needs. • Support the HRBPs, projects and functions with effective succession planning (for appropriate levels) through robust regular reviews of personnel in key positions and through effective communication across the HR operations team in order that the company can retain and develop personnel to meet business requirements. • Initiate and facilitate absence management with relevant line management in order that personnel return to work as quickly as possible or support the individual to exit the business as appropriate • Develop and support HR team in ensuring good employee relations by development of knowledge and promotion of HR Best Practice as well as active engagement of employee representatives, trade unions, employees and contractors. • Manage and support business in redundancy, grievance and discipline investigations, hearings and appeals in order to minimise risk to the business via provision of pragmatic advice and support which satisfies appropriate legislation and business requirements while recognising best practice. • Ability to support the business in the management of change in order that HR can assist management through the process while maintaining effective delivery. • Provide support to ensure all HR systems are accurately updated and maintained through effective liaison with the HR support teams and comprehensive awareness of personnel movements and changes in the business so that there is a constant input of information. Experience and Skills • Demonstrable generalist HR experience within a fast paced matrix organisation • A working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics AX (MDAX) HR Module is desirable • Demonstrable experience in a similar advisor role, preferably within the Oil and Gas including shutdown 'up-man and down man' activities • Ability to work on own initiative with business project requirements while maintaining corporate HR Requirements • Strong IT skills with excellent attention to detail and organisational skills • Excellent written and verbal communication skills At First Recruitment we understand just how important it is to secure the right people. That's why our consultants always take the time to understand requirements in detail and offer sound advice to both clients and candidates. This is a superb opportunity for anyone looking to work for a reputable organisation.