HR ADVISOR

Job Description

Salary: Competitive

About the role Our innovative thinking shapes our industry; equipping the world for tomorrow’s challenges. Join our team as a HR Advisor supporting our Employee Relations Team and you can contribute to tangible, worthwhile work you can be proud of! As a HR Advisor you will provide ER advice to Balfour Beatty Line Managers UK wide. You will work closely with other teams in HR, particularly HR Business Partners, ER Business Partners and across HR Operations. You will work in line with Balfour Beatty policy and procedures but need to have a good understanding of employment law, case law and HR best practice to ensure delivery of an effective ER service. You will have a proactive approach to advice and guidance, coaching and developing line managers in best practice, identifying trends in the business and working with the HR Community to constantly improve HR Delivery in support of the UK business objectives. What you'll be doing As a HR Advisor, your main responsibilities are as follows: Advise and coach business unit managers to effectively manage all employee relations issues in line with the HR policy & guidance tiered model across the full scope of Employee Relations (ER) cases and change activity; Assimilate information and context of particular cases in order to educate, coach and develop line managers through a range of Employee Relations interventions, resulting in their improved understanding and ability to prevent and / or manage future issues; Develop and maintain personal expertise and best practice across the team, actively share knowledge and case management experience, in order to maintain consistency of approach. Applying expertise and judgement to complex and demanding cases; Adopt a partnership working approach across the broader HR community, working with other HR team members to deliver a seamless ‘one team’ service to the business; Ensure effective, timely case management of people related issues; Develop positive, collaborative working relationships both internally and externally; Work with Lead ERBP in terms of business priorities and the creation of data packs and trackers. Who we're looking for The following qualities and experience are essential: Excellent communication skills demonstrated through a variety of methods but with particular emphasis on telephone skills; Proven experience of effectively utilising a variety of effective influencing skills to achieve business aims and objectives; Proven ability to work without close supervision, a self-starter who enjoys working as part of a team but who is equally comfortable working on their own, utilising their initiative in an effective manner; Strong organisational, planning, time and project management skills with evidence of ability to work to tight deadlines whilst maintaining quality, accuracy, attention to detail and high standards; Strong decision making skills. Able to make timely, informed decisions that take into account the facts, goals, constraints and risks. Balances analysis, wisdom, experience and perspective when making decisions; Ability to maintain confidentiality and integrity in all matters, displaying appropriate judgement and initiative when required The following qualities and experience are desirable: CIPD Qualified or studying towards; Experience of providing a true consultancy service to business leaders. Able to demonstrate a positive approach to customer service and focus on delivering customer requirements; Proven ability to demonstrate an understanding of the business and how HR can support the delivery of business goals. Why work for us Day in, day out, our teams deliver some of the UK’s most ambitious, exciting and meaningful projects; developing, building and maintaining the vital infrastructure that supports national economies and strengthens communities. Why join us? As if contributing to and supporting work that makes life better for millions wasn’t rewarding enough, we offer a full range of benefits too. You’ll have the freedom to shape the package that’s right for you and your life. Here are some of our key benefits: Smart working, giving you more flexibility such as staggered start and finish times, with up to 40% remote working, where roles allow. 25 days paid annual leave (pro rata) Family friendly policies which include 28 weeks full pay for maternity/adoption leave and four weeks full pay for paternity/partners leave Pension, share incentive plan, volunteering leave, recognition schemes and much more… About us Balfour Beatty Group Enabling Functions are Legal, Finance, IT and Procurement, Communications, Health Safety and Environment, HR and Sustainability. Together, they support delivery of our Build to Last strategy whilst improving efficiencies and standardising our approach, systems and processes. Diversity and inclusion At Balfour Beatty we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential components of any successful, happy workplace. Through our Value Everyone Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan, we are growing our diverse workforce and developing our inclusive culture where everyone is able to thrive and reach their full potential, regardless of their identity or background. To find out how we are making this a reality, visit  We are a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role. For more info, visit:  We are looking to continually improve our resourcing process and ensure that it is fair and inclusive for all. 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