Group HR Advisor

Closing date: 04/07/2024

Competitive Salary & Discretionary Performance Bonus & Company Car Plan/Cash Allowance & Holidays (Buy, Sell and Accrual Scheme) & Company Pension & Private Healthcare & Life Assurance & Benefits

With lots of exciting plans in the pipeline, there’s never been a better time to join Avant Homes, let us tell you why…

Avant Homes is a housebuilder operating in Scotland, the North East of England, across Yorkshire and the East and West Midlands, with eight regional offices employing over 600 people.

We have ambitious growth plans and are looking for passionate individuals to help us achieve them. Our mission is to provide affordable yet aspirational homes to our communities, ensuring that new homes are accessible and attainable for all with a product suitable for everyone.

Avant Homes are proud to employ local people across our developments and within our regional offices, teamwork is key to everything that we do.

We are looking for people who want to be a part of something special, so why not start the foundations and build your career with us today?

Due to continued success and future business growth, we have an exciting opportunity for a HR Advisor to join our team based at our Group head office in Barlborough, Chesterfield however, the successful candidate could also work from either our Wakefield or Nottingham head office for up to 2 days per week.

The Role

Are you an experienced HR generalist looking for your next opportunity?

Do you thrive in a fast paced and varied role?

Do you want to be a part of a high performing, friendly and driven team?

If yes, then look no further, your next career could be with us!

Reporting to the HR Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing an advice and guidance service to our employees and managers, with a willingness to carry out general administrative tasks and duties which form a part of the generalist role.

This is an exciting and varied role, which will provide an opportunity for a knowledgeable HR professional to join our Group HR team, who have responsibility for activity across the full HR generalist spectrum, within a dynamic and fast paced business.

Key duties and requirements

You will also be responsible for but not limited to;

  • Ensuring the business manages its people appropriately so as to adopt best practice and comply with the company values and employment legislation, mitigating any risks to the business.
  • Providing advice and guidance on people related issues to our regional businesses and directing manager’s around best practice.
  • Responsibility for case managing disciplinaries, grievances, employment tribunals and collective and/or individual consultations.
  • Coaching, supporting and challenging managers in the application of HR policies and procedures.
  • Supporting all regions in ensuring employee absenteeism is monitored and reported on a monthly basis and any issues are dealt with at the earliest opportunity.
  • Supporting the delivery of the Health & Wellbeing agenda, whilst also managing the relationship with the Occupational Health provider in respect of health assessments and safety critical medicals.
  • Supporting the delivery of all Reward and Benefits activities.
  • Liaising with Group Payroll in relation to HR and Payroll processing.
  • Supporting the Resourcing team with recruitment processes and best practice.
  • Supporting the team with general HR administration including drafting Offer Letters/Contracts of Employment and administering the new starter and leaver processes.
  • Facilitating and recording data from exit interviews for all leavers of the business and analysing for any trends or insights.
  • Building strong and effective working relationships with the regional management teams.

Who are we looking for?

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate proven experience within an operational HR environment, with a focus on Employee Relations in particular.

You will be a self-sufficient HR Advisor with the ability to provide excellent written and verbal communication, build effective working relationships and the ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment is an essential part of this role. We are open to applications from HR Advisors with several years’ experience, and those who may be a little earlier on in their career, and keen to develop their knowledge further.

To be considered for this role you must also possess:

  • A full driving licence as some travel will be required.
  • Current employment law and legislation knowledge.
  • CIPD level 5 qualified – desirable
  • Extensive knowledge and application of Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel.
  • The ability to work under your own initiative and manage time effectively.
  • Strong organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise workload with excellent attention to detail.
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to changing requirements.

What will you get in return?

  • Discretionary bonus
  • Company car plan/cash allowance
  • Buy, sell and accrual holiday scheme
  • Private Health care
  • Company Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Other Benefits including our exclusive Avant discount platform

If this sounds like you, join us and be a part of Avant’s future success!


Apply now