Protective Packaging Limited

HR Advisor / Senior HR Advisor

Job Title: HR Advisor / Senior HR Advisor
Department: HR
Position Type: Temporary / Full-time
Hours of Work: The role is 40 hours per week (Mon-Thurs: 8am-5pm, Fridays: 8am-4.10pm)

Purpose of Role:

  • To support the HR function of the business
  • To coach, advise and support managers and supervisors with all generalist HR matters in line with the policies, procedures and legislation
  • To support management with their teams training and development needs

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing help and advice to managers and employees on HR related matters
  • To build a strong working relationship with both internal and external stakeholders
  • To effectively support any recruitment needs of the business both internally and externally
  • To provide managers with best practice advice and guidance on policies, legislation and company procedures.
  • To stay up-to-date on all employment law legislation and advise on as required
  • To update all employee documentation when required
  • To support managers with management of employee performance
  • To support managers with disciplinary and grievance hearings as required
  • To support managers with managing absence and the return to work process
  • To drive HR initiatives and project work as and when required
  • To maintain, update and effectively communicate HR policies
  • Responsible for creating and driving employee engagement initiatives
  • Handling investigations and supporting / advising managers with employee relations casework
  • To ensure excellent communications, both verbal and written, with internal and external customers
  • To organise and minute the monthly management meetings
  • To produce letters, correspondence and reports as and when required
  • To input, maintain and validate personnel records on HR systems ensuring all data is accurate and GDPR compliant
  • To support employees with their personal development needs
  • Where training cannot be provided internally, sourcing and organising appropriate training solutions through external providers
  • Maintaining the Buddy System Training database to ensure all training records are clear, complete and easily accessible
  • Any other ad hoc duties commensurate with the role


  • Minimum 2 years previous experience in similar role, ideally within manufacturing SME
  • CIPD L5 Qualified or working towards with competent knowledge and understanding of Employment Law and GDPR
  • High competence in use of Microsoft Office
  • A strong understanding of managing all key generalist HR processes such as disciplinary, grievance, redundancy, performance management, recruitment, contractual changes and settlement agreements
  • Confident communicator with experience in training and supporting / coaching employees

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