HR & Training

HR Advisor

Our client is looking to hire a HR Advisor on a permanent full time basis. The role would include working with senior managers within assigned client group using a consultancy approach to deliver a range of innovative and business aligned HR interventions to support service change and develop and optimise service performance.  Lead learning and development agenda within the local BU, working collaboratively with wider organisation peers.


  1. Provide professional and technical HR expertise regarding present and proposed business strategies, initiatives and actions;

  • Assist in the translation of Client’s vision and values in to operational business unit strategies.

  • Contribute to the development and writing of BU policies and procedures

  • Support and drive organisational change ensuring the implementation of change initiatives at all levels within the business

  • Build and maintain positive working partnerships with internal and external client groups

  1. Co-ordinate the provision of professional HR support and advice within a departmental function/operations or project team;

  • Contribute and review workforce planning within areas of responsibility.

  • Undertake regular reviews of staffing resource requirements, workforce development needs and team and department needs.

  • Recommend appropriate HR solutions to meet skills, knowledge and capability gaps so people have the right skills to provide effective service delivery

  • Lead on relevant recruitment activities

  • Build strong working relationships within the business through team participation and site attendance, including offshore through frequent visits and presence.

  1. Lead and participate on grievance, disciplinary, absence and performance management cases and investigations, identifying solutions and execution of improvement plans.

  • Identify early intervention measures to avoid grievance escalation.

  1. Act as learning and development focal point within UKBU, exploiting the training budget in a creative and efficient manner, as well as, identifying opportunity to evolve personal development programmes within the organisation.

  • Co-ordinate and improve existing training frameworks, including CORE, etc.

  • Assist the delivery of in-house training and knowledge sharing within the business, eg Diversity & Inclusion, Performance Management, Personnel Management programmes.

  • Utilise and introduce alternative toolkits to enable greater behavioural performance and leadership.

  • Assist job evaluation, benchmarking and career development activities, including the articulation of Client’s Reward Roadmap to the wider business

  1. Support HR improvement programme development, communication and delivery within the business through team participation.

  1. Support HR improvement programme development, communication and delivery within the business through team participation.

  1. Support the development of junior team colleagues by identifying and exploiting development opportunities for others who can assist in the delivery of your work scope, providing appropriate coaching and mentoring.

  1. Work with peers to support and socialise Client Talent and Engagement programmes.

Major Challenges

  • Modify / Improve – issues can be difficult in nature and in some cases complex.

  • Engagement solutions - require variety in order to provoke interest and encourage active participation and support.

  • Financial Accountability and Dimensions

  • Training budget.

Management Relationships (include direct / indirect reports, external parties) Direct reports (internal employees / external parties):

  • None

  • Indirect (internal employees / external parties):

  • HR Assistants

  • Internal Communication – Employees, Corporate HR Function, Client Groups.

  • External Communication –Training Providers, HR Networks.



Essential requirements;

  • Qualifications

  • Degree (or equivalent), alternatively CIPD Qualified or working towards (Level 7)

  • BOSIET/FOET (or willingness to obtain)

  • MIST (or willingness to obtain)


Desired Requirements:

Candidate Profile (include Skills & Experience, Attributes, Behaviours) Skills / experience:


  • Demonstrable experience in a similar role within Learning and Development arena, as well as Generalist HR support.

  • Excellent organisation skills.


  • Knowledge (e.g. systems, software, procedures, regulations):

  • Broad knowledge of Employment Law Legislation

  • Microsoft Office, Visio, Excel, Work and PowerPoint


  • Attributes and behaviours:

  • Creative and challenging in nature, with an ability to enthuse others with respect to learning and development opportunities.

  • Keenness to explore alternatives to established working practices in an inclusive and respectful manner.

  • Communicates effectively and appropriately with senior management, external partners and with individuals at all levels across the organisation and the wider Oil and Gas industry.

  • Builds and manages mutually beneficial partnerships and networks, both internally and externally, to create opportunities for the Client. Works effectively with senior management colleagues and seeks opportunities for enhancing the effectiveness of teams.

  • Identifies and manages important issues and problems effectively.

  • Take a strategic view and create long-term plans for the business/area of responsibility.

  • Promote a shared vision for Client.

  • Encourage and facilitate the learning and development of others. Demonstrates enhancement of individual and team potential through giving clear direction, guidance and feedback on performance.

  • Negotiate and influence at senior management level using persuasive arguments. Identify clear aims in negotiations and achieves satisfactory outcomes.

  • Willingness to develop oneself at any given opportunity.


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