Hanson Wade HR Advisor in London, United Kingdom

Job Summary:

This role will support the business and the Head of People to drive forward the People strategy. Its main focus will initially be to implement the right processes and procedures to ensure the smooth running of the function within the company . There will be 4 key aspects to the role which will be HR, Office Management, Recruitment, Culture and Engagement. (£25K-330K PA)

Split of work


  • CIPD qualified/part qualified or equivalent.

  • Thrive in a high volume, fast paced environment and delivering to tight deadlines

  • Relevant experience in order to provide on-the-spot HR advice and support to People Manager and other stakeholders

  • High level of numeracy and analytical skills, with an eye for detail Immediate/Advanced Excel Skills desirable

  • Pragmatic, diplomatic, sound written skills and a good team player.

  • Strong interpersonal and consulting skills, working effectively at all levels of the organisation.

  • Flexibility and adaptability in both attitude and approach.

  • Ability to think and plan ahead, anticipate needs and pro-actively problem- solves

  • Can plan, prioritise and manage multiple tasks to deadline.

  • Willingness to take on extra responsibility with commitment and drive

  • Ability to remain calm and think quickly when under pressure

  • Embraces change

  • Solution orientated and pro-active before seeking advice or input

  • Can anticipate risk in difficult situations and escalate accordingly

HR Operations

  • Producing and issuing employment contracts and any letters relating to changes in Terms and Conditions

  • New starter inductions including all HR / payroll paperwork / payroll liaison

  • Creating, maintaining and updating policies, procedures and contracts in line with growing company and employment law changes

  • Managing Staff Admin platform (PeopleHR) in accordance with Data Protection requirements – adding new joiners, amending holidays where needed, producing reports

  • Creating and running people reports

  • Analysing data to look at trends

  • Managing all leave of absence requests (maternity, paternity, adoption, career break, parental leave, flexible working)

  • Point of contact for complex administration tasks and questions (often involves liaising with other departments) such as benefits, learning and development queries

  • Leaver management including exit interviews, issuing paperwork

Employee Relations

  • You must be knowledgeable on People policy and process interpretation and able to provide on the spot guidance on a broad range of people related activities, demonstrating ownership and escalating to the Head of HR if necessary.

  • You will responsible for identifying issues and trends and contributing to the delivery of the People agenda.

  • Acting as a central point of contact initially for all employees.

  • Ability to work autonomously on People related queries

  • Ability to advise on HR policy and procedures, previous ER case management experience

  • Awareness of and application of employment law

  • Involved with ER meetings


  • Being involved in the entire recruitment cycle

  • Ability to utilise Social Media to the benefit and enhancement of candidate attraction

  • Co-managing the ATS (iCIMS)

  • Writing adverts and advertising vacancies

  • Ad hoc negotiation costs with recruitment companies / websites

  • Screening CVs / Conducting phone interviews / participating in selection interviews

  • Ensuring company guidelines and best practice are adhered to as well as legislative requirements

  • Assisting with assessment centres

Office Management

  • Ordering stationery, coffee machine & snack machine supplies

  • Managing office supplier relationships (cleaner, plants)

  • Liaising with building managers

  • Arranging any necessary office maintenance (air conditioning, lights etc)

  • Booking and organise external company meetings (twice yearly)

  • Culture & Engagement

  • Co-coordinating of company social events including the Wader of the Month, Business Meeting and bi-annual party

  • Management of flexible working applications

  • Doing inductions and Carrying out Exit interviews

ID: 2017-1124

External Company Name: Hanson Wade

External Company URL: www.hansonwade.com