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Regional HR Advisor

Job Reference aww/TP/46/1592

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Contract Type:
Full Time
Displayed salary, unless overwriting with salary text :
Up to £35,000
Working Hours:
Monday to Friday 9-5, Hybrid role
Closing Date:
Job Category:
Head Office
Region / Division:
Head Office
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Job Introduction

Regional HR Advisor

Up to £35,000

A Wilderness Way have a rare and exciting opportunity to join our team as a Regional HR Advisor. If you’ve got excellent interpersonal communication skills and HR skills, we can offer you a role with a difference. This is no ordinary role. The pace is fast. There’s lots of variety. And you’ll need to be able to build strong relationships with our internal stakeholders and managers across A Wilderness Way. 

Our HR Advisor will provide hands on management, working alongside line managers across the business to advise, coach and guide on a broad range of employee relation topics. 

This pivotal role will report to a HR Business Partner and support a culture of our colleagues being treated openly and fairly whilst upholding employment legislation and our internal policies.

What your new role will look like    

    Proactive case management of issues, such as investigation, disciplinaries, grievances, flexible working, absence, performance, capability and workplace concerns.

    Ensuring that investigations are conducted thoroughly and fairly whilst supporting and coaching line managers on appropriate behaviours and processes.

    Providing advice, guidance and coaching to line managers on issues, and policies and procedures to grow their knowledge, confidence and ownership of people issues.

    Taking ownership of tracking activity against metrics, supporting and advising on trends and themes and putting forward recommendations to proactively address underlying issues.

    Upskilling managers with relevant training, to develop our pool of managers who can support cases at investigation, disciplinary and appeal stages.

    Providing support on any organisation change initiatives including organisational re-design, changes to terms and conditions of employment, development, delivery and training on new policies and procedures.

Candidate profile 

    Previous experience of working as a HR generalist or HR Advisor.

    CIPD Level 3/5 or working towards

    Be accustomed to working in a challenging fast paced environment, whilst working on multiple projects simultaneously to specific deadlines.

    An excellent communicator, both verbal and written.

    Good IT skills and usage (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, ER analytical data)

    An analytical mind, methodical approach, and keen attention to detail

    The flexibility to travel across our services, based Cumbria and the Northeast 

    The ability to put people at ease, gather vital information and maintain confidentiality.

Working at A Wilderness Way you’ll receive. 

    Working Pattern: Monday to Friday. 

    Annual Leave: You will receive 33 days per annum; our holiday year runs from March to February. 

    Additional leave: at 2 years and 5 years’ service. 

    Training Academy: An in-depth induction and welcome programme. 

    Bonuses: A bonus of £1000 every time you successfully refer a friend. 

    Pension: Auto enrolment into our Company pension. 

    Recognition Awards: Our monthly Wilderness Heroes Awards celebrate you and your team’s success. 

    Your Wellbeing: Excellent health and wellbeing benefits via Medicash, including an employee assistance programme; a cash back  healthcare plan that offers discounts on optical, dental, and a range of complimentary therapies; 24/7 access to a virtual GP, and other lifestyle apps to support your wellbeing; discounted gym memberships.  

    Life Assurance: of 2 times annual salary. 

    Discounts: A range of discount schemes with access to savings on high street brands, restaurants, cinemas, and other leisure       outlets, including local businesses following feedback from our employees. 

This post will require travel; therefore, a car driver is essential.

The successful candidate will have to meet the person specification to be offered this post.

A Wilderness Way is one of the country’s leading providers of residential care, health and education for children who have suffered trauma and exploitation. We have a commitment to safeguarding Children. All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland as we follow safer recruitment processes proof of identity will be required. We are an equal opportunities employer. 

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