HR Advisor

12 month FTC to cover Maternity leave. Start ASAP.

Job Details

West Yorkshire
10th November 2021
Permanent / Full Time

This role is managed by:
Jen Gaster

My client is looking for a forward-thinking and progressive People and Development Advisor (HR Advisor) for its Leeds office on a 12 month fixed term contract, to oversee people and development within its digital marketing and translations agency business. Joining our diverse and thriving team in Leeds city centre, you’ll work closely with the commercial leaders of the agency business to continue making it a great place to work.
Reporting to the Group People and Development Director in London you will oversee all elements of HR within the Leeds office in a standalone role – responsible for HR-related issues for c.80 staff. The role will combine traditional HR capabilities with a progressive commercial and cultural outlook, to enable the business continue to progress at pace.
The role will have just as much of a focus on people development as it will day-to-day HR administration and processes. The successful candidate will be required to participate in recruitment, onboarding, assisting managers with the creation and monitoring of personal development plans, probation reviews, etc.
Occasional travel to the London office will be required, to participate in updates and team training with the group HR team. (when rules are lifted re COVID restriction otherwise carried out via Google meet).

  • Undertake a broad range of HR administration to a high level with an excellent attention to detail.
  • Bring adherence to employment law, policies, procedures and issue escalation.
  • Ensure to implement best practice and efficient HR processes that meet the needs of the business including Talent Management, Development and Performance.
  • Assist senior managers implement and support the organisational culture to drive innovation, employee engagement, process improvement and commitment to service excellence.
  • Be solution focused, implementing innovative ideas and presenting new people initiatives to leadership teams.
  • Take a proactive approach to employee development and engagement.
  • Implement agreed HR strategies and solutions to support short and long-term business goals.
  • Working with Finance to undertake payroll administration each month and respond to all payroll queries in a timely manner.
  • Undertake all arrangements for training and development liaising with the Group HR function in respect of budget.
  • Be actively involved in the recruitment, development, growth and retention of talent.


Skills and attributes:

  • A self-starter, who is performance and delivery driven – with a desire to make significant contribution/impact. Is able to work independently, and as an active, collaborative team member.
  • CIPD diploma level 5 qualification is essential.
  • Experience in a standalone HR generalist role.
  • A meticulous attention to detail is essential – this needs to come across in everything you do, together with a strong focus on delivery.
  • Keep up to date with recent changes to employment law and HR best practices.
  • Able to multitask in a fast-paced environment, working to tight deadlines with strong admin skills.
  • Happy to challenge the leadership team and current conventions.
  • Strong focus on culture and workplace community and wellbeing.
  • Tactful, diplomatic and approachable.

We are looking for people who share an affinity with our values:
Trust is everything
We are One Team
We are Focussed but Flexible
Our goal is Excellence


The position will come with a competitive salary, 25 days holiday, Private Healthcare and a great pension. We also give you your birthday off. We think we have an amazing working environment and culture and hope you will do too.