HR Advisor

HR Advisor

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Job area Corporate functions Location London, United Kingdom. Contract type Full time
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Role Profile


HR Advisor – UK

Reports to: 

People Services Lead – UK


Vanderlande is the global market leader in automation systems and solutions for customers within the Airports, Parcel & Warehousing sectors striving to improve the competitiveness of our customers through Value Added logistic process automation.

The HR Advisor is part of the People Services Organisation and provides support across a wide range of tactical HR processes and practices that enable the company to meet its strategic and operational goals. The HR Advisor covers topics and questions that couldn't be covered by Manager Self Service or through the HR Service Agents (tier 1) and often focus on individual cases. As a strong partner to our Centre of Excellence (COE) teams and our HR Business Partners this role will ensure the successful delivery and execution of our HR priorities and programmes at a local level.

If you are passionate about creating a great employee experience, People Services is the place for you! This role is central to maintaining a cohesive and positive working environment within the HR team, so being hands on and ready to help with whatever comes up is essential. This is a great opportunity for any individual who wants to make a direct impact on people and culture.


Vanderlande Values

  • In this role you will be responsible for;
  • Understanding the profile of the business area, the strategic goals and develop, agreeing and delivering an operationally aligned People Plan, in conjunction with our corporate and local HR strategy, to support business goals.
  • Partnering and collaborating with senior/management teams, to provide pragmatic and viable solutions to bring the people agenda to life as a highly credible and trusted generalist.
  • Provide coaching & guidance to managers on best practice with regard to a wide variety of employee related matters
  • Lead initiatives and programmes which deliver positive employee engagement. This also include leadership of our Glint engagement survey and action planning to continually build on strengths and opportunity areas.
  • Lead the development of UK-wide HR policies, processes, and values that are both compliant with legislation and match best practice. This also includes all statutory compliance programmes including but not limited to Gender Pay reporting, Modern Slavery statement requirements and IR35 compliance.
  • Supports ad hoc projects and activities related to People Services
  • Be the Subject matter expert on all employee relations issues, including capability, absence management, health, redundancy, to ensure successful and timely resolution and mitigation of risk.
  • Coach managers to build capability, encouraging them to think through issues and giving them confidence and knowledge to handle difficult and sensitive matters whilst ensuring they fully understand the risk/implications.
  • Ownership
  • Create effective and good working relationships with all departments to ensure that customer expectations are exceeded.
  • Responsible for collaborating with the People Services lead to understand and implement processes, focusing on employee experience and continuous improvement of employee life events
  • Build Reputation with Customers
  • Responsible for identifying service issues, proactively proposing improvements and leading or supporting the implementation of changes.
  • Ensuring we are recruiting the right talent in line with our company values. 
  • Drive to Win
  • Working as part of a team to ensure a smooth running of the department and business.
  • Collaborate with our global team on rolling out and sequencing of all global-led HR initiatives. Working with the key stakeholders to tailor and prioritise the programmes as appropriate. Analyse and assess the risks associated with individual programmes, including the impact on employees, teams and wider business.
  • Deliver locally on Global HR processes across the full Employee LifeCycle. This includes processes across the Performance Management, Career Development and Succession Planning spectrum.
  • Team Play
  • Be part of (one or more) Capability Expert Communities to bring in the People Services perspective in the overall maintenance and improvement of HR Capabilities.
  • Drive continuous improvement – design, deliver and improve local for local key people initiatives and processes in order to ensure best class service.
  • Every day better
  • Support a safe working environment within Vanderlande through championing and encouragement of a safety-first culture.
  • Safe Base & We Care
  • Experience:
  • Passionate about providing a proactive and value-add HR service.
  • Any exposure to Union relationships and TUPE, will be well received.
  • Strong project management and demonstrable experience in leading significant projects and policy roll-out.
  • A flexible self-starter with strong initiative, excellent organisational and multitasking skills who is capable of working autonomously, managing and prioritising their own workload and understanding when and where to seek guidance.
  • Strong working knowledge of UK employment legislation, policies & procedures and best practices
  • Ideally full/part CIPD qualified.
  • Proven ability to work with stakeholders at all levels.
  • You should have experience of working in a matrix organisation in conjunction with central functions & delivery partners.
  • Proven ability to influence and negotiate across diverse groups and levels
  • At least 5 Years of experience in HR
  • Excellent communication, presentation, coaching and facilitation skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Workday (HR system) experience would be useful but not essential

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