HR Advisor

Location: London, Greater London |
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 |
Posted: 5 May 2022 |
Closes: 2 Jun 2022 |
Job Type: Full Time and Permanent |
Business Unit: UK Facilities Management |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 11696

Role Responsibility:


Location: Home based, including site visits within East London

Working Hours: 40hrs, Full Time, Permanent

Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 per annum


Excellent Company benefits including Contributory Pension and Company Car


As a leading Facilities Management company, G4S FM improves the lives of millions of people across the UK and Ireland by creating productive, safe and smooth working environments. We support the efficient delivery of front line services in critical environments for the private sector, national and local government agencies. 


At G4S FM our expertise in sectors such as defence, courts and hospitals is second to none. Our success is underpinned by the way we attract, develop and engage with our people, as well as the culture and values that shape the way we work and how our colleagues carry out their roles. Our values are integral to everything we do. We act with integrity and respect. We are passionate about safety, security and service excellence and we achieve this through innovation and teamwork. We are a sustainable, ethical business and this is key to the ongoing success of G4S FM.


We have an opportunity for an HR Advisor to join our team primarily home based but will include site visits within East London providing a field-based HR advisory service.  This is a full time role working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday.


As a HR Advisor you will provide an excellent professional field-based HR advisory service to line managers requiring advice, support, guidance and training on people management issues in order to maximise the effectiveness of our human resource, where appropriate, referring queries back to the HR Helpline or (S)HR Business Partner where appropriate.


Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide guidance and practical expertise to line managers on policy related issues to ensure the best performance of both their team as a whole and the individuals within it – this includes providing professional advice and support in disciplinaries, grievances, appeals and performance management issues.  Ensure all case details are recorded on the correct system to ensure colleagues are kept up to date at all times.

  • Liaise with the HR Helpline where needed, on data and case by case updates.

  • Provide professional advice and support during any investigation process, for example a complaint from an employee, in a timely manner.

  • Provide professional advice and support to managers in long-term sick cases, including Occupational Health/Ill Health retirement. Pro-actively review and ensure effective management of long-term sickness cases and frequent short-term sickness cases.

  • Provide support to managers on site dealing with other issues such as a home visits.

  • Undertake employee consultation as part of TUPE/reorganisation, by providing support to managers in 1-2-1’s, data gathering and managing letter production.

  • To act proactively in supporting operational business units in delivery of above.

  • Provide education and coaching to line managers.

  • Highlight issues with a strategic, legal or employee relations impact to the Relevant (S)HRBP.

  • Support the (S)HRBP in the collation and analysis of HR information, including the monitoring of HR activity against key performance metrics, to ensure that HR is clearly ‘adding value’ to the business.  Identify any trends, take necessary action and feedback where appropriate.

  • Ensure that the (S)HRBP and line managers are fully supported with issues around organisational change and development, such as reorganisation, mobilisation/de-mobilisation, acquisitions and disposals, including ensuring ‘due diligence’ and effective communication.

  • Support Head of HR Bids, Mobilisations and Projects in work winning process and the (S)HRBP’s in the mobilisation of contracts – for example, providing support at open days, supporting in the production of bid documentation, providing support to the mobilisation process often at short notice.

  • Actively contribute to the development and implementation of HR initiatives aimed at improving people management and business performance.

  • Ensure compliance to G4S Policies and Procedures at all times.

  • Managing the formal (and informal) relationship with recognised trade unions and provide data where appropriate.

  • Assist managers in dealing with completing the G4S screening and vetting process including DBS issues and bad references.

  • Provide recruitment support, including approval of Vacancy Notification Forms, interview and vetting support to local management in regional area.

  • Inputs to planning activities with horizons of typically up to 6 months e.g. workforce planning.

  • Makes decisions within parameters set by the manager, using job/specialist experience.

  • Interacts with clients or users around specific work efforts and deliverables.

  • Supports delivery of Health and Safety policy and standards.

  • Supervises the activities of others to meet deadlines and quality standards taking account of impact outside area of responsibility.

  • Assist managers with organisation and management of recruitment processes and the application of a fair selection procedure.

  • Analysing and giving feedback on HR metrics/data (e.g. giving feedback on the staff survey and suggestions for improvement).

  • Cover other HR Advisor area’s for planned and unplanned absences.

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Criteria:

  • Working knowledge of one functional area through job experience and training.

  • Likely to have 2-5 years business experience/HR management experience.

  • Understanding of all aspects of HR including employee relations, recruitment and selection.

  • Excellent stakeholder management and communication skills at all levels, ability to build and develop good quality professional relationships.

  • CIPD qualified or equivalent.

  • Excellent Interpersonal skills.

  • Able to work on own initiative and without need for close supervision.

  • Flexibility to travel within their own geographical area of responsibility.


Additional Company Benefits available:

  • Company pension scheme with employer contributions.

  • G4S Life Assurance Scheme.

  • Free eye-tests/discounts for VDU users.

  • Subsidised healthcare plan.

  • Charity work- Match-IT and Payroll Giving.

  • Employee Assistance Programme Scheme (Confidential Counselling Services, 24/7 support specialising in health and medical topics).

  • Discounts on high street shops and brands including several leading high street brands, retailers and travel suppliers.

  • Progression, training and development opportunities.



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