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HR Advisor


Contract typePermanent Full Time


Are you looking for an exciting career opportunity within Human Resources?  

We are seeking an HR Advisor to join our growing dynamic Human Resources team. The role is based in our new vibrant Leicester office in the city centre.  

This role is a great opportunity to make a real difference – its varied, hands-on and practical and no two days are the same.  Ideally we are looking for someone with 5 years’ solid HR generalist experience gained at HR advisor level or above.  You will need to be someone who enjoys a challenge,  can see the opportunities to add-value, is a strong influencer and is comfortable working remotely from the rest of the HR team.

About the role:    
  • Acts as the first point of contact for all HR queries and provide a full HR service to the business to ensure an efficient and effective HR delivery  
  • Ensure a consistent approach to ER/Advice across the business, working with HR colleagues on other sites
  • Function as part of the site leadership team  
  • Ensure that any case related outcomes are consistent, aligned to legislation and colleague and company balanced 
  • Manage case work, including supporting and coaching the line managers on best practice  
  • Highlights any trends from ER related issues and support the ER/Advisory Manager on tackling issue areas on monthly report   
About you:   
  • You will be CIPD qualified or working towards it 
  • Substantial experience of working in an HR function either in a generalist or specialist role  
  • Comprehensive knowledge of HR processes and systems 
  • Excellent  written and verbal communication skills  
  • Able to explain complex issues in a straightforward way  
  • Comprehensive and thorough knowledge of employment law and practice
  • Experience in developing people/teams
  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible in a fast-paces business
  • Effective relationship building skills at all levels from colleagues to senior leadership
  • Problem solving abilities
  • Strong planning and organisation skills

What you will receive in return:  

You will receive a competitive salary, up to 5% bonus based on individual and company performance, up to 3% contributory pension, 25 days holiday + bank holidays and Hastings Direct reward benefits.  

We look forward to receiving your application.


1st Floor
1 St George's Way
About Leicester

Glassdoor 3.6

The shifts in customer service teams are quite colleague friendly. There is free tea and coffee in the call centre, and a subsidised Costa Coffee and canteen. There are lots of incentives to earn more, and a decent social life.

It has a really positive environment with everyone who works there being very helpful. The managers really do go out of their way to assist you. There are a lot of benefits and rewards at Hastings Direct which if you are doing well are quite easy to achieve.

There is a well-rounded approach to the wellbeing of all colleagues, including an inclusive approach to wellbeing activities. Hastings Direct aims to roundly develop colleagues and set them up for future careers within the company.

There is a wonderful work environment, with a strong sense of team work which purveys throughout the business. And there is a sense of friendly competition which works to heighten this.

Indeed 3.6

As an employer, Hastings Direct offers a lot of company benefits to all employees which are fantastic and I feel this is quite unique. The company culture is inclusive and encourages everyone to participate in local causes.

All employees are well looked after, respected and recognised for the hard work we do for the company. It is a great experience to be working with such amazing team. It much easier for me to balance my work and personal life.

It’s a great place to work with amazing benefits, support and colleagues. Lots of hands on support. Amazing rewards for achieving targets and also plenty of time to get together as a team outside of work and bond with your colleagues.

The company culture, management structure and general atmosphere is really good. The share scheme and Hastings Direct rewards are also fantastic for staff.