HR Advisor (12 month FTC)

Role Summary

Reporting to the HR Director and supported by the HR Business Partner, the HR Advisor provides a professional, proactive and customer focused HR service covering all generalist HR activity.

Through delivering relevant and appropriate HR support to the business and managers, the HR Advisor will drive best practice and ensure compliance with all company procedures / policies, employment legislation including: employee relations, recruitment and retention, performance management and absence management, analysis of data and reporting, compensation and benefits, payroll processing, HR database management and project work; ensuring alignment with the Company's culture at all times.


  • Demonstrate and promote the values of the business at all times, being a champion of the Company’s culture.
  • Through conducting  People Review Sessions with allocated Managers, proactively provide credible and pragmatic HR advice and support to managers in relation to HR policies and procedures, absence and health issues, maternity, flexible working, conduct and capability, grievance and disciplinary issues coordinating action, including third party processes (i.e. Occupational Health), completing all required paperwork and working with the Unions as appropriate.
  • Manage the employee life cycle from coordinating recruitment and selection processes, to onboarding new employees (ensuring contracts, licenses and all supporting documentation is completed), to reviewing probationary periods, supporting the management of ongoing performance and welfare needs and overseeing the employees exit.
  • Control recruitment and selection processes, including the development of job descriptions, vacancy advertising, the job evaluation process and the selection processes. Ensure that current legislation regarding equal opportunities are met.
  • Utilise the HR system to log, track and report on recruitment activity and keep update employee records throughout their employment.
  • Ensure information provided is accurate for monthly payroll processing.
  • Maintain the HR system, running and analysing regular statistical reports (e.g. sickness, turnover) taking the necessary actions and working with the relevant manager to resolve any issues highlighted and improve trends.
  • Keep up to date on employment law and best practice guidance; updating, developing and implementing HR policies and procedures as appropriate.
  • Coach and influence managers from a people perspective, developing their people management / leadership skills and constructively challenging inappropriate behaviours / actions.
  • Develop and maintain productive and collaborative relationships with employees, trade unions, managers, suppliers and other third parties, demonstrating professional credibility at all times.
  • Providing an excellent, customer focused and proactive HR service; investigating, responding to and progressing issues and queries to a successful conclusion at the earliest time.
  • To keep filing up-to-date and ensure that all HR files are kept in a consistent manner.
  • To ensure the highest level of confidentiality at all times.
  • Ensure that all services and activities are provided in accordance with current legislation and Company process and policy.
  • Continually look for, and suggest, ways we can improve the service we provide to the business.
  • Actively promote ANSL to internal and external customers, carrying out all duties in an efficient, professional and courteous manner.
  • The post-holder must co-operate with all policies and procedures designed to ensure equality of employment.  Co-workers, customers and visitors must be treated equally irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion etc.
  • Attend and present at senior management meetings and relevant ad-hoc internal and external meetings as requested.
  • Demonstrate the values within the business always.
  • Any other reasonable duties as requested by the Department Manger or Managing Director in their absence.

Qualifications and Training

  •  Working towards CIPD level 5 or 7.


  •  Experience of working in a busy HR department that provides a proactive and value-added service to the business.

Competencies and Attitude 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, sensitive to the concerns and reactions to others, ability to easily communicate with people of all levels and backgrounds.
  • Ability to proactively develop long term relationships based on mutual trust and confidence.
  • Computer literacy with a good working knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook and HR systems.
  • Good time management skills with ability to prioritise workload and multi-task.
  • A passion for providing a service to customers.
  • Ability to use initiative and perform under pressure.
  • Personal integrity and professionalism.
  • Flexible and change-oriented with positive outlook and ability to engage others.

Internal Relationships

  • All staff and managers.
  • Close working relationship with all senior managers and trade union reps.
  • DFS Group.

External Relationships

  • Payroll Bureau and Benefit Providers.
  • Occupational Health.
  • CAA (licenses) and training providers.
  • Customers, GAL, EAL, airlines, handling agents.
  • Third party contractors and partners.

This job description reflects the main functions of the role but from time to time the company may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to meet the needs of the business.