HR Advisor - 12 month FTC

South East
Industry Sector:
Sustainability Jobs, Air Quality Jobs, Green Jobs, Environment Jobs, Energy Jobs
Job Category:
Human Resources
Job Type:
Education Level:
Please see job description
£30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Start Date:
Ricardo Energy & Environment
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Ricardo Energy & Environment is a leading sustainability consultancy combining energy, climate change, environmental and chemical risk expertise with strong IT and economics capability. Operating across the world, we work in partnership with our customers to help transform the way they work, empowering business leaders with award winning consultancy advice. With unrivalled sector insight and a reputation for producing innovative solutions, we offer a stimulating and rewarding environment in which to work.


The HR Advisor provides advice and support across the UK business in all aspects of employee engagement and employee relations issues, reporting to one of our HR Managers.

Key Accountabilities:

You will develop effective working relationships with the HR Team and the wider business, working together to ensure best practice is developed and applied, employment risks are mitigated and that “fit for purpose” HR solutions are delivered.

The advice and support will cover a wide range of HR/ER areas and you will play a key role in the following activities:

Providing advice and guidance to employees on policy and procedure

Performance management

Disciplinaries, Grievances, Redundancy Exercises as required

Salary reviews

Contract changes

Line management/mentoring of junior HR colleagues

Proactive support to HR Managers

Liaising with Occupational Health on specific cases


Data management and analysis

Managing maternity/paternity/flexible working requests

Delivering training in support of the HR Managers

Providing input into HR strategic goals

Contributing to the creation and implementation of new policies and processes

Working with the Employee Forum,

Ensuring employees have the right to work in the UK complying with UK Visas and Immigration legislation

Leadership of/involvement in HR projects as required

Monthly Payroll checking

Key Competencies and Experience

Essential Experience

A generalist HR background

Educated to degree level or equivalent qualification.

Good knowledge of UK employment legislation coupled with the ability to deliver pragmatic HR solutions to meet the business agenda

CIPD qualified (Level 5 or above)

Desirable Experience

Level 1 User for the UKVI Sponsorship Management System to apply for Certificates of Sponsorship, renew employee visas, manage migrant worker records etc

Previous background in working with Employee Forums/Trade Unions

Understanding of a consultancy environment

Skills and behaviours:

Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively within a team

Good attention to detail and the ability to identify and deliver operational improvements.

Strong analytical and problem-solving ability within the context of the needs of the business

Be highly assertive, results driven, committed, proactive and have a “can do” approach to all aspects of working

Ability to communicate effectively at all levels, within the HR Team and wider business

Advanced Microsoft office skills

Adaptable and accepting of the need to work flexibly in a dynamic and fast paced environment

Resilient working with challenging scenarios i.e. redundancy programmes

Flexibility to travel occasionally to other sites

This is a fast-paced and challenging environment offering you the opportunity to make your mark. You will have support from the wider business for your career to develop into a wide range of future opportunities within Ricardo Energy & Environment.

In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package, a personal development plan, and the opportunity to make a difference in a challenging and rewarding field. Ricardo Energy & Environment is an equal opportunities employer.

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