HR Advisor


  • Fixed Term Contract
  • Permanent Vacancy
  • Abingdon
  • Applications have closed.

Website JTR Limited Reaction Engines

JTR Limited

Reaction Engines is a UK-based company formed in 1989 to design and develop the technologies needed for a new class of innovative hypersonic propulsion system – the Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE™).

They are looking for a pragmatic, self-driven CIPD level 5 HR Advisor to join their small and friendly HR team on a 6 month fixed term basis. To be successful in this role, you will have experience in a generalist HR role, having delivered first-line HR advice to employees on the entire employee lifecycle.

This role attracts a competitive salary and excellent company benefits including but not limited to 30 days annual leave plus public holidays, employer matching company pension scheme and a life assurance scheme.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • First line HR support across the business providing pragmatic and comprehensive HR advice, escalating matters to the Senior HR Advisor/Head of HR where necessary.
  • Provide advice and guidance to line managers and employees on employee relations and employment law topics such as maternity; short and long term sickness absence; flexible working requests & probation extensions
  • Manage the recruitment process including advertising, arranging interviews, checking right to work documentation and making offers to candidates.
  • Manage the induction process and facilitate on-boarding sessions
  • Provide advice and support on the disciplinary and grievance process with the assistance of the Senior HR Advisor and ensure managers adhere to the defined timelines and processes.
  • Manage the exit process including conducting exit interviews and reporting absence data
  • Maintain accurate records on employees’ right to work for audit purposes
  • Proactively keep up to date with current legislation and best practice.
  • Monitoring, reviewing and updating all HR policies and ensuring these are in line with the current legislation
  • Support and contribute to continuous improvement of HR and business processes and initiatives
  • General admin as required including maintenance of the HR System and ensuring employee details are correct
  • Co-ordinate HR activities and initiatives
  • Other reasonable tasks as required

Experience & Qualifications

  • Experience in an in-house recruitment role and direct sourcing of candidates an advantage
  • Experience of managing low level employee relations case work
  • Experience with Snowdrop-HR system an advantage
  • CIPD level 5

Skills and Behaviours

  • Able to communicate at all levels of the business
  • Proficient in using Microsoft office
  • Ability to multi task and prioritise with initiative
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Proven problem solving skills
  • Exhibit personal honesty and integrity at all times
  • Flexible approach to achieve results
  • A real passion and enthusiasm for people
  • Discretion to process confidential and sensitive information relating to applicants and employees