The Angel, Greater London

Competitive + benefits

Permanent, Full-time


About the organisation

Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, has an income of over £90 million. The Trust, which cares for around 15,0... Read more

Job Description

Are you a business-focused HR Advisor with experience of working autonomously on complex cases?  Are you discreet and professional, with up-to-date knowledge of employment law and best HR practice and experience of business partnering?

We are recruiting for an experienced HR Advisor to join our growing HR Advisory team, providing professional HR guidance and support to specific business areas of Dogs Trust, working closely with relevant managers to enable them to achieve their objectives and continuously improve the performance of the work areas and their teams. 

Dogs Trust is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK with a nationwide network of rehoming centres and charity shops. Last year, Dogs Trust centres cared for over 15,000 dogs; we never put a healthy dog down.

HR is a growing team of 30 friendly, hardworking colleagues delivering a first-class service to the organisation and its 1,400+ employees in more than 70 workplaces.  We work across all HR activities including recruitment, pay and benefits, payroll, learning and development and employee engagement, as well as providing pragmatic and principled guidance on people issues.

In this key role, you will support your business area through partnering, coaching, advice and guidance, and you will play a critical role in identifying opportunities and maximising skills development.  You will lead on high level and complex casework and will guide less experienced members of the HR team. 

Ideally qualified to CIPD level 7 (or working towards this), you will have an exceptional track record of successfully analysing and resolving HR issues, exercising good judgement at all times.  You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with good decision-making ability and, as you will need to draft complex correspondence, excellent written English is essential in this role.

The successful candidate will undertake a senior role within the HR team and be self-motivated, working collaboratively with the rest of the advisory team and actively managing their area and individual casework.  Travel to other sites throughout the UK is an essential part of the role, with occasional overnight stays.

To apply for this position please click the APPLY NOW button.  Our application process requires you to submit a CV and cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the role.