Are you a business-focused HR Advisor with experience of working autonomously on complex HR 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 team, providing professional HR guidance, advice and coaching, with a focus on our Retail and Dog School business areas. You will work in partnership with the managers of these areas to enable them to manage and continuously improve the performance of their teams and achieve the best outcomes for both business and employees. As an experienced member of our team, we expect that you will identify and share best practice, will mentor and coach in areas of particular interest and identify opportunities to develop our HR practice with colleagues and managers.
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 1,500+ 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.
You must have a CIPD qualification, ideally to CIPD level 7, and you will have an exceptional track record of successfully analysing data and trends and resolving HR issues. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and will be experienced in the partnership / advisory role, exercising good judgement at all times. You will be able to evidence 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 confident, self-motivated, working collaboratively with the rest of the advisory team and actively managing their areas and individual casework. Experience of supporting a retail environment would be ideal. Travel to other sites throughout the UK is an essential part of the role, with occasional overnight stays.