About H.E.L and this role

Our mission at H.E.L Group is to make a healthier, sustainable, safer world for everyone. We equip scientists with the right tools and knowledge to develop safe, efficient new processes and molecules that benefit the world and its population.

Our core values are

Being insightful through experience,

Being collaborative by design,

Being tenacious in spirit,

Being proud of progress.

We operate globally with offices in London – UK (HQ), Princeton – USA, Beijing – China, Mumbai – India, and Singapore and field-based staff across our direct regions and trusted partners in distribution territories.

We are looking for a seasoned People Advisor to provide a full range of people advisory services for all staff, advising on appropriate policy, legislation, and best practice.

This role is ideally suited to a People Advisor passionate about a people business function that genuinely adds value since our people are our most important asset.

You will work alongside the Director of People to review, drive forward and support the business from a People perspective, implementing policies and processes to create a fair and consistent way of working across the company with all employees.

You will have responsibility for all operational People activity and providing timely, professional advice and guidance to managers and employees on all People, HR and ER matters.

Responsibilities of the role

Key Responsibilities

Employee Relations

  • Provide advice, recommendations, and resolutions to ensure hands-on support, guidance, and high-quality service on all day-to-day employee relations matters.
  • Lead and advise managers on disciplinary, grievance, and capability issues, ensuring adherence to policy and legislation.
  • Record and monitor sickness absence, work with line managers to recognize patterns and support the absence management procedure.
  • Monitor, review and update local HR policies and ensure these are current and in line with legislation.

People Data

  • Manage people record systems and metrics, ensuring that employee records and information is current, complete, and accurate.
  • Advise payroll of required changes for new starters and leavers, salary changes, sickness absences, etc., ensuring information provided is accurate and presented promptly.
  • Assist the Director of People in providing information to managers to support their roles and ongoing development and to assist in managing their teams.
  • Reporting and monitoring sickness and absence.

Recruitment and Onboarding

  • Lead full-cycle recruitment activity for the UK’s professional, technical, administrative, and production staff.
  • Support full-cycle recruitment activity for professional, technical, and administrative staff worldwide [including China, Germany, India, and the US].
  • Maintain an effective onboarding program for new hires, ensuring complete follow-through with assigned orientation and individual training programs.
  • Support management by monitoring and actioning probation periods, compensation, and job changes.

Training and Development

  • Support the Personnel Development Life Cycle, ensuring reviews are completed correctly and on time.
  • Supporting the Director of People with employee development activities that are identified.
  • Provide local support for training activities.

People Goals and Strategy

  • Support the rollout of corporate programs and initiatives such as performance management, recognition, rewards, and training to improve engagement and productivity.
  • Assist in developing strong communication and feedback channels with all staff through various mechanisms to support employee engagement.
Additional Responsibilities
  • Administrative management of the employee rewards portal, reporting engagement, and liaising with the finance team as required.
  • Advise senior leaders on the benefits offered and employee compensation appropriateness.
  • Administrative management of the LMS.
  • Management of People content and distribution via company channels and SharePoint.
Candidate requirements
Minimum Education and Experience
  • three years of experience at the People/HR Advisor level, ideally in a generalist role
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; a team player with the ability to work with people at all levels across the business.
  • Good organizational and administrative skills with working knowledge of People/HR systems and processes.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a practical and logical approach to conflict management.
Preferable Skills and Attributes
  • CIPD qualification would be appreciated, but we value your experience more
  • Experience within a manufacturing or engineering organization

Training provided

  • Current People/HR Practices and associated systems


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