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Job Role: HR Officer
Location: Nottingham
Salary: £27,500
Type: 1-year Fixed Term Contract

Overview of the HR Officer

2fawcett are recruiting for an HR Officer role for a business based in Nottingham. As HR Officer you will be supporting the Head of HR in providing advice and guidance to Managers as appropriate in accordance with the businesses policies and procedures.

Provide a generalist HR Service

  • Advising Managers on best practice, employment law and HR related policies in accordance with the company policies and procedures.
  • Guiding managers and employees through investigation, disciplinary, and grievance procedures, checking and reviewing that the necessary actions have been taken, and that the relevant paperwork has been completed and logged etc.
  • Providing support to managers throughout the recruitment process, including proof reading job descriptions, drafting and placement of adverts and assisting with both internal & external applicant background checks.
  • Managing the new starter process working alongside the HR Administrator.
  • Provide management reports as required.
  • Maintaining a HR log with all enquiries received/advice given/issues raised to HR and chasing them for closure.
  • Maintaining, reviewing, and updating HR policies, procedures, manuals, and training documentation in line with organisational changes and/or government legislation and employment law.
  • Monitor and report on absence levels across the organisation
  • Supporting the HR Administrator with the payroll process, liaising with staff and our payroll provider, calculating staff entitlements.

HR Administration

  • Possibility of Line Management and supervision of a HR Administrator.
  • Assist in the maintenance and development of the HR database (Cascade). Analyse workforce data from Cascade and report as required.
  • Ensure HR records are maintained and up to date.
  • Respond to employee enquiries including emails, telephone and face to face.
  • Carry out monthly payroll checks to ensure accuracy in accordance with the business rules and regulations.
  • Minute taker at HR related meetings.
  • Assist the HR administrator to ensure new employees have the resources and equipment required to undertake their roles.
  • The production of HR Letters to employees.

Management Support

Provide advice, guidance and support on all HR policies, procedures, and systems.

Provide advice and guidance to managers in relation to:

  • Change management
  • Absence management
  • Disciplinary and grievances
  • Learning and development
  • Flexible Working Requests

Organisational Support

  • Provide advice and guidance as required by the CEO and the Board of Trustees.
  • Coordinate and participate in the HR Subgroup of the Board of Trustees as required.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with trade unions.
  • Manage and coordinate the annual Staff Survey process to ensure a high response rate, including analysing data and providing advice on patterns and trends where appropriate.
  • Ensure the organisation’s policies, procedures and practice are compliant with GDPR.
  • Encourage all outgoing employees complete exit questionnaire and an exit interview, analysing trends and providing feedback where appropriate to management.

Requirements of the HR Officer

  • A good working knowledge of current employment law, legislation, HR best practice and equalities legislation
  • CIPD qualified or part qualified or equivalent relevant qualification in related field.
  • Experience of providing HR advice and support to managers and employees on a range of HR issues e.g., casework, TUPE, terms and conditions.
  • Experience of using HR systems /databases and ability to support managers and staff to integrate use of system.
  • Ability to ensure HR systems and practices effectively support business objectives.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage complex workload and work to conflicting deadlines.
  • Methodical approach and attention to detail.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret HR data and propose relevant HR interventions.
  • Computer literate and be able to use Microsoft Office products proficiently.
  • Able to form and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, employees and managers
  • Enhanced DBS Clearance is required


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