Senior HR Advisor

We are a successful and established accountancy North-West firm, are seeking to recruit an experienced HR Advisor to join us on a full-time basis at our Northwich office reporting to the Senior HR Manager as part of their Administration team.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a collaborative HR professional looking to join a growing team in a vibrant and fast paced environment.

About Us

Our mission is to build relationships with our clients, to support them on their business journey and to make a positive difference to their business and their lives. As a forward-thinking accountancy practice, you’ll have access to the very latest software and technologies as we embrace technology to enhance our client experience.

We understand the importance of work life balance and prioritise the wellbeing of our employees, with flexible working arrangements, competitive salaries and generous leave policies to ensure we are offering the opportunity of a fulfilling and rewarding career without sacrificing personal commitments.

As we strive for B Corp certification, we are committed to using our business as a force for good. By joining our team you’ll be contributing to sustainable and responsible working practices that benefit our clients, the communities we operate in, our environment and our team.

Join our team and unlock your full potential!

Job Purpose

The primary function of this role is to provide operational support to the senior management team and the wider business on all aspects of HR in accordance with UK employment legislation.

Additionally, the successful candidate will provide temporary cover for the HR Administrator during their period of maternity leave.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Acting as the first point of contact for the HR team, responding to various HR queries from managers and employees.
  • Provide generalist support, coaching and guidance to managers in all areas of the employee lifecycle.
  • Support line managers with probation cases, low-level absence management, performance management, disciplinary and grievance cases in line with policy, procedure and best practice.
  • Coaching managers on a day-to-day basis so that they can effectively and confidently manage any people issues both informally and formally taking into account policy, procedure and best practice.
  • Support recruitment process; reviewing and updating job descriptions, posting job adverts, liaising with recruitment agencies, coordinating interview arrangements, leading onboarding activities and local HR inductions.
  • Raising offer letters and contracts of employment.
  • Managing the starter and leaver processes end-to-end.
  • Support payroll with collation of information/data.
  • Administering changes to terms of conditions i.e. annual pay reviews, job role changes.
  • Monitoring, reviewing and updating HR policies and ensuring these are in line with current legislation.
  • Updating and maintaining employee files including the HRIS system (Bright HR) with data changes.
  • Support with HR projects i.e. graduate academy recruitment.
  • Collate and report on people data as required.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the role.


  • CIPD qualified (level 5 or above) with evidence of continuous professional development.
  • Proven HR generalist experience including familiarity with probation, absence management, performance management, disciplinary and grievance.
  • HR experience within an accountancy practice is preferred but not essential.
  • Sound knowledge of current UK employment legalisation.
  • Personable with strong communication and relationship building capabilities across all levels of the business.
  • Practical and logical; able to solve problems quickly.
  • Hands-on experience with IT programmes such as MS Office, in particular Excel and HR systems.
  • Self-motivated with ability to work within a team environment and on own initiative.
  • Good organisational, administrative and time management skills.
  • A positive and proactive approach to the various roles the job entails.
  • An ability to maintain confidentiality and act with discretion and diplomacy is crucial.

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working
  • 36 days holiday – inclusive of Bank Holidays/Christmas period
  • Pension scheme – 5% employer contribution
  • Option to buy/sell a maximum of 5 days holiday
  • Employee assistance programme (which includes; Life support, Legal information, Bereavement support, Medical Information, CBT & Managerial Support).
  • Life Assurance cover (2 x annual salary)
  • Option of salary sacrifice pension scheme
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/shared parental pay
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Referral scheme
  • Paid volunteer time and an annual charitable donation on your behalf
  • Long service enhancements to employer pension contribution and holiday entitlement
  • Onsite parking

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

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