Job Description & Person Specification

Title: HR Advisor – Project Support (fixed term)
Reports to: HR and Organisational Development Manager
Accountable to: Chief Finance and Resources Officer
Location: Flexible, can be home based
Hours: 37.5 hours per week (full time)
Salary: £29,000 to £30,770 per annum

Job Purpose

As part of a small but busy HR team, the role of the HR Advisor is to provide proactive and
comprehensive advice and support to the business. To support managers with HR
processes such as absence management, performance management, disciplinary and
grievance processes. To support and coordinate HR projects, supporting the HR and
Organisational Development Manager.

Key Responsibilities

● Answering staff queries in relation to their employment in a professional and timely
● Provide support and advice to managers on all aspects of employment relations
including Bullying and Harassment, Conduct, Performance Management, Grievance,
and Disciplinary, in line with company policy, employment law and best practice.
● To assist managers in managing and reducing sickness levels
● Prepare and analyse HR data
● Ensuring documentation sent is legal, accurate and timely, and stored appropriately
● Managing family leave processes
● Supporting and coordinating ad hoc HR projects to deliver transformation across the
Organsiation inline with the Joint Strategic Plan.
● Supporting the HR Business Partner in the implementation of organisational changes
● Maintaining spreadsheets and HRIS with a high degree of accuracy
● Supporting managers in recruitment and on-boarding
● To build strong working relationships with managers; influence, coach and upskill in
people management across the business.
● Liaison with Croner (and / or other business partners) for advice and guidance
regarding all employment law matters relating to issues that may result in an
employment tribunal
● Providing guidance and support to the HR Administrator

● Ensuring HR and Recruitment systems are well managed and up to date.
● At all times ensure strict confidentiality and adherence to data protection, and in the
future, GDPR.
● Highlight any concerns or risks to the business, to the HR Business Partner in a
timely fashion
● Any other duties appropriate to the post as required by the manager.
● This is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities and may be subject to periodic review.
The content may be amended to meet the changing needs of the organisation in
discussion with the post holder.

Other Objectives

● Maintain professional and personal boundaries with all customers, parents & carers,
colleagues and other professionals
● Take responsibility for own continuous professional development and maintaining an
adequate level of knowledge and skills pertaining to the role.
● Undertake any other duties that may reasonably be required of this role and as
requested by Manager(s).
● Take all reasonable precautions to maintain the health and safety of self and others,
ensuring that any risks in relation to this are reported and remedial action taken in a
timely manner.
● Comply at all times with the company’s policies and procedures.
● Actively support and promote Surrey Choices business objectives, operating model
and core values.

Person Specifications, Qualification, Experience, Skills, Knowledge

All staff are required to demonstrate a commitment to delivering high quality services to
customers in line with the Surrey Choices Vision & Values – and a passion to provide high
quality person centred services – regardless of what role they perform within the business.


  • CIPD Qualified
  • Strong integrity
  • Ability to quickly develop professional relationships
  • Professional appearance and attitude 
  • Ability to work in a small team
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities
  • Good IT skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Full driving licence and use of car
  • Experience working remotely and managing time effectively


  • Experience supporting a business across multiple sites

This Job Description is neither exhaustive or exclusive and may be subject to change in light of company requirements and the development of services.