HR Advisor

Full Time Greater London IT Job Pro UK

Methods is recruiting for an experienced HR Advisor to join our HR team on a 6-month fixed term contract with a possible extension. This role will be hybrid working – London office and home based with travel around the UK as required.

About Methods:

Since our establishment in 1990, Methods has partnered with a range of central government departments and agencies to transform the way the public sector operates in the UK. Our mission is to help safeguard public-facing services and apply digital thinking to make sure the future of our public services is centred around our citizens.

At Methods we believe in working with a human touch which sets us apart from other consultancies, system integrators and software houses. We do not focus solely on profits or targets; we have a customer-centric value system and focus on doing what is right for our clients.

We passionately support our clients in the success of their projects and work collaboratively in teams to share skill sets and solve problems. At Methods we have fun while working hard; we are not afraid of making mistakes and learning from them.


The HR department combines the care and compassion with the corporate and business know how needed to empower employees and facilitate forward thinking in the workplace. Put simply, it involves all actions that support our people to be the best and most honest versions of themselves, from the moment they start their life with us until the moment at which they leave. We are responsible for and manage the entire employee life cycle with empathy and business know how.

The HR Advisor is a new role and will form an integral part of the HR Team. This role is required to ensure our line managers are supported in managing their people effectively at an operational level. This role is pivotal to managing risk and ensuring managers feel supported dealing with people matters confidently.

The post-holder is expected to operate as a subject matter expert in all matters ER, be open to and actively take part in managing conflict down and use a wide range of knowledge to resolve issues.

The ideal candidate will have experience of managing conflict and minimising risk with experience of managing multiple issues in a fast-paced organisation.

The HR Advisor Accountabilities

Successful management of all correspondence in relation to ER cases as required to ensure advice and guidance meets best practice and ACAS guidelines.
Providing monthly reporting to ensure that Portfolio HR meetings provide useful and actionable insight that can be turned into employee action plans
Provide both the quarterly and annual HR metrics report to the HRBP and Head oF HR/People
Accountable for supporting line managers with key ER processes such as probation, investigation, performance, disciplinary and grievance, escalating where necessary to the Business Partner, this includes active case management of all cases within your remit
Provide consistent and concise advice in respect of occupational health and wider wellbeing provisions for our line managers and employees
Accountable for all HR project documentation, including but not limited to provision of packs, RAG status and escalation points
Provide consistent and up to date diversity and equity data, capable of being changed into actionable plans across the business
Build respected and consistent relations with our Line Managers that enable HR/People to continue to be the trusted advisor to the business.
Accountable for providing a timely, final production of payroll each month for sign off by the COO. Working with the People Administrator to Ensure errors and corrections are escalated and resolved in an efficient and timely manner.
Support the HR audit process by preparing documentation, and being physically present to run our auditors through the required areas . Responsibilities

Advise managers on all types of employee relations matters; working with our Employee Relations Policy and ACAS best practice to ensure the right and most appropriate approaches are used.
Support the HR audit process by preparing documentation, and being physically present to run our auditors through the required areas.
Manage all HR Inbox queries within your designated workstack as dictated by the Head of and Business Partner.
Help to ensure a fair and consistent approach to the company's policies, processes and procedures, whilst minimising risks.
Jointly processing and management of monthly payroll with the People Administrator in a timely and effective manner, maintaining accuracy of final reports from Engage ready for approval by Chief Operating Officer.
Deputise for the People Business Partner when necessary.
Support with various projects in the HR People Team.
Research law and legislation when required and keep up to date with CPD. Ideal candidates will demonstrate:

Generalist experience in an HR team or environment.
Previous experience managing ER cases to resolution.
Previous experience of payroll
CIPD level 3 or 5 or equivalent.
A good practical understanding of MS Office.
A good base understanding of HR practices.
Working knowledge of Salesforce an advantage
Demonstrates a high level of emotional intelligence.
Able to prioritise workloads and stakeholders in a fast-paced and demanding environment.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Integrity and confidentiality.
A keen eye for detail and an organised, process orientated outlook.
An enthusiastic approach to learning.
Ability to build relationships and earn and maintain trust.
Good problem-solving skills. Benefits

Methods is passionate about its people; we want our colleagues to develop the things they are good at and enjoy.

By joining us you can expect

Autonomy to develop and grow your skills and experience
Be part of exciting project work that is making a difference in society
Strong, inspiring and thought-provoking leadership
A supportive and collaborative environmentAs well as this, we offer:

Development access to LinkedIn Learning, a management development programme and training

Wellness 24/7 Confidential employee assistance programme

Social – office parties, pizza Friday and commitment to charitable causes

Time off 25 days a year

Pension Salary Exchange Scheme with 4% employer contribution and 5% employee contribution

Discretionary Company Bonus based on company and individual performance

Life Assurance of 4 times base salary

Private Medical Insurance which is non-contributory (spouse and dependants included)

Worldwide Travel Insurance which is non-contributory (spouse and dependants included)

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