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Senior HR Advisor

Vacancy Details

Salary: £39,000 per annum
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Permanent
Vacancy Group: Chief Operating Officers Portfolio
Category: Human Resources
Closing Date: 23/01/2022
Date Posted: 10/01/2022
Reference: 03915


Full Time, Permanent

Are you looking for your next step in your HR career?   If the answer is yes, then look no further. Human Resources has an exciting opportunity for a Senior HR Advisor to join the team.

As Senior HRA, you will support the effective delivery of a high quality and professional Human resources service providing focused challenge, advice and guidance to managers in the organisation and ensure effective implementation of, and compliance with, all workforce policies, procedures, workforce practices and standards.

You will oversee and manage all aspects of generalist HR Operations, including supporting Senior managers with their day to day people matters, complex employee relations matters and change management. You will provide coaching and guidance to the HR Advisors to empower them to successfully undertake their own role and responsibilities and work closely with the HR Business Partner to implement the People Strategy initiatives and goals. The role will actively network internally and externally to ensure the Library continuously develops and learns from others. 

Key aspects of the role include:
• Continuous improvement of process and procedures and implementation of innovative HR practices
• Managing complex employee relations issues, providing the business with advice and support in line with company policies
• Supporting with policy development in line with company culture and local legislation
• Providing a customer-focused approach to queries and requests for advice;
• Acting as an escalation point for complex issues
• Driving selected HR projects, based on your interests and experience and strategic goals
• Supporting HR Business Partner with implementation of People Team strategy and projects
• Supporting the Visa Sponsorship License process and managing query escalations
• Advising Mangers on different contractual terms and statuses such as Research Placements, Erasmus and Erasmus+ Placements and fixed-term contracts.

The ideal candidate for this role will be proactive and solutions focused, be comfortable assessing complex HR matters and making decisions accordingly, have a sound knowledge of HR best practice and UK Employment law and have experience line managing and coaching a small team.

As one of the world’s great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future and make it available to all for research, inspiration and enjoyment. At present we have well over 170 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. We make our collections and programmes available to all. We operate the world’s largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future by anyone, anywhere.


In return we offer a competitive salary and a number of excellent benefits.  Our pension scheme is one of the most valuable benefits we offer, as our staff can become members of the Alpha Pension Scheme where the Library contributes a minimum of 20.6% (this may be higher dependant on grade. Another significant benefit the Library provides is the provision of a flexible working hours scheme which could allow you to work your hours flexibly over the week and to take up to 5 days flexi leave in a 3 month period. This is on top of 25 days holiday from entry and public and privilege holidays.


For further information and to apply, please visit quoting vacancy ref: 03915


Closing Date: 23 January 2022

Interview Date: TBC


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Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident employer, and make a commitment to recruit and support disabled people. We guarantee an interview for disabled candidates who meet the minimum (essential) requirements for a vacancy



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