HR Advisor

£24,838 - £26,356
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Job description

Job Description

At Kirklees College we are always looking for new talent. We welcome applications from all sectors although if you have a background or interest in working in an education setting and looking for a new challenge we would like to hear from you!

Whether in a teaching & learning role or in one of our specialised Business Support functions, you'll be involved in nurturing and developing the next generation of construction workers, engineers, health workers and countless others.

We're already a successful college, but we're continually striving to be better and do better - be part of our story!


In the role of HR Advisor, you’ll predominantly be based at Waterfront, Huddersfield. Your focus will be to deliver consistent and accurate HR reporting, coaching and advice to the curriculum area. Providing policy, process and procedural advice and guidance primarily to line managers and employees, across all employee lifecycle activities.


Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Dealing with enquiries from managers and employees on all aspects of the employee lifecycle.
  • Providing coaching, support and guidance to line managers on HR policy and processes including but not limited to: absence, disciplinary, grievance, performance and flexible working.
  • Assessing the merits of ER cases, ensuring appropriate escalation of complex cases to the Lead HR Advisor.
  • Contribute to the HR operational planning, self-assessment and the measurement of Key Performance Indicators to support the achievement of the College’s strategic objectives


It’s important that you’re able to communicate effectively at all levels and prioritise workloads. Due to the nature of our work, it’s essential you’re committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. A solid background in HR is a must but equally important is that you can demonstrate our values, which are Kindness, Unity and Excellence.

We believe learning is not just for our students: it’s an important part of working here too. Staff development opportunities include a mentoring scheme, financial contributions for external qualifications and skills development for current and aspiring managers. You’ll also have access to a range of staff benefits including an employee assistance programme, retail and leisure discounts and reduced Metro travel.

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