HR Advisor

Job id:  33418
Job location: 

London, GB

Colt provides network, voice and data centre services to thousands of businesses around the world, allowing them to focus on delivering their business goals instead of the underlying infrastructure.  

Function: Human Resources

Reporting: HR manager

Location: London, UK    

1 year contract


Role purpose

Provide HR expertise and operational support across all aspects of the Employee Lifecycle throughout our UK, US and Ireland offices by ensuring a pro-active, consistent and efficient approach in line with our Global Operating Model.

You’ll also advise and assist to all UK, IE & US employees for all employment related queries, with reference to, and interpretation of, local legislation, the employee handbooks and policies.


Key accountabilities

  • Partner with business and HR stakeholders to provide support across all aspects of HR Operations.
  • Ensure that business needs are met whilst remaining legally compliant, and operating in line with best practice guidelines.
  • Manage and lead on complex Employee Relation cases including negotiations and consultations. Provide advice to colleagues Globally on UK, IE and US Employment law.
  • Manage performance related matters and investigations including grievances, performance improvement plans and disciplinaries.
  • Manage all aspects of family leave, employees’ return to work, extended sick leave cases.
  • Liaise with occupational health providers for advice, review recommendations and discuss course of action with line managers and employees’.
  • Support the operational elements of all key people processes such as performance management or annual salary and benefits review.
  • Prepare and process contracts of employment and employment letters, ensuring an efficient process and responding to queries related to them.
  • Ensure all employment changes are updated in HR systems and communicated effectively to payroll as appropriate.
  • Support the implementation of HR policy, programmes and business change management initiatives operationally.
  • Collaborate with HR Colleagues across all specialisms on the delivery of various global HR initiatives to drive business change.


Role specific requirements

Skills & Experience

  • Proven work experience as an HR advisor across all aspects of the Employee Lifecycle
  • CIPD qualified to Level 5 or equivalent level qualification and/or experience
  • Up to date knowledge of employment legislation and best practice
  • Robust, resilient, approachable and diplomatic with the confidence to deal with challenging senior leaders
  • A strong customer service mind set when dealing with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Capacity to deal with a wide range of stakeholders with conflicting priorities.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and cope with pressure
  • Able to demonstrate initiative, influence and problem solving skills
  • Friendly and able to converse with people at any level
  • Excellent problem-solving, critical thinking, deductive reasoning, inductive reasoning and analytical skills.
  • Strong project management skills, particularly with respect to organisation, prioritisation, and time management.


What we offer:

Colt is a growing business that is investing in its people. We offer skill development, learning pathways and accreditation to help our people perform at their best, regardless of role and location.

In addition to offering competitive salaries and incentive plans, a range of benefits and local rewards packages are offered to staff. Colt recognises the importance of a work life balance.


Some benefit examples are:


  • Flexible working and relaxed dress code
  • Two days annually to spend on volunteering opportunities
  • Pension and insurance options
  • Access to a virtual business school for on-going learning
  • Business mentoring
  • Discounts with local hospitality and retail providers


Inclusion, and valuing diversity of thought and experience, is at the heart of our culture here at Colt. From day one, you'll be encouraged to be yourself as we believe that’s what helps our people to thrive. We welcome people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, regardless of their gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, neurodiversity, age, marital status, pregnancy status or place of birth. 
Please speak with a member of our recruitment team if you require adjustments to our recruitment process to support you. For more information about our Inclusion and Diversity agenda and activities, please click here.

Read more about our initiative Women+@Colt and how it’s aiming to promote diversity and gender balance at Colt.

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