HR Advisor

Job Reference: BBBH73654

Posted by: Jackie MacGregor

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Industry: Human Resources and Personnel
Dalkeith EH22, UK
£30000.00 – £35000 per annum

Description of role:

Job Title: HR Advisor

Location: Dalkeith, Midlothian

Salary: Circa £30,000 – £35,000 per annum

Do you have HR Advisor / Assistant level experience? Have you gained experience working through organisational change? If you have experience gained in a manufacturing or factory-based environment, this could be as very exciting role for you.

Working closely with the MD, who has a strong HR background, you will be supporting a varied and diverse workforce across the full range of HR activities. Experience in recruitment and ER are essential, as is experience of coaching and guiding managers through HR processes and policies.

Responsibilities will include:

General HR Support:

  • Act as the first point of contact for all generalist HR enquiries.
  • Provide timely and accurate responses to HR-related questions.

Recruitment and Onboarding:

  • Manage end-to-end recruitment and onboarding activities.
  • Ensure job descriptions, person specifications, and job adverts are up-to-date and accurate.
  • Develop and approve recruitment strategies for all roles.
  • Shortlist candidates and conduct interviews with relevant department managers.
  • Prepare and send offer letters, contracts, and employment packs.
  • Complete referencing and compliance checks.
  • Monitor probationary periods and ensure completion of end-of-probation forms.

Leaver/Retiral Administration:

  • Handle leaver acknowledgements, exit interviews, and file administration.

Absence Management:

  • Track case management and arrange health surveillance programs.
  • Administer occupational health sickness schemes and appointments.
  • Manage employer liability claims and compile case information.
  • Assist with administration related to maternity, adoption, paternity, and bereavement leave.

Employee Relations:

  • Provide support for investigations, hearings, note-taking, and preparation of information for disciplinary and grievance processes.

Payroll Administration:

  • Cover for the Payroll Manager as needed.
  • Assist with payroll processing and employee benefit administration.

Training & Development:

  • Ensure department managers complete probationary reviews, induction programs, training programs, and performance reviews on time.
  • Arrange training days, school visits, DYW, and apprenticeship events.
  • Update internal training modules for each department as needed.


  • Update and issue company communications.
  • Maintain organizational charts and employee directories.


  • Lead employee induction presentations.
  • Manage facilities management contracts such as cleaning, security, and gardening maintenance.
  • Assist with welfare and social aspects, including employee awards and presentations.
  • Perform ad hoc duties including payroll and employee benefit processing.
  • Administer Vitality Health Care, Employee Life Assurance, and Expression of Wish forms.

This is an excellent role for you to make your own, accountability and leading from the front are essential behaviours to succeed. You will also be:

  • Trustworthy with confidential information.
  • Friendly and approachable.
  • Passionate about helping people.
  • Comfortable communicating with all levels.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Able to organise and present information clearly.
  • Confident working in a fast-paced environment requiring multitasking and prioritising.
  • Able to manage HR processes and policy updates, staying informed of employment legislation updates.

If you fit the bill and are keen to be considered for the role, please send your CV to Jackie MacGregor at Certain Advantage by using the ‘Apply Now’ feature.

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