HR Advisor

Macsween of Edinburgh
GBP 40,000 - 60,000
Job description

Macsween of Edinburgh are looking to recruit an experienced HR Advisor to work within our HR Department. This is a standalone role which reports directly to the Managing Director.


The purpose of the HR Advisor role is to provide HR, people management and employment law support and advice to the company.

This role is contracted at 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday. There is an opportunity for some home working and we are happy to discuss different working schedules.

Duties include:

  • To be the first point of contact for HR enquiries by providing advice to employees and management on policy and process queries and help maintain positive employee relations across the site.
  • Department administration, ensuring that all tasks are completed accurately whilst adhering to confidentiality.
  • Policy writing and review.
  • Facilitating HR workshops for managers and providing training and mentoring where necessary.
  • Managing and coordinating recruitment for the company, including advertising, facilitating interviews and making offers of employment.
  • Arranging and facilitating inductions and onboarding activities with new employees.
  • Supporting managers through employee lifecycle (probations, performance management, termination).
  • Absence monitoring and management.
  • Facilitating formal processes as and when required.
  • Facilitating exit interviews and reporting on results.
  • Maintaining time and attendance and HR systems.
  • Payroll processing.
  • Managing and coordinating staff association (En-Volve).
  • Managing and coordinating staff engagement surveys.
  • Assisting with company audits and managing Sedex Audits.
  • Managing departmental projecects and new initiatives as and when required.

Essential skills, experience and knowledge requirements:

The successful candidate must have;

  • Proven experience within HR, at an advisor level.
  • CIPD Level 5 qualification, or equivilent.
  • Experience advising managers and employees across a broad range of HR topics.
  • In depth knowledge of employment legislation.
  • Ability to confidently use and maintain IT systems and MS office packages.
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels.
  • Ability to manage a high workload with sometimes conflicting priorities.
  • Self-motivated with an ability to work alone and self-prioritise.
  • Willingness to develop skills and advance professionally.

Whats on Offer:

Competitive salary of up to 40,000 (DOE)

Hybrid working

30 Days Annual Holiday

Birthday Day Off

Monthly Product Allowance

Death in Service (3x Annual Salary)

Company Sick Pay Scheme

Cycle to Work Scheme

Free On-site Parking

Annual Flu Vaccination

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