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Senior HR Advisor / HR Manager

Senior HR Advisor / HR Manager

Senior HR Advisor / HR Manager

Martin Group of Companies

We are Hiring! We are growing the Team!

Due to continued success, we are looking for an additional talented individual to join our HR team.

Job title: Senior HR Advisor / HR Manager

Location: Blackwell, Derbyshire, (M1 junction 28). This is an office based role, not hybrid or remote.

Salary: Dependant on experience

Additional benefits: Discretionary Bonus, Car Allowance, Flexitime with core hours. 25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays, Company Pension (we pay full 8%), Free parking, Employee Assistance Programme, Life assurance.

Contract Type: Full time 37.5 hours per week. Permanent

The Company:

The Martin Group of Companies (est. 1976) provides highways, waste recycling, engineering, and fencing and forestry services to central and local government and to large construction companies. With annual sales of c£250 million, a workforce of over 1,300 and eighteen locations across the UK, we are a national business.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Group Head of HR, this is an active and challenging HR role that requires an exceptionally organised and proactive individual to support the provision of a professional and comprehensive HR service across the Group, inclusive of all employee relations matters, recruitment, learning and organisational development. The role will include occasion travel to other Company locations across the UK.  A full driving licence is therefore an essential requirement.

The Role:

  • Contribute to the achievement of the vision, aims and business objectives through the contribution to HR strategies, policies, and procedures.
  • To communicate, work effectively and maintain professional business partnerships with Directors, senior managers, and external clients to achieve Group objectives and implement agreed directions.
  • Advise the Group on Employment Law and provide suitable interpretation to Directors and senior managers when required.
  • To recruit, develop, motivate, and retain staff of the required calibre, including recruitment and selection campaigns to anticipate and meet succession needs.
  • Ability to understand, support and respond to the needs of a diverse Group and protect profitability.
  • To contribute to the HR function being seen as proactive, strategic, and efficient.
  • To understand and communicate policies and procedures for the Group, including recruitment and selection, equal opportunities, absence, discipline and grievance, performance, reward and TUPE obligations.
  • Contribute to tender bids as required to support business growth.
  • Writing and issuing of employee contracts as required.
  • Work closely with the payroll department and ensure they have all the required documentation for new starters and follow up with managers where required to provide.
  • Support managers and HR department with relevant Employee Relations matters, chairing hearings, taking notes, writing invites and responses as required.
  • Contribute to ad-hoc projects and pieces of work such as policy reviews to ensure compliance with legislation, as required.
  • Delivering line manager capability training and coaching as required.
  • Support the group employee benefits schemes operating across the group.
  • Contribute and support the recruitment process as required by ensuring Job Descriptions are provided, arranging interviews etc.
  • Be an ambassador for the company with supporting our social value and wellbeing initiatives.
  • Represent the Company at appropriate forums and meetings promoting the Group to ensure a positive image and reputation internally and externally is maintained.
  • Responsibility for providing new employees with a Company Induction and supporting their onboarding.
  • Support the business with the management of long-term sickness cases.
  • Supports the Company’s Apprentice Program from advertisement to placement, including administrative requirements.


  • A current UK Driving Licence is essential.
  • CIPD level 5 or equivalent desirable. Reasonable amount of relevant experience will also be considered as an alternative.

Key skills/experience:

  • Proven ability of working at an operational level, providing a comprehensive and pragmatic HR service within a diverse and commercially driven organisation, and be able to demonstrate an ability to communicate business priorities in a clear manner.
  • Ability to multitask and deal with a range of incoming enquires – organisation is key to the success of this role.
  • Experience of successfully handling legal employment matters with up-to-date employment law awareness and understanding of government policy and emergence of best practice.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills as well as attention detail.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office tools such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.
  • High degree of fluency and accuracy in written and spoken English
  • To work on you own initiative and problem solve when under pressure. At times, must be prepared to be isolated on issues and possess a robust disposition to influence at the highest levels.
  • Ability to anticipate problems, providing pragmatic solutions to support Line Managers to manage their people effectively and assist with implementation, where appropriate.
  • Portrays enthusiasm, passion, and ambition to learn and develop.
  • Positive ‘can do’ attitude.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from any suitably qualified persons.

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