HR Advisor

Business Area

Contact Centres, Insurance



Contract Type

Full Time



Closing Date


Company description

We are the AA. And we keep everyone’s show on the road. There for our customers wherever and whenever they need us, we’re always ready for anything. That’s why, for over 100 years, we’ve continued to evolve and adapt. Today, as the nation’s number one motoring organization, we offer a range of excellent products and services to millions of customers

Location: Cardiff

Salary: Up to £36,000

6Month FTC

This is the job

Working as part of the employee relations team and in close partnership with your HR Business Partner you will provide a visible and proactive support on site, providing hands on, comprehensive employee relations advice to the Driving School business area.   You will make a real contribution by using your specialist Employee Relations (ER) skillset to promote proactive employee relations, and actively drive our people’s wellbeing and performance.  One of your key duties is to support line managers providing coaching and advice in the full range of people management issues, so your commercial, pro-active and customer centric approach alongside first rate employment law knowledge are critical parts of your role.

What will I be doing?

  • Working collaboratively with the HR Business Partner and others in the wider HR team to ensure your business area receives a highly visible, comprehensive, joined up and pro-active service that helps them deliver their goals and the People Plan.
  • Gain a deep understanding of the drivers of engagement, wellbeing and performance in your business area, then proactively ensure that solutions are brought to bear that address any issues.
  • Deliver concise, accurate and outcome focused advice to line managers on the full range of employee relations issues, specifically performance management as well as absence, discipline, grievance, use of our occupational health service and organisational restructure.
  • Working with T&D colleagues train, coach and develop the driving school managers according to the local objectives and plan.
  • Create and provide weekly reports on the full range of local employee relations cases including performance, discipline and grievance.
  • Maintain and grow positive relationships with local Trade Union representatives.

What do I need?


Capability, Knowledge and Experience:

  • A proven background in an ER role in a fast paced customer centric organisation.
  • Proven ability to work in partnership with others to deliver a comprehensive people solution to clients.
  • Thorough, up to date employment law knowledge together with sound judgment skills.
  • Experience on leading organisational change, including restructure.
  • Wide experience of advising line managers on the full range of employment issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to positively partner with Employee Representatives, Trade Unions and working with Collective Bargaining Agreements.
  • First hand experience of supporting organisational change.
  • Experience of successfully coaching and training line managers in a wide range of employee relations issues, specifically performance management

Education and Qualifications:

  • A Degree standard level of education, or the equivalent professional experience at the level of the role.
  • Ideally an Associate or above member of the CIPD.

Personal Characteristics:

  • A collaborative team player who communicates openly and works with others in a seamless way
  • A pro-active self-starter who understands the needs of their clients.
  • Commercially driven, understands the business, future direction and the needs of our customers.
  • Communicates concisely, effectively and persuasively in writing as well as orally.
  • Excellent organisational skills, the ability to prioritise, and progress a high volume of complex issues to successful resolution.
  • Makes sensible decisions in difficult and deadline driven situations.
  • Demonstrates passion and professionalism, approaching things in an enthusiastic way.