• Senior HR Generalist

    Job Location UK-Cambridgeshire-Peterborough
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Variety & Challenge. Growth & Opportunity.


    At ERT we move fast. With pace comes variety & challenge and with this role there is opportunity to grow and make a difference.


    In the role of Senior HR Generalist, you will promote, communicate and implement HR strategies and initiatives for Peterborough site and the Business Units that work from there.


    You will also need to build and maintain influential relationships by partnering with Management and our Strategic HR Business Partners. You will be an employee advocate and provide guidance on employment law, coordinate performance management, and resolve employee relations issues, acting as the local SME on human resources policies and procedures such as payroll, benefits, compensation, employee development, and recruiting. This role will provide tactical and consultative services for the full employment lifecycle and take responsibility for site-level oversight of facility needs, employee committee and events leadership, and health and safety requirements.


    We are a global organisation and as such experience of working with and across a variety of cultures will benefit you in this role. Experience of working with Japan would be especially advantageous.


    This role is based in our Peterborough Office at the Peterborough Business Park in Lynchwood, providing easy access to the A1 and surrounding road networks. We enjoy fantastic facilities including a vibrant office, staff canteen and easy onsite parking and we offer a wide range of social, employee welfare and charitable events.


    • Active support for the HR team (local and global)
    • Contact person for employees in all HR related questions
    • Determine recruitment needs and deliver the recruitment practices within the UK Office.  This includes recruiting for open positions and identifying appropriate sources, screening, interviewing and managing assessment centres.
      • Preparation of all paper work e.g. job opening requests, JD’s and coordination approval process. Support working together with international team to develop recruiting.
      • Implements the method and strategy for identifying alternative sourcing methods for frequently open positions, including participation in career fairs and university campuses to ensure a pipeline of diverse talent
      • Preparation of employment contracts for new employee (including temps and contractors) including checking if all regulations are in line with applicable laws
      • Partnering with the global Director’s, Strategic HR Business Partners to deliver their local recruitment needs in UK
    • Review and implement changes of employment contracts and policies based on employment law as appropriate.
    • Supporting new hire orientation, inductions and training sessions for employee
    • Handling of approval processes (job openings and payroll change notices)
    • Accurate supporting of reports related to recruiting and supporting all other HR reporting requirements.
    • Active support of HR reporting in cooperation with global HR, local HR, finance department and authorities.
    • Provide input into the development of HR policies and processes and assist in implementing and communication policies to staff.
    • Process payroll and company benefit plans in accordance with company regulations and required laws including commissions and payments. Work with outside auditors to ensure all employee documentation is maintained according to external requirements.  Partner with Senior Accountant in UK.
    • Support advice and guidance to employees and managers on all human resources matters including discipline, grievance and harassment and/or dismissal procedures. Support also training of employee and managers on these topics.
    • Influencing and coaching of leadership team, serving as a resource to develop people management skills; provides constructive feedback for development of leadership competencies.
    • Responsible for driving employee engagement at a local level including follow up to maximize participation, identify top location priorities and implement plants to foster engagement and retention
    • Evaluate the UK Company’s benefits package on an annual basis and recommend new benefits structure to maintain competitiveness or to meet changing legal requirements.
    • Handling and support of all tasks regarding maternity and parental leave (support employee, departments, handling of forms, contract regulations, certificates, coordination with  health and safety officer, etc)
    • Support Budget process in coordination with HR lead, payroll, finance department and support requirements of departments
    • Keep up to date with employment law, HMRC, and any other changes and inform HR lead in UK of any significant changes.
    • Provide support in other HR related functions, like employee event planning, training sessions, complaint management, BCP, handling of salary settlements, payroll change requests, contract management, resignations, redundancies and replacements, hires of new employee, etc.)
    • Provide HR support to individuals working remotely across Europe and HR guidance to Japan ERT location including policy, performance management etc
    • Conduct exit interviews for all employees.
    • Administrative tasks (supporting HR administrator when appropriate).




    • Active support and implementation of HR projects (national / international)
    • Support for internal / external audits (customer audits, HMRC, external financial auditors, ERT internal audits etc)
    • Active support of Success Factor: Administration of system, coordination of annual processes and supporting trainings.
    • A member of Pulse Committee


    • BA degree level in relevant field and CIPD qualified
    • 2 to 4 years work experience in Senior HR generalist role preferably with global responsibilities.
    • Strong IT and HR systems skills (MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)
    • Good knowledge of UK Employment Law
    • Ability to exercise good judgment, tact and a high degree of confidentiality in all matters
    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to influence and work well with others


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