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HR Advisor (FTC until March 2021)

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Location: London, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 44789
Date Posted: Feb 15, 2020
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail Limited
Profession (Job Category): Human Resources
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: No

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Are you looking for opportunities to work on high profile rail projects and advanced technology alongside experts from the UK, Europe and Japan? Come and join the fastest growing rail business in the world!


As a global provider of total railway solutions, Hitachi Rail Europe has a growing international presence and product range. We are leading the largest rail modernisation project in UK history and delivering the UK’s next generation of rolling stock. We are working to Inspire the Next – and this is your chance to be part of it.


Your new role


In this exciting new role you will support the Service and Maintenance division across a number of geographical locations in Scotland and the South of England. As a HR Advisor with Hitachi Rail you’ll be the first point of contact for all employee relations issues within your business areas and support the HR Business Partner in providing a full generalist HR service. You’ll have the opportunity to grow your capabilities by being involved in a variety of interesting HR projects!



Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Provide timely, accurate advice on all employee relations matters and attend employee meetings as appropriate. Including:
    • Discipline
    • Grievance
    • Absence 
    • Performance
    • Probation management
    • Restructures
    • Family friendly activities – maternity, paternity etc
  • Maintain up-to-date records of activity on all employee relations matters within own client group.
  • Provide Head of HR and HR Business Partner with reports and dashboards, as needed.
  • Provide policy advice to client group, encouraging self-service approach.
  • Support HR Business Partner, as required, with:
    • Pay and reward activities, including pay benchmarking and inputting into cyclical activities, such as salary review and bonus
    • Talent and succession planning
    • Local employee engagement and retention activities, including employee forums and Union Joint Negotiation Committees, where these exist
    • Organisation structure design
    • Resource planning
    • Recruitment approvals and queries
    • Talent and succession planning
    • Project work

 About you

  • An independent thinker who is able to manage their workload effectively
  • Comfortable working in a very dynamic environment
  • Resilient
  • Must demonstrate strong ER experience
  • Proffered Industrial Relations experience – not essential
  • Good understanding of data management
  • Ability to build relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • Evidence of ‘getting thigs over the line’ or ‘just getting it done’.
  • Some travel will be required





  • CIPD or equivalent qualification
  • Maths and English GCSE at grade C or above, or equivalent

Why Hitachi Rail Europe?

At Hitachi Rail Europe you will find a passionate and collaborative environment. We operate according to our values of Harmony, Sincerity and Pioneering Spirit. As such, we work closely as a team and empower our colleagues to take ownership and become creative in our pursuit of excellence. We take pride in the contribution we make to society and we always act with integrity and fairness towards our customers, suppliers and colleagues.

We offer a competitive salary and annual leave entitlement as well as a generous benefits package. This includes a pension scheme with contributions up to 9%, health insurance, and many more perks for you to choose from within a flexible plan that will meet your specific needs and lifestyle.

If you like the sound of the above and feel energised by the idea of joining a great brand at a moment of exciting expansion, please apply now. We look forward to hearing from you!

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