HR Advisor


Redditch, GB

Country/Region:  United Kingdom
Job Function:  Human Resources
Requisition ID:  34228
Employment Type:  Salary

HR Advisor

Redditch Plant - UK


Company Overview

Lear, a global automotive technology leader in Seating and E-Systems, enables superior in-vehicle experiences for consumers around the world. Our diverse team of talented employees in 37 countries is driven by a commitment to innovation, operational excellence, and sustainability. Lear is Making every drive better™ by providing the technology for safer, smarter, and more comfortable journeys. Lear, headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, serves every major automaker in the world and ranks #186 on the Fortune 500. Further information about Lear is available at, or follow us on Twitter @LearCorporation.  


Position Overview

Reporting to the HR Manager, this role's main responsibilities lay in supporting management team at the Redditch plant on all generalist aspects of HR, whilst providing support to the HR Manager on various HR projects.


Main Responsibilities :


  • Manage and be in attendance (provide HR advice) at meetings for a high-volume Employee Relations issues at the Redditch (and at times the Coventry plant) such as: Attendance Reviews; Disciplinary (up to and including dismissal); Grievance & Flexible Working Requests.
  • Support Managers, providing advice and guidance in respect of all ER matters escalating complex cases and appeals as appropriate within the HR structure.
  • Work alongside other members of the HR team to ensure that all employee relations issues are dealt with in a timely manner in line with the Company policies and procedures
  • Support Managers in respect of managing poor performance and performance improvement plans.
  • Effectively manage short and long-term absence processes, to drive a reduction to below the Company target
  • Support nightshift management team with all of the duties of HR Advisor on an Ad Hoc basis
  • Work with Occupational Health & Management to ensure that all employees with restrictions or issues are being managed back into the business, escalating capability cases to Senior HO, if required.


Key Skills and Qualifications:


  • Degree level qualification in HRM
  • CIPD Level 5 
  • Minimum 3 years experience working as a generalist in a fast paced and high-volume Manufacturing or logistics business with high volume employee relations is essential
  • Experience of using HR Systems, ideally SuccessFactors, Peoplesoft and Kronos, as well as Time & Attendance systems.
  • Competent in Microsoft applications
  • Use of HRIS systems
  • Must be able to prioritize tasks and work well under pressure
  • Excellent administrative skills
  • Positive “can do” attitude and ability to lead by example
  • Robust decision-making principles


As well as an attractive salary we offer:


  • Group Personal Pension with AVIVA 
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Life Cover 3 x Basic Salary (Expression of wishes form required)
  • AXA PPP Private Medical Insurance
  • EV Salary Sacrifice


Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.

Applicants must submit their resumes for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.

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