Job Description


HR Advisor - Maternity Cover (0532)

  • Salary:
  • Location:
    63 St Mary Axe, London - EC3A 8NH
  • Department:
  • Type of Position:
    Full Time Permanent
  • Closing Date:
    30 January 2022

MTR Elizabeth Line are looking to appoint an experienced and dynamic HR Advisor to provide maternity cover for up to 18 months. The HR Advisor will act as the primary point of contact for all managers in respect of people management advice – ensuring high quality end-to-end case management based on best practice, MTR Elizabeth Line’s policies and relevant employment legislation.

Reporting directly into the HR Business Partner, this is a great opportunity to provide expert HR advice to our managers and colleagues on our policies, procedures, employment law and best practice. You will guide and support, evaluate risks and provide advice on a wide range of topics. This will include a broad range of HR matters including probation, disciplinary, grievance, performance management, recruitment, attendance and engagement.

Alongside this, you will also assist the HR Business Partner team with employee engagement, wellbeing initiatives and other such projects as required.

The post holder will need to be a self-starter who is keen on staying up to date with changes in UK employment law, as well as being confident working with Trade Unions. To that end, you will have excellent stakeholder management and pride yourself on your ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with stakeholders across the wider business.

To be considered for the role, you will be working towards your full CIPD qualification or have relevant vocational experience as an equivalent.


Key Skills Required

To be considered for the role, you will need to demonstrate a mix of the following:

  • Previous experience of working in a generalist HR Advisor role
  • Part CIPD qualified (or equivalent)
  • Proven experience of working with full range of employee lifecycle processes
  • Experience of using a HR Information System, preferably iTrent
  • Up-to-date knowledge and proven application of employment legislation
  • Confidence to consult with appropriate stakeholders to arrive at an answer, knowing when to escalate for advice
  • Able to translate theory and best practice into action and enable others to achieve positive results giving clear direction and setting standards
  • Proven experience of working with Trades Union
  • Working knowledge of railway terms and conditions (desirable)

Benefits and Rewards

Travel Benefits (discretionary):

  • Free zones 1-6 Oyster travel card, for you and another person who lives at the same address
  • 75% discount on all UK rail travel, and some international services

Pension: You will be automatically enrolled into our excellent pension scheme. After two years, you will have the option of joining our defined benefits scheme

Benefits Station: A dedicated online benefits platform for retail and entertainment discounts

About Us

MTR Elizabeth line values its workforce, offers career progression and provides a platform to grow and develop.

We aspire to set a new transport standard for the UK, moving people and connecting communities better than anyone else. We are making long-term improvements to our network and creating a better service for our customers. We are a trusted operator with proven experience and have a mission to enable our employees to reach their full potential.

We welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates regardless of background, disability or gender and are committed to creating a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve.



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