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HR Advisor

Job Reference tbigc/TP/9595/547 #LIMS1

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Contract Type:
Permanent/Full Time
Contract Details:
Salary Competitive
Working Hours:
35 hours per week
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Company Industry:
Resources - People
Job Function:
United Kingdom

Focus of the Role

We are seeking an HR advisor in a new role within the People Team as the Institute rapidly scales.  Our existing programmes are expanding, we'll be undertaking work in a further c13-15 new countries in the next two years, and are rolling out an ambitious new tech-based partnership.

Come and work for a growing, dynamic organisation alongside a group of smart, supportive and committed people.

Job Introduction

The People Team is an innovative, focused and fast paced team - we work closely with all parts of the Institute to create a talented, engaged and high performing workforce. We are an unpretentious and supportive team, and you’ll be just as comfortable working strategically with senior leaders as you are to offer practical help and support across the Institute.

The People Team is part of our wider Institute Resources Team which supports and helps pave the way for the Institute to deliver its mission.  We are comprised of the Legal and Risk, Finance, IT, Ops & Security and People Teams.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting the Director for People Operations with people-focused cyclical activity including wellbeing, reward, D&I, L&D and employee engagement
  • Assist or lead Employee Relations and Life Cycle issues (e.g. disciplinaries and grievances, Performance issues etc.), working closely with the HR Business Partners
  • Interpreting and advising on employment law and best practice across the organisation, and providing ad-hoc advice on a range of issues
  • Supporting and coaching our team HR Coordinator
  • Assist line managers in understanding and optimising our processes, policies and procedures
  • Oversee and assist the administration of all HR processes such as new starters, contract extensions, leavers, promotions, secondments, references, probation reviews, parental leave, and flexible working requests, always delivering to a high standard
  • Responsible for the data integrity of information held in our people management system (CIPHR) and ensuring it’s always up to date
  • Lead on our people management system data administration – data maintenance, reporting and user configuration
  • Coordinating our onboarding process (e.g. organising inductions and managing our ‘buddy’ programme)
  • Coordinating monthly payroll processes with the finance team and all key stakeholders
  • Supporting, and leading on, HR project work and new initiatives

Person Specification

You’ll likely be an existing HR Coordinator or Advisor looking for the next step in your career in an ambitious, supportive culture.

  • CIPD qualification advantageous, but equivalent HR experience of several years equally valued
  • Strong organisational and time management skills and experience of managing and prioritising workload
  • Understanding of UK employment law and broad HR knowledge and experience essential
  • International employment law experience highly advantageous (e.g. US, Asia, Middle East, or Africa)
  • Intermediate and confident user of Microsoft Products including Excel, Word, and Power Point
  • Desire to develop own technical and data capabilities, and support the adoption of technologies to support the organisation
  • High standard of written documentation, and previous experience of producing professional letters and reports – attention to details imperative
  • Ability to plan ahead within the cyclical calendar to provide proactive HR support to the team and beyond
  • Pragmatic, diplomatic, authoritative, and a true team player
  • Fluency in French and/or Portuguese highly advantageous but not essential

About The Institute

The Tony Blair Institute (TBI) is a mission-driven not for profit organisation. We exist to equip political leaders and governments to build open, inclusive and prosperous societies. We work hard, every day, to make a difference. When governments work well they are able to create economic and social change in a way that promotes fairness, social justice and opportunity. We work relentlessly to support leader and governments with the challenges they face. Giving them practical solutions and actionable insights, that once implemented, can be transformative for their people  

We do this within two connected divisions: 

 Government Advisory 

Our Government Advisory teams work directly with political leaders and governments around the world to implement reforms that improve the lives of their citizens. It works with a variety of partners and its outputs cover a range of disciplines and projects across countries in Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and South Asia.

 Policy Futures 

Our Policy Futures work encompasses three broad areas: 

  • Renewing the Centre: developing a bold and innovative domestic policy programme to help renew the centre ground of British politics; 
  • Tech and Public Policy: exploring the policy challenges and opportunities presented by the technological revolution; and 
  • Extremism Policy Unit: creating solutions designed to tackle the threat of extremist ideologies in the UK and around the world. 

As an organisation, the core beliefs we all embrace are: 

  • Open and Progressive: you’ll believe in the value of teamwork 
  • Bold and Pragmatic: you’ll approach everything you do with integrity and authenticity 
  • Optimistic Changemaker: you’ll be focused on results 

TBI believes embracing diversity and inclusion make us a better place to work.  It’s our goal to reflect everyone in society and we actively welcome applications from individuals and groups who are under-represented in the workplace. We celebrate difference be it ethnicity, religion, age, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation or disability. We will only ever assess you on your abilities and fit for a role. We’re happy to discuss any adjustments you need to ensure a level playing field during recruitment and, if you\'re successful, discuss any adjustments you might need to thrive in your role.