HR Advisor

Job Description

Annual salary: up to £35,000.00

HR Advisor

Gloucester based with the option of hybrid working once competent on systems & processes (This to be agreed with management)

Full Time, Monday to Friday 08.30-17.00, offering a salary of up to £35,000 depending on experience, plus great benefits

Mears is a specialist, leading housing provider to both Central and Local Government.  We are an organisation with a strong sense of social purpose, tackling issues that matter to people and communities.

A career with Mears Group means putting people and customers at the heart of what you do, every day. Our culture is built on what we call our Red Thread' - the common values we share that make us what we are. Because, as a team and a company, we're better when we work together.

We have an exciting opportunity for a HR professional to join our busy, dedicated HR Advisor team. This is an exciting time to join a dynamic Team in a varied and rewarding role.

About the role:

You would form part of a dedicated Team who provide accurate, influential, timely advice and guidance through a remote HR Advisory service to the Group, for a wide range of employee relations issues.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for someone that will bring a great energy and motivation, an already established HR Advisor that wants to progress within a fast-growing and fast paced UK wide organisation. Interpersonal skills are vital for this role, coupled with the ability to work with a number of stakeholders at different levels across the business and previous experience with high numbers of caseload is essential.

Alongside a strong knowledge of HR Employment Law, the ideal candidate will be confident in utilising HR systems, have the ability to provide advice remotely and have experience of working across high volume, advisory and investigative projects.

Your responsibilities & duties will include:

  • Provide general HR advice on our policies and procedures to all employees and managers.
  • Dealing with a large varied case load which includes disciplinary, absence management, grievance and performance.
  • Provide detailed, pragmatic employee relations advice across the organisation.
  • Guide, influence, support and empower managers through advice in order to identify, understand and implement effective and commercial solutions to employee relation issues.
  • Ability to risk assess and prioritise HR employee relation case work.
  • Maintaining appropriate recording/updating of all case documentation.
  • Identify trends, report and escalate as appropriate using in-house HR systems.
  • Participate in regular case reviews with HR Team Leader to discuss complex cases, share information and best practice.
  • Work closely with wider HR Group to ensure a joined up seamless service.

Role Criteria:

  • CIPD level 3 or above is essential to the role.
  • Previous experience as a HR Advisor is essential to the role.
  • Experience of working in an environment with TUPE and Trade Unions is desirable but not essential
  • A high level of customer service is this is the forefront of our business.
  • Confident user of Microsoft packages, including word and excel.
  • Previous use of Workday and other HR systems is desirable but not essential.

The ideal candidate must be both robust and resilient and be able to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines, have the ability to multitask and to adapt their own style.


  • Free parking on site  
  • Family friendly policy, including enhanced maternity/paternity leave and much more.  
  • Generous Pension Scheme
  • Employer share scheme
  • Generous Sick Pay
  • Employee Assistance Programme (Access to Free counselling service)
  • Wellbeing service (Access to trained mental health & wellbeing advisors)
  • Mears Rewards - discount voucher scheme for a host of household name retailers, including supermarkets, offering savings on purchases
  • Mears Rewards - access to discounts, savings, rewards and recognition
  • Long service recognition and holiday trading
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Mears Fun Day - Our annual Fun Day is organised as a massive thank you from the Executive team for all the hard work! Previous years include, Alton Towers, Drayton Manor etc.   
  • Volunteering Leave - Mears supports employees to undertake volunteering in the community for two days per year, in support of our social value commitment.
  • Social Events - Team events within the office and option to take part in Social Events outside of working hours
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Development in the role encouraged
  • Plus much more!!

All our roles require candidates to have the entitlement to work within the UK, Mears does not currently offer visa sponsorship.

If you feel you have skills needed, please apply below via the link. If you have any further questions, please contact Vickie on vickie.rudge or 07843 817346, quoting the job reference number.

Mears Group is a Disability confident employer and recognises our people as our greatest asset, we hire individuality, recognising and valuing everyone is individual and ensuring equal access to opportunities for all regardless of social economic background or individual make up.

Candidates should be aware that all our roles are subject to relevant DBS/Security checks either before or upon commencement of employment.