HR Advisor

Job Description

Job Title: HR Advisor (12 Months FTC)


Location: Devonport, Plymouth

Starting Salary: £30,555

About the Role.

Here at Babcock International we're looking for an HR Advisor to join us at HMNB Devonport, one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe. We're a key strategic partner to our customers; the MOD and the Royal Navy. We ensure that the UK Royal Navy goes to sea safely by supporting them in Devonport and around the world, delivering complex ship and submarine sustainment programmes and applying our core strengths of technology and expertise to sustain critical and complex assets to help maintain national security.

As an HR Advisor you'll join the HRA team providing expert advice on HR Policies and Procedures and support Managers with practical HR related advice and guidance. Using your previous experience gained in an HR Generalist role you'll support the business in all aspects of People Management - from Performance Management, Employee Relations and Welfare issues, to Disciplinary, Grievance and Appeal processes. You'll build strong working relationships with Managers and seek to continuously improve the HR service.

What do I need to do the role?

You'll be qualified to degree level in an HR discipline and will have a CIPD level 5 qualification.

We would also like you to have the following:

  • Sound and compliant understanding of Employment Law and understanding of potential changes
  • Practical experience of working alongside Trade Unions
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office Programmes and HR Systems
  • Experience of working with and advising Senior Managers and Stakeholders

Lastly, strong interpersonal and communication skills together with relationship building capabilities are essential for this position, as you will advise and work with a number of people at all levels across the business.

What else do I need to know?

  • The successful candidate will hold, or be eligible to acquire, national Security Clearance at the appropriate level for this post.
  • This is a full-time 12 Month fixed-term contract

About Babcock International and Devonport

For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.

You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon. Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It's why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.

Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy's new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.

We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Application Guidance

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Recruitment correspondence is normally by email so please check your email account and spam folder regularly.

We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment.

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week's special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please visit our website.