Unilever HR Advisor in Port Sunlight, United Kingdom

HR Advisor


SALARY: Up to £34,500 per annum plus excellent benefits


The HR Advisor is the primary contact for all Line Managers and Employees regarding all queries relevant to HR matters including support on cases, policies, systems and processes.


  • Key point of contact for line managers for issue resolution.

  • Providing guidance and support to Line Managers and HR Business Partner communities in geography on performance improvement, grievance, absence, redundancy processes etc in line with local governance and legislation. This includes case management of these examples through to conclusion.

  • Support line managers and employees with HR Service issue resolution – coaching on correct use of processes and advising on how to escalate issues with HR Services/via HR Service Delivery.

  • Coach, counsel, and guide managers with regards to HR policy queries.

  • Participate in geography continuous improvement projects.

  • Assist with some aspects of recruitment tasks as needed, working with outsourced or insourced recruitment teams – eg advising on immigration issues (seeking advice as necessary), assisting with changes to non-standard offer documents.

  • Track HR policy query trends and provide appropriate training to upskill line managers and employees

  • Provide support and structure to HR agenda and calendar of HR activities in relation to geography specific outputs and processes, participating in functional and cross-functional initiatives where appropriate

  • Manage HR administration eg filing, bring forward system etc.

  • Support key HR processes ensuring that they deliver the business needs

  • Specific projects, including continuous improvement activities on HR operations and transactions

  • Smooth running of HR administration, ensuring company and leglislative compliance, including filing

  • Tracking policy queries and upskilling line manager capability


  • Capacity to understand people issues impacting the business and how the business can create value

  • Demonstrates integrity in all business interactions and honours personal commitments

  • Ability to provide both verbal and written information clearly, succinctly, and persuasively, as well as ability to influence others

  • Strong organisation skills are important, as well as attention to detail, an ability to multi task and see work through to full implementation

  • Experience in project management

  • Ability to build key relationships and reach agreements and consensus despite differing goals and priorities

  • Capacity to understand problems and issues in the context of the bigger picture and understand relationships among subcomponents

  • Ability to use research methods effectively, including data collection, diagnostic, and analytical skills

  • Experience of working within an outsourced HR environment and track record of delivery in HR operations and administration

  • General knowledge of employment laws and practices

  • Experience in HR data systems and processes. Full working knowledge of Workday would be an advantage.


Unilever is a global Fast-Moving Consumer Goods company in the UK and Ireland. We are already on target to achieve our huge ambition to double the size of our business globally whilst reducing our environmental impact. We are growing our business and also doing what is right for our consumers, community and environment. We are developing brands for people’s lives today and for the changing environment tomorrow - making sustainable living commonplace.

Working at Unilever means that you get to take part in this exciting journey and work with amazing people who are really passionate about our large portfolio of famous brands. We want to improve billions of lives and you too can join us in making a sustainable difference.


Online Application >> Digital Interview >> Face to Face Interview >> Job Offer

Please note: As part of the job application, you will be asked to complete a brief online application form. Completion of the form is required in order to be considered. Please allow yourself enough time to complete the application form as when filled out partially or not at all it may adversely affect the progress of your application. Please be aware that you will have to complete the form at once as you will be unable to return to it later.

For further information about this position please call: 0800 0284390. Please do not contact this number if you are an agency/third party. This number is strictly for candidates only.

Job: Human Resources

Primary Location: United Kingdom-United Kingdom (County level)-Port Sunlight-Port Sunlight Office&Factories

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Unposting Date: Oct-25-2017

Req ID: 17000F5D