Job vacancy

HR Advisor

Hamilton Specialist Referrals are looking for a full-time HR advisor to join our operational support team, in our veterinary referral hospital.

Apply by:

30 April 2021




full time

As part of our structured growth plan we are now looking for an HR Advisor to join our friendly and efficient team, and to support the hospital with core HR skills and resource. This role will support and contribute to continuous improvement of HR and business processes and initiatives and ensure that HR is a friendly, approachable, support function promoting fair treatment, employee wellbeing and aligned with the hospitals values.

Hours may need to be flexible and a degree of contact outside of working hours is necessary for the role to support the demands of a 365/24/7 hospital environment

We are looking for someone with a CIPD or HR qualification and at least 3 years of relevant professional experience, with a proven knowledge of HR processes, systems and current legislation.

Main roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide a core HR function to directly support the Hospital & HR Director, in line with local and group policy.
  • Liaise with group HR contacts and services as directed to disseminate critical policies and requests to the senior team.
  • Proactively keep up to date with current and future legislation, best practice, and CIPD communications and advice.
  • Provide advice and guidance to line managers and employees on employee relations and employment law topics such as maternity, short and long term sickness absence, flexible working requests & furlough and probation extensions.
  • Provide first line HR support across the business and to manage the HR inbox, providing pragmatic and comprehensive HR advice.
  • Create, monitor, review and update all HR policies and ensure these are in line with the current legislation, local and group policies.
  • Prepare employment contracts, job descriptions and advertisements.
  • Manage the recruitment process including advertising, arranging interviews, checking right to work documentation, making offers to candidates, issuing and collating approved documentation.
  • Assist with candidate selection including telephone interviews for initial selection.



Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

Technical expertise and professionalism

Ability to work without supervision & as part of a team, ability to multi-task & prioritise

Effective communication skills

Excellent time management & organisational skills

Relationship building

High level of interpersonal skills

Initiative & taking ownership

Attention to detail

Collaborative team-working

Good working knowledge of MS Word and Excel

Flexibility, adaptability & resilience

For the right candidate, we can provide:

  • A strong focus on employee wellbeing and mental health, including regular sessions with industry-specific resilience, stress management and performance coaches
  • A wide range of employee benefits, including private healthcare, gym membership, sports massages and twice weekly fresh fruit deliveries
  • A nurturing, friendly and supportive working environment
  • Unlimited career development opportunities, due to our dynamic team structure which is focused on areas of expertise
  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience
  • Regular team socials
  • Private health care plan
  • Pension
  • 4 weeks holiday plus bank holidays
  • A welcoming, friendly and educational working environment

If you are interested in joining our dynamic and supportive team, please apply by sending your CV and a covering letter to

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This is an excellent opportunity for someone to join a fast growing, forward thinking Specialist Referral Centre. Competitive salary based on experience.

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