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HR Advisor

What is on offer?

Alfred H Knight are recruiting for a HR Advisor to join the HR Team based in Prescot.  The HR & L&D team supports Advisor Alfred H Knight and its people to achieve our business aims by having the right people in the right place at the right time with the right skills.  We are responsible for the development of our people policies and processes, as well as supporting our managers and teams to bring them to life in practice.  Our remit covers the full ‘employee lifecycle’, including recruitment, induction and training, how to inspire strong performance and keep our people engaged, and how we develop, recognise and reward our people.

As HR Advisor you will provide a key interface between HR and the designated client group to embed a strategic approach to Human Resources. Working in partnership with managers and employees to provide professional, customer focused HR advice and solutions that support and build organisational and people capabilities. The role will have strong talent development focus, helping to design and build on work already done to ensure AHK has a global talent and leadership development approach that is clearly focused on bringing the right talent through at the right time.


About us

Alfred H Knight is a totally independent, family owned business spanning five generations. A global network of strategically placed offices and laboratories enable global trade by providing independent inspection, analysis and consultancy services to the metals and minerals, solid fuels and agriculture industries.

We have honed & carefully crafted our reputation. Delivering knowledge and professionalism in all aspects of weighing, sampling and analysis. We thrive by continuing to re-invest in our facilities, technology and people. Click here to find out more about AHK.


Do you have what it takes?

To be successful at Alfred H Knight, you will need to display the following:


Required Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours

  • Communication: Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to present clear, well-structured reports and briefs.
  • Quality: ‘Right first time’ approach, completes work to a high standard, continually looking for improvements and strong problem-solvers, high level of attention to detail is key within this role.
  • Project management: Takes responsibility for initiating and completing tasks, manages priorities and time to successfully meet deadlines.
  • Managing uncertainty: Handles pressure and ambiguity well, exercises good judgement and handles challenges in a mature manner. Flexibility and pragmatism and the ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Critical thinking: Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Team Player / Interpersonal: Builds and maintains positive working relationships with their own team and more widely.  Able to work as part of a team as well as independently.
  • Stakeholder management: Coaching and mentoring, critical friend, influencing skills.


Required Work Experience

  • Demonstrable track record of progression within a relevant HR function in a complex/matrix structure.
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a complex HR function at ‘Generalist/HR Advisor’ level or equivalent
  • Demonstrable experience of managing projects and delivering successful outcomes
  • Experience in developing and delivering graduate development and leadership programmes
  • Demonstrable experience of developing innovative approaches to complex problems.


Required Qualifications

  • Education: BA / BSc Degree in HR preferred but not essential
  • CIPD Level 5 or 7 Qualification desirable


Required Languages

  • Fluency in Spanish (advantageous)



  • Occasional UK and overseas travel


What are the benefits?

We are offering an excellent opportunity with a salary and benefits package to match including pension, life assurance and an employee assistance programme.

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