Graduate HR Advisor

Human Resources
This is an exciting new opportunity to join our HR team as a HR Graduate. Your initial 3 months of training will be completed in Elgin but you will be working in Hawick.

About the Role

This is an exciting new opportunity to join our HR team as a HR Graduate. Your initial 3 months of training will be completed in Elgin, Moray and, once trained, you will be responsible for providing Employee Relations and Recruitment support across our businesses in Hawick, Innerleithen, Walkerburn, Gretna & Edinburgh. The role will be based in Hawick and will provide support to 300 employees. 

You will be developed to have key responsibilities that include:

  • Providing support and guidance to managers on employee relations cases and all aspects of HR, working closely to build solutions to drive improvements on all areas of performance management
  • Working with managers to establish recruitment needs and liaise with the Recruitment Advisor to advertise vacancies
  • Supporting managers in the selection process, from conducting interviews to concluding the offer process, ensuring company processes and policies are adhered to throughout
  • Supporting managers and employees to complete effective performance development reviews
  • Ensuring all new employees are onboarded effectively and probationary reviews are completed prior to the end of the probationary period
  • Monitoring absences and liaise with managers to ensure appropriate interventions and support are delivered in a timely manner
  • Acting as co-ordinator for all schools interaction initiatives to promote career opportunities at Johnstons of Elgin
  • Liaising with HR Team to ensure co-ordination of broader HR services in Recruitment, Compliance, Resourcing, Learning & Development and HR Admin
  • Carrying out projects as required to improve HR service

This is a permanent position. Hours can be flexible for the right candidate – from 30 to 39 hours a week.

About You

You will -

  • Be a recent graduate of a HR or other degree or equivalent experience
  • Be willing to carry out CIPD qualifications (if you have not already done so)
  • Be a strong collaborator at all levels and be able to develop strong relationships with key stakeholders 
  • Hold a strong work ethic, being able to work independently and innovatively
  • Be willing to learn and not afraid to try new things or take on new challenges
  • Have strong organisation skills and be able to prioritise when needed
  • Be confident using IT systems, including Microsoft office

About Us

Johnstons of Elgin is an innovative, luxury clothing brand with over 220 years of experience in working with the world’s finest fibres. Across three centuries, our family–owned company has carefully sourced cashmere and fine woollen fibres from around the world, applying the latest technology and highest quality craft expertise in our own vertical Scottish mills. Employing over 1000 staff, our valued employees and communities are at the heart of everything we do, producing unique, high–quality designs that are made to last. Our brand is focused on sustainability, working with natural, renewable and biodegradable fibres and we are committed to maintaining a minimal environmental footprint.

The company supports the principle of Equality and Diversity in employment wholeheartedly and opposes all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their right to remain and take up paid work in the UK.

Closing date – Friday 12th August

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