13th November 2018

HR Generalist

Reference: BBBH15090

Location: Belfast Job Type: Permanent Salary: £32,000 - £35,000 Date Posted: 13/11/2018

Are you an experienced HR generalist with strong business partnering skills?

Do you have good NI & UK employment law knowledge with experience in project work?

Would you like to work for a leading company with excellent remuneration package?

We have an exciting opportunity to join a market leading business and their successful HR team. If interested or would like more information call Alex on 02890 313157 or email alex@abacus.jobs

Job Purpose:

Work as a member of the HR Professional Services Team to deliver end to end HR processes and procedures to the UK business network.

Key Responsibilities

Relationship Management

  • Build strong relationships with line managers, working as a partner with the business to ensure the effective & seamless delivery of end-to-end HR processes. Proactive engagement with line managers will be a fundamental feature of the role.
  • Develop strong working relationships with internal teams to help ensure the efficient delivery of end to end processes to clients and employees

Client Excellence

  • Deliver excellent client service during interactions across the full range of UK businesses.

Performance Management

  • Work with line managers to set goals for employees, perform reviews against goals, provide high quality feedback and link compensation to performance reviews
  • Assist line managers to :
    • Address under performance
    • Develop employee to grow into new roles
    • Have difficult conversations
  • Provide advisory and training support to employees and managers during the performance management and employee feedback process
  • Drive calibration across the year end processes.

Employee Relations

  • Advise Line Managers on opportunities and risks relating to management actions that may affect ER
  • Perform exit management actions (resignations, retirement, sickness)
  • Liaising with ER team for changes to standard letters, query resolution & seeking exceptions
  • Manage employee referrals to Occupational Health, feedback to managers (where appropriate), manage PHI process.
  • Provide proactive manager education to improve ER environment and mitigate risks
  • Work with managers to address employee issues and assist with performance management
  • Counsel employees on personal and work related issues that affect performance and foster policy understanding e.g. performance capability, individual consultations etc


  • Partner with Recruiting, Compensation and Line Managers to ensure proposed Compensation offers to candidates are compliant with regulatory and business unit requirements.
  • Monitor recruiting data and metrics to identify trends and anticipate issues e.g. us of compensation commitments
  • Interpret and implement workforce plan and integrate with replacement and opportunistic hiring
  • Support managers to devise appropriate new-hire orientation and transition plans
  • Facilitate internal career mobility discussions with employees and managers


  • Experience in an HRBP/ HR Generalist role
  • Good understanding of UK & Northern Ireland employment law, policies & systems
  • Knowledge and experience of sound HR practice
  • Commercial awareness and a solid understanding of how HR adds value to the business
  • Project management and delivery
  • Highly numerate and literate, able to communicate well both verbally and in writing.


  • Degree in Business, Human Resources Management or related discipline.
  • Professionally qualified (CIPD) or equivalent work experience.
  • Proven track record of delivery in a busy environment.

Next Steps:

Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant in Abacus on 02890313157 for a confidential career discussion. Did you know? Abacus is NI’s only Highly Rated Recruiter with 4.5 Stars for customer satisfaction (Independent review site Feefo).

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Alex Noble

Alex Noble

Team Leader, Business Services

028 9099 8458

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