01254 919000


Trident Park, Trident Way,
Blackburn BB1 3NU

HR Advisor

Hippo Motor Group has an exciting opportunity for an experienced HR advisor to join the team as we continue on our incredible journey of growth. We are already based over 4 sites across the UK and have a new site start up on the horizon. As a HR Advisor, you will be a key member of our centralised HR team, reporting to the HR Manager and acting as a central point for ER case work and providing advice and solutions to colleagues and Managers. This role is based at our Head office in Blackburn but will involve occasional travel to our Preparation center located around the corner. This is an excellent opportunity to take responsibility of your role and to join a team that is proud of its work and excited about the future.

£28,000-£33,000 DOE
Full Time - Permanent
Employment Type
Job Reference
  • Responsible for day-to-day HR activities
  • Provide advice, guidance and support to line managers and staff on a variety of HR issues, including disciplinaries, grievance and absence management, including attendance and documentation with support from the HR Manager
  • Take an active lead in onboarding and conducting employee inductions and completing all associated onboarding administration
  • Ensure the leaver process is followed including exit interviews, chasing leavers forms, correspondence with leavers, notifying IT/Compliance
  • Responsible for Maternity and Paternity documentation and processes
  • Responsible for employment contracts new starters and existing staff
  • Point of contact for all staff queries/issues and reporting back relevant info to management/HR Manager
  • Ensure all HR admin, documentation and personnel records are up to date (sage, staff lists, annual leave entitlement)
  • Assist with ensuring policies and procedures are up to date and well communicated
  • Responsible for disciplinary appeals and ACAS communication with support from the HR Manager
  • Responsible for monthly payroll with HR manager’s support
  • Advise Management on performance reviews and attend and chase where necessary
  • Responsible for DSE and Health screening and assist HR manager with other H&S duties as required
  • Responsibility for ordering and managing stocked uniform and keeping up to date with invoices
  • Maintain communication with the HR manager on employee issues and leavers
  • Prepare bulk personnel documentation (NMW letters etc)
  • Work with the HR manager on engagement initiatives and HR related projects as required
  • Responsible for any work experience students/apprentice signups
  • Assisting with the recruitment duties as and when required
  • Any other HR duties as required

*Responsibilities could change or just include SOME of the above

  • Level 5 CIPD or studying towards
  • Previous experience in a HR Advisory role
  • Must understand the importance data protection, confidentiality and maintaining integrity
  • Ability to build strong relationships with a range of stakeholders
  • Sound Employment Law knowledge
  • You will be confident in advising and supporting and coaching managers with challenging cases
  • Close attention to detail with a focus on delivering quality results consistently, accurately and on time
  • 30 days annual leave
  • Hippo Loyalty Scheme including additional annual leave, salary sacrifice car scheme and health care
  • Rapid company expansion providing excellent development and career opportunities
  • Working within a supportive and friendly team
  • Great Staff rates on Car Finance
  • Friendly and supportive Work Colleges and Management
  • Regular staff socials
  • Your Birthday off after 2 years plus £100 Meal voucher
  • Employee of the Quarter Scheme
  • Hippo Legends scheme
  • Complimentary office treats

Applying for the Job

To apply, please submit CV & Cover Letter to our recruitment team at careers@hippomotorgroup.co.uk, or use the form below. Please be sure to quote the relevant role reference number found at the top of this page. We look forward to hearing from you.