People Advisor

Overview of Responsibilities

Who are we looking for?

A pivotal role within the organisation, the People Advisor is responsible for leading on all aspects of employee relations – enabling fair and equitable processes and procedures are adhered to within the people department.

If you have a passion for people and a deep understanding of policies, processes, employment law and best practice then we would love to hear from you. 

You will be a pragmatic collaborator with excellent delivery, integrity and the ability to challenge respectfully. This role requires excellent written & verbal communication, problem solving and high attention to detail.

You will be equipped to advise managers at all levels; coaching, mentoring and supporting them to improve people management capability. You will have demonstrated experience with reducing absence, grievances and disciplinaries.  

If you have an invested interest in making a difference and adding value in your career along with passion, skills and capabilities that we are looking for then please apply for this position.

What will you be responsible for?

Accountabilities will include:

  • Providing professional advice and support to employees and managers on the application and interpretation of people processes and procedures, ensuring a fair and equitable approach.
  • Acting as a subject matter expert for at least one of the major People policies.
  • Representing the People Department at interviews/ presentations/meetings 
  • Using and interpreting management information to identify trends/issues. 
  • Advising hiring managers on the drafting of job descriptions and the job evaluation process.
  • Demonstrating an in depth understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion and ensuring that this is applied throughout all activities.
  • Leading on employee relations issues, ensuring that cases are well managed, handled swiftly and effectively and in line with organisational policy and legal requirements.
  • Leading on project work, including researching topics, benchmarking externally and stakeholder management, to ensure appropriate outcomes in line with business needs.
  • Writing developing and delivering bite-size training and coaching sessions.
  • Advising managers at all levels; coaching, mentoring and supporting them.
  • Collaborating with the wider people department to ensure that relevant issues/updates are communicated clearly and in a timely fashion, proposing solutions and participating in their implementation.
£33,297 to £35,520 + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
People (HR)
Type of Employment

Additional Information

What we offer

Our comprehensive benefits package includes a vibrant culture committed to being fully inclusive, an Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, Flexible working options including family friendly policies, Emergency paid leave, Generous annual leave allowance (30.5 days) increased with length of service, wide range of career development opportunities, outstanding defined benefit pension scheme; Corporate bonus scheme and a Relocation allowance (if eligible).

We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities and women. The Executive team with support from our ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI) Partner and Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting EDI and taking steps to increase the diversity of our people through reinforcing best practice in recruitment and selection, and revaluating approaches where it is clear we can remove barriers to success.

Please be advised that this vacancy is due to close on 25/2/2023 . We may close earlier than this date if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance – The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

Note for applicants who are applying for employment with UKAEA either from outside the United Kingdom or who have spent time outside the United Kingdom in the last five years. Please visit . If the country you are resident in or have resided in is not listed on this website or that the UK Government is not aware of how to obtain a criminal records check from that state then we are unable to process your application.

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What can I expect from the application process at UKAEA?

Once you have submitted a formal application via our website, all CVs will be reviewed shortly after the closing date of the advert.

  • Submit online application

  • Phone interview

  • Face-to-face or virtual interview

  • Other assessments

Company Description

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing to shape the future of the world’s energy? If so, read on.

Fusion, the process that powers the sun and stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. UKAEA are at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow's fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid.

As we work towards our mission and goals, UKAEA has devised values that capture the spirit of how we work. These values include being: Innovative, Committed, Trusted and Collaborative.

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