Human Resources Advisor

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About The Role

We have an exciting opportunity to join the HR team at DAS UK Group in central Bristol. This is a unique opportunity to support both DAS Insurance and DAS Law by delivering a generalist and commercially focused HR service, whilst also providing wider support to the HR Expert Centre Team.

This role will provide specialist advice to all levels of management and employees in key HR areas such as Employee Relations, Performance Management, Absence Management and Reward.

In this role you can expect to:

  • Support the delivery of the DAS HR strategy and agenda, through the provision of professional, pragmatic and commercial advice and guidance to stakeholders, employees and managers within the organisation across all HR specialisms;
  • Contribute to the achievement of strategic people initiatives as required by the HR Business Partner or other members of the management team;
  • Support mangers in becoming effective leaders by upskilling them in general people management principles and behaviours to create a culture where people want to be and do their best;
  • Produce and analyse HR Management Information and report on a regular and ad-hoc basis to help identify trends and areas for improvement;
  • Actively participate in project related activity across the HR department or amongst the wider business;
  • Be a trusted advisor to the business and be seen as a specialist in all areas of HR, with a specific emphasis on providing reliable and pragmatic Employee Relations advice to managers across the business;
  • Support other areas of the HR Expert Centre to ensure that service level expectations to the business are adhered to, for example acting as support to the HR Administration Team to deal with more complex queries that are escalated or supporting during periods of increased work volumes, including the issuing of letters where required;
  • Work with HR Expert Centre colleagues to identify and implement relevant HR process and procedure improvements to enhance the service offered to managers and employees;
  • Work with our Learning & Development (L&D) team to design and undertake relevant ad-hoc training for line managers and employees on either a 1:1 or group basis;
  • Mitigate any people management related risks across the business by guiding, coaching and supporting managers around key HR policies, processes and procedures; and
  • Work with managers to ensure best practice HR solutions are followed and implemented, challenging as appropriate where this is not the case and escalating risk issues through the HR Business Partner(s) or Head(s) of HR as required.
About You

This role would suit a credible and self-sufficient individual who is able to demonstrate:

  • Previous HR advisory experience, preferably gained in a professional or financial services environment;
  • A good working knowledge of HR policies and practices, with the ability to use this knowledge to advise and influence at all levels of the management hierarchy;
  • Ideally CIPD qualified or studying towards qualification, or equivalent experience gained in a generalist HR role in a busy department;
  • Good organisational and time management principles, with the ability to prioritise and balance competing workloads effectively;
  • An ability to work on own initiative with little supervision and make decisions relating to HR matters where required;
  • The ability to use, understand and report on HR statistical data with a good working knowledge of Microsoft packages; and
  • A passion for delivering the highest possible standards of service to managers and employees with a positive ‘can do’ attitude.
About The Company
As a market leader in the Legal Expenses Insurance market we have undergone rapid growth in recent years.

Thousands of businesses, motorists and individuals defend or pursue legal action each year safe in the knowledge that DAS are paying their legal bills. We have always been aware that it is the people that really make it happen; the quality of our people defines the quality of the company and the standard of service we offer.

DAS who are owned by the ERGO Insurance Group, one of the major insurance groups in Germany and Europe hold the coveted Investor In People award, demonstrating our dedication to the development of the best staff in the industry. At DAS, we don’t simply talk about our values they are at the heart of everything we do. They guide us with the way that we work and provide the framework for how we do business. ‘Doing the right thing’ is central to our behaviour – from building  trust, being accountable, putting our customer at the heart of everything that we do which we believe drives performance

We believe it is an exciting time to join DAS. You can expect an organisation that will challenge and develop you to progress your career.  

By giving you every opportunity to develop yourself professionally and personally, we also pride ourselves on having an open, inclusive and high energy culture that encourages a fun working environment and places our customers at the very heart of everything we do.

If you are keen to become part of our exciting future then we would love to hear from you. In addition to the very genuine development opportunities we provide we also offer an extremely generous reward and benefits package.