Element Materials Technology

  • HR Advisor

    Job Locations UK-Buckinghamshire-High Wycombe
  • Overview

    Element has an opportunity for a new HR Advisor to support our Fire and Building Products Certification and FIRA divisions, based from High Wycombe.


    The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day HR service of several sites across the division. This is true HR Generalist remit and will deliver a proactive and flexible advisory service to multi-site stakeholders and employees whilst driving best practice.


    *Interviews will be held w/c: 30/09/2019*


    • Provide day-to-day advice and guidance to managers on all HR-related topics - i.e. disciplinary, grievance, capability and recruitment
    • Maximise productivity through effective absence and performance management
    • Assist the Division HR Manager in the delivery of local, division and group wide change initiatives for HR-related matters
    • Lead the business in activities that engage, retain and motivate our colleagues
    • Support division succession planning for key talent and key strategic roles
    • Educate and develop people managers to ensure consistent and effective practices are in place and to enhance the employee experience
    • Ensure business compliance with all company policies, procedures and employment legislation
    • Produce and analyse relevant management information, highlighting and addressing trends/issues

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Flexibility to travel within the UK to support a multi-site remit (full, clean driving licence essential)
    • Broad generalist HR experience
    • Relevant HR-related qualification is advantageous
    • Experience in designing and delivering people initiatives to drive continuous improvement
    • Coaching and mentoring experience
    • Sound, up to date knowledge of UK Employment Law
    • MS office skills at a good standard level of competence
    • Effective communication and influencing skills
    • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and confident professional with strong stakeholder management
    • Effective time management skills and the ability to manage a challenging workload across a geographically diverse and fast-paced business with differing priorities
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
    • Comfortable managing challenging and conflicting priorities

    Company Overview

    We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration businesses in the world.


    We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.


    Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money; and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.


    Our mission is simple: to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner.


    We have four values that we strive to live by every single day.

    • Safety - We keep our colleagues and visitors safe
    • Integrity - We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing
    • Excellence - We set new standards of excellence in everything we do
    • Partnership - We work together for the benefit of our customers

    When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY.  We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

    Diversity Statement

    At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


    All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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