View a large print version of the job spec here

View a large print version of the job spec here

The newly-created role of Senior HR Advisor will play a pivotal stand alone role in performing various HR functions including assisting with recruitment, employee relations, performance management, policies and procedures, compliance, and benefits administration.  Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer as a member of the wider Office Support Team, the Senior HR Advisor will advise them and the senior leadership team on employment law and best practices in the UK. Current staff numbers are 49 (46FTE).


Employee Relations & Support:

  • Provide support to employees in various HR-related topics and resolve any issues that may arise.
  • Coach managers to deal with difficult communications and conversations.
  • Organise and administer the quarterly performance reviews, and follow up as appropriate.
  • Advise on employee relations issues to ultimately resolve the problem(s) promptly and minimise employer risk.
  • Assist on investigations as required.


  • Keep up to date with the day-to-day administrative tasks related to the HR function.
  • Develop, maintain and update the cloud-based HR System (currently IRISHR)
  • Act as interface with Finance for payroll information.
  • Gather and analyse data with useful HR metrics eg employee turnover rates.
  • Review and analyse market compensation information.
  • Source ad hoc appropriate training.
  • Administer and liaise with providers for benefit

Talent acquisition:

  • Liaise with other team members including the DEI Manager to develop job descriptions as required.
  • Work with recruitment agencies to source the best candidates.
  • Support the interview and selection process as required.
  • Liaise with Office Manager and COO in Onboarding & Offboarding processes respectively.

Employment Law, Policies & Procedures:

  • Ensure compliance with UK employment law at all times.
  • Keep up to date with and advise on new and changing UK employment law.
  • Review and update existing policies & handbooks and develop new policies as needed.



  • Experience as an HR Generalist with a broad knowledge base
  • CIPD Level 5 or Equivalent



  • Understanding of general human resources policies, procedures and inclusive practices
  • Good knowledge of UK employment law and regulations
  • Knowledge of HR Information systems
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion
  • Flexible approach to reach the desired outcome, with the ability to take ownership of tasks
  • Strong administration and organizational skills, both detail-oriented and possessing exceptional attention to detail and a proactive drive to get things done
  • Demonstrates initiative and seeks more efficient and effective ways of working
  • Friendly and approachable with the ability to build rapport with internal stakeholders and external candidates
  • Confident communicator, both verbally and in writing

The successful candidate will be committed to the BPI’s high standards and values and will also relish being part of an inclusive and supportive company environment.



  • Salary range between £38-40,000 pa pro-rata for a 17.5 hour week, depending on experience
  • Performance-related bonus
  • Three days of personal volunteering time per annum
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Permanent Health Insurance
  • Life insurance
  • A hybrid work environment with flexible working policies
  • 12.5 days annual leave plus pro-rata share of bank holidays


The BPI is an equal opportunity employer. We actively encourage the best possible candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or political beliefs. We believe that representation matters and are passionate about developing a diverse workforce at all levels of the organisation. We warmly encourage applications from historically under-represented groups, including but not limited to; candidates from Black, Asian or ethnic minority backgrounds; members of the LGBTQIA+ community; people who identify as non-binary or gender nonconforming; people with a disability; and people who are neurodivergent. Decision to appoint will be made solely based on candidate merit and business need.

We welcome applications from Deaf and disabled people. If you have a disability or additional need that requires accommodation during the process of application and selection, please do not hesitate to let us know when applying. Reasonable adjustments include, but are not limited to, extra time during tasks, using a different video conferencing application, providing a British Sign Language interpreter or holding the interview at a specific time of day.


We know that applying for a new job can be full of uncertainties and we look to provide upfront information where possible. Our process for recruiting this role will be made of four stages and after each stage, we will  contact you as soon as we can to let you know if you will be progressing to the next stage.

The BPI is looking to make an appointment to start in the role as soon as possible.

The Closing date for applications is 14 July  2024.

Stage 1

  • Submit a CV and cover letter each totalling no more than one side of A4 here. These will be considered on a name-blind basis by our recruiters. Following your application, you may be invited to a pre-screening interview with our recruiters. Pre-screening interviews will take place on a rolling basis between 11 and  19 July 2024.

Stage 2

  • 45-minute virtual interview with the COO and Office Manager or DEI Manager to be held 30, 31 July and 1 August. Interviews can be scheduled flexibly if needed.

Stage 3

  • A strategic and/or practical task to be prepared in advance will be set for stage 3 candidates around difficult conversations.
  • In-person interview with the COO and CEO to be held the week commencing 5 August 2024, part of which will be to discuss the prepared task. Interviews can be scheduled flexibly if needed.

Stage 4

  • Job offer, subject to references and right to work check.