HR Advisor

Forres, Moray, United Kingdom
Full Time
Mid Level

Orbex is looking for an experienced HR Advisor to join the people practice team in Forres, Moray.  Working to best practice, your primary goal will be to contribute to the development of the function across the employee life cycle through work that will cover direct support to employees and line managers, project implementation, and continuous improvement initiatives.
As Europe's leading private launch services provider, Orbex is an innovative, fast-paced, and ambitious company.  We are looking for someone who will fit in immediately and hit the ground running with a positive work ethos and excellent attention to detail to deliver work efficiently and accurately.
Orbex is Europe's most exciting space company.  You will be joining a team developing one of the most innovative, high-tech orbital space launch vehicles in the world, with our ‘Prime’ vehicle being prepared to launch from our home spaceport, Space Hub Sutherland.  We are well placed to be one of the first operational micro-launch companies in Europe with over €85m of project financing secured, several customers signed up, our launch licence application submitted, and backing from organisations including UKSA and ESA.
We are a rapidly growing company with staff located between our production and test facilities in Forres, Scotland and Copenhagen, Denmark.  Working on cutting-edge advances in rocket fuel technology, Prime’s carbon footprint is up to 96% lower than comparable vehicles, leading to innovations in propulsion and tank structures.  A state-of-the-art re-flight system means we aim to recover and reuse our technology, and innovations in separation mechanisms means we aim to leave no debris in space.
Based in Forres, you will be right in the heart of this fast-paced and ambitious company, working within a people practice team that is focused on headcount growth across the business and continuous HR practice development.
The role offers the opportunity for you to work in a variety of areas including, but not limited to:

  • Assisting with the development and review of HR policies, procedures, and programmes to ensure compliance with employment law, regulations, and best practices;
  • Providing advice and guidance to employees and line managers across the employment life cycle ensuring fair and consistent application of company policies and procedures;
  • Supporting new employees during the onboarding process and at orientation sessions to ensure successful integration;
  • Advising managers on performance management processes, including goal-setting, performance evaluations, and disciplinary actions;
  • Working with managers to address employee concerns, investigate, and resolve employee relations issues;
  • Participating in HR initiatives and projects that contribute to continuous improvement efforts.
  • Inputting, managing, and analysing people related data in line with general data protection regulations; and,
  • Keeping up to date with UK employment legislation and best practices and advising of potential impacts and recommended action.
The role will develop in line with the ability and ambition of the successful applicant.
Person Specification
It is essential that you have:
  • Completed secondary level education or higher,
  • A CIPD or equivalent qualification in HR, or are working towards obtaining this;
  • Spent time working in a previous HR Advisor role or equivalent;
  • Experience of advising at a range of levels with the ability to build strong rapport with people;
  • Proven knowledge of HR principles, methods, best practices, and UK employment law;
  • Excellent HRIS and IT skills, and experience of Office 365 – word, excel, PowerPoint;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including through writing, speaking, and listening; and,
  • The ability to exercise a high level of discretion and confidentiality.
Orbex is a fast-moving company with a lot going on every day. We are looking for a colleague who works hard, delivers reliably, and put the team above themselves.  Typically, you will:
  • Have a mature and professional personality with a personable and helpful nature;
  • Be flexible, dedicated, and trustworthy;
  • Be calm under pressure; and,
  • Thrive working in a diverse, developing, and multicultural environment.
This role is based in Moray at Orbex’s headquarters on Forres Enterprise Park.
You must be a UK or European citizen or from a country that is a signatory to the MTCR convention.
You will be required to undergo pre-employment checks including a criminal record check.
For the right candidate we offer an excellent benefits package that includes:
  • Competitive Salary;
  • An equity stake in the company so you will really benefit from your hard work as the company grows and is successful;
  • A company cycle to work scheme; and,
  • Group Life Insurance.

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