HR Advisor

Job Introduction

Founded in 1968, Griffiths is one of the leading civil engineering and rail contractors working throughout Wales, the midlands and south-west England. With an annual turnover of circa £225m our 1000+ directly employed, well-trained, dedicated and highly competent workforce deliver client solutions which includes Welsh Government, Network Rail, Highways England, local authorities, Utility Companies and selected private sector organisations.

Operating out of strategically located centres, with a large directly employed workforce and extensive plant fleet we have the flexibility and resources to respond swiftly to clients’ needs. Our experience embraces both the public and private sectors and includes major and minor capital projects, framework and term maintenance contracts, partnering and joint venture alliances. As a regional company, we have an inherent interest in the social, economic and environmental well-being of the areas within which we live and work. We invest in these local communities through every project we undertake.

In 2018, Griffiths became part of Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials business and a wholly owned subsidiary of CRH.

We are currently seeking a HR Advisor to join the Griffiths business, based in Abergavenny, with an opportunity to work from home 2 days per week


Role Responsibility

The successful candidate will work as part of the small HR Team to provide first-line HR Generalist support to designated teams, to include Employee Relations case management,  drive the implementation of policies and people initiatives, coach and upskill people leaders as well as contribute to key business projects.

You will also:

  • Ensure compliance with employment law and company policies and procedures at all times – sharing knowledge and upskilling people leaders
  • Provide advice and guidance in respect of all employee relations cases, including disciplinary, grievance, performance management etc – ensuring that all employees are treated fairly, consistently and with respect.
  • Assist in the management of short and long-term absence, balancing the welfare of employees and the needs of the business to identify solutions in accordance with Company Policy
  • In partnership with the business and the Tarmac Resourcing Team, support recruitment and selection processes and assessments to ensure the best talent is attracted and recruited – encouraging neurodiversity, diversity and inclusion at all times.
  • Partner with people leaders to create and maintain local area succession, talent management and development plans – driving the talent agenda
  • Participate in project teams and/or contribute to ad-hoc projects across the wider HR function – including help develop policies and procedures
  • Use available data to identify metrics and trends to help the business make informed decisions
  • As a credible, trusted and knowledgeable partner to the business, help drive the business performance, deliver process excellence and embed the people strategy on a local level

The Ideal Candidate

  • Graduate calibre – CIPD qualified or working towards an accreditation, for Associate level membership
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Employment Law and ability to apply and implement this in practical situations
  • Strategic thinker with commercial awareness of the business operations, deliverables and challenges – but also comfortable to deliver at an operational/tactical level
  • Teamwork & collaboration –  an ability to build trust, respect and credibility with HR colleagues, employees and internal customer groups
  • Coaching and influencing individuals at all levels of the organisation with experience of remote stakeholder management
  • Ability to analyse and interpret data to identify trends, problems, solutions and enable informed business decisions
  • Proactive, resilient, adaptable and driven with a desire to shape, create and implement change, process improvements and new ways of working
  • Ability to multitask under time constraints and with strong accuracy and attention to detail e.g. multiple employee relations cases at one time
  • Flexibility to travel to different operating sites when needed supporting the business and guiding business leaders
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with proven IT capabilities
  • Genuine desire to understand the industry

Why Tarmac

We offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits:

  • Bonus scheme
  • 25 days holiday entitlement plus bank holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers,
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice
  • Training and development opportunities


Tarmac is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community. 

Tarmac Trading Limited

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