Regional HR & Recruitment Advisor (Ascent Flight Training)

Posting Date: 23 January 2020

Location: Shrewsbury, GB, SY4 4DZ

Company: Babcock

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Contract - Permanent

Location- RAF Shawbury


In conjunction with the Bristol Hub HR team, the Regional HR and recruitment Advisor provides professional and confident HR advice, support and administration service across the full range of HR activity; including HR query, employee relations issues, recruitment, terms and conditions and policies and procedures.


This role will also work closely with local trade union reps to build constructive relationships that support and deliver the HR agenda and drives cultural change through guidance and advice to Line Managers to ensure they own their People issues. Delivers learning and Development events as required.


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Key Responsibilities


HR & Recruitment Accountabilities:

  • Provides coaching and builds relationships with line managers to support them with HR queries and issues;
  • Supports line managers with various employee relation issues including appraisals, capability, investigations, grievance, disciplinary, flexible working, appeals etc.
  • Provides confidence in feedback, weighing up risks and opportunities; influencing decisions, and challenging behaviours;
  • Drive high performance at Site through support advice and guidance to Line Managers;
  • Monitors, reviews and updates all HR policies and ensuring these are in line with current legislation;
  • Monitors the completion and quality of performance reviews across the sites and identifies training needs;
  • Maintains current and accurate information within AscentHR, produces management data as required and ensures date protection.
  • Represents HR on the panel for competency based interviews for site roles;
  • Trains hiring managers on candidate interview techniques;
  • Manages the recruitment processes including advertising jobs, arranging and holding  interviews, providing feedback, administering psychometric assessments and overseeing the offer stage documentation;
  • Acting as the point of contact for line managers, hiring managers and employees.
  • General HR administration tasks as required
  • Regularly contributes across the whole HR team, highlighting site training needs, recommending improvements to procedure and in supporting the HRD’s people agenda and HR strategy;
  • Covers for team absences as required; and
  • Undertake HR associated project work as required.


Learning & Development Accountabilities:

  • Supports the HR BP in the delivery of Core HR Modules (i.e. line manager workshops);
  • Runs HR inductions for new starters; and
  • Works with internal and external sources in order to design and deliver training in-house.


Knowledge, Skills, and Experience


  • CIPD level 5 or above, or equivalent experience
  • Proven experience of coaching Line Managers in employee relations;
  • Previous experience of high volume recruitment;
  • Proven experience of providing generalist HR advice at all levels of an organisation
  • Proven experience of working with Trade Unions;
  • Proven experience of delivering training programmes;
  • Highly organised and professional;
  • Strong eye for detail;
  • Strong team player;
  • Strong oral and written communicator; and
  • Ability to build internal and external relationships.


  • Experience of  advising employees on employee relations issues
  • Level A and B qualified – in order to utilise a variety of psychometric tools and bring in best practice; and
  • Experience of working in a Communications/PR department ideally within the defence sector.
    In return, we will provide you with a generous benefits package including the equivalent to 25 days annual leave, a Defined Contribution Pension plan, access to a range of flexible benefits, an Employee Assistance Programme, and Private Medical Insurance.

Our Values
One Ascent Team
Ability and evidence of being a role model of Ascent values:

  • Hours not days; days not weeks
  • Giving the best possible answer every time


  • Listening to everyone’s views
  • Professional & supportive to all our partners and colleagues


  • Total Safety: Airsafety, HSSE & Airworthiness
  • Immediate escalation of issues

Successful candidates will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence Security requirements and may be required to complete a medical assessment.

Conflicts of Interest
In order to discharge Ascent’s primary UKMFTS duty to the MOD to identify and avoid or mitigate conflicts of interest in conjunction with our activities as MOD’s Training Service Partner, Ascent must ensure that no employee or secondee working for Ascent is materially restricted by any conflict of interest when carrying out duties and functions on its behalf. Therefore, candidates who are currently working for or have been employed during the previous 2 years by organisations such as MOD, Babcock, Lockheed Martin or any related group entity or any organisation bidding into the UKMFTS contract should note that Ascent reserves the right to request further information in relation to that candidate’s current or previous employment history and/or take other appropriate steps to ensure Ascent’s full compliance with its primary obligation. Any concerns you have should be discussed with the Ascent HR representative prior to submitting of a Curriculum Vitae.
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