HR Advisor - Business Support


Job summary

Circa £46,000 depending on experience
Human Resources
Aerospace / Avionics, Defence
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

MBDA is a leading defence organisation.  We are proud of the role we play in supporting the Armed Forces who protect our nations. We partner with governments to work together towards a common goal, defending our freedom.

Salary: Circa £46,000 depending on experience 

What we can offer you:

  • Company bonus of up to £2,500 (based on company performance and will vary year to year)
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Paid overtime
  • Up to 15 additional days flexi leave
  • Our enhanced parental leave offers up to 26 weeks for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. Enhancements are available for paternity leave, neonatal leave and fertility testing and treatments.
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking and gym on site at Stevenage
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities

Dynamic (hybrid) working: We trust our people to agree, within their teams, where and when they can be most effective. Our Dynamic Working policy allows individuals flexibility around the hours they work and where they work. Typically for this role you will work 3 days per week on-site.  

The opportunity:

An opportunity has arisen for an HR Advisor within the Business Support HR business partner team. As you grow in the role the scope of your customer areas will increase.

What's the role?

  • Coach, influence and advise the relevant business area in all matters relating to people management ensuring effective people management activity (e.g.  retention, capability, performance management, sickness absence, talent management)
  • Work closely with the business area acting as the key contact for complex people issues providing advice and solutions
  • Contribute to new HR policy and process requirements as required
  • Coach, advise and influence the relevant business area to ensure compliance with employment legislation and company policies and procedures
  • Become an established member of the management team to identify development opportunities, coach the management team through all people issues and help develop their management style
  • Work closely with the Function/Department Heads to understand the business challenges and the people issues that may arise
  • Participate in UK and International team meetings and contribute to the planning of all HR activities, developing ideas to improving processes or developing solutions to overcome problems
  • Organise and prioritise own workload ensuring all deadlines are met, reviewing and monitoring priorities to ensure quality and standards are maintained
  • Ensure international/national HR calendar activities are delivered within time and to quality

What we're looking for

  • Comfortable with ambiguity, ability to flex and adapt and be resilient through periods of change
  • Self-motivated with the ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Established ability to build constructive working relationships and use effective coaching and influencing skills
  • Excellent practical knowledge and understanding of Employment Law
  • Ability to appreciate and seek to resolve complex organisational and business problems
  • Strong consultancy problem solving, coaching and facilitation skills
  • National travel may be required and very occasion European travel
  • The ability to work in ambiguous situations and create clarity from them
  • The ability to influence other HR functions to support business requirements

Our Business:

We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential.   MBDA is proud of our employee-led networks, examples include: Gender Equality, Pride, Menopause Matters, Parents and Carers, Armed Forces, Ethnic Diversity, Neurodiversity and more…

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.  

Please Note: MBDA UK Limited requires all employees to achieve the required medical and national security clearance for their role. Further restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may also apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.

Due to the nature of our business, this particular vacancy requires the applicant as a minimum to be a British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship and capable of achieving the clearance levels mentioned above.


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