General information

Job Title
HR Advisor - FTC
Ref #
Monday, July 4, 2022
United Kingdom
Business area
Position level
H - Qualified
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Fixed Term Contract
12 months
Working pattern
9am - 6pm Monday to Friday

Description & Requirements


No restraints. No limitations. We don’t simply push boundaries. We completely rethink them. McLaren Automotive exists to create breath-taking performance road cars.

With innovation at the core of all we do, every challenge starts with the same question. How can we do it better? This restless spirit runs right through McLaren Automotive. And the search for perfection is evident in everything we do.

Purpose of Role

Please note, this role is a fixed term contract for 12 months. This role is hybrid meaning you'll split your working hours between working from home and the McLaren Technology Centre. The role within McLaren is called People & Culture Advisor. 

To work closely with key customer groups in the business to deliver a proactive and professional People & Culture support that challenges convention, encourages forward thinking and supports leaders to develop and embrace a people agenda to suit the business needs.  Diagnosing people issues, identifying needs and providing creative solutions in line with business objectives and supported by data.  To role model an approach that puts people and culture at the forefront. 

Principal Accountabilities

  • Lead and advise on all employee relation issues (including disciplinary, grievance, attendance, probations) to effective resolution. 
  • To work with the People & Culture team and undertake a variety of People & Culture projects as required. 
  • To assist the People & Culture Partner with development of People & Culture procedures and policies and liaise with managers to ensure these are communicated and implemented effectively. 
  • Influence managers to ensure that the People & Culture processes are embedded across the business. 
  • To provide reliable and trusted employment law advice both in the UK and Internationally where required. 
  • To develop and deliver training sessions to managers on People & Culture policies and procedures. 
  • Act as the training lead for specific business areas, assisting with the creation and maintenance of the training catalogue, creating and maintaining training and development materials and updating and maintaining the Learning Management System. 
  • Liaising with training providers where necessary to ensure training is arranged and delivered flawlessly where applicable for business area. 
  • Managing own administration of workload.  
  • Identify and assess People & Culture issues which need to be brought to the rest of People & Culture for attention, and act upon as necessary. 
  • Prepare relevant reports and metrics for the business (including absence and leaver metrics). 
  • Carry out exit interviews and develop meaningful data and recommendations. 
  • Produce meaningful metrics that highlight key trends and themes in the business. Implementation of actions and activities based on these trends that move the business forward. 
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Build and maintain excellent working relationships with managers and employees in order to support the business needs.
  • Experience of generalist People & Culture operations including employee relations and resourcing
  • Experience of providing solutions-based People & Culture advice based on a sound knowledge of employment law, best practice and general commercial awareness.
  • Experience of supporting employees in a Manufacturing or Engineering environment is essential for this role.
  • Commercial awareness
  • Knowledge of Change Management
  • Knowledge of Training and Development processes
  • Good IT skills including MS Office, email, excel and SAP
  • Experience of managing various ER issues
  • Good administrator
  • Experience of dealing with performance management processes and procedures
  • Experience of payroll and salary review processes and administration cycles
  • Has high levels of attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service skills
Personal Attributes

  • Ability to persuade and influence others through effective communication skills
  • Confident team player
  • Ability to be flexible in approach to meet customer requirements
  • Resilient
  • Enthusiastic to deliver outcomes
  • Acts as an internal consultant
  • Has the drive and desire to be innovative, breathtaking and challenge convention in all they do
  • Professional face to People & Culture
  • Solution focused
  • Prides themselves on high attention to detail
  • Understands they are the People & Culture brand