People Advisor North Region

Location Newcastle
Discipline: Support Services
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Salary: £34,652
Contact name: Gaynor Doran

Job ref: 183165

GLL are a charitable social enterprise and values driven organisation. We are currently looking to recruit an individual with strong values to join the People Team at GLL as People Advisor for the North Region.  The Advisor will work closely with the People Business Partner, Head of Service and local managers across the North, primary duties will be to support local managers, by providing comprehensive advice and guidance on all people-related matters using a supportive coaching approach.  As People Advisor, you will be responsible for providing administration support on all employee relations cases and supporting on the recruitment and retention activities such as on-boarding new employees.  You will support the People Business Partner with People Development within the region and build excellent working relationships with stakeholders.  In addition, People Advisors support the People Business Partner on the administrative management of Employment Tribunal cases and the delivery of the corporate and local people plan and objectives.


The People Advisor will work 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday. This role will be based in Newcastle.  However, the individual will be expected to travel to other centres across the region to work closely with managers and stakeholders.


Successful candidates will have an interest in progressing their career within the field of HR, and have a curiosity to learn and develop.


The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the following skills

  • Demonstrable experience in an HR Administrative role

  • Experience using HR systems

  • IT literate with excellent skills in the use of Microsoft Office

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise accordingly, plan well and meet deadlines

  • Excellent communicator - written and verbal - with attention to detail

  • Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.

  • The ability to understand and analyse data, including key people KPI’s, and workforce planning data;

  • The ability to think critically, and persuade and influence staff at all levels;

  • The ability to produce results to demanding deadlines and work on key issues simultaneously;

  • Professional integrity, discretion and conduct;



The Successful Candidate must have:

  • Experience in administrative duties

  • Experience with supporting/note-taking in investigations, disciplinaries, grievances and absence management.

  • Experience of working to deadlines

  • Experience of using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • The ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Experience. understanding of providing HR support in recruitment

  • Excellent attention to detail and strong numerical skills

  • Level 5 CIPD HR qualification or working towards(desirable)


As a charitable social enterprise owned by its staff GLL has a great range of benefits for its employees:


  • Learning & development to support career development

  • Good Pension schemes

  • Discounted gym membership for you and your partner.

  • Industry leading rates of pay

  • Opportunity to join the GLL Society and have a say in how we are run plus invites to associated events

  • Exclusive discounts on villas in Portugal

  • Exclusive discounts on ski chalets in Bulgaria

  • Health Assurance

  • Career Pathways, professional development is just the start. To ensure you stay at the top of your game, we provide training with practical theory elements too.

  • Discounts across thousands of retailers (GLL Extras)

  • 25% off Red Letter Days

  • 25% off Buy A Gift

  • 20% off GLL spa experience treatments and associated products

  • Ride to work scheme

  • Free eye tests and discounts on glasses


About GLL:


As the UK’s largest leisure operator and charitable social enterprise, we offer a range of careers for everyone in our local communities. We manage over 400 facilities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, including public sport and leisure centres, elite sporting venues, libraries and children’s centres.


Our people are from the communities we serve and help us make real changes in their local area.


One of our core values is ‘More than a Job’, because working with us opens up a wide range of possibilities and opportunities for you, starting with how you work with us. To make sure we’re having a positive impact on our people, we also offer some flexible and part-time working options so you can make sure your new job works for you. Subject to vacancies, whether you are after a contractual commitment and a regular work schedule or the freedom of flexible hours, you may be able to choose an arrangement that works best for you and play your part in improving the health and wellbeing of your community.


We offer two different types of work arrangements:

  • A permanent employment contract - part time and full time
  • A flexible worker engagement by joining our flexible worker pool


If you are looking for a regular number of hours that you can work, and are flexible to meet the needs of a 7 day a week service, then a full-time or part-time permanent contract might be the right choice for you.


So whether your ambitions lie in sport and leisure, events & catering, health & beauty, corporate support or working with children, you’ll be able to find your ideal new job at GLL.


Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and are Investors in People Gold Award employer.


However you choose to work with us, you can be sure that you will be a valued member of our team, working with great colleagues, and making a real difference to people’s lives.


We are an inclusive employer. We seek and welcome diversity in our teams.


All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications and location.