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Employment type

Full time

Contract type

Fixed Term Contract



People Support Adviser

An exciting opportunity has become available in our People Team for a People Support Adviser on Fixed Term Contract until December 2024. 

There is a possibility of this being extended beyond this.

In this role you will provide first-line advice, guidance, coaching and support in relation to Employee and Line Manager enquiries, across aspects of People Services as well as relationship manage and coordinate support for multi-stranded enquiries.
 This is a hybrid role and could be based in Manchester, Birmingham or Leeds, with occasional travel required as necessary.

  • Experience of working in a HR/People function, in an advisory/administrative role with an understanding of the application of up-to-date HR policies and processes
  • Experience in dealing with a wide range of employee relations matters with a confident approach to supporting and advising managers throughout such processes
  • The ability to organise and prioritise your own workload, to meet deadlines in a flexible, fast-paced environment
  • Strong execution skills and excellent attention to detail
  • The ability to build relationships both in person and remotely, gaining the trust of your colleagues in order to support each business area
  • An analytical mindset with the ability to identify trends within a data set
  • Confident in your HR expertise and employment law knowledge, with sound HR generalist experience, especially in employee relations
  • Proven ability to provide guidance and support to leaders and managers at all levels, on all aspects of HR including policies and procedures, performance development, capability, disciplinary and grievances
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A CIPD qualification or equivalent proven experience 

Who you will be working with:

  • An extremely dedicated and efficient People Team of 12, covering People Services, L&D and Talent Acquisition 
  • You will report into the People Support Lead

What's great about Hydrock now Stantec

We are a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy of over 900 staff in 21 offices across the UK. Our driving motivation is to be a ‘Force for Good’, as it is our aim to improve the quality of people’s lives from our employees to our clients, through to the communities we work in and our planet as a whole through the work we do.  

From the buildings that surround you, the roads and bridges you cross, all related to the infrastructure that we create, we aim to offer the most sustainable possibilities to shape the places, communities and society that we live in through meeting our client’s needs. Through the path we are on to delivering a green future, the result is something that everyone can be proud of. 

Named as Building’s Engineering Consultant of the Year in 2023, we’re known for delivering outstanding sustainable projects for our communities, planet, and society.

Some of these projects have recently received industry accolades, including Cleveland Pools winning the Conservation and Regeneration category at the Construction Excellence South West Awards 2023; Bay Technology Centre named Commercial Project of the Year at the British Construction Industry Awards 2022; YGG Tan-y-Lan picked out in the Integration and Collaborative Working category at Construction Excellence Wales Awards 2022; The Deaf Academy singled out for its Universal Design at the Civic Trust Awards 2022; and Bristol’s iconic waterfront Wapping Wharf Living sweeping up at the Bristol Property Awards.

Take a look at our 2023 end of year film and get a feel for what we’re all about. 


What we can offer you: 

  • Inspiring and supportive colleagues 
  • Reward for progression and hard work 
  • An opportunity to develop your soft skills, as well your technical skills
  • Competitive starting salary 
  • Excellent health benefits 25 days of holiday (buy/sell up to five days), accrue 1 day extra every 2 years, with bonus holidays too!
  • An earlier finish on Friday (4pm!) 
  • An opportunity to give back: “Day off for good cause” (on a workday) 
  • A huge range of flexible benefits, including climate perks and an EV car leasing scheme 


A place to feel included

We champion diversity, equity and inclusion. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we commit to supporting our employees and ensure we create a safe environment that nurtures you to perform at your best. Offering our people flexibility is an important factor in achieving this aim.  

We consider all application individually with the required qualifications and knowledge without regard to any of the protected characteristics. We would like to provide everyone with a fair selection, assessment and employment experience so we ask with are made aware of any physical or neurodiverse condition within your application for which appropriate reasonable adjustments can be made by us. 


Looking for the next steps? 

Once you have completed your application through our careers site, we aim to review and respond to you as soon as your application’s been reviewed.

If shortlisted, a member of our Talent Acquisition Team will call you for an initial pre-screen by phone (typically 30 minutes) to help us assess your motivations and interest in the position and Hydrock now Stantec. 

If you progress following this telephone pre-screen, you will be invited to attend a formal interview by video conference (Microsoft Teams) or in our offices. 

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