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Job Title: HR Advisor

Date Created: March 2022

Location: Newmarket / Cambridge

Reports to: People Manager

Develop your career with DWR and be part of something special!

We are looking for a full time HR Advisor, on a 12-month fixed term contract (FTC), to join our growing People (HR) Team.

We are looking for someone to be the go-to person for all HR queries and to assist the People Manager in providing a high-quality HR service which supports the delivery and management, of all people related activities.

The successful candidate will work closely with the recruitment coordinator, and the payroll team, to ensure employee records are kept up to date and therefore, must be confident in using different databases and systems.

The post holder will act as the first point of contact in the People Team, dealing with queries in a timely and affective manner. You will have experience in a similar role with excellent organisational, communication and prioritisation skills. You must be capable of adapting quickly to change, with an ability to work well under pressure.

This is an exciting and excellent opportunity to take on a varied, creative post and to develop existing HR skills within a busy and supportive environment.

Key Responsibilities:          

To provide a proactive and professional HR service, in a fast paced and changing environment. Duties include but are not limited to:

To work as a team to address, resolve and deliver a proactive HR service.

To provide a comprehensive service to line managers to support and coach in the handling of employee relations, attendance issues, and well-being concerns.

Provide advice and support to employees on good working practices.

Drive, implement and support new polices and processes that form part of large organisational changes.

Monitor, process, and respond in a timely manner to all people queries, via the shared People Team mailbox.

Handle confidential and sensitive information, in a professional and empathetic way.

Drive and support new culture initiatives, including organising culture activities.

Providing HR system support to staff

Provide data and track data on absence including spotting trends, pulling reports and summarising for the HRBP.

What you will need to succeed:

  • Proven experience within a HR role, or similar.
  • CIPD Qualified at level 3 or above, is desirable
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, and the confidence to deal with stakeholders at all levels
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong IT skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Energy and enthusiasm to join a friendly team, in a successful business with huge growth plans

As you would expect from the UK’s largest private veterinary referral hospital, we offer an inspiring and friendly working environment together with career development opportunities and an attractive benefits package.

If you share our passion for delivering excellence, trust and care then we would love to hear from you. 

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to: