RSK Group plc

HR Advisor

Contract Type
Hemel Hempstead


The RSK Group is a dynamic, multidisciplinary environmental consultancy and services provider servicing a wide range of property, manufacturing, oil, gas and energy clients. Since 1989, our philosophy has remained the same: employ, develop and retain talented people. Working for RSK is an opportunity to evolve as a professional, to innovate and to make a difference. Our success is founded on the talent of our employees, so we recognise the importance of personal growth, encouragement and earned rewards. As a company, we want you to share in our achievements and we want to be a conduit for your success.


We currently have an exciting opportunity for a HR Advisor to join our fast-paced human resources team, responsible for over 1600 employees across RSK Group.   The role will be based at our Hemel Hempstead Office and will focus on providing HR support a number of divisions within the company. Whilst you will be part of the wider HR team, predominately based in Bristol and Cheshire, this role will require someone who is comfortable working on their own. Due to the geographical spread of our offices, travel across the UK and possibly overseas will also be required from time to time.


At RSK, we operate an open and relaxed management culture that nurtures continuous improvement and innovation. This also enables us to achieve a staff turnover rate that's consistently below the industry average. Adopting a proactive growth strategy helps us to run a sustainable and profitable business while providing new and exciting career opportunities for all.


HR Advisor – Hemel Hempstead


Reporting directly to the Associate HR Director you will be responsible for:

  • Working with the HR team to deliver the HR strategy
  • Working with the Divisional Directors / Managing Directors/ Employees to support the HR needs of your allocated division, to include but not limited to:
  • Recruitment of all required personnel
  • Processing of starters, leavers and payroll amends
  • Advising accurately on employment issues and attending formal meetings as appropriate
  • Regularly corresponding with employees verbally and in writing Delivering training for employees / line managers and understanding training needs
  • Absence management
  • Monthly HR reporting and analysis
  • Attending offices periodically to meet with employees/line manager
  • Regular communication with Divisional Directors / Managing Directors
  • Regularly updating the central HR system and personnel files
  • General day-to-day HR administration
  • Reporting to the Associate HR Director / HR Director as required

 Desired experience

  • CIPD part or fully qualified or hold a relevant HR qualification
  • 2-3 years previous experience working in an HR advisory role

 Person specification

  • Ability to advise within the scope of employment legislation and within areas of knowledge / capability.
  • Understanding and recognising limitations in knowledge and seeking advice where appropriate.
  • Confident communicator with excellent interpersonal skills, able to deal effectively and establish rapport with people at all levels.
  • Professional approach and ability to handle sensitive information confidentially.
  • Team player with excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Able to take ownership of tasks and use initiative to solve problems, exercising appropriate level of judgement.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to strict deadlines, prioritising with a flexible approach.
  • Full UK driving licence.

 Salary and benefits:

  • Up to £27,000 dependant on experience
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, childcare vouchers and private health care
  • Regular training and career development 

 Please note, the successful candidate will be required to spend time during the first few weeks of their employment in the Bristol office undertaking training.


All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area. Candidates should confirm this when applying with their CV and covering letter to Sarah Murphy, Associate HR Director, at or call 0117 300 4295 for more information.


RSK is committed to our Corporate Responsibility strategy. We seek to minimise our impact on the environment; to engage positively with the community and education groups; to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to work; and to promote Corporate Responsibility throughout our supply chain.


RSK Group plc is an Equal Opportunities Employer.





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