Maternity Cover HR Advisor

Competitive plus benefits

  • Contract
  • Manchester
  • Manchester
This vacancy is now closed

We’re recruiting for an experienced People Advisor for a maternity cover to be based at our office near the Airport in Manchester, with travel throughout England.


Full time, Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 5pm

Flexible working is available with this role.

About the role

Do you want to work for a dynamic car retailer with 12,500 employees across the UK? Arnold Clark has been named as one of Glassdoor’s Top 50 UK employers and our talented People Team has recently been recognised for its work at the Herald Diversity Awards and HR Network awards.

This is a great opportunity for a practiced People Advisor to join us at this exciting time. You’ll be CIPD-qualified and skilled in all aspects of employee relations, from disciplinaries to welfare meetings and all other employee relations queries in between. Acting as a key point of contact, you’ll travel to branches in England to offer guidance to employees and managers at all levels of the business.

Day-to-day duties

  • Advising on and facilitating disciplinary and grievance issues.
  • Resolving long-term absences.
  • Dealing with redundancies.
  • Offering advice across all departments and divisions of the business.
  • Making high-level decisions in a busy and fast-paced environment.
  • Working across multiple sites and liaising with employees and managers to give them advice.
  • Providing employees with support throughout our welfare process.
  • Training managers on all employee relations issues.

Essential skills

  • A minimum of two years’ experience in an employee relations role with a CIPD qualification.
  • The ability to work as part of a team and on your initiative.
  • Proven knowledge of employee relations and employment law.
  • Fantastic communication and influencing skills.
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel as part of the role.
  • A full driving licence.

In return for your skills, you’ll gain hands-on experience within a demanding, multi-site environment. You’ll also receive one of the best employee benefits packages in the industry, including flexible hours, a lunch subsidy, private healthcare and generous staff retail discounts. This is a great time to join the People Team as we work towards changing our company culture and engaging employees – and you could be part of it!

Employment within the Arnold Clark Group is offered subject to satisfactory references and disclosure check.


Every Arnold Clark employee is entitled to a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Discount on new and used vehicles
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance

About Arnold Clark

Arnold Clark is Europe’s largest independent car retailer with over 200 branches across the UK. And you could be part of it.

  • Over 11,000 employees
  • Annual turnover of over £3 billion
  • 24 new car franchises
  • Retails over 280,000 vehicles per year
  • Servicing, repairs, MOTs and tyres

Some benefits are only available after a qualifying period.