HR Advisor - Employee Relations


Dover Head Office

Job Type:

Full Time


Up to £30,000 DOE

About Us

LDC Care Co is an expanding family-owned care provider with over 55 services across Kent. We support adults with complex learning disabilities and mental health diagnoses within residential and supported living environments. 

Our busy HR Department is situated within our Head Office where you will work alongside our HR Manager and other members of the team to support the operational function of the business and its pool of 300+ staff.

About The Role

The key purpose of this role is to work within the LDC Care Co policies and guidelines to ensure the Company’s HR function provides effective and compliant HR support to management and employees. Whilst this role will have a primary focus towards employee relations and related processes, there will be occasions where other areas of the Department may need additional support and assistance.

The postholder will collaborate with the business to fully understand the key business performance issues, objectives and drivers, and associated people requirements for both the current and future business challenges.

Reporting into the HR Manager, the post holder will be part of a small team at LDC Care Co’s head office.

The postholder will focus on…

  • Proactive support, coaching, and mentoring for members of the management team on all HR functions and processes, advising on policies and procedures to be followed.

  • Advising managers on all aspects of performance management and capability, attending meetings and providing HR guidance as required.

  • Providing and ensuring consistency to all staff-related matters, working closely with the HR Manager to improve processes and productivity of the Department.

  • Working alongside senior staff to deliver projects involving policies and procedures, in line with the commercial and operational needs of the business.

  • Primary liaison for matters relating to employee relations for staff and internal management.

  • Taking the lead, or providing advice and support, on a range of performance management processes, up to and including dismissal.

  • Advising on performance monitoring and capability processes.

  • Auditing, quality review, and reporting on staff supervisions, identifying concerns and raising or escalating appropriately.

  • Process contractual variations, and issue relevant correspondence or contract renewals, ensuring all relevant Departments are updated with changes.

  • Support with other areas of the HR Department to support the wider Company’s objectives, including recruitment, with tasks such as:

And a range of other HR-related tasks and responsibilities.

The Person

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be qualified to the CIPD Level 3 as a minimum, with a possibility or ability to work towards the Level 5, and have a proven track record in HR

  • Have recent experience of a challenging HR role

  • Be operating at HR Advisor level or similar

  • Have a passion for HR

What We Can Offer You

  • Competitive salary up to £30,000 dependent on experience

  • 20 days’ annual leave + bank holidays

  • Blue Light online benefits and cashback rewards

  • Company pension scheme