Senior HR Adviser

Job description

Senior HR Adviser 

£39,696 to £46,140 per annum

18 month fixed-term contract (secondment cover) / Full-time (37.5h)

Based in London 

This is an opportunity to pull together all the knowledge and experience you’ve gained so far, provide far-reaching advice and guidance, and build productive relationships that harness the potential of HR for the good of Greenpeace’s impact and effectiveness.

Working with the Head of Human Resources, Senior Learning and Development Adviser, HR Coordinator and alongside another Senior HR Adviser, you’ll deliver and oversee high-quality, proactive advice, services and support for managers and staff. This will cover a breadth of HR issues, policies and processes including diversity and inclusion, recruitment, staff welfare, people and performance management, plus intern and volunteer management.

You’ll need to build and maintain effective relationships at all levels. You’ll be expected to coach, support and influence managers where needed, using a collaborative approach to find solutions and ensure satisfactory outcomes. It will also be part of your role to develop HR information management and reporting to support operational decision-making and inform strategic HR initiatives. Capable of seeing the wider picture, you’ll develop HR services to meet organisational needs, implementing and delivering 'best practice' solutions.

For the full job description and person specification, please see the applicant information pack.

Greenpeace is an international non-profit global campaigning organisation. Our independence and global reach enable us to stand for positive change through action in order to defend nature and promote peace. We investigate and expose global environmental problems, confront those in positions of power and present alternative solutions.


You'll have:

  • Sufficient generalist HR knowledge and experience to build productive relationships and provide advice that meets wide-ranging demands in a fast-paced, flexible operation.
  • The confidence and professional credibility to coach and influence at all levels including managers and directors.
  • CIPD qualification and/or evidence of equivalent professional operational experience.
  • Experience of HRIS administration, data management and reporting.
  • Ability to use a creative and analytical approach to HR problem solving.

We give you: The opportunity to continue to develop both personally and professionally, taking advantage of the wide range of learning and development opportunities available to our staff. We offer great benefits such as a generous pension scheme, subsidised lunches, free yoga and a wealth of well-being resources, just to name a few. Take a look at our Work for Greenpeace pages to find out more about what it’s like to work for us and why you should apply.

Our commitment to diversity: Greenpeace UK is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in environmental and campaigning organisations and we’re committed to doing what we can to correct this. We are particularly keen to receive applications from people of colour; people with disabilities; people who identify as being LGTBQIA; people who have a mental health condition; and people who identify as working class now or in the past.

To Apply

For the full job description and person specification, and further information on how to apply, please download the applicant information pack. Please ensure to save this file to your computer for future reference. Once the job listing has closed you will no longer be able to access it online.

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We ask that all applicants complete the online Monitoring Form along with their application. 

Greenpeace UK is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age or any other category protected by law.

CLOSING DATE : 9am, 1st March 2021
INTERVIEWS: W/c 8th March 2021