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Senior People Advisor


Corby, ENG, GB, NN17 9FH

Brand:  RS
Function:  Human Resources
Work Location:  Hybrid

Location: Corby Hybrid


We have a fantastic opportunity to join our ever growing FTSE100 Global organisation. There is no better time to join us!


As a Senior People Advisor, you will support the entire UK based people function and business (c3000 people). This role will have significant impact!


About the role

  • ​​Work closely with the People Operations Lead to deliver the People Strategy and Advisor team plan.
  • Fill an existing gap in service for the UK business between the current Advisors and People Business Partners, offering a elevated level of support
  • Effectively and proactively manage a wide range of people initiatives applying specialist technical knowledge and expertise to come up with pragmatic solutions that enable the business
  • Be commercially aware of the impact that decisions or advice given will have on the business, offering the most effective and agile solutions wherever possible.
  • Work closely with the People Advisors as they will be escalating cases. Offer feedback and share best practice to support their development.
  • Build close relationships with the People Business Partners, as these are the main stakeholder for the role.
  • Responsible for the accurate reporting and use of data insights to identify opportunities for improvements to current practice and policy
  • Make informed decisions and manage risk in all activity being sure to operate within legal requirements.
  • Be a critical friend to the people function stakeholders ensuring they deliver fit for purpose solutions


What we’re looking for

  • Generalist HRA experience showing strong business alignment
  • Excellent communication skills and a customer centric approach
  • Must be resilient, agile, and able to deal with ambiguity
  • Familiar with working in a matrix environment
  • Deep working knowledge of UK employment law and best practice approaches
  • Ability to develop effective relationships and managing expectations of multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to manage difficult and complex cases
  • Ability to work with data and use this to underpin decisions
  • Demonstrate the ability to challenge, build credibility and work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Experience of working in a matrix environment (desirable)
  • CIPD or similar HR qualification (desirable)
  • Understanding of CI methodologies (desirable)


A bit about you

Nothing gets past you – You possess hawk-like attention to detail and you take immense pride in your work

You can Plan and React– You understand the importance of timing, when to move fast on a trending hot topic

You have Energy – You approach your work with enthusiasm, positivity, and willingness to deliver the best results, whatever the challenge. 


We are RS Components of the Electrocomponents Group

Since 1937, we have been a leading distributor of Electronic, Electrical & Industrial components and supported generations of engineers with products for all types of applications.


As a FTSE 100 company with £2 billion in revenue, we have nine operating brands: RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark, IESA, Synovos, Needlers and Liscombe. We operate in 32 countries, shipping 60,000 parcels a day to over 1.2 million customers worldwide


Our vision is to become first choice. Not just for our customers and suppliers, but also for our people.


At Electrocomponents you’ll be encouraged to think differently and share your ideas, helping our customers to create, develop and discover. As we grow our business, we’ll help you grow – expanding your expertise and helping you become the best you can be. You’ll be proud of the impact you make on the world and appreciated for what you do.


What we offer

You can take control of your future here at RS Components. We offer all the good stuff you’d expect.


Grow in our high-performance culture and be rewarded for your success. Whoever you are, whatever you do and wherever you are; it all starts here.


Are you ready to explore the possibilities?




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