HC Nexus Advisor FTC

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A career in our Human Resources, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference at PwC by helping to fully leverage the skills and talents of all our people. You’ll help our local offices in driving the Firm’s people strategy, creating a unique people experience for each individual, and supporting our Firm wide values by working with the core competencies that measure and drive individual and Firm wide success in the marketplace.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future. As a Senior Associate, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution.

PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.

  • Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities and coach to help deliver results.

  • Develop new ideas and propose innovative solutions to problems.

  • Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from current trends in business area.

  • Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.

  • Share relevant thought leadership.

  • Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing others.

  • Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality, diverse relationships.

  • Uphold the firm’s code of ethics and business conduct.

Who we are

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP is one of the world’s leading Professional Services organisations who advise some of the most successful organisations, entrepreneurs and private businesses on a range of services including Assurance, Tax, Consulting and Acquisitions.

To support our team of over 20,000 people within the UK we have a strong HC team who provide professional advice to our people managers, and guide our business stakeholders through operational HR activities delivering a consistent & professional service, that enables and enhances business performance.

About the role

This is a new and exciting role created to support the growth of our Audit practice. We are seeking an experienced HC Advisor who is looking for a great development opportunity to partner with the business in an autonomous role, as they will be the sole HR person on the ground across 2 business areas. The Advisor would sit within our HC Operations Management team which is centrally managed, and would be part of our First Five Years stream within this.

The role will be based in Leeds and will require travel to Bradford at least twice a week, and Manchester once a week.

You will provide expert advice and support to career coaches on the firm's policies and best practice, and guide them in the evaluation of risk, options and outcomes. This will include a wide range of advice on HC matters including employee relations, performance management and health & wellbeing activity, working alongside our specialist advice team.

The HC Advisor is responsible for providing timely and clear advice to career coaches and business leaders through commercial understanding of the business unit, its people issues, priorities and recruit to retire activities.

We are seeking a professional self starter who has confidence to drive efficiency, create a vision and partner with the business. You must be knowledgeable on UK employment law, HC policy and process interpretation and able to provide guidance on a broad range of people related activities, demonstrating ownership, whilst judging when to escalate to specialist HC colleagues, or a HC Manager as appropriate. The HC Advisor will be responsible for interpreting people MI and giving insights to the business to enable informed decisions to enhance business performance.

Successful applicant will require
  • Previous experience in an HR generalist role at Advisor level; experience in professional services/large corporates advantageous

  • Commercial understanding of the business and how HR can enhance performance via the people agenda

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of health & wellbeing, performance management and employee relations, with previous hands on experience of managing multiple cases across these areas

  • Experience in partnering with senior business leaders

  • Experience in supporting and developing career coaches

  • Broad generalist HR knowledge and experience

  • Strong project management and organisational skills, to manage high volumes of work, often within tight deadlines

  • Ability to plan ahead within the cyclical calendar to provide proactive HR support to the business

  • Ability to challenge and realign work away from the HC team where necessary

  • High standard of written documentation, and previous experience of producing professional and robust letters and reports

  • Pragmatic, diplomatic, sound written skills and a good team player

  • Portray a professional mindset

  • Communicate/interact effectively with employees/career coaches while displaying empathy and courtesy

  • Strong interpersonal/consulting skills, working effectively at all levels of the organisation

  • Flexibility and adaptability in both attitude and approach

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Cultivate trust with customers, team members and others within the wider HC function

  • Responsibility for developing own knowledge and future career progression within the HC function

  • Willingness to take on extra responsibility and go the extra mile

  • CIPD qualified/part qualified or equivalent

  • Strong excel skills and the ability to efficiently manipulate and interpret data.

  • Strong presentation skills with the ability to flex style to have impact both in person or virtually.

Not the role for you?

Did you know PwC offer flexible contract arrangements as well as contingent work ( ie temporary or day rate contracting)?

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/careers/experienced/apply


We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/diversity