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HR Advisor


Job overview


An exciting opportunity for an experienced HR Advisor to join a small but friendly unit based at our North regional hub in Cumbria on a permanent basis.


GLL is the UK’s largest leisure operator and one of the largest social enterprises with over 350 leisure centres, a libraries division, children’s centres, spas and events venues throughout the country. We make community spaces and services accessible and affordable for the communities that we serve.


With our diverse workforce you will be able to experience new challenges and have the opportunity to test your skills on a regular basis. Travelling around the region, you will give first line advice to managers on a range of areas such as absence, misconduct, capability, grievances, flexible working and other employee relations cases. You will also provide a vital support to the regional HR Business Partner to help deliver our people plan on areas including resourcing, learning and development and workforce engagement.


It goes without saying that you will be both approachable and professional with the ability to build trust and good working relations with managers and employees alike. You will need to be fully CIPD qualified with excellent communication, written and numerical skills as well as being proficient in Microsoft Office applications. Experience of providing HR to a large, diverse workforce would be ideal.


In return, we offer:

  • Pension
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Ride to work scheme
  • Discounted membership at our leisure centres
  • The opportunity to join the GLL Society and have a say in how we are run plus associated social events
  • Career pathways
  • Ongoing training and development


If you are looking to develop your experience in a wide range of HR disciplines and work within a friendly and supportive team, then apply now


All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications, age and location.


To be shortlisted for the role, internal applicants will need to demonstrate their commitment to GLL by becoming a Society member where eligible.


GLL is an equal opportunities employer.


Better leisure centres are run by GLL, a charitable social enterprise, working with local authorities to run leisure centres, swimming pools, libraries and world-class sporting venues such as the Copper Box Arena and London Aquatics Centre in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. As a not-for-profit organisation, we’re different. Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people. So, join us as Duty Manager and enjoy career progression and great benefits including flexible hours and locations, a uniform and discounted membership at all 170 centres.



Closing date:
29th September 2017

Working pattern:
Full time, 40 hours per week

Contract Type:


Up to £27,121


North Regional Hub, Cumbria


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GLL is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The aim of GLL is to recruit people not just for jobs but for long term careers.



GLL is a registered trademark of Greenwich Leisure Limited, a charitable social enterprise and registered society under the Co-operative & Community Benefit & Societies Act 2014 registration no. 27793R. Registered office: Middlegate House, The Royal Arsenal, London, SE18 6SX. Inland Revenue Charity no: XR43398 VAT registration no: 219749179. Email: