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Part of the VolkerWessels UK Group, VolkerStevin is an industry-leading civil engineering business, providing complex and innovative engineering solutions across a wide range of sectors including maritime, flood risk management, defence, energy, water and regeneration. Collaborating with, and drawing on the specialist skills of the group’s business units we deliver a truly integrated, multidisciplinary service.

We have a great opportunity for a HR Advisor to work alongside the HR Manager for Volker Stevin out of the Preston office. 

As the HR advisor you will be involved in the following:

  • Provide employment law advice and guidance for all of VolkerStevin’s operations.
  • Support line managers in the proactive management of all casework issues including formal and informal disciplinary and grievance cases, long-term and short-term sickness absence management and any wellbeing concerns raised by employees or their managers.
  • Communicate with Occupational Health, to request reviews of employees returning from long-term sickness.
  • Provide advice, support, and guidance to managers around the probationary period of their direct reports.
  • Support managers through performance issues and reviews of their direct reports/employees.
  • Review HR data and communicate with the HR Manager/Head of HR with any discrepancies, patterns or concerns to develop action plans
  • Provide support to HR service centre with information they may require in order to support the HR in business team.
  • Advise employees regarding company policies.
  • Advise employees on other departments in the business that can support them (eg: fleet, expenses, payroll etc.)
  • Guide employees to the location of benefits information – pension etc.


About you

  • GSCE Maths & English
  • CIPD qualified (desirable)
  • 3 years experience in a HR environment

If your past experience doesn’t match perfectly with every requirement of the job description, we still encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for us.

Why work with us?

VolkerStevin is under the umbrella of VolkerWessels UK which is a multidisciplinary contractor that delivers innovative engineering solutions across the civil engineering and construction sectors including rail, highways, airport, marine, energy, water, and environmental infrastructure.

By utilising the specialist skills of each business unit within VolkerWessels UK, VolkerStevin are able to ensure our staff provide unrivalled resources and expertise to our clients.

We offer competitive rewards and benefits, recognising the value we place on our employees.

We offer a range of benefits, including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Company car or cash allowance
  • Competitive annual leave and an additional day off on your birthday
  • Private medical care (BUPA)
  • Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Shopping and restaurants vouchers, rewards, and discounts
  • Training and development opportunities-comprehensive skills-based training
  • Family friendly polices including enhanced family leave benefits
  • Employee Assistance programme
  • Mental health, physical health, and financial support
  • 24/7 Virtual GP service

Fairness, inclusion and respect

We believe in pushing boundaries in the pursuit of fairness, inclusion and respect. So, our teams can be comfortable that, whatever their background, VolkerWessels UK is a place where they can be themselves and thrive.

If you need support with your application, please contact us at [email protected]

Additional information

Note for Recruitment Agencies:

Our preference is to hire directly, and we will reach out to our Preferred Supplier List (PSL) agencies if this particular role qualifies for release.

We kindly request that you refrain from sending speculative CVs. In the event of speculative CV submissions, no fees will be applicable, and we kindly ask that all inquiries to be directed to [email protected]

VolkerWessels UK is committed to maintaining healthy, safe and productive working conditions for its entire staff and therefore a drugs & alcohol screening is mandatory for all.


circa £38,000, plus car and excellent benefits

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