Senior HR Advisor

This role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience in HR to make a difference in the field of health care research.  The Senior HR Advisor that our client is looking for will form part of a small team providing a high quality, responsive, efficient and effective Human Resources function for the company and its subsidiaries.

As a Senior HR Advisor your key areas of responsibility will be:


  • Responsible for our recruitment and on-boarding processes from end to end
  • Leads on workforce planning so that we can meet our future staffing needs
  • Key responsibility for promoting equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Offers a casework management service to all levels of Cochrane managers
  • Develops, reviews and implements HR policies across the organisation
  • Leads on ensuring an effective HR appraisal system is in operation
  • Maintain effective and supportive relationships throughout the organisation

Our client is looking for a self-motivated and highly organised individual who can work effectively and collaboratively with a diverse range of contacts across the world. 

The successful candidate must also be able to offer:


  • CIPD qualification equivalent to Level 7 or working towards this
  • Previous experience of HR in the not-for-profit sector with a generalist remit
  • Skilled at coaching and supporting managers to build their competence
  • Self-confidence, personal credibility and the ability to support and challenge others appropriately
  • Good understanding and application of the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • Pragmatism and problem-solving skills and the ability to think creatively when faced with new problems
  • Commitment to Cochrane’s mission and values

Although not essential, the company would also welcome candidates with a working knowledge of employment legislation in Denmark and/or Germany, plus experience of supporting remote workers internationally.

About the Company

“We are a global, independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making vast amounts of research evidence useful for informing decisions about health.

We do this by synthesizing research findings to produce the best available evidence on what can work, what might harm and where more research is needed.

Our work is recognised as the international gold standard for high quality, trusted information.”

Further Information :


  • Job Title: Senior HR Advisor
  • Specifications: Permanent, Full Time
  • Salary: cica £40,000
  • Location: London, SW1Y 4QX

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this position, please attach a CV along with a supporting statement to the link provided.  The supporting statement should indicate why you are applying for the post, and how far you meet the requirements for the post outlined in the job description using specific examples.  List your experience, achievements, knowledge, personal qualities, and skills which you feel are relevant to the post.

For further information please refer to the Cochrane website where you can view the full job description.

Application Closing Date: 5 January 2020 Midnight GMT

Interviews to be held early in January 2020.

Good luck!



  • Start: ASAP
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Rate: Circa £40k
  • Location: London, Greater London, England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Human_Resources
  • Recruiter: Hiring People
  • Contact: Hiring People
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  • Reference: C02
  • Posted: 2019-12-10 14:15:39 -

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