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Regional HR Advisor

Date: 16-Mar-2019

Location: Southern Based, UKM, GB



Mobile Mini – Regional HR Advisor (To service the South - Based Southern Region)


 “This is an exciting time to join Mobile Mini, a company that is growing from strength to strength.

We recogise the importance of HR working closely and partnering our managers and employees in the field and so have decided to invest in a new field HR role which supports our southern operations divison"  Louise Arnold, Mobile Mini – HR Director


About us:

Mobile Mini is the UK division of Mobile Mini Inc, a publicly listed company and a leading global hirer of portable accommodation and storage solutions. Mobile Mini was founded in the USA in 1983 and now has locations in the US, Canada and in the UK.

We’ve been trading as Mobile Mini in the UK since 2006, but our roots run deep in the UK’s portable storage and accommodation industry, with some of our predecessor companies having been founded in the very early 1970s.

Today we have a national network of 15 branches, with a fleet of 40,000 portable units and provide site accommodation and secure storage containers to approximately 17,300 customers including construction companies, retailers, manufacturers, hospitals, schools, utility companies, distributers, local and national governments, hotels, restaurants and individual households.


Reporting structure / Job Summary

The Regional HR Advisor will have a direct reporting line to the Senior HR Advisor.

You will provide a professional HR Advisory service across the southern region, building strong relationships and acting as first point of contact for HR queries from line managers and employees on relevant employment law issues.

The role, based at any of our southern branches will support 7 branches across the south of the UK. It is therefore a requirement that the successful candidate must be able to travel and visit at least 1 other branch in the region each week. In addition regular travel to the support centre which is based in Stockton on Tees is also expected.

The ideal candidate would have at least 3 years’ experience in a similar role with great interpersonal and communication skills, an excellent understanding of HR legislation and the ability and confidence to make difficult decisions. You will be working in a fast paced environment so will need to remain calm under pressure, have exceptional attention to detail and the confidence to apply your HR experience to some challenging cases.


Key Responsibilities

  • Be the first point of contact for employee relations queries for managers in the region. Provide advice in a coaching manner to managers on all HR policies and procedures, employment issues and legislation
  • Establish close relationships with line managers, HR colleagues and key employees within the region, adopting a partnering approach
  • Support line manages on complex cases including attending hearings, investigation meetings and appeals as appropriate to ensure consistency
  • Maintain an updated knowledge of regulatory legislation ensuring that those requirements are adhered to at all times
  • Provide exceptional Customer Service to internal and external customers
  • Continually look for opportunities for improvement and drive positive change within the HR team
  • Support line managers with continuously monitoring employee performance, ensuring the performance management processes are adhered to
  • Lead on absence management for the southern region, including identifying long-term sickness and ensuring appropriate follow up
  • Lead by example and create a culture which reflects our Company values
  • Lead and deliver on multi ad hoc projects as required
  • Work closely with payroll co-ordinator to support any payroll related changes in the region.
  • Provide cover for the Northern region HR Advisors as required


Competencies and Qualifications: 

  • Highly motivated, confident individual who is passionate about HR and keen to  drive results and make a difference within the region
  • Previous advisory case management experience is essential
  • Experience of working in a multi-site environment would be desirable
  • CIPD qualified minimum level 3
  • A relevant degree would be desirable
  • Ability to manage time effectively and work under own supervision
  • High level of commitment and flexibility required. Must be able to travel within the UK
  • Highly resilient individual with the ability to work in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Demonstrates effective communication in both written and verbal skills
  • Hold a full clean driving license
  • Computer literate (Microsoft office)



The above list is not exhaustive and you may be required to carry out additional duties from time to time to meet the needs of the business. 


What we can offer you

  • Competitive salary plus car allowance
  • Company bonus scheme
  • 31 days holidays, including bank holidays which will increase with service to 36 days
  • Opportunity to buy and sell holidays
  • Free training and career progression plans
  • Regular performance reviews and succession plans for 1, 3 and 5 years with opportunity for career progression


We love to see our employees grow and so we invest heavily in the development of our   teams so that they can achieve their full potential. This investment is supported by our Learning and Development Team and our National Training Centre to help our employees to be the best that they can!



We love to recognise our employees and to reward them for their hard work and results and so all of our team are eligible for either our Company bonus scheme or our commission scheme. Alongside Company pension and holidays which increase with service, we also offer buy and sell holidays, childcare vouchers and free eye tests plus employee access to Perkbox so that you receive lots of freebies and huge discounts off the cinema, gym, shopping and eating out!