HR Generalist

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We are seeking a dynamic HR Generalist to play a pivotal role in all aspects of attracting, developing, retaining, and supporting our workforce. The primary objective of this role is to ensure that all people-related policies and practices are implemented fairly and transparently.

About Us


Established since 1929, ALVANCE British Aluminium, part of the GFG Alliance, owns and operates the last remaining aluminium production plant (smelter) in the UK and a connected hydropower electricity generation station located on the slopes of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. A combination or renewable energy sources makes this site one of the greenest metal production plants in the country.



The role varies day to day and month to month as we work with all employees supporting, coaching and challenging them to reach their potential.

To be successful our HR Generalist will build and maintain effective working relationships across the business and with external partners. By understanding the wider priorities you will be able to create solutions which achieve the best, most valuable outcomes. 

  • Improving, implementing and administering Human Resource /People policies and procedures
  • Coaching leaders to develop competence and confidence in HR related policies and practice
  • Responsible for the consistent and fair implementation of performance management, recruitment, managing absence, discipline and grievance policies.
  • Work with Department heads to manage absence within their teams, supporting those with long term absences or an unacceptable number of short term absences. 
  • Maintaining and manipulating HR information systems to gather people data and insights
  • Identifying and retaining key talent across the organisation.
  • Handling complaints and disciplinary procedures for the company.
  • Creating employee engagement initiatives and promote wellbeing.
  • Play an active role in cross functional projects teams as appropriate.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with Employment agencies and Occupational Health to ensure a high level of attention and short lead times.
  • Document and maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs) and share on Teams and SharePoint.
  • Support and develop HR Assistant and actively prepare and contribute at team meetings.

Working with Us 

We work collaboratively with high energy and ambition to develop sustainable growth plans for our business, our future and our careers.
We are committed to uncompromising levels of safety, strong customer-centricity and diversity. Our people are our greatest asset.

If your true passion in life is to help create a better world through the work that you do, we would encourage you to think about joining Alvance Aluminium. You will have the opportunity to thrive, make a difference and leave a legacy to both industry and society.



Knowledge and Experience

Extensive investigation and case management experience

Excellent judgement and problem solving skills


Higher education college qualification or Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management or equivalent.


  • Ability to multi task, prioritise and organise own work
  • Experience of recruiting and onboarding at various levels within an organisation
  • Have the confidence and experience to challenge leaders or team members who fail to comply with people related policies and practices
  • Up to date knowledge of Employment Law and Regulations
  • Understanding of HR best practice and current legislation
  • Proficient use of systems /HR information systems and MS Office suite
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A customer-focused outlook with a high level of discretion and professionalism

We can offer you the opportunity to be part of a strong and talented team, taking part in rewarding work, with supported learning and development, along with an excellent work-life balance. 

For your commitment, drive and outstanding performance you will be rewarded with 

  • Competitive Salary 
  • 25 days annual leave 
  • 8 public holidays 
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Company pension contribution from 4% up to 9% 
  • AVIVA Life Assurance (6 times the salary) 
  • BHSF Cash Health Care Plan or AVIVA Private medical insurance plus Dental Scheme
  • Onsite Gym and access to a variety of Employee wellness initiatives 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Education Support Grant, £1000 for each child in university paid annually 
  • Cycle to work Scheme 
  • Employee Reward and recognition programme
  • Employee Discounts – Inclusive rewards (Salary sacrifice scheme, discounts, cashback)
  • Christmas Voucher 

Typical Core hours of work are Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 4.30pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.00pm. The company does offer variety of work schedules to allow earlier starting times and later finishing times to allow an earlier finish in a Friday. 

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