HR Advisor - Absence Management

 Location: Edinburgh
 Salary: up to £16.00 per hour
 Job type: Temporary
 Closes: closed

Meraki Talent are currently recruiting for a HR Advisor – Absence Management on behalf of our client, a highly regarded global investment company located in the city centre on an initial 6 month temporary basis.  Our client is looking to have a locally based HR Advisor focused on absence management cases to help support the wider HR function.  The ideal candidate will be working at advisory level and have a keen interest in employee relations, specifically absence management. This is an extremely rare opportunity for a HR Advisor who thrives working within a fast paced environment, has a hands on flexible approach to work and is looking to develop their skills within a short space of time.

Responsibilities of the HR Advisor – Absence Management:

  • Providing support to managers in relation to all health related absence
  • Working closely with external vendors ensuring they are updated on all absence related referrals
  • Building strong working relations with the wider HR team and internal stakeholders
  • Managing the severance database ensuring all the accompanying paperwork is tracked and logged
  • Main point of contact for leavers, being on hand to answer any questions and supporting them through the process
  • Keeping key stakeholders updated at all times

Background of the HR Advisor – Absence Management:

  • HR Advisory/generalist experience
  • Experience gained with the Financial or professional services sectors
  • CIPD qualified or equivalent
  • Absence Management
  • Accustomed to working within a fast paced and demanding environment
  • Accustomed to managing a high volume workload
  • Highly organise and proactive
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to hit the ground running and hands on approach to work
  • Experience in using HR specific systems

To be considered for this vacancy you must meet the full criteria above.  Due to the high numbers of applications only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Is this job for you? Sarah wants: HR Advisor, Absence Management, Employee Relations, CIPD, Investments, Financial Sector, MS Office Suite

Please see our website page headed (e.g.) ‘Privacy Notice’ for an explanation about how we use the information we collect about you’.

Meraki Talent values diversity in our own workforce and we actively support our clients to build diverse and inclusive workplaces. For all our roles, both internal and those on behalf of our clients, we welcome enquiries from everyone

Apply now

Request call back

Associate Director - Business Support

Sarah Galley


Sarah is one of the founding members of Meraki Talent and specialises in business support recruitment, covering a range of temporary, contract and permanent roles for office support, HR support and customer operations. Sarah really enjoys delivering a fully consultative approach to her candidates/ clients; providing career guidance, advice on CV layout/content, conducting interview preparation coaching, drafting job descriptions and providing market intel/salary bench marking. With 17 years’ experience recruiting throughout Edinburgh and central Scotland, she is known as the “go to” person for executive PA and EA hiring.