People Advisor | NGP Careers

People Advisor

Full Time – UK

Hi, we're Northern Gas and Power

Salary circa £30,000

Northern Gas and Power (a subsidiary of Global Procurement Group) is an international energy procurement specialist and is the largest energy consultancy in Europe. We guide businesses of all sizes ranging from SMEs to global organisations in purchasing their energy contracts.

We set up comprehensive strategies for organisations to procure their energy contracts; negotiate contracts with energy suppliers; introduce and operate risk management frameworks; collect, check, and analyse invoices; and calculate organisations’ GHG emissions and carbon footprints.

Our consultancy is supported by our unique ClearVUE platform that brings together and visualises information from a global energy portfolio down to the last detail – helping our clients work towards their Net Zero goals and ensuring compliance with climate-related legislation.

Join our global family, with modern and vibrant offices in the UK, France, Malta, India, and Italy. Be part of a team that’s leading the way in energy consultancy and helping businesses make informed decisions about their energy consumption.

What is the job about?

We’re looking for a People Advisor to join our team in Gateshead and provide business operational support to ensure effective support, guidance and advice on a wide variety of People related matters.

You will work alongside the People services team, reporting to the People Team Leader. Your role will be to support colleagues and managers across the group, support will include but not limited to:

  • Employee Relations case management
  • Policy & Process updates
  • Performance Management
  • Capability and absence management
  • Grievance matters
  • Disciplinary issues
  • Support with the delivery of key people projects

What exactly will you do?

  • Provide first-line advice, guidance, coaching, and support to all colleagues (including management and senior leadership team) across a wide range of People matters.
  • Escalation of people matters to the appropriate business partner, providing appropriate recommendations.
  • Advise and coach managers on the application and interpretation of HR policies and procedures in accordance with current and proposed employment legislation and local arrangements, to ensure compliance, consistency, accuracy, and best practice.
  • Support case management of ER cases relating to disciplinary, grievance, sickness absence and performance. This includes providing advice to managers on policy/procedure and legislation, liaising with Occupational Health, supporting formal investigations and hearings.
  • Support the wider People Team in implementing and embedding new strategies and initiatives across the organisation.
  • Build good working relationships with all line managers in order to better understand their needs and provide appropriate HR-related support.
  • Ensure the timely and satisfactory resolution of employee relations issues.
  • Provide updates on key changes to policies/ processes/ new initiatives and any trends identified in ER reporting.
  • Collaborate on operational projects which improve service delivery, including supporting with the development of team objectives and KPI’s.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date records and provide written and verbal reports as required.
  • Act in accordance with all relevant legislation, policies & procedures, and guidelines – both internal and external.
  • Case management including advice, guidance and support on performance & capability reviews, absence management, resolution of the grievance and disciplinary issues etc.
  • Support with exit interviews and identify trends/patterns using data collated and prepare monthly reports.
  • Keep abreast of HR developments, best practices, and updates in employment law legislation.
  • Support the ongoing development of the HR system (PHR) to maintain the integrity of the employee data in our systems.
  • Contribute to and support HR generalist projects across the employee life cycle.
  • Drive own professional development to increase personal effectiveness, acknowledging strengths and areas for development.
  • Ad-hoc people-related duties deemed fit and appropriate by the Company within the capacity of the role

What we’re looking for

  • Proven experience in a HR advisor role
  • Strong knowledge of human resources processes
  • Sound knowledge of employment legislation
  • Strong ability in using MS office
  • Effective communication skills
  • CIPD Level 3 Diploma/equivalent
  • Experience with working with stakeholders at a senior level is desirable but not essential
  • CIPD Level 5 or working towards is desirable.

What’s in it for you?

  • Industry-leading compensation package: Salary circa £30,000 (DoE)
  • Rapidly growing user base: Work directly with some of the UK’s largest, fastest growing, and most innovative companies
  • Learn from industry-leading experts: We have cultivated some of best talent in the industry, allowing you to supercharge your career progression and learn from the best minds out there
  • Work-life balance: No late finishes, keep your plans with friends and family
  • Career growth: We enjoy promoting from within!
  • Northern Gas and Power are recognised as a Real Living Wage Employer
  • Unrivalled perks (including but not limited to):
  • Additional time off in December (incentivised)
  • Company getaways and retreats abroad!
  • Exclusive discounts on dining at selected restaurants!
  • Cinema society membership
  • Company health plan with Simplyhealth
  • Festival and Event tickets (such as Silverstone, Wimbledon, Tomorrowland, Lost & Found, Champions League and more!)


Diversity in our heritage, inclusion in our future.

NGP is a Disability Confident employer and is committed to inclusion and diversity. We welcome applications from people with a disability or long-term health condition.

We do our utmost at Northern Gas and Power, part of Global Procurement Group (GPG) to value our People for who they truly are. We want all our colleagues to feel free to be themselves at work.

Our People Strategy reflects our vision of an attractive and diverse organisation. Between all our companies, our colleagues make up over 30 nationalities from five countries around the globe.

We’re building a welcoming workplace where we recognise, respect, and celebrate each other’s stories. Be part of our story. Be you at NGP. #BeYouAtNGP

Apply now

You must have evidence of the right to work in the country you are applying. Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a criminal record check and/or credit check. This will be confirmed to you during the recruitment process accordingly. We have a written policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders and a copy of the policy can be requested prior to your application should you wish.

t:  0191 478 9504

Please Note
Due to the high number of applicants if you have not heard back from us within 2 weeks of applying, please consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion. If your skills and competencies develop we would be happy to see a further application from you at that time. We welcome people to apply again after a period of 6 months.

  • If you are interested in the role, please submit your details and a member of our recruitment team will be in touch!