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Human Resource Advisor

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cambridgeshire, Cheshire East

Job Type: Full time


Human Resource Advisor

12-month Fixed Term Contract

Location: Cambridge and Macclesfield

Competitive salary and benefits

About AstraZeneca

As one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, our business is focused on providing innovative, effective medicines that make a real difference in important areas of healthcare. At AstraZeneca, innovation is about more than just research. We aim to stimulate continued creativity throughout our organization by maintaining a culture in which our people feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and contribution to our success - ideas which can make a difference in all aspects of our business. And we support and encourage our people in discovering their own potential, through excellent learning and development opportunities that are available to them throughout their careers.

As part of the Human Resources team at AstraZeneca, you will have the opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced, creative and purposeful environment where bold, innovative thinking is encouraged. We believe our people are our greatest asset and are always looking for top talent whose curiosity, learning-agility and strong values orientation results in the delivery of high quality, impactful outcomes that accelerate our people and business success.

Job Description

Working within well established guidelines and with readily available higher level support. May have responsibility for one or more administrative functions e.g. company benefits administration, etc. within a smaller geography. May be involved in project research under the direction of more senior colleagues. Is likely to be studying for Human Resources professional qualifications. Will not be a Team Manager but may assist in the development of others, especially new starters. Typically local rather than Global remit.

  • Works within a team to deliver day-to-day advice on and administration of policies and programs covering one or a number of core areas of HR delivery (e.g. recruiting, compensation and benefits, training, employee relations, etc).

  • Manages own tasks and operates independently to interpret, diagnose and resolve identified problems, escalating only complex issues for resolution

  • Assists line managers to understand, interpret and apply HR policies, including providing the ground support in the execution of HR delivery in own specialist area

  • Works within defined guidelines and policies, applying judgement to their application, this role will also identify issues with current processes and provide input on proposed changes to enhance effectiveness of HR delivery

  • Under direction, provides HR support to assist with the communication of change


  • HR generalist experience

  • Commercially aware with ability to effectively interact with managers to explain and execute HR policy

  • Higher education


  • Studying for a professional qualification

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and spark your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

So, what’s next?

  • Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.

  • Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available, and we hope it’s yours

Where can I find out more?

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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.