HR Advisor

  • Ipswich Town Football Club
  • Ipswich, UK
  • 04 Mar, 2023
Full time EFL Human Resources

Job Description

Are you looking to fast-track your HR experience? 

Could you thrive in a fast-paced, fast-expanding environment?

Would you like to be part of our exciting journey, make your mark and contribute towards the success of Ipswich Town Football Club?

Would you love to be part of a fun, supportive, friendly “team” based environment            


If so, look no further….

You, as a full-time HR Advisor, will be supporting our HR Manager and the team with a full range of HR issues & policies including recruitment/onboarding, contracts and ER engagement. 

Working in a small, friendly, busy team, no one day will be the same for you. Under the guidance of our HR Manager, your role will include implementing HR strategies and supporting Managers with first-line HR queries, whilst also supporting in producing monthly reporting and delivering HR and recruitment services throughout the club.

Apply here.

Why join us as our HR Advisor: 

  • ...Because here everyone matters. You’ll get training, CPD, mentoring and support in your development.
  • .......Because you will be part of a unique organisation that is at a crucial part of its journey.
  • ...You can be you, making your mark, helping to shape the future success of the club whilst also gaining invaluable experience and knowledge in the elite sports industry.
  • .......You will have great career progression opportunities as time goes on, in particular as we gain promotion(s) to the Championship and ultimately Premier League, there will be greater responsibilities and expansion required.


Who are you?

As someone with experience in HR, you will be qualified to CIPD Level 3 and/ or be someone working towards your Level 5. With all of our various activities as a Club, the role would suit someone who is organised, proactive, focused, has great attention to detail and is able to multi-task and adopt a “triage” approach. You will also: 


Essential for the role

  • Have experience working in a HR generalist role;
  • Have experience in Employee Relations casework;
  • Knowledge of recruitment and onboarding;
  • Be comfortable in a busy, fast-paced environment and thrive under pressure; 
  • You will have excellent communication skills, both written and oral and be confident communicating at all levels;
  • You will be organised, be able to follow a process and meet deadlines;
  • You will be calm, confident, discrete, and passionate about being the best you can.


Who are we?

Ipswich Town Football Club is the only professional football club in Suffolk and is currently in League One. We pride ourselves on being an integral part of the local community both in the town of Ipswich and beyond. 

Following the acquisition in 2021 the Club is enjoying major investment in all areas. Led by our CEO, our new management team is investing time, money and resource into returning Ipswich Town to its former glory. 

Significant investment continues to be made in the infrastructure of the Club, the most important part being the people. We are as committed to building an ambitious, hard-working, passionate and energetic team off the pitch as we are on it. We are an inclusive team and feel every single member at the Club can make a positive impact on its success.

We offer an exciting, fast-paced, fun, supportive and friendly work culture. We all work towards the same goal with the ethos of one-team company culture. 

If you feel like we are the place for you to come in as an HR Advisor, then please make an application.

Safeguarding Statement

Ipswich Town Football Club is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all employees to share this commitment and promote the welfare of these groups. Applicants will be asked about any previous convictions, cautions, and reprimands, including those that are considered ‘spent’ as defined by the Rehabilitation Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amended 2013). 

Equality Statement

The successful candidate must ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and to promote positive working relationships between all internal and external stakeholders.