ER Advisor

Bedford, England
£28000 - £30000 per annum
07 Jan 2021
04 Feb 2021
JN -012021-1995633
Joe West
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Hardworking and Flexible NHS Trust based in Bedford who require an experienced HR/ ER Advisor on an initial 12 month fixed term contract with the realistic view of extending further due to the high workload of the NHS Currently

Client Details

My client are a well run and very busy NHS trust based in Bedford who serve the local community with a key focus on providing health care services. The hr function has been grown over the last year and they are further expanding this to provide a great internal service to all staff and ensure the front line key workers are supported fully in their efforts


To be the ER Advisor/ HR specialist on the NHS Agenda for Change terms and Conditions (T&C) relating to people management. To provide professional and specialist HR advice/support on NHS T&C and employee relations matters to management , trade unions and staff across the Trust. To advice on the NHS T&C implications on the development and implementation of HR policies and NHS initiatives. Operate in specific Human Resource areas, providing support and advise to managers on the NHS T&C queries and implications in those areas.

In addition, the post holder will undertake developmental and operational project work, both with devolved responsibility and in supporting other team members with an outline of the job duties below

  • To provide expert advise and support to Trust managers and staff on the NHS Terms and Conditions.

  • To provide advice and support to Trust managers and staff on a wide range of operational Human Resources issues, including disciplinary and grievance issues, undertaking initial investigations, arranging hearings and advising at hearings to a panel as necessary as allocated by HR Manager, including planning, collating and when required, giving evidence at hearings and/or meetings including dealing with contentious information which may be confrontational or disputed.
  • Participate as HR representative at employee relations meetings/hearings eg, disciplinary, grievance, dignity at work, capability, which includes analysis and interpretation of information which may be contentious, highly complex and sensitive.

  • To provide expertise and support to the HR team in the development, regular review and update of the Trust's employment policies and procedures, ensuring that they reflect the NHS T&C's and current legislation e.g. Equality Act 2010 and Working Time Regulations.
  • To contribute and lead on specific programmes of work as requested by Director/Head of HR/HR Manager.
  • To support the Senior HR team in meeting the NHS HR agenda and associated standards and targets.
  • To support and maintain available systems for consultation and negotiation arrangements with staff representatives.
  • To advise managers in the application of available reward and recognition systems.
  • To advise managers on Agenda for change T&C queries and enhancements
  • To develop oneself within the job, including the undertaking of CPD as appropriate, also to be proactive in identifying own professional development needs.
  • To work with Trust managers to develop and enhance their human resources knowledge and skills.

  • To contribute to the Human Resources team, ensuring a high standard of advice and support within responsive timescales.


ER Advisor experience and characteristics required;

  • Studying or member of CIPD or equivalent level of experience.
  • Must demonstrate commitment to personal and career development e.g. employment law, best practice and national initiatives.
  • Minimum 3 years NHS experience
  • Up to date knowledge of the NHS terms and conditions and experience of applying it in appropriate circumstances
  • Able to liaise effectively with staff and managers at all levels of the organisation
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability and resilience to work under pressure at times and effective at working to deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and to use own initiative.

Job Offer

Stable 1 year ftc with great potential to extend and the chance to help the public sector and government NHS trust to continue the great work they're doing to support the UK currently