HR Consultant (Advisory & Wellbeing)
Your new organisation
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is a unitary authority based in the heart of the town centre. This diverse and busy town has a great seafront, public parks and leisure activities, competitive house pricing and excellent travel links, accessible via two train lines from Liverpool Street and Fenchurch Street. It offers traditional seaside living that makes it a fantastic place to live and work. The Council delivers a wide range of vital services at the heart of the community, as well as investing in exciting and ambitious projects that keep Southend-on-Sea firmly on the map. The Council has high expectations for the future and is working with local partners and local communities to ensure we deliver our exciting ambition for what the Borough will be like by 2050.
Your new role
We are looking for an experienced HR advisor to join the HR and Payroll services on a full time and fixed term contract basis (10 months). As a HR Advisor, you will provide a proactive HR service across all aspects of the Advisory & Wellbeing service to managers, and external customers in line with agreed Service Level Agreements. You will lead on the management of individual case work with minimal supervision and escalation by acting as a subject matter expert. This will include resolving disciplinary, TUPE, redundancy, restructuring, and other employment related issues. You will work in collaboration with Legal service advise, collate evidence where necessary and represent the Council at Employment Tribunals, as appropriate.
You will assist in the coaching and development of the HR Advisors (Shared services) and share learning and knowledge with colleagues to ensure the team are able to provide a proactive and efficient HR service. You will lead and deliver discrete projects or contribute to elements of larger strategic projects as may be required by the Service Manager/ Head of HR & Payroll to improve service efficiency and deliver high level of customer service. You will be required to undertake any other duties as may be required which are appropriate for grades of post, up to and including the grade of this post.
Full job description is available upon request
What you'll need to succeed
To be successful in this role, In-depth knowledge of employment law as determined by EU legislation, national legislation and case law is required. Detailed grasp and experience of managing organizational change and redundancy processes is vital for this role. You need to be a confident communicator as you will be liaising with a various stakeholders at different levels. It is essential that you have in-depth knowledge of the following:
- Council's policies and procedures
- contracts of employment
- local government conditions of service
- local conditions of service for appropriate occupational groups, where applicable
To be successful in this role, it is essential that you are working towards or has completed year 3 (electives) CIPD OR equivalent in-depth knowledge and experience within an HR environment.
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV. "Please note: Applications for this vacancy may close prior to the date advertised above. This will be dependent on the volume of applications received."
The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.