NHS HR Advisor

Expiring today

Location
Bedford, England
Salary
£28500 - £31500 per annum
Posted
09 Apr 2021
Closes
07 May 2021
Ref
JN -042021-2556023
Contact
Joe West
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

This NHS HR Advisor - 12m ftc role will be based in Bedford and part working from home and in office weekly. The key focus of the role is to be the Human resources and personnel specialist on the NHS Agenda for Change terms and Conditions (T&C) relating to people management and ER Case management

Client Details

This Bedford based NHS trust are in need of an Experienced HR Advisor comfortable working within the NHS on a range of ER related duties. A key role on an initial 12 month contract basis with the potential to extend and an organisation able to offer great stability, providing professional and specialist HR advice/support on NHS T&C and employee relations matters to management , trade unions and staff across the Trust.

Description

NHS HR Advisor - 12m ftc duties and responsibilities;

  • Human Resources Advice and Support - 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.
  • Employee Relations - To support and maintain available systems for consultation and negotiation arrangements with staff representatives. To promote partnership working throughout all areas of responsibility.
  • NHS Terms and Conditions Advice and Support - To provide expert advise and support to Trust managers and staff on the NHS Terms and Conditions.
  • Human Resources Advice and Support - 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.
  • Human Resources Policy, Project Work and Reports - 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.
  • Pay and Reward - To advise managers in the application of available reward and recognition systems.
  • Training and Development - To develop oneself within the job, including the undertaking of CPD as appropriate, also to be proactive in identifying own professional development needs.
  • Corporate Role - To contribute to the Human Resources team, ensuring a high standard of advice and support within responsive timescales.
  • Additional Responsibilities - Ensure adherence to directions as published in Briefings, or other similar documents.
  • Confidentiality - Given the nature of this area of work the postholder will have access to a great deal of highly confidential personal and Trust information and must at all times comply with the Confidentiality Code of Conduct.

Profile

NHS HR Advisor - 12m ftc experience and characteristics required;

  • Previous Employee relations experience in a HR related role within the NHS
  • Experience of interpreting and advising on NHS terms and conditions of employment
  • Able to demonstrate experience of 2-3 years in a similar role
  • Experience in the provision of advice to managers on a full range of Human Resources employment related issues that meets operational needs
  • Experience in the maintenance of confidential records.
  • Experience in the use of HR Systems and Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience in contributing to the research and development of employment policies, procedures and practices.
  • Experience of practical problem solving and solving complex HR problems.
  • 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.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Computer literate e.g. Microsoft office, databases, internet browsers and email applications.
  • Up to date knowledge of the Data Protection Act and the ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Knowledge of personnel data management systems (eg Electronic Staff Records)

Job Offer

12 month fixed term contract based in Bedford offering stability with future progression and permanent prospects