HR Advisor - Fixed Term Contract until 31/03/2022
Your new organisation
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is a unitary authority based in the heart of the town centre. 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 our HR and Payroll services function within the Resourcing and Talent Management team on a fixed term contract basis until 31/3/2022.
This is an exciting opportunity to play an important role in the internal Talent Management of the organisation, assisting the HR Consultant and the HR Service Manager in ensuring that all Resourcing & Talent Management requirements are processed in an efficient, effective and timely manner with minimum supervision and within the context of priorities of the HR service.
You will support and assist the development of the provision of a high quality and efficient Resourcing & Talent Management service to all Departments within the Council and external customers who contract the service. This will involve supporting and providing advice in relation to the Redeployment and Talent Pool provision, ensuring staff are placed at "Risk" where required, notice letters issued, and associated payroll work managed.
You may also be asked to take on additional tasks to support the team as required.
For an informal chat about the role and/or to request a copy of the full job description, please contact Uzo on 01702352452
What you'll need to succeed
To be successful in this role, it is essential that you are able to build relationships and offer high level customer service. Attention to detail and the ability to work under your own initiative to ensure that deadlines are met will be key. HR experience is required and ideally, although not essential, this will include having worked in a local authority or other complex organisation and having provided advice on relevant employment matters including in relation to resourcing and talent management. Demonstrable knowledge of the HR function is required and a detailed understanding of employment law and of relevant work practices, policies and procedures that the HR function operates would be advantageous. Full training will be provided in relation to the duties and responsibilities of the role.
You must be confident in the use of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Access and Outlook. It is vital that you can communicate effectively to varied audiences in a range of ways. Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team is highly essential for this role.
To be successful in this role, it is essential that you are working towards or have completed CIPD OR have equivalent knowledge and experience within an HR environment.
This position is full time but a flexible working pattern and working from home is available
What you'll get in return
If you join the Council you will enjoy a range of benefits including flexible working (with a blended approach to office and home working), salary sacrifice schemes , 24 days holiday (excluding bank holidays) and excellent training and development opportunities. A full list of benefits provided by Southend-On-Sea Borough Council can be found on the Jobs at the council web page under the "Why Work for us Tab".
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. If you need further information, please contact us on 01702352452 for an informal discussion.
"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.