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HR Advisor

Hays Human Resources
Southampton, England
£18.00 - £20.00 per hour
Closing date
14 Feb 2023

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Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
HR Advisor

Job Details

HR Advisor to join a busy specialist HR Advisory team supporting customers with HR and professional advice

Were seeking an experienced HR Advisor to join a busy HR service, providing specialist employer relations and HR support to Managers.

As an HR Advisor

  • To provide first level professional advice and support to ensure changes to workforce structures and working practices are managed in accordance with policies.
  • Develop key relationships with managers and provide comprehensive HR service.
  • To support the HR Business Partners in the implementation of appropriate HR and OD interventions that support employee engagement and improve performance outcomes.
  • To provide HR support for employee relations queries and case work against policies and procedures.
  • To contribute to workforce planning activity using information and insight on workforce needs and providing solutions and support to develop performance and productivity.
  • To support the training, learning and development needs of employees and those working to deliver priorities.
  • To work with management teams ensuring that processes are executed efficiently and effectively and in accordance with policies and agreed procedures.
  • To help ensure good working relationship with TU representatives to deliver business effective resolutions and outcomes and minimise workplace disputes.
  • To provide professional advice and support to managers on all aspects of HR and OD policy and practice, in line with the Workforce Strategy.
  • To maintain accurate and objective records of all HR activity and interventions in accordance with agreed procedures and practice.
  • To undertake effective diagnosis of HR and OD issues and to take action to mitigate risks and to avoid repetition or escalation of issues.
  • To research and develop HR policies to meet organisational and legislative needs.
  • To work with the administrative support to the service and ensure timely and accurate information and advice for staff and managers.

We are seeking experienced HR Advisors with a background of complex HR environments such as public sector, unionised, Care sector or similar.
  • We need a solid background of employer relations and advising managers with all aspects of employment and HR guidance.
  • Member of CIPD (post grad level qualified or working towards)
  • Understand people management policy and practice and have some experience of advising managers in a large organisation.
  • Experience of research, development and implementation of pragmatic and business focused HR policies.
  • Ability to undertake training needs analysis to support change.
  • Understand the principles of workforce planning and how this contributes to organisational effectiveness.
  • Understanding of equality issues in the workplace.
  • Experience of managing positive employee relations.
  • Experience of interpreting and presenting HR data and information to enable effective decision making.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with a range of voluntary, private and public sector partners and stakeholders to deliver shared objectives.
  • Experience of providing balanced professional HR advice and guidance to managers and supporting managers at all levels in employment matters.
  • Understanding and commitment to using digital and web based solutions to improve productivity and performance.
  • Excellent level of IT literacy to be able to use self-service, digital user platforms and applications and MS Office.

The role is offered on an initial temporary contact via Hays - 3 months likely to be 6 months initial contract
Home working / Agile working available with occasional need to travel to the office in Southampton and other sites in Southampton area.

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