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Company name : Dutton International
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HR Advisor (CIPD Qualified)
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Description : HR Advisor (CIPD Qualified) – Temporary
HR Advisor (Fully CIPD qualified) required for our local authority client based in South East London.
The responsibilities of this role encompass the duties of both a senior HR advisor and Team
Leader for HR Advisers, Assistants and Trainees. In addition, you will be required to deputise
for the Deputy HR Team Manager/ Strategic HR Manager as necessary. Your key
responsibilities will primarily focus on case management and the management of change at all
levels, working in partnership with managers in order to support them in achieving their
people management outcomes.
Provide thorough and technically comprehensive advice to internal and external customers
on a range of human resource and workforce development issues including but not limited
to; employee relations, disciplinary and grievance, employment policies and procedure
organisational design, resourcing and succession planning.
Working in partnership with managers at a senior level to establish an excellent understanding
of their service and the challenges they face to proactively identify opportunities for
operational and strategic intervention.
Main Duties
Provide high quality, focussed advice and guidance to managers in relation to
organisational change and the application of the council’s formal employment
To lead a team of HR officers providing HR advisory services and embed agile working
across the HR Professional Services Team by responding to the needs of Directorates
as required, acting as an expert point of reference for the team.
Develop excellent communication channels to work in partnership with all partners and
senior stakeholders. Identify the need for and design bespoke interventions to build
capacity and capability of services and the organisation, evaluating interventions to
ensure they meet agreed targets.
Duties and Responsibilities
Build knowledge and capacity across the HRPS, H&S and WFD service and with
customers. Adopt best practice approaches to project management and use
management information and data effectively to ensure added value is identified and
Supervise, mentor and coach junior members of the HRPS Team to build knowledge
and capacity, ensuring a consistent standard of service delivery and strengthen talent
management and succession planning within HR.
To manage a range of processes and performance indicators to ensure that all HR
casework is managed in a timely manner and takes full account of relevant employment
legislation and organisational precedent.
To undertake pre-employment checks in a timely manner.
Act as point of reference for organisational change management, working with the
Deputy HR Managers / Strategic HR Manager to develop and implement appropriate
HR solutions in the management of organisational change in order to meet
organisational requirements
Working with the managers on organisational change e.g. organisation design, job design,
structural and cultural aspects of change, recruitment implications, learning &
development implications and ER aspects of change.
Align HR professional practice to the council’s workforce plan.
Lead and provide final advice and support on complex casework in order to support
service managers in resolving issues within reasonable timescales e.g. investigations,
disciplinary, performance and absence cases taking account of employment legislation
and organisational precedent.
Advising managers at all levels in respect of appeals in respect of the full range of
employment policies and procedures.
Work as part of a team, covering for colleagues as appropriate, focused on the
delivery of high quality HR advice including the effective management of staff.
Will contribute to the development of specific HR projects /policies and initiatives in
line with the People Strategy and Service Development Plan.
To ensure that all decisions taken by managers in respect of employment issues are
mindful of all equalities issues and HR practices and procedures.
Support the job evaluation assessment and moderation process undertaking job
evaluations as appropriate.
Working with colleagues to design, develop and deliver practical coaching and training
sessions for managers to improve their ability to manage the people in their teams
Working with managers to proactively reduce the level of absence in their teams
through application of council procedures including seeking early intervention with
occupational health as appropriate.
Take personal responsibility for ensuring their knowledge, skills and on-going continuing
professional development is kept up to date to reflect changes in employment law and
Work as part of a team, covering for colleagues as appropriate, focused on the delivery
of high quality HR advice.
To ensure that services provided by the team are clear, accountable and responsive to
customer/client needs.
To carry out any additional duties not listed above as allocated by the HR Management
To achieve agreed service outcomes and outputs, and personal appraisal targets, as
agreed by the Deputy HR Manager / Strategic HR Manager.
To contribute to the overall effectiveness of the Human Resources service and to
deputise for the Deputy HR Manager / Strategic HR Manager as appropriate.
To undertake other duties commensurate to the grade of the post.
To undertake all duties with due regard to the provisions of health and safety regulations
and legislation, Data Protection/GDPR, the Council’s Equal Opportunities, Customer Care
policies and HR Standards, Behaviours and expectations.
To perform all duties in line with Council’s staff values showing commitment to improving
residents lives and opportunities, demonstrating respect and fairness, taking ownership,
working towards doing things better and working together across the council.
Responsible for providing mentoring opportunities to junior staff including graduates, and
To undertake supervision/management of staff as and when required.
Experience of the management of complex casework including re-organisations and TUPE. Experience of management all aspects of Human Resources within Local Government
Experience of working with management, employees and trades unions to achieve staffing
related service delivery improvements and evidence of successful management of professional
teams bringing about improvements in services through change management and influencing the
behaviours and actions of others.
Please apply with your updated CV ensuring that any gaps in employment are explained.
At this point, may we take this opportunity to thank you for the interest you have shown in this role. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not always possible to respond to everyone. Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 7 days, your application for this vacancy may not have been shortlist by the client.
You can also send your CV direct to: paul.barrow@duttonrecruitment.com
Up to £21.52 per hour + Umbrella
South East London,
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