HR Advisor

HR Advisor | Northwich | Hybrid working | £27k-£29k
About the Company

My client is the government department responsible for protecting, expanding, and promoting the sustainable management of woodlands and increasing their value to society and the environment.
The team consists of geographically based HR Business Partners and Advisors, who are linked across the length and breadth of England. Each HR Business Partner is supported by our team of HR Advisers.
My client is seeking a HR Advisor to join our team. Being key members of the management teams, they support, the HR Advisers act as the first point of contact to our managers, providing advice and guidance to the business to improve people management capability and deal with casework.
The HR Business Partnering team is supported by a HR Services Team which is based in our National Office in Bristol.

They provide HR support to teams across the whole of England, so some travel will be involved, including to the national office in Bristol which is where most of our team is based. The HRA role will ideally be based in York, Bristol, Cannock Chase, or Delamere, but other Forestry England office locations can be considered.
The organisation are aiming to provide a great place to work, whichever location you work from. Blended working forms part of our flexible and inclusive approach to future ways of working. It is an informal arrangement which gives you the option to work some of the week from home, and some of the week from their workplaces, subject to role requirements, business needs, and regular review. Informal blended working arrangements will be available as agreed with the line manager. Further information will be available for candidates invited to interview.

About The Role

This post holder will be responsible for delivering general advice and guidance to managers on all day-today HR operational matters. It is essential that the successful applicant has strong HR generalist management skills, proven experience in managing HR and employee relations and can provide sound advice on policy matters associated with the full HR lifecycle. You will work collaboratively with your peers and HRBPs to provide outstanding support to the organisation.
Relationship Management
Establish, maintain, and nurture relationships with the wider HR team and Operational teams across the FE business to ensure successful delivery of all HR services and operational matters.
HR Management
The successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate a ‘hands-on’ approach to HR management and will contribute to the successful delivery of the full HR lifecycle through taking personal responsibility for their areas of work. For example, supporting or leading employee relations cases and documentation to support the case management of disciplinary or grievance issues raised by staff.
Other key activities will include:
• Advising managers on recruitment and selection strategies
• Advising on contractual terms and conditions of employment with staff
• Providing advice and playing a major role in work reviews and change processes
• Write and present information briefings on a range of HR related topics
• Advising on staff development and team development
• Consulting and leading on issues related to workplace relations and addressing performance management issues
• Providing advice, coaching support and assistance on policies, procedures, and legislation
Person Specification

What you’ll need to succeed

- Demonstrate studying for CIPD Level 5 / 7 Membership or qualification, or equivalent work experience and professional development.
Please clearly demonstrate how the above applies to you throughout your application. Failure to do so will mean that your application is automatically sifted out
- Employee relations expertise including planning, managing and risk mitigation of employment cases.
- HR systems and process knowledge, together with a thorough understanding of current employment law.
- In-depth knowledge of the application of employment policies and practices, including compliance requirements for HR.
- Highly developed managerial skills and effective and persuasive communication skills; able to manage across matrix-based teams.
- HR service management expertise including familiarity with the structures, processes and tasks undertaken across an Operational HR service.
- Experience of engaging with external suppliers for HR advisory services and systems.
- Ability to quickly build and maintain key relationships with a diverse and complex range of stakeholders, supporting colleagues through change whilst delivering under pressure.

What you’ll get in return

• A great environment with flexible working options and a range of family friendly benefits.
• Generous annual leave allowance increasing with service, plus additional ‘privilege’ days off.
• Generous Civil Service pension.
• A range of wellbeing benefits, including access to an Employee Assistance Programme 24/7.
• A culture which promotes a diverse and inclusive work environment.
• Free parking at sites and free entry to the company’s’ National Arboretums.
This is a fantastic learning opportunity, working with skilled and experienced colleagues across the organisation. The organisation is committed to lifelong learning, and they will support your career development in a variety of ways, including:
• Learning and development tailored to your role.
• Continual Professional Development: support for individual learning plans and sponsored membership of professional bodies.
• Dedicated learning days to target the skills you need to take your career forward.

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Working Pattern
Government & Public Services
Obszar specjalizacji
HR Generalist
Annual Salary between £27,000 - £29,000
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Skontaktuj się z konsultantem

Skontaktuj się Thomas Husbands, Konsultant odpowiedzialny za tę rekrutację, znajduje się Manchester
4th Floor, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza

Telefon: 03330107414

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