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Senior HR Adviser

Band 6

Main area
Human Resources
Band 6
Part Time - 30 hours per week
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£28,050 to £36,644 plus HCAS pro rata p.a
25/02/2019 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior HR Adviser to provide support for a new service awarded to NELFT in Kent and Medway.

The role is an interactive one and will involve frequent engagement with staff at various levels, ensuring a truly customer focused service is delivered. You will have the opportunity to be involved in specific projects.

The post holder will work in partnership with the HR team, to ensure a comprehensive, quality and timely HR service is provided to a designated client base in relation to all aspects of Human Resources. They will provide advice and support to managers using coaching, negotiating, influencing and facilitation skills as required.

The successful candidate will be graduate level CIPD qualified. They should have significant experience in delivering front line Human Resources advice and guidance, including investigations, disciplinary hearings and performance / absence management/ management of change and grievances.

We are looking for a driven Senior HR Adviser who will be able to demonstrate experience of successfully managing a varied and demanding caseload, and meeting strict deadlines.

The main responsibilities of the post:

• Working in partnership with the HR team to ensure a comprehensive, quality and timely HR service is provided to service areas in relation to all aspects of Human Resources. This will include:
• Responsible for contributing to the provision of a professional HR service and providing advice on a range of issues to specific area(s) and service groups
• Contributing to the on-going development of the services to meet organisational needs
• Supports and deputises where appropriate
• Participate in HR projects
• Coach staff and managers to develop their skills in people management
• Provide supervision and management for HR officer roles

The post will be based in Basildon, Essex but there will be a requirement to travel around Kent.

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.  As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £1,000 to a maximum of £1,733)

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Further details / informal visits contact

Lisa Taylor, HR Manager 
07710 389 012

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