HR Advisor (HR Officer)

Southampton, England
£29636.00 - £32878.00 per annum
17 Jun 2019
17 Jul 2019
Matthew Whitfield
Specialist Area
Employee Relations
HR Jobs Level
Full Time
We have an opportunity for an HR Advisor / HR Officer to join a busy team providing HR& ER services.

As an HR Officer (HR Advisor) you will be working as part of a proactive HR team providing a comprehensive HR & ER service to Schools and Children's Services. You will be handling a variety of employer relations case work including, absence management, sickness, grievances, performance, capability, disciplinary.
Key tasks include

* To undertake employee relations casework, including attendance at formal meetings, investigations, drafting correspondence, meeting employees at home or at work, and liaising with trade union representatives, as necessary.
* To process paperwork associated with employee relations cases accurately and to meet required deadlines.
* To provide advice and guidance to managers on pay and conditions of service for employees
* To liaise effectively with colleagues within the team on individual cases and on policy development
* To contribute to coaching and training on Human Resources issues, for directorate managers
* To contribute to the implementation and development of HR policies and procedures, through participation in divisional working groups or through research


* Have experience in operational employee relations in a complex unionised environment.
* Be capable of analysing and interpreting employee relations issues, using experience and knowledge to provide sound, accurate and relevant advice, and to identify appropriate options for management action.
* Have in depth knowledge of relevant employment law, and good understanding (or be able to acquire it) of conditions of service for the employee groups within the council
* Be able to advise on and prepare reports or draft correspondence in respect of employee relations casework, organisational change, conditions of service, early retirement and severance.
* Have demonstrable sound interpersonal skills and proven experience of developing and maintaining effective working relationships.
* Comfortable working independently meeting with Heads of service

CIPD Qualified or working towards

This role is initially a fixed term contract until end of March 2020 however there is a good potential for permanent contract in future.

Full time - 37 hours - flexi time (preference)
However for the right individual could offer
- 4 days per week and possibly term time only contract

25 days Holiday
Excellent Pension
Flexi Time - (accrue extra holiday if working extra hours)

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