Head of Employee Services
Job Reference: 387-TS-4346-JL
Employer: University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (formerly University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust)
Department: Human Resources
Location: Whitefriars, Bristol
Salary: £53,168 - £62,001 per annum pro rata
Do you have a passion for HR, People and Innovation? Are you looking for a new challenge in HR?
Join UHBW and work with forward-thinking people-people in an ‘Outstanding’ organisation we are sure you will love.
There really has never been a more exciting time to join us; University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust have merged together to become one organisation. Our newly merged Trust has a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff, aiming to deliver exceptional local services for local people and specialist services across the South West and beyond. Together, we form one of the largest NHS trusts in the country.
We are looking for a new Head of Employee Services to lead and drive forward the performance of our Employee Services and Medical HR Teams, shaping and determining the direction and delivery of a comprehensive service to support the Trust in meeting key strategic and operational workforce objectives. This is a high-profile role within the Trust at a pivotal time and would offer an excellent opportunity for career progression.
Reporting into the Deputy Director of People, you will be expected to successfully operationalise strategy and policy, leading the Employee Services and Medical HR Teams in the delivery of efficient, legally compliant, timely, accurate, consistent and proactive HR services to support the Trust’s key HR metrics and performance indicators.
It is essential that our future Head of Employee Services holds the following:
- Up-to-date Employment Law knowledge
- CIPD qualification
- NHS experience – ideally in an acute setting
- Medical HR knowledge.
You will provide leadership for the ongoing development of the Employee Services and Medical HR Teams, providing a full HR Service to the Trust delivering first level HR support guidance through the Helpdesk, HR Administration, HR case management and consultancy experts, HR governance and assurance and HR policies and guidance through HR Web and DMS. The post-holder will also be responsible for the leadership of medical and non-medical Employee Relations in the Trust, and working with the HR Business Partners to ensure the planning, development and implementation of changes to non-medical pay, benefits, terms, conditions and policies.
In return, you will work at a Trust that will value your contribution and reward you with:
- NHS Pension contribution
- Generous Annual leave Entitlement
- Excellent opportunities for career progression
- NHS Discounts and much more
Our team members thrive in a supportive atmosphere where we strongly encourage behaviours that promote our Trust Values. If you have the energy, experience and capability to be part of a successful, dynamic team, then we look forward to hearing from you and would be pleased to discuss the role with you further.
For further details/informal visits contact: Alex Nestor, Deputy Director of People, Alex.Nestor@uhbw.nhs.uk