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HR Consultant

Cambs Constabulary
£33,618 - £38,376
Closing date
19 Oct 2021

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PS/803/BCH - (B) PO1 (C) SO2 (H) A5 - HR Consultant - BCH Human Resources

Vacancy Role: Police Staff

Department / Area: BCH Human Resources

Recruiting Force: Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Location: Huntingdon

Section / Unit: HR Consultancy Team

Post Type: Permanent

Grade / Rank: Cambs - SO2

Salary: £33,618 - £38,376

Hours of Work: Full Time

Shift Work: No

Weekend Working Allowance: No

Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Constabularies (BCH) are looking to recruit an experienced HR Consultant to join their collaborated HR team based in Chord Park, Godmanchester, Huntingdonshire.

This is an exciting time to join BCH with the HR function having recently embarked upon a period of transformation to better reflect the business needs of the policing service it supports. Our multi-disciplined HR team delivers to a collaboration of local forces and departments with wide ranging priorities and we are imbedding an ambitious new operating model that provides strategic oversight and supports local working.

Whilst our HR Query Team provides a one stop shop for immediate queries, more complex cases are routed to the Consultancy Team who will provide HR customers with access to expert advice and guidance on a wide variety of employment matters including complex pay matters, contract variations, attendance, conduct, performance, grievances and restructuring.  The teams are aligned to the business and based locally to establish effective working relationships with managers.

This particular role supports Cambridgeshire Constabulary.

Reporting to the Senior HR Consultant, the HR Consultant will work independently and manage their own portfolio of case work. They will take ownership and accountability for supporting managers in their allocated business area and will work proactively until there is a satisfactory conclusion to their cases. They will encourage managers to become self-supporting in employment matters, providing upskill and development as required. Digitally focussed, they will identify areas where improvements can be made to both guidance and processes.

You will be a Level 5 Associate member of the CIPD or have equivalent experience. With an in-depth working knowledge of employment law, you will also be a problem solver with a proven track record of applying HR policies and providing expert advice on a high level of case work including employee relations, change management and other HR matters requiring professional input. You will be a confident communicator with the ability to prepare and deliver complex HR information and advice to a range of different audiences. Customer focussed, you will always see the bigger picture, be innovative in your thinking and collaborative in your approach.

Please note that whilst the contractual base of the role is in Huntingdon, our Human Resources department supports the principles of agile working and you will be expected to work flexibly across sites in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

Further information on the role can be obtained from Nadine Yates, Senior HR Consultant (

All internal applicants must have successfully completed their probationary period in order to apply for this role.

Internal applicants within Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary or Hertfordshire Constabulary (BCH), should upload either a CV or a completed ‘Staff internal role summary’ form, which can be found in the vacancy documents below. Please note you will be required to provide a statement no more than 500 words against the minimum entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile.

External applicants should ensure that your current CV is uploaded and provide a statement no more than 500 words against the minimum entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile. To ensure the recruitment process is fair and equal, please do not include personal details on your CV other than your name.

This vacancy is live to those at risk of redundancy and will remain open to redeployees until the conditional offer stage throughout the recruitment process. Any redeployee that wishes to apply should apply through the redeployment portal and provide a statement no more than 500 words against the minimum entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile. Redeployees will take priority over other applicants at any point during the recruitment process up until conditional offer.

This force is a Disability Confident employer. Should you require any reasonable adjustments for your application process that you have not made explicit in the application, please contact the HR Service Centre on 01438 75 7777 (or the above email address) or the manager contact for this role directly. We also offer the guaranteed interview scheme; this means that all candidates with a disability covered by the Equality Act 2010, who meet the minimum entry requirements for the role, will be invited to attend an interview.

All applications must be submitted through our online recruitment website by clicking the apply button below.

It is recommended that you download and store a copy of the role profile as this will no longer be available once the advert has closed.

Everyone at BCH (Beds, Cambs & Herts Police) take personal responsibility to help create an inclusive workplace, where police officers and staff respect one another, feel valued for their differences and can be themselves. We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments, wherever needed so everyone feels welcome and can flourish.

Closing Date: 19 October 2021

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