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Senior HR Consultant

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  • Sector:

    Human Resources

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  • Salary:

    £22.20 - £23.20 per hour

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  • Published:

    8 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 months +

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior HR Consultant to join our busy offices based in Dorset on a temporary basis for 6 months with the possibility of an extension. We are looking for someone to start ASAP, working 37 hours per week, at £22.20 p/h.

As the Senior HR Consultant, your main duties will include:

  • Use management information to provide analysis and insight to enable informed decisions on people management matters
  • Provide strategic and practical advice on people management issues (with a focus on the most complex and contentious matters), ensuring Dorset Council/customers are employment law compliant and enabling managers to address root cause issues impacting on people and organisational performance
  • Coach and develop managers in people management matters including managing performance, grievance, conduct, attendance and wellbeing issues
  • Seek innovative ways to resolve conflict at work including mediation
  • Support HRBPs and managers in TUPE transfers and manage the HR aspects of the process including post transfer arrangements
  • Support HRBPs and advise and guide managers through the HR operational delivery aspects of restructuring, organisational reorganisation, service re-design and/or changes to terms and conditions of employment
  • Work together with and commission colleagues in the HR&OD Service to deliver bespoke targeted solutions to workplace issues and to achieve consistent and cohesive HR outcomes
  • Support the ongoing development of HR policies, procedures and guidance, ensuring the organisation stays safe and legal and promoting the desired culture and organisational outcomes
  • Lead, advise on and/or participate in consultations and negotiations with recognised Trade Unions and professional associations, securing outcomes and maintaining a positive industrial relations climate V1.0
  • Liaise, collaborate and consult with other councils, organisations and agencies as required
  • Provide training to managers/customers and other HR & OD colleagues as appropriate
  • Undertake continuing professional development to keep knowledge up to date, remain up to speed with best practice thinking and to develop and learn new skills
  • Support/represent the organisation at Employment Tribunals or other relevant proceedings
  • Creatively review the ways we work with our customers in order to continually improve and identifying effective ways of working
  • Lead and support on work specific projects as required

To be successful for this Senior HR Consultant post you will need to have:

  • Membership of CIPD or equivalent qualifications and/or experience. Experience
  • Significant, relevant experience, ideally in the sector
  • A track record of demonstrating continuous improvement in HR service provision
  • Evidence of collaboration across a complex organisation
  • Delegation and allocation of work to others
  • Proven experience of successful partnership working with Trade Unions
  • Experience of working with senior leaders and other decision makers
  • Successful deployment of HR process, policy, practice, tools and techniques to achieve positive people outcomes Knowledge of employment law and its application in large organisations
  • Project management skills and experience
  • Knowledge of people management policies and practice

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