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Senior Human Resources Adviser

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    Human Resources

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  • Salary:

    £23.37 - £29.10 per hour + (PAYE or Umbrella Company)

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  • Published:

    7 days ago

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A 6 month+ opportunity has arisen for a Communications Officer - PR and Media within the local authorities in Leeds.

The role is based in the schools HR team and so we would like someone who has had HR experience specifically within a school/education setting

Job Purpose

  • Coaching, advising and supporting line managers in delivering the appropriate responses to a full range of employee relation casework and change assignments
  • Able to undertake various HR projects that will add value through delivery of business objectives at a departmental or pan council level
  • Participating in the design, development and roll-out of corporate learning and development initiatives as appropriate.

Principal Accountabilities and Responsibilities

Provide high quality, professional business partnering services to the allocated department on all aspects of Human Resources, to include:

  • Provision of credible advice to managers on application of the council's employment practices, pay and conditions of service (local and national), and on the legal and best practice implications of employment issues
  • Supporting and, as appropriate, undertaking casework on a wide range of human resources issues, including discipline, capability, absence, grievance and appeals. Maintain a high level of client focus and professionalism throughout the life of a case including having the ability to influence the management approach
  • Challenging managers to address and modernise work practices to reorganise and remodel the workforce, to ensure the service will meet its strategic objectives and legal obligations
  • Building successful partnership working with the trade unions on individual and collective matters
  • Establishing productive and proactive dialogue with employees, their representatives to develop services, facilitate change, resolve conflict and promote a positive working environment
  • Advising managers on specific recruitment and retention initiatives to attract and retain skilled employees in 'shortage' posts
  • Take a lead role in the development of the council's employment policies and procedures as well as set up a systematic process to review ER policies and practices at regular intervals. Use this process to provide an opportunity to engage key stakeholders in the business in respect of changes in employment law or relevant case law that may have a bearing on the council's operations.

Person Specification

  • Professional member of the CIPD at MCIPD or FCIPD, or equitable demonstrable experience
  • Evidence of continual professional development as a human resources practitioner
  • Knowledge and understanding of key human resources processes such as payroll and pensions, human resources information systems and recruitment.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of human resources best practice in industrial and employee relations coupled with a thorough understanding of the practical application of current and upcoming employment law.
  • Successful experience delivering human resources advice and support to multi-sited service managers across the human resources functions, including interpreting and applying terms and conditions of service and contracts of employment.
  • Sound experience of managing and bringing to a successful conclusion a high volume of human resources casework including discipline, grievance, capability and harassment
  • Support managers through managing change programmes
  • Applying pragmatic, simple and effective solutions in the provision of advice and support on complex human resources issues.
  • Able to demonstrate a proactive, tenacious and robust approach to casework taking full ownership of all assigned work including where required being the lead casework investigator.
  • Previous experience in an education setting (e.g. schools/academies etc.) providing HR technical expertise to school leaders/key stakeholders

Working Hours:

Monday - Friday

09:00- 17:00

Rate of Pay:

PAYE: £23.37

Umbrella: £29.10

To apply please send your CV or email for more information.

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