Senior HR Advisor

East London, Greater London
18 Jun 2017
18 Jul 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
One of our local authority clients based in London are looking for a Senior HR Advisor.

Ideal candidate MUST have local authority experience.

Professional HR specialist ensuring the provision of an outstanding HR advisory service at all times:
coaching, advising and supporting line managers in delivering the appropriate responses to a full range of human resources and change assignments
able to manage and be responsible for employee relation case workloads, including being able to conduct complex casework investigations and present at hearings
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
Support the development of a positive employee relations framework within the council
Provide high quality, professional advisory 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 within the required timescales from inception to conclusion; maintaining a high level of client focus and professionalism throughout the life of a case
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 and 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
liaison with Occupational Health and Health & Safety on employee health and welfare issues
personal accountability for the successful achievement of HR KPIs
Lead on resolving complex ER issues, both individual and collective, and have the ability to influence the management approach.
Ensure casework advice logs are filled in accurately and all other casework correspondence and information is correctly documented in a timely manner for further analysis. The production of analytical reports highlighting trends and patterns in casework; and proposing solutions that demonstrate a deep understanding of the business and its challenges to the HR Manager.
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.
Knowledge of pay related matters including pay reviews, reward strategy and changes to pay related terms & conditions