HR Advisor/ People Consultant x2 – Human Resources

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HR Advisor/ People Consultant x2 – Human Resources
Contract / Temporary

OCC 0008 7095 / 1

Posted: 26th January 2024 17:21
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  • Pay Rate:

    £17.50 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months


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What's involved with this role:

Temporary HR Advisor/ People Consultant x2 – Human Resources  

Reference no:  OCC 0008 7095 / 1    

Pay rate: £17.50 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 3 months  


Hybrid working

Minute taking skills and experience are essential for this role

The purpose of this role is to provide expert advice to employees and line managers on all employee relations matters and to support casework in line with council policies and procedures. To build management capability through coaching and training and provide guidance and support to business leads, line managers and employees through the organisational change process, To maintain and improve the wellbeing support provided to employees across the organisation.

Key responsibilities:

  • Advising and coaching managers and employees on a high volume of cases covering all aspects of the employment relationship in a timely and professional manner.
  • Supporting and leading advise for complex case work.
  • Sitting as part of Hearing and Appeal Panels for complex cases, advising senior leaders on process and ensuring the correct steps are taken in line with council policies and employment law.
  • Providing support to managers in the preparation for formal processes e.g. invite letters, meeting notes, hearing packs.
  • Preparing Employment Tribunal bundles and supporting the preparations for court cases in conjunction with the legal team.
  • Attending formal meetings, taking notes and providing HR support to managers making formal decisions in line with policies
  • Lead on and independently drive organisational change projects, providing advice on the process and case specific concerns to ensure the necessary policies and legislation are followed.
  • Managing and maintaining the job evaluation procedure, including the completion of initial score line grading and organisation of panels.
  • Identifying ways and setting out the steps needed to develop and revise existing HR processes and policies to ensure that they comply with relevant quality standards, organisational objectives and employment law.
  • Leading on policy updates – to include the research, design, consultation, communication, training and implementation.


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • CIPD Level 5 qualification or equivalent.



  • Experience of supporting complex employee relations cases including disciplinary, grievance, performance, absence, ill health, flexible working, redundancy, contractual changes etc.
  • Experience of reviewing and updating People Policies.
  • Experience of senior stakeholder management: keeping relevant parties informed on the progress of the case and knowing when to flag any risks or concerns.
  • Experience of liaising and consulting with trade union representatives or staff representative groups to negotiate successful outcomes.
  • Experience of driving change and delivering service improvements.
  • Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.



  • Excellent understanding of UK legislation across all HR policies and procedures including ability to assess potential areas of risk.
  • Up to date knowledge of employment law and best practice.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Good communication and influencing skills.
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).
  • Minute taking skills and experience.


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Job Ref: OCC 0008 7095 / 1
HR Advisor/ People Consultant x2 – Human Resources
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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