HR Advisor – Employee Relations

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HR Advisor – Employee Relations
SWINDON, Wiltshire
Contract / Temporary

Swindon RQ794509

Posted: 26th January 2023 17:54
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  • Pay Rate:

    £19.84 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • SWINDON, Wiltshire,

    SN1 2JH

What's involved with this role:

Temporary HR Advisor – Employee Relations

Reference no: Swindon RQ794509

Pay rate: £19.84 per hour PAYE

Hybrid role – requirement to be in the office every Wednesday and on an ad-hoc basis

An experienced HR Advisor is required to work on employee relations case management. A strong ability and experience in managing all ER complex casework and Change programmes, such as restructures and Tupe programmes and experience with union engagement will be required for this role.

To provide professional HR advice and operational support to Line Managers using a risk based approach to determine the level of support required around case work.  Offer appropriate and pragmatic advice to enable effective management of people performance issues, application of HROD policy, best practice and employment law knowledge to drive performance improvement.

Key responsibilities:

  • Coach Line managers to build ownership and capability for managing their people and provide professional HR advice and operational support to Line Managers using a risk based approach to determine the level of support required around case work.
  • Work on employee relations case management and manage ER complex casework and Change programmes, such as restructures and Tupe programmes using experience with union engagement.
  • Identify gaps in existing HR policies and contribute to the development of new HR policies and procedures in collaboration with the policy officer and engage with managers to ensure they are compliant with the policy changes that underpin the organisations culture.
  • Accountable for effective casework management: absence, probationary, disciplinary, grievance, capability ensure KPI adhered.
  • Provide high quality, professional advice, guidance and support to coach managers at all levels across the organisation, on the application of HR policies and practices, in relation to complex and varied employee relations issues, specifically Performance framework.
  • Effective case management completion including production of monthly, quarterly and annually reports providing insight data and recommendations for HR OD scorecards.
  • Ensure continuous organisational performance improvement and up to date policy management and application via partnership working with L & D Advisors.
  • Represent HR at multi-agency strategy meetings, advising on HR issues in relation to Child Protection/Vulnerable Adult allegations against members of staff and safeguarding issues.
  • Build strong, credible, professional relationships with managers at all levels, internal colleagues, and with external contacts and partners.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


  • CIPD intermediate level.
  • Coaching, mentoring and mediation qualification desirable.


Experience & Knowledge:

  • Strong ability and experience in managing all ER complex casework and Change programmes, such as restructures and Tupe programmes and experience with union engagement.
  • Experience as HR Advisor/Officer dealing with trade unions, and line management.
  • Experience of casework management: disciplinary, grievance, performance, attendance and well-being, conduct and general managing performance.
  • Up to date employment law knowledge, practical application on case management and ability to apply and implement process and policy change.
  • Solid understanding and experience in applying employee relations and employment practices in order to manage employee issues.
  • An understanding and application of insight and data to implement change and monitor performance.



  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a wide range of audiences and across organisational boundaries and levels.
  • Strong problem solving skills with the ability to analyse decisions that will impact on people and HR policy.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail skills.
  • Ability to work flexibly under pressure to meet required deadlines though maintaining attention to detail.
  • Ability to organise own workload to meet targets and deadlines.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative.
  • Logical thinking with creative problem-solving ability, self motivated, flexible and resourceful.
  • Ability to carry out numerical calculations.
  • Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  • Strong IT skills using Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

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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:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. ***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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HR Advisor – Employee Relations
Client Category: Local Authority

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