Senior HR Consultant – Human Resources

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Senior HR Consultant – Human Resources
Interim Position

Havering RQ785112

Posted: 17th January 2023 14:59
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  • Pay Rate:

    £24.85 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • ROMFORD, Essex,

    RM1 3BB

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Interim Senior HR Consultant – Human Resources

Reference no: Havering RQ785112

Pay rate: £24.85 per hour PAYE

An experienced Senior HR Consultant is required to manage a team within operational HR services, providing specialised HR expertise and advice to all partner organisations and external clients and to provide a seamless HR service to take account of the commercialisation and small business agendas.

To provide a high quality professional HR operational service, advising on a range of HR activity to include complex casework, transformational change, workforce planning and resourcing solutions. Provision of high quality and consistent HR advice, guidance and support in a cost effective and efficient way that positively impacts customer effectiveness, efficiency and confidence. To ensure all partner organisation staff and members receive effective and consistent HR advice, on the interpretation of HR policies, procedures and legislation.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage the delivery of a comprehensive and sometimes bespoke high quality and professional HR advice to all customers, that meets strategic objectives to include for example change, employee relations, reward and recognition, TUPE, resourcing and organisational development.
  • Deputise for the Head of HR Operations, or any other HRLT lead as required.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of HR strategies and change management programmes.
  • Provide high quality HR services to managers, including advice on complex performance management issues, complex change management processes, senior level recruitment and resourcing, commercialisation and small business agenda and to interpret employment legislation and case law.
  • Be the expert operational HR resource across a designated service area, providing senior line managers with advice and support in dealing with complex and challenging HR issues.
  • Assist the Head of HR Operations in developments with in designated HR areas e.g. complex employee relations issues, reward and recognition, TUPE and complex organisational change processes.
  • Be responsible for planning, delivering and implementing high level recruitment campaigns in designated service areas, as directed by the Head of HR Operations.
  • Liaise effectively with Learning & Organisational Design and Development colleagues to ensure staff affected by service reviews and restructures are able to access both learning and redeployment options to enhance future employment possibilities.
  • Manage Job Evaluation in accordance with national and local procedures.
  • Participate in the impact assessment of reports, policies and procedures as required.


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


  • CIPD qualification or equivalent.



  • ‘Change’ and restructure experience is essential for this role.
  • Experience of leading a team that delivers high quality HR services.
  • Previous senior role in the provision of operational HR services.
  • Experience of building productive relationships with customers.
  • Experience of contributing to HR policy development.
  • Experience of analysing data and producing HR reports to facilitate business decisions.
  • Proven track record of influencing senior managers in a complex organisation.
  • Experience of HR support in delivering change in a complex organisation.
  • Experience of implementing HR policies and procedures and proposing recommendations for improvements.


Knowledge & Skills:

  • Demonstrable knowledge of both HR policies and procedures and employment law.
  • Demonstrate professional approach and commitment to customer service.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and sensitivity in all circumstances.
  • Skilled communicator, able to share options for action both verbally and in writing.
  • Able to lead a team off staff to deliver high quality HR services.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Ability to show personal resilience and work in a fast paced environment and balance competing priorities to deliver to timescales.
  • 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.

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application.

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF.

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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Job Ref: Havering RQ785112
Senior HR Consultant – Human Resources
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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