HR Policy Support – HR Policy & Projects

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HR Policy Support – HR Policy & Projects
Interim Position

Southwark 5224843

Posted: 3rd March 2023 09:07
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  • Pay Rate:

    £281.12 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 4-5 months

  • SOUTHWARK, London,

    SE1 2QH

What's involved with this role:

Interim HR Policy Support – HR Policy & Projects

Reference no: Southwark 5224843

Pay rate: £281.12 per day PAYE

Role Length:  This opening assignment is for 6 months

Hybrid role

An experienced HR Policy Support Practitioner is required to lead and complete the delivery of the following three policy projects: Hybrid working, recruitment & vetting and compliance checks.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop a new Hybrid Working policy and guidance which will strike the right balance between workforce aspirations and the needs of the business.
  • Starting point for the Hybrid Working policy needs to be focused on service needs, reasonable, commercially viable, and grounded in trust to enable the best performance, engagement and commitment from our workers. In developing this policy, it will be necessary to explore a range of options and assess competing views about the council’s policy position.
  • Develop a new recruitment policy and guidance. While the primary focus will be on embedding inclusive recruitment practice into approach, this is an opportunity to take stock of all aspects of our recruitment policy and practice.
  • Review the way the team currently practice positive action across the council and provide guidance to all participating in our processes (including stakeholder panels and feasibility of tie-breaker scenarios). Link how to train and guide hiring managers, making clear how to increase diverse candidate pools fairly, to appoint, promote and retain more diverse talent in the council, especially amongst senior leaders.
  • Explore how recruitment practices sit with other relevant interrelated policies, such as organisational change and secondment principles.
  • Closely associated with the review of recruitment, consider existing policy and approach to vetting and compliance checks, including whether they are compliant with all relevant statutory and regulatory requirements and the development of a detailed action plan to deliver any necessary improvements.
  • Responsible for the project management of the above work – developing plans and proposals, benchmarking, conducting equality impact analyses (EIA), and shaping governance and reporting arrangements. Fully delivering and rolling out each policy – directly engaging with line managers and stakeholders, negotiating with TU representatives where appropriate and working with corporate communications, following brand style and taking into account hard-to-reach areas.


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


  • Extensive experience of writing and implementing policies, having worked with TU representatives and other stakeholders in different sectors, including public/3rd sector.
  • Experience of having been a 'practitioner', i.e. on the ground implementing policies e.g. in capacity of HR Adviser/BP; able to demonstrate practical application of policy principles and procedures.
  • Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.



  • An understanding of Local Government terms and conditions.
  • Sufficiently updated in employment legislation, strong understanding of equality, diversity inclusion and anti-racism, and developments in HR/industry practice.



  • Proven ability to write in plain English to a wide range of audiences, pitched to appropriate tone and style for the Council.
  • Strong project management and data analytical skills.
  • Self-sufficient, able to manage own portfolio and ability to deliver high quality suitable policies and guidance without intensive hands-on supervision.
  • Strong IT skills using Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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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 Policy Support – HR Policy & Projects
Client Category: Local Authority

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