- Pay Rate:
£17.27 per hour PAYE
- Hours per Week:
35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours
This opening assignment is for 3 months
- WOOLWICH, London,
Full Job Title: Temporary Principal HR Advisor – Human Resources
Reference no: Greenwich RQ727777
This is a senior advisory role and the person may be required to deputise for the HR Manager. Candidates will have the credibility and confidence together with a detailed understanding of a complex public sector organisation to work closely with, and coach, managers to meet their current and future people needs.
The responsibilities of this role encompass the duties of both a senior HR advisor and Team Leader for HR Advisers, Assistants and Trainees. In addition, you will be required to deputise for the Deputy HR Team Manager/ Strategic HR Manager as necessary. Your key responsibilities will primarily focus on case management and the management of change at all levels, working in partnership with managers in order to support them in achieving their people management outcomes.
Provide thorough and technically comprehensive advice to internal and external customers on a range of human resource and workforce development issues including but not limited to; employee relations, disciplinary and grievance, employment policies and procedure organisational design, resourcing and succession planning.
Working in partnership with managers at a senior level to establish an excellent understanding of their service and the challenges they face to proactively identify opportunities for operational and strategic intervention.
- Provide high quality, focussed advice and guidance to managers in relation to organisational change and the application of the council’s formal employment procedures.
- To lead a team of HR officers providing HR advisory services and embed agile working across the HR Professional Services Team by responding to the needs of Directorates as required, acting as an expert point of reference for the team.
- Develop excellent communication channels to work in partnership with all partners and senior stakeholders. Identify the need for and design bespoke interventions to build capacity and capability of services and the organisation, evaluating interventions to ensure they meet agreed targets.
“Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:
- Fully CIPD qualified
- Experience of the management of complex casework including re-organisations and TUPE.
- Experience of management all aspects of Human Resources within Local Government - desirable
- Experience of working with management, employees and trades unions to achieve staffing related service delivery improvements and evidence of successful management of professional teams bringing about improvements in services through change management and influencing the behaviours and actions of others.
- Knowledge, Skills & Ability:
- Up to date knowledge of employment legislation, its legal implications and HR best practice
- Commitment to CPD – both personal and professional
- In depth knowledge and understanding of the Employment Tribunal Service and associated services (ACAS) - desirable
- Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills, effective management of staff and resources
- Excellent organisational skills, ability to prioritise and delegate with experience of designing & delivering workshops and briefing sessions and experience of working with computerised information systems.
- Strong interpersonal, influencing and negotiation skills, resilience and the ability to work effectively with people at all levels within an organisation with the ability to engage and motivate individuals and teams in meeting performance objectives
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“Other Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:
- 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.
- 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.
- Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
- 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:
- Any local authority/public sector experience
- Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for
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Principal HR Advisor – Human Resources
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