Temporary HR Adviser – Human Resources

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Temporary HR Adviser – Human Resources
Contract / Temporary

Greenwich RQ641887

Posted: 27th July 2022 14:37
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  • Pay Rate:

    £15.25 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2 months

  • Woolwich,


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Temporary HR Adviser – Human Resources

Reference no:  Greenwich RQ641887

All applicants must have an HR background and significant experience in Employee Relations/Casework, Organisational Change and experience of working with HR databases

These roles will provide the advice to managers (below PO8); supporting the bulk of the casework. Cases that could result in dismissal or appeals against dismissal will not form part of this role’s responsibilities.

Key responsibilities:

  • Undertake casework up to and including Employee at Risk level in order to support service managers in resolving issues within reasonable timescales e.g. investigations, disciplinary, performance and absence cases, taking account of employment legislation and organisational precedent.
  • Provides guidance/coaching to service managers on managing people issues.
  • Ensure all casework is completed in timely manner in line with the targets set by the manager and in accordance with agreed HR standards.
  • Work as part of a team, covering for colleagues as appropriate, focused on the delivery of high quality HR advice.
  • Likely to work on small/low risk/less complex organisational changes and will contribute to larger organisational change project, supporting a more senior colleague.
  • Will work colleagues to assess “people” implications of organisational change e.g. organisation design, job design, structural and cultural aspects of change, recruitment implications, learning & development implications and ER aspects of change and advise managers accordingly.
  • Support organisational change by undertaking casework in respect of redeployees including redeployment “matching” activity and identifies potential “suitable alternative opportunities”.
  • Will take personal responsibility for ensuring their knowledge, skills and on-going continuing professional development is kept up to date to reflect changes in employment law and practice.
  • To ensure that all decisions taken by managers in respect of employment issues are mindful of all diversity issues and HR practices and procedures.
  • Working with colleagues, will design, develop and deliver practical coaching and training sessions for managers to improve their ability to manage the people in their teams.
  • Working with managers to proactively reduce the level of absence in their teams through application of council procedures including seeking early intervention with occupational health as appropriate.


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



  1. CIPD qualified/part qualified or a minimum of two year’s relevant experience.



  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Experience of the management of routine casework including re-organisations and TUPE.
  3. Experience of working with management, colleagues and trades unions to achieve consistent and equitable solutions.
  4. Experience of working with health & safety colleagues on health & wellbeing strategies including stress management, and Occupational Health interventions.


Knowledge & Skills:

  1. Up to date knowledge of employment legislation, its legal implications and HR best practice.
  2. Knowledge and understanding of the Employment Tribunal Service and associated services (ACAS).
  3. Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.
  4. Experience of working with computerised information systems.
  5. Excellent organisational skills, ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.
  6. Experience of delivering workshops and briefing sessions.
  7. Good interpersonal, influencing and negotiation skills, resilience and the ability to work effectively with people at all levels within an organisation.
  8. Ability to absorb written and statistical reports to inform decision making.
  9. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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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. 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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Temporary HR Adviser – Human Resources
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