Temporary Senior HR Consultant

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Temporary Senior HR Consultant
Contract / Temporary

Norfolk 1004675114162264

Posted: 1st February 2023 13:28
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  • Pay Rate:

    £17.05 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 4 months

  • Norwich,

    NR1 2UD

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Senior HR Consultant

Reference no: Norfolk 1004675114162264

Pay Rate: £17.05 per hour PAYE

A HR Consultant is needed to manage the Human Resources Transactions administration team, and act as the lead HR professional to deliver an effective and efficient service in support of the client’s people management, organisational development strategies, practices, and legislative requirements.

Key responsibilities:

  • Applying high quality, risk assessed and effective solutions that contribute to the achievement of successful service delivery.
  • provide operational HR support and advice to managers and HR colleagues.
  • allocate resources and plan the work of the team to ensure customer needs are responded to in a timely manner and resources are used effectively, escalating appropriately if there are conflicts in demands.
  • Drive the move to greater self-service and self-sufficiency through the identification and implementation of new working arrangements and tools.


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


  • Chartered MCIPD qualification or CIPD qualified with equivalent experience.
  • Degree-level knowledge and understanding of people-management related principles.
  • Detailed knowledge of Local Authority HR standards and policies, and the underpinning employment law framework.
  • Understanding of developments and initiatives affecting relevant workforces.


  • Experience of team management or supervision.
  • Experience of developing HR delivery to utilise technology and other enablers.
  • Experience of operational management.
  • Experience of working within HR in a public sector or large and complex organisation.
  • Experience of production and analysis of HR employee lifecycle data metrics.

Skills/Technical skills:

  • Able to motivate and supervise a professional team.
  • Able to operate with little supervision.
  • Able to support managers through employee lifecycle transactional changes to ensure successful service delivery and culture change.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills (to be able to facilitate solutions, coach people, and write high quality letters regarding HR issues).
  • Strong negotiation, advocacy and influencing skills (to work with Unions, managers, and employees).
  • Able to adapt communication and negotiation style to suit varied situations and people, including displaying confidence, and assertive behaviour as appropriate in difficult situations.
  • Ability to engage and network with range of stakeholders, to influence approaches to service delivery and to encourage more effective approaches, adapting communication and negotiation style to suit varied situations and people.
  • Ability to present complex technical issues in a simple and easy to understand way for internal and external audiences.
  • Well-developed analytical and data reporting skills.


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. 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.


Please note that clients invariably ask us to strip out contact details from CVs before we submit them for consideration. This is always quicker and easier to do if you send your CV to us in Word format, rather than as a PDF please

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Job Ref: Norfolk 1004675114162264
Temporary Senior HR Consultant
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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