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Senior HR Advisor

Job Description

We are supporting a NHS organisation in the East Midlands region to recruit a Senior HR Advisor to provide a quality senior level operational HR service to specified Directorates. The Senior HR Advisor will work directly with the HR Business Partner and Directorate Managers to identify and resolve HR and workforce issues.

Main role responsibilities:

  • Providing specialist HR support and advice on disciplinary, capability, grievance, probationary procedures and organisational change, including supporting investigations and Panel Chairs;

  • Delivering pro-active support and guidance to line managers during formal sickness absence review meetings;

  • Provide support and advice to managers to deliver against HR Workforce Strategies, supporting the activities of the organisation while meeting the needs of the Directorates;

  • Use knowledge of HR best practice to advise on and interpret Policies and Procedures for managers and employees within the directorate;

  • Assist managers in preparing complex and contentious data and information for presentation at employee relations hearings;

  • Ensure that investigatory procedures are managed within an appropriate timescale and managers are coached through the investigation process;

  • Communicate sensitive information to staff on a range of employee relations issues such as absence, capability, grievance, disciplinary or organisational change;

  • Coach and educate managers in good employment practice, responding to development needs by supplying bespoke training where required;

  • Ensure managers are equipped to carry out staff management responsibilities effectively, particularly in the areas of performance management, absence and conduct;

  • Support and contribute to the design and development of HR training. Provide regular training on HR policies and procedures to managers.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Associate CIPD Status or equivalent by experience;

  • Experience of generalist operational HR experience within an NHS organisation;

  • Evidence of successfully advising on complex employee relations issues including absence, disciplinary, grievance and performance management;

  • Evidence of delivering an HR advisory service within a complex, diverse and large organisation;

  • Experience of dealing with sensitive and complex employee issues.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a copy of your updated CV to, along with your availability.