Senior HR Advisor

[Salary]

30 – 40k

[Location]

London

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APPLICATION CLOSED

Flexi Time Job

 

[Company]

Teenage Cancer Trust

Salary: £35,000 - £36,000 FTE (Pro rata dependent upon hours)
Location: Head Office - London
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: 21-25 hours per week



About the role

The Senior HR Advisor is important for the day-to-day functioning of the HR department and for supporting the HR department to provide a healthy and positive work culture and a fantastic employee experience thereby contributing towards achieving our organisational goals. The Senior HR Advisor will support the Head of HR and Office on key projects and will have responsibility for leading on their own projects.

The Senior HR Advisor is responsible for providing a comprehensive, proactive and generalist advisory service to senior and line managers and staff, progressing casework to conclusion, advising on policy application and best practice for recruitment, management and retention of staff. They will be responsible for supporting and advising managers and staff on employee relations and performance management issues and will support managers on talent management and succession planning.



MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB

The Senior HR Advisor is important for the day-to-day functioning of the HR department and for supporting the HR department to provide a healthy and positive work culture and a fantastic employee experience thereby contributing towards achieving our organisational goals. The Senior HR Advisor will support the Head of HR and Office on key projects and will have responsibility for leading on their own projects.

The Senior HR Advisor is responsible for providing a comprehensive, proactive and generalist advisory service to senior and line managers and staff, progressing casework to conclusion, advising on policy application and best practice for recruitment, management and retention of staff. They will be responsible for supporting and advising managers and staff on employee relations and performance management issues and will support managers on talent management and succession planning.

They will ensure that policies are relevant, current and consistent. Working with the HR Assistant they will ensure that HR service is provided promptly and reliably, and that the HR function is efficient with timely and accurate administration, records, and reporting.



ROLE FOCUS

1. Policy and Advice

• Ensure legal compliance, provide consultation and advice to managers and staff on areas including:
- recruitment and selection
- reward, recognition, pay and benefits; wellbeing
- employee relations issues and change management
- job design and evaluation
- talent management
- diversity and inclusion
• Develop, write and update HR policies as required, including the Staff Handbook, ensuring they are fit-for-purpose and consistent with legal requirements
• Provide support on performance management processes, including coaching managers to raise skill levels across the organisation
• Support managers in planning and implementing change programmes activities
• Maintain an up-to-date awareness of current and forthcoming employment law and developments in HR practice


2. Recruitment and Selection

• Ensure that we work closely with managers across the organisation to achieve a co-ordinated approach to recruitment, ensuring effective planning is in place
• Ensure that our recruitment policy and procedures are fair, reflect good practice and meet legal requirements, and supports diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities
• Work with managers involved in recruitment and selection and support them to improve their skills and knowledge
• Identify ways to improve the quality and effectiveness of our approach and process, agree and implement
• Produce reports on recruitment statistics for the Head of HR and Office and Director of People.


3. Processes, Database and Systems

• Ensure that the HR System is kept up-to-date and has accurate and reliable data and that it accurately reflects the organisational team structure.
• Provide accurate and complete information for the payroll department on a timely basis each month. Ensure regular staff information updates are provided to pension and staff benefit providers
• Monitor key metrics, such as recruitment, staff turnover, staff surveys/pulse surveys, exit interview data etc
• Propose new processes or improvements to existing systems and processes and implement agreed changes
• Support the roll out and implementation of HR initiatives


4. Pay, Reward and Recognition; Benefits; Wellbeing

• Contribute to implementation of an effective pay and reward system, recognition scheme and benefits package.
• Carry out job grading and evaluation of job descriptions, ensuring that records are kept updated
• Coordinate, communicate and implement the appraisal process, ensuring full completion
• Coordinate and evaluate the Wellbeing programme and implement activities as relevant
• Maintain an up-to-date awareness of developments in compensation and benefits practice and legal requirements
• Propose improvement to existing processes and implement any agreed changes


5.Management, Leadership and Communication

• Support the development of the skills and abilities of the HR Assistant through coaching and feedback
• Act as a role model of excellence for others in people management, coaching, giving and receiving feedback and developing teams.
• Demonstrate behaviour that is in line with our organisational values. Ensure that our organisational values are embedded into all people processes
• Contribute to the HR operational and longer-term plans and implement the actions as appropriate
• Lead on or contribute towards HR initiatives as required. Contribute towards improvements within the HR function. Lead on specific projects as directed by the Head of HR and Office
• Carry out exit interviews, analyse and identify trends, strengths or areas of concern
• Prepare reports for the Head of HR and Office and Director of People as required
• Build sound working relationships with managers across the organisation, and with external contacts
• Attend internal or external meetings on behalf of the HR team or Teenage Cancer Trust as required. Deputise for the Head of HR and Office as required


6. Other Duties

• Undertake any other duties commensurate with the post as requested by the Head of HR and Office
• Carry out the duties of post in accordance with Teenage Cancer Trust policies and procedures on Health and Safety and take responsibility for ensuring personal health and safety
• Work flexibility, prioritise workload and work collaboratively as part of a team


7.Further Information

This role is part-time with hours between 21 and 25 per week to be agreed. It is London-based with an option to work from home on occasions.



DISCLOSURE AND BARRING CHECKS
This role will require a basic DBS check.



Person Specification

Essential Criteria

Qualifications

CIPD qualified. Or, working towards a CIPD qualification with substantial experience in an HR generalist role. Or, significant HR experience across various sectors including generalist roles.


Experience

Working autonomously in a fast-paced HR team
Providing generalist HR advice to all levels of management
Designing and advising on wellbeing and diversity and inclusion programmes support
Working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders on policy development
Working with an HR database and SharePoint (desirable)
Designing job descriptions and completing job evaluations
Managing and advising on employee relations issues and change management
Supporting on HR related projects


Skills

Well organised, able to prioritise work with excellent attention to detail
Strong communication and relationship building skills
Ability to produce good quality work, identify priorities and meet tight deadlines
Aptitude for writing clear, concise and accurate documents eg policies, job descriptions, reports etc
Good note taking skills
Ability and willingness to build good working relationships with people at all levels
Strong IT skills


Knowledge and know how

A solid understanding of pay and reward systems and job evaluation processes
A strong understanding of employment law and general employee policies and practice and a good working knowledge of emerging HR approaches and best practice
An understanding of best practice on consultation processes
A good level of understanding of safer and best practice recruitment


Personal Qualities

Calm under pressure
Practical, solutions focused
Assertive
Approachable, friendly and helpful
Quick to pick up new information and work to new processes


Values

Commitment to the philosophy organisational values of Teenage Cancer Trust



Closing date: 3 February 2020
First interview: 7 February 2020
Second interview: 14 February 2020



How to apply

Please click the apply button below. You will be directed to Teenage Cancer Trust careers page where you will need to upload your CV and Supporting Statement which explains how you think you meet the essential criteria listed in the person specification.