Are you passionate about delivering an ambitious, proactive HR service? Are you looking for the opportunity to use your HR expertise and skills in a public service that has a huge impact on the local community? Come and join other like-minded professionals in our Business Partner team where you will have the benefit of being part of a wider HR and Organisational Development function that has the reputation for delivering an outcome focused service to our colleagues here at West Sussex County Council (WSCC).
WSCC is a diverse organisation that provides services to more than 850,000 residents every day. The Human Resources and Organisational Change Directorate provides critical support functions to our services, relentlessly focusing on delivering better and cost-effective outcomes. Our teams use their experience to enable and challenge the Council to deliver improved efficiency and effectiveness.
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About The Job
Salary: £29,557 - £32,234
Working Pattern: Full-time (37 hours per week) and Part-time available
Contract Length: FTC - 12 months
Location: County Hall, Chichester
We are currently seeking an experienced HR Advisor to join our HR Business Partnering Teams.
As a HR Advisor in a Business Partnering team you will focus on employee relations, working alongside managers to ensure that their disciplinary, grievance, sickness absence and performance management cases are managed effectively and that we take a proactive stance to achieving resolutions. You will also participate in organisational change activities and may undertake project work.
For the HR Adviser role you will need to offer advice on HR and workforce issues using a positive solution focussed approach while operating within the strategic People Framework and Directorate/Service People Plans. You will be a strong communicator and be able to influence where needed. The role of a HR advisor is a busy one, with no two days the same but also rewarding, so you will be confident at managing your own priorities and identify and escalate areas of risk.
Experience and Skills
You will need to have strong employee relations knowledge as well as the ability to challenge existing practices and identify innovative solutions. You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to successfully influence and persuade others and be comfortable working with and analysing data that informs workforce interventions.
In addition you will also be able to demonstrate the following key skills and experience.
- Ability to quickly establish credible working relationships with clients, in order to deliver a professional, accurate and customer focused service
- Ability to analyse and interpret information, carry out research and produce well written business reports.
- Demonstrable evidence of having researched and resolved issues and contributed to HR policies and/or procedures reviews
Qualifications and/or experience:
- Working towards Level 5 in CIPD or equivalent qualification or experience
- Experience of providing comprehensive HR generalist advice and support to managers on HR policies, practices and processes to managers and responding to employee enquiries
Rewards and Benefits
As an employer we recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive and dynamic working environment where employees can achieve their full potential, achieve a healthy work-life balance and are rewarded for the work they do.
In addition to working within a great team and a competitive salary you will have access to the following benefits:
- 27 days annual leave + bank holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually
- Generous Pension Scheme
For a full list of the benefits offered to you as a West Sussex County Council employee you can find them on our Rewards and Benefits page.
The reference number for this role is CRS00493 .
For an informal conversation or for further information regarding the role, please contact Faye Russell (HR Operational Lead) at .
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West Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer committed to promoting an environment that is inclusive and free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of its people. We actively welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and take every possible step to ensure that no individual will be disadvantaged.
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