HR Advisor - Casework

Job Description

About the job

Hours of work : Up to 37 hours per week (full time)
Contract Type : Permanent 
Weekend Working: No  
Interview Date: week commencing 2nd November  
Venue for Interview : County Hall, Northallerton (Covid regulations permitting) or alternatively we will hold the interviews via online video call. 

Are you an experienced operational Senior HR Adviser or HR Adviser with solid experience of advising on a range of HR policies and casework? Do you enjoy operating as a coach to managers in order to enable them to manage their staff effectively? Are you looking for a position within an innovative, ambitious and friendly team?

We have a great opportunity for a strong operational HR professional to join our HR Shared Service Team within our large ambitious HR&OD service as either a Senior HR Adviser or HR Adviser.

The successful applicant will need to have solid experience of advising on a range of HR related issues and casework, together with excellent organisational and communication skills. With the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with HR colleagues, managers of all levels, partners and stakeholders. You will use a range of HR systems to identify issues and trends to aid decision making and work proactively with individual service teams. You will have the ability to provide professional accurate HR advice as well as support and mentor less experienced HR staff and the resilience to respond positively and effectively to changing priorities. Whilst these opportunities are not right for someone just starting their career in HR they are an ideal stepping stone for those progressing their HR career.


Our HR Service

As a large and complex organisation we have a diverse range of issues and work hard to deliver effective and efficient HR services. Through this we have achieved lower than average employee turnover and absence levels and a strong working relationship with our Unions. However we are not complacent, public sector austerity has driven and continues to drive us to find practical solutions to modern HR challenges. We recognise as a HR service we must continue to work hard to coach, advise, partner and enable managers to meet their corporate and service delivery objectives. Balancing the technical, legislative aspects of HR best practice with the practical aspects of enabling the organisation to operate cohesively, maximizing performance and achieving customer service excellence.

North Yorkshire County Council has a reputation for delivering high quality services and our HR service is no exception. We are extremely proud to have an experienced, trustworthy and professional team of staff across both services with a reputation of excellence. In addition to our internal customers, we increasingly deliver services to a whole raft of public and private sector clients on a traded basis.

 The HR Shared Service Team

The HR Shared Service Team (HRSST) are part of the HR service at NYCC providing a HR enquiry service via phone and email and HR casework support to all of the four directorates within North Yorkshire County Council and a number of external customers. Not only do we provide advice and guidance to managers we also help to develop their skills, knowledge and confidence in managing their staffing issues. We are a small, busy team normally based at County Hall in Northallerton but currently all of our team are largely working from home thanks to the great technology and IT kit we are provided. The ability to travel across the county to deliver our service when required is however essential.

Senior HR Adviser – (Grade K £32,910 - £35,745 pa)

As Senior HR Adviser you will have the opportunity to draw on your in-depth knowledge of employment legislation and practical case management experience to enable you to take a risk-based approach to providing advice and guidance to managers as well as having direct line management responsibility for a small number of HR Advisers within the team. You will have a caseload of complex and often sensitive cases and be responsible for guiding and supporting our managers through investigations and panel hearings.

HR Adviser – (Grade I £27,741 - £30,451 pa)

As HR Adviser you will already have a good level of operational HR knowledge and employment legislation including previous experience undertaking HR casework. Your caseload will include a varied mix of attendance, capability and disciplinary cases. You will escalate particularly sensitive cases to the Senior HR Advisers in the team. Operating as a coach to managers you will provide them with the support required to effectively manage their staff and challenge any work place practices where appropriate.

 For an informal conversation about either of these roles please contact Liz Beavan, Team Manager HRSST on 01609 536859.

To apply for either role please complete the application form and state within the supporting evidence section whether you are interested in being considered for either the Senior HR Adviser or HR Adviser position

Key dates

Closing date Sunday 25th October (midnight)

Shortlisting: w/c 26th October

Interview date: w/c 2nd November