An opportunity has arisen for an HR Consultant in our HR Advisory Team. You will work within a team of Consultants providing professional advice and guidance.
You will be working to build the capacity of line managers to resolve people management issues effectively and professionally within a busy and fast paced environment and these will include large change programmes, grievance, disciplinary and capability cases. It is important to us that we meet and strive to exceed where possible the expectations of our customers. We are therefore looking for someone with excellent communication skills, personal resilience and the ability to build strong working relationships with customers whilst contributing to continuous evolution in quality and scope of services provided. In return, working in a large organisation, you will benefit from exposure to a wide variety of work, which is strongly supported by an experienced team, which will enable excellent development opportunities.
Interview date: To be confirmed
For an informal discussion, please contact Dylan Moorcraft - HR Manager on 01273 293602
About the role
Key Skills Include:
- Communicating effectively with customers, colleagues, partners, trade union representatives including providing professional challenge as appropriate, including the ability to quickly develop credibility and strong relationships with key stakeholders
- Developing and delivering training and other targeted interventions as required.
- Demonstrating a commitment to the Principles of Equalities and ensuring this is projected in all interactions.
Although this role involves working and collaborating as part of a well-supported team you will be given the tools to work independently and flexibly as the business needs to allow you to deliver work to a high standard and to deliver high impact customer service.
What you can expect:
Brighton & Hove City Council serves a vibrant city by the sea – a place that has ambitions to be a fairer city with a more sustainable future. These ambitions, along with our Covid recovery plans will shape the work of HROD over the next few years.
As a service, HROD’s role is central to decision making with an established place on the Executive Leadership Team. Using a business partnering approach with centres of expertise, the service provided is fully aligned to the needs of the organisation. We take our responsibilities as an employer seriously and that makes working in HROD in Brighton & Hove exciting, at times challenging and always interesting.
We are a friendly, talented, hard-working team who have experienced rapid change over the past year in the ways we deliver our services. One of our key functions now will be to lead and support the organisation through new ways of working as we emerge from the pandemic. This is an exciting time to join the team!
As a council, we want our staff to be themselves at work. We welcome applications from all sections of our community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our HROD workforce. We work flexibly – from home and the office.
HR Advisory Services
The remit of the HR Advisory Team will continue to focus on the provision of a high quality professional advisory service to the organisation, and for managing case work to embed a culture of early informal resolution, fairness, tackling discrimination and ensuring that complex employment matters are dealt with effectively and sensitively. The team will also take full responsibility for the management of change and will provide professional expertise in leading HR support for reorganisations.
Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Part office / part home – hybrid - We offer the opportunity for the suitable candidate to choose to work in a hybrid way. Your specific working arrangements will be subject to team and service working arrangements already in place alongside Government guidance. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.
For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
Encouraging a diverse workforce
Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).