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HR Advisor (Integra, the trading arm of South Gloucestershire Council)

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 24/06/2019 23:59
£32,029 - £34,788 per annum
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
HR/Recruitment/Training & Development
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Broad Lane Council Offices, Yate, South Gloucestershire BS37 7PN
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
24 Jun

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

HR Advisor (Integra, the trading arm of South Gloucestershire Council)

Summary of Post

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced HR professional to join a busy HR Team providing a generalist HR service for Integra, the traded services division of South Gloucestershire Council.

We are seeking a flexible and enthusiastic HR Advisor who enjoys a fast-paced, challenging and varied workload, is responsive to business need and offers a credible, pragmatic approach to problem-solving within an established framework.

This is a key role in a small, busy and supportive team. You will provide comprehensive and effective professional HR support and advice to managers and staff on a range of HR matters and casework as well as support HR related initiatives, projects and continuous improvement opportunities.

The ideal candidate must be self-motivated with excellent communication skills, high levels of initiative and a good understanding of people values within a complex operating environment. You will have the ability to work flexibly and cope with competing demands through good time management and organisational skills, a proven track record in managing high volumes of advisory casework/ demand in a timely manner and also support other team members in achieving work objectives where needed.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Main Duties

Provide specialist and credible HR advice, guidance and complex case management support on a range of issues to managers at all levels across Integra with the aim of timely, appropriate resolution and risk mitigation for the organization. This will include managing cases through to Member appeals and employment tribunals where necessary and advising formal Panels

Lead HR requirements for significant workforce change projects (including TUPE), ensuring appropriate consultation and involvement of staff, TUs and partner organizations

To act as a professional point of reference for other HR team colleagues, working collaboratively where necessary, to contribute towards business objectives and key performance indicators, such as the effective management of sickness absence etc

Coordinate and/or provide standard and non-standard management information and analysis/ evaluation to enable the organization to understand its workforce, particularly within a commercially driven employment context

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


Proven contemporary HR delivery experience and sound technical expertise in employee relations legislation, case work practice and change management principles, ideally gained within a complex operating environment

Professionally qualified – ideally to Associate CIPD (intermediate level) or equivalent level of experience

Excellent written and spoken communication skills to empathise with and influence a wide range of stakeholders

Trained in job evaluation methodology, Hay preferable (or willingness to be trained in Hay methodology)

Effective reasoning and analytical skills and the ability to form sound judgements to give well-reasoned advice

Able to prioritise a complex workload in an environment of change

Effective IT skills to include Microsoft Office. Able to use specialist software and databases (with training where needed)

Additional Information

Based at: Broad Lane Offices, Yate

No DBS check required.

For an informal discussion, please contact Tanveer Choudhry (HR Team Manager) on 01454 866379.

Use of a vehicle: If the nature of the duties require you to travel on Council business on a regular basis, so you must either have a current driving licence and provide a car, or have access to appropriate means of travel.

If you use your vehicle on authorised Council business, you will receive a mileage payment based on the Inland Revenue Authorised Mileage Allowance Payment Scheme (AMAPS). The allowance is provided on the condition that your own insurance covers you for business use and indemnifies the Council against claim (including those concerning passengers) arising out of the use of the vehicle on official business. You will also be eligible for a car loan if you meet the criteria within the Council’s Car Loan Scheme.

Salary: £32,029 - £34,788 per annum

Hours: 37.00

Closing Date: 24 June 2019

Interview Date: Interviews will take place w/c 1 July 2019.

Vacancy Ref: D8870/874

Our Values

Our staff need to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. They must work well with others to reach a common goal and be willing to embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. They must use their initiative to deliver and take responsibility for their performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and must make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services. Our managers are also required to demonstrate effective leadership qualities, shape and manage team plans and motivate their staff to achieve.

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South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

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