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INTERNAL ONLY - HR Advisor (Casework and Change)

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full Time, Limited Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 19/03/2019 23:59
£31,401 to £34,106
Hours per week:
37 hrs
Job Category:
HR/Recruitment/Training & Development
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Council offices, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
19 Mar

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

HR Advisor (Casework and Change) INTERNAL ONLY

Summary of Post

An opportunity to join a busy casework and change team on a 2 year contract with effect from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2021 due to an internal secondment. You will enjoy working in a varied environment where you will be flexible to respond to the day to day operational needs of our customers. This can be anything from general HR advice and guidance to supporting on complex case management.

To apply for this vacancy, please download the attached Expression of interest form and email it directly to Vanessa Labuschagne, (Vanessa.Labuschagne@southglos.gov.uk) by close of business Tuesday 19 March 2019.

This role will have a strong focus on change management (incl TUPE) and working at pace as the HR lead in support of the council’s savings transformation programme. The role will also assist with job analysis across the council and organisational design in relation to workforce change projects and will periodically chair validation panels.

You will need to be able to bring cases to timely pragmatic resolution and in compliance with employment law and best practice whilst taking a proactive approach to risk management for the council.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and/or experienced professional casework and change practitioners.

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

In particular, to advise on and assist in the implementation of organisational changes, including the development of new operational structures and role profiles, consultation with employees and Trades Unions and the operation of appointment, redeployment, redundancy and other related human resources policies and procedures.

To advise on and support Managers in managing employee performance, grievance and other procedures, including hearings/interviews and related matters, preparing/presenting the Management case at Employee Appeals Panels and/or Employment Tribunals.

To advise on and investigate, as appropriate, cases of sickness absence/ill health or other staffing matters including liaison with Occupational Health and advising on and implementing appropriate action.

In conjunction with the Council’s Job Analyst to advise Service Managers and staff on the Council's pay structures and to ensure effective liaison with the role profile validation and job evaluation processes.

To advise Service Managers and staff on the Council’s human resources policies/procedures and terms and conditions of employment and ensure appropriate action is taken on their implementation.

To contribute to project work across the wider HR community.

To provide cover for other Human Resources services’ staff as required.

To keep up to date on employment legislation and best practice in the area of human resources in order to aid continuous professional development.

To, where applicable, assist in the design, implementation and delivery of training programmes relating to human resources policies/procedures.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you include sufficient information on your expression of interest form to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description.


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.

Knowledge of job analysis, job design and job evaluation schemes.

Ability to chair validation panels.

Effective MS Office IT skills.

Exemplifying the Council's values and behaviours.

Additional Information

For an informal discussion once you have read the Job Summary, please contact either Vanessa Labuschagne or Andy Ticktum, HR Team Leaders (Casework and Change), on (01454) 865976 or (01454) 865977 respectively.

To apply for this vacancy, please download the attached Expression of interest form and email it directly to Vanessa Labuschagne, (Vanessa.Labuschagne@southglos.gov.uk) by close of business Tuesday 19 March 2019.

Salary: £31,401 to £34,106

Hours: 37 hours

Closing Date: 19 March 2019

Vacancy Ref: CR4517/910/SS

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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