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HR Advisor

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year p.a. pro rata for part time
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Job summary

Are you a HR Generalist looking for a new opportunity?Come and work for our outstanding rated Trust, where our people are critical to our continued success and the care we provide; having a workforce that is healthy, engaged and highly skilled is our top priority.

At Dorset HealthCare, our HR Advisory Team provides wide-ranging HR support to our operational line leaders around employee relations issues, including the management of attendance, conduct, capability, and grievance matters and to support the delivery of the NHS People Plan.

As a HR Advisor you will provide first line support via our dedicated \ask the HR Advisory Team service with escalation to a Senior HR Advisor for more complex queries or case management.

The HR Advisory Team all play a key role when it comes to influencing the review of our people policies, guidance, toolkits, and training to ensure case learning and best practice is embedded across our operational leadership team and we continually learn and develop.

Main duties of the job

At Dorset HealthCare we pride ourselves on the opportunities we can provide such as being able to work collaboratively with colleagues from across the People & Culture Directorate on workforce related projects.

If you are a proactive, reliable and trustworthy, supportive and positive individual with experience of working in a busy HR generalist role we would love to hear from you.

We currently have opportunities for individuals to join the HR Advisory Team either as a HR Advisor or Senior HR Advisor and welcome all conversations, we can arrange a visit to meet some of the great team!

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Dorset HealthCare is in partnership withThe Princes Trustto support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we offer an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. Please contact to access the support.

Person Specification

Knowledge, Skills & Training


  • Demonstrable understanding of employment law and human resource practice acquired through relevant training and experience to degree level or equivalent.

Job Specific Experience


  • Previous experience in providing advice and guidance on a range of HR issues.
  • Able to analyse and present information in report form.

Information Technology


  • IT skills obtained through practice or practical training, including use of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.

Personal Qualities/Attributes


  • Able and willing to constructively challenge the practice of others.

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