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HR Advisor - Adult Inpatients

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Job summary

At LPFT we don't have 'back offices' and see our HR Advisors as fundamental in supporting staff and leaders to do the best for our patients. This post is a great opportunity for a HR professional who is looking for a rare part time flexible working opportunity.

This new post is to support additional demands of the Adult Inpatient and Urgent Care services

You will be integral to the Adult Inpatient and Urgent Care Division, providing a generalist HR service within key areas.

You will be required to manage a whole spectrum of workforce issues including employee relations, organisational change, workforce transformation and planning and undertaking key pieces of project work as part of our People Strategy.

You will report to the Divisional HR Business Partner, working alongside an established HR Advisory Team.

If you want to be part of our team and take advantage of this exciting flexible opportunity, then we will be happy to hear from you.

There is a requirement to travel throughout the county to support managers/attend meetings, however this role will be a hybrid of home working/time on site as per the needs of the service.

For further information on the role, please contact Katherine Brothwell, HRBP or Kirstie Pottle, HR Advisor

Main duties of the job

As a dedicated HR Advisor for allocated services you will work collaboratively with our Line Managers and Service Managers on all employee relations issues, including managing absence, disciplinary matters, organisational change management, recruitment, workforce planning and delivering our forward thinking People Strategy

You will hold a suitable HR related degree level qualification, or equivalent experience, with an up-to-date knowledge of employment law and best practice application.

You will have a passion for employee relations and a proven track record of working across all 'core HR' activities at an operational level, including managing disciplinaries, attendance, grievances, attraction and recruitment.

In addition you will be a skilled communicator with the ability to build strong working relationships with a range of stakeholder, always demonstrating compassion, tact and diplomacy to manage difficult situations, and escalating when required.

With the ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining a polite and professional attitude at all times.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Advise and support managers in the operation and interpretation of the Trusts HR Policies and Procedures, particularly, Change Management, TUPE, Managing Attendance, Discipline, Grievance, Harassment & Bullying.

Advise managers on recruitment and retention issues, including, establishment control, vacancy review, job analysis, job descriptions, person specifications, service development etc.

Lead on particular projects, e.g., Health Care Support Worker recruitment project, and undertake appropriate analysis, interpreting complex results and producing reports and action plan with the appropriate options for action.

Create and update reports and spreadsheets for various committees, as requested.

Accompany and advise managers at disciplinary, grievance, long term sickness and capability interviews. Support managers during disciplinary hearings up to and including final written warnings.

Accompany, support and advise managers at change management consultation meetings with individuals and groups of staff. Presenting changes to large groups of staff

In conjunction with Workforce, support and advise managers on HR Workforce information.

Support the HR Business Partners with any reasonable requests for support to employee issues within the clinical divisions.

Undertake disciplinary investigations recommending appropriate course of action.

Support the development and approval of HR policies and procedures.

Person Specification



  • Human Resources Degree (or related subject)/CIPD qualified (or equivalent experience)



  • Experience of communicating highly complex information and advising managers in a range of HR areas e.g. change management, redeployment issues, absence management, workforce development strategies, grading appeals, welfare issues; gives evidence at disciplinary & tribunal hearings, delivers specialist training courses.
  • Dealing with a range of employee relations case work.
  • Knowledge of HR best practice principles and experience of implementing these.
  • Experience of working in Recruitment and understand principles of safer recruitment methods.


  • NHS experience Supporting development of HR policies and procedures.

Skills & Competences


  • Lead on projects and undertake appropriate analysis, interpreting complex results and producing reports and action plan with the appropriate options for action.
  • Interpret workforce reports for managers on sickness absence, turnover etc.
  • Advise managers on the content of investigation reports, including complex information and advise them on the appropriate course of action in accordance with Trust Procedures, e.g., disciplinary sanctions Desktop new posts in accordance with Agenda for Change Job Evaluation / Matching.
  • Plan and organise complex activities, e.g. recruitment drive.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to a range of audiences and adopt style as required.

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