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Senior HR Advisor

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a.
Closing date
28 May 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Job summary

We are an outstanding rated Trust, and 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 managers 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 Senior HR Advisor you will provide support for complex queries and case management which come through our dedicated \ask the HR Advisory Team service.

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. Holding a CIPD qualification is a bonus, but not essential as previous experience will be taken into consideration.

We currently have opportunities for individuals to join the HR Advisory Team either as a HR Advisoror 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 and training


  • Demonstrated awareness of the NHS and government initiatives affecting the NHS
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate, persuade and influence others
  • Evidence of ability to problem solve and make sound decisions


  • Knowledge of the NHS National Terms and Conditions of Service

Job specific experience


  • Demonstrable experience of working in an HR generalist role
  • Experience of advising managers on a range of employee relations issues, including grievance, disciplinary, performance management & absence management



  • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Manager or equivalent degree or experience


  • CIPD Membership

Information Technology


  • Standard keyboard skills and ability to communicate through IT, using the Microsoft Office Package (Word, Outlook, Excel, Publisher)

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