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HR Advisor - Employee Relations

Powys Teaching Health Board
£27,461 to £33,428 a year .
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
Job summary

Fixed term / Secondment for 12 months due to funding

We have an exciting opportunity to join an innovative and passionate Workforce and OD team as a H.R. Advisor. We are looking for someone who wants to feel their contribution is valued, can contribute to the delivery of an ambitious set of workforce priorities and enjoys being part of a friendly and supportive team.

You will be responsible for supporting the provision of advice across a range of HR activity and will particularly support the following areas:
  • Employee Relations
  • Engagement & Staff Wellbeing
  • Workforce performance & efficiency
  • Team Development

As the largest geographical Health Board in Wales, and one of the largest in the UK, we understand the value of agile working. Our policy provides the opportunity for extensive home working and the flexibility to perform a significant part of this role remotely.

You'll work closely with the wider Workforce & OD directorate to ensure a proactive, collaborative approach is in place to drive the achievement of the Health Board and directorate objectives.

Main duties of the job

You will be at the forefront of providing a comprehensive and professional Human Resources (HR) service to the managers and employees of the organisation; therefore, an ability to build good working relationships and provide a timely and responsive service is pivotal.

Through excellent communication, coaching and influencing skills, will advise and support Line Managers on a variety of HR issues. At an operational level ensure that decision making is consistent with organisational policies, current employment legislation and good employment practice and the Agenda for Change Job Evaluation process.

Work in conjunction with the Employee Relations Manager to identify development needs of managers and supervisors regarding people management issues, aiming to improve people management capability and skills across the Health Board, including assisting in the design and delivery of specific HR Skills Workshops/Training.

Responsible for the ongoing maintenance and contributing to the development of HR administration systems

About us

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work; a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow, where patients are at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction, Powys is the place to be. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold. Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care and range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference.

Did you know - Powys Teaching Health Board accepts applications to retire and return from within the NHS in Wales. If you would like to know more, please contact the Powys Teaching Health Board Workforce team on 01874 712580 or

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Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view the detailed Job description and Person Specification please view the supporting documentation for Workforce and OD HR Advisor

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level in Human Resource Management (or other relevant qualification) or equivalent experience
  • Associate CIPD registration or willingness to work towards as part of agreed professional development
  • Good understanding of Employment Law and its application to the working environment
  • Up to date knowledge and understanding of best HR practice
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Extensive Knowledge of NHS Terms and Conditions of Service, ability to analyse and interpret these in given situations



  • Experience of working within a HR role or dealing with HR issues

Aptitudes & Abilities


  • Ability to analyse issues and recommend appropriate interventions and solutions to managers
  • Ability to manage and prioritise own workload in a fast paced, customer focused environment
  • Good working knowledge of Word, Excel, email and internet applications


  • Ability to speak Welsh



  • Demonstrate PTHB Values
  • Flexible and adaptable approach
  • Commitment to the provision of a high-quality HR service which supports the improvement of patient services

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