Human Resources Advisor

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Job summary

Would you like to be part of an exciting team? We are looking for two HR Advisors to hit the ground running, provide valuable advice, coaching and guidance to our managers, work on interesting projects including staff survey, culture, sickness and staff retention.

Here at Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH), the HR function supports specific divisions, whilst also cross working. We have two amazing opportunities due to internal moves within HR to support our Estates and Facilities Directorate.

Reporting in to the Assistant HR Business Partner, our HR Advisors are at the heart of helping the Trust to deliver its People First Strategy, supporting end to end employee relations. By helping the Trust deliver on this strategy and other people plans, you will play an active and positive part in supporting improvements to NUH being the best employer, which will ultimately support our patient's experience and journey. It's a hugely rewarding role where we'll give you everything you need to develop your HR career.

With demonstrable experience of working in a busy environment you will be a dynamic and committed individual looking to take the next step in your HR advisory career. Day-to-day, you will be the first point of contact providing professional, timely advice and guidance directly to managers within Estates and Facilities to facilitate the early resolution of employee relations issues, so your previous experience will be greatly utilised.

Main duties of the job

You will work closely with the Assistant HR Business Partner and HR Business Partner, to provide a credible HR service, advising managers on the application and interpretation of Trust policies, procedures and guidance to ensure consistency, accuracy and best practice, supporting disciplinary, grievance, performance, wellbeing and attendance management issues and meetings. You will also help to prepare and deliver HR operations related training and other work across the HR Directorate. Develop good working relationships with all line managers and employees in order to be able to understand their needs and plan for that area and provide appropriate people related support. With our support, you'll also help to move forward change management programmes, implement national initiatives and achieve national HR performance targets.

Naturally, you will be a person who is supportive, understanding, a great listener, ability to interpret policies, and someone who wants to make a difference. In this role it is important that you feel comfortable in all kinds of employee relations meetings, including with union representative employee support, so someone professional, confidential, and is to happy make conversation with all kinds of people is a must.

About us

The office days are Monday to Friday, and we encourage and offer hybrid working with a mixture of office working (minimum 3 days a week) and working from home (2 days a week), this is not compulsory, and you are welcome to work in the office 5 days a week, we encourage face to face. As the Trust is spread over different campuses, namely City and QMC, you are required to attend both at least once a week. Due to the fast paced role, environment and support required, these two roles are full time to ensure consistency and to ensure minimum delay in supporting the Directorate, wider HR team and Trust.

Your kind spirit and compassion for others is part of who you are. You're a team player, with a great personality, who is outstanding in your own field, respectful of your colleagues, who thrives in a busy environment, willing to support employees and managers. It is important that you appreciate inclusivity and that you promote it.

Please be advised that applicants who do not meet the minimum essential criteria on the person specification for the post will not be considered.

Please note if a high volume of applications are received the post may close earlier than the advertised date.

If you would like more information about the roles please contact Georgia Scaysbrook via email at

Job description

Job responsibilities

In addition to the below summary you need to familiarise yourself with the full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

This is a fast-paced role that relies on your ability to manage a case load of employment relations matters autonomously. You will have excellent communication skills, able to multi-task, organise your time and move seamlessly from one task to another. You will enjoy working with data, and collate and distribute this in a timely way to relevant managers.

In return, you will be given plenty of opportunities to grow and develop in your HR career including training and development and employment law updates throughout the year. Youll have access to lots of other benefits, including a generous holiday allowance and an exciting range of exclusive staff wellbeing activities.

Interviews will take place w/c 12th June face to face.

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • Educated to A level or equivalent


  • Studying for or be prepared to study for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development qualification (CIPD)



  • Previous recent experience within a Human Resources role, including advising on terms and conditions of employment.
  • Experience in supporting managers with employee relations issues including attendance, performance and conduct.
  • Understanding of key employment legislation - existing and prospective


  • Experience of HR software package including basic report writing



  • Confident and able to establish credibility quickly
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively with all levels of staff
  • Able to manage sensitive and challenging situations



  • Able to produce meeting notes, letters and reports


  • Able to identify and implement improvements to systems and service provision



  • Experience of managing a heavy and diverse workload, prioritising effectively at all times

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