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HR Adviser

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Part Time
Job summary

Have you got employee relations experience?

Are you looking for a new challenge in an innovative and dynamic organisation?

One where you can develop your career and enhance your skills?

A place you'll be valued for the contribution you make to the delivery of amazing care for patients?

We're looking for a HR Adviser to support our leaders to manage their teams effectively and compassionately. We work remotely with monthly face to face meetings at one of the Trust sites in Kent.

You'll need to be an expert in employment law and have experience of managing a case load. You'll have the confidence and skill to be able to take a coaching approach with the managers you support with expert advice on absence management, probation and capability. You'll be motivated by achieving your goals and targets and by helping achieve the team's collective ones and have previous experience of working in a HR Adviser role, or an equivalent role.

Excellent communication skills are a must and you'll have great people skills and the ability to build excellent working relationships with managers and colleagues in your team. If you want to really make a difference and be part of an organisation striving to be the best employer, join us!

Main duties of the job

Get ready for variety in this role - no two days are ever the same. You'll be accountable for your own portfolio, ensuring that cases are dealt with in a timely way and expectations are met.

You'll need to be adaptable and resilient, with a logical approach and able to think creatively to identify innovative solutions to a variety of issues.

You'll get involved in strategic priorities relating to the services you are supporting and this will also include meeting our equality, diversity and inclusion objectives.

While previous NHS experience is not essential, you'll become an expert on relevant policies and develop a sound understanding of NHS terms and conditions.

Additional Working Pattern: 30 hours per week - must be able to work Wednesdays

About us

One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated 'outstanding' by the CQC. We've got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values Compassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.

We've signed up to be a real UK living wage employer. From September 2022, the minimum salary we'll pay is �10.90 per hour (excluding apprentices). The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate voluntarily paid by 7,000+ UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a fair wage. Committing to the real UK Living Wage is one way we're delivering our pledge to be the best employer

Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we're reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Our career pathways will help you achieve your aspirations

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know so they can help you with this.

All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. Interviews are due to take place on the 8th June 2023.

Find out more about the community difference here.

Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity

Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

Person Specification



  • CIPD Level 5 qualified or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of continued CPD


  • CIPD Level 7 employment law award

Knowledge and Skills


  • Proven use of office systems, with advanced use of Microsoft Office, i.e. MS Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel.
  • Specialist knowledge of the service that you are providing
  • Excellent written communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Sound judgement and logical approach to decision making with the ability to determine and implement solutions.


  • Knowledge of NHS terms and conditions and pay evaluation systems
  • An understanding of the NHS current agenda and challenges



  • Experience of managing formal and informal HR processes
  • Handling confidential and sensitive information in accordance with DPA.
  • Development of standard and bespoke data reports from Databases


  • Experience of working in a unionised environment
  • NHS specific IT system experience

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