Employee Relations Advisor

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa/pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen to join a fast paced, innovative HR Department at one of the largest leading Teaching Hospital Trusts in the country. The department offers excellent opportunities to develop your HR practice working within a Business Partner model and dealing with a highly diversified workforce spanning both primary and secondary care settings. You will see the positive impact of your skills and practice in the frontline care providers you work with and the excellent patient care ultimately delivered.

The successful candidates will support the HR Business Partner and HR Manager to provide a comprehensive HR service to a group of clinical specialties and corporate services.

Main duties of the job

You will develop your HR career through managing a significant and varied caseload along with the provision of support and advice in the application of HR policies and terms and conditions. Within this role you will have the opportunity to provide training, coaching and mentoring to healthcare professionals leading and managing a high performing, high profile workforce.

We are looking for two candidates who can demonstrate transferable experience of effectively supporting the management of employee relations cases and advising on terms and conditions. We will also consider applications from candidates who have experience of advising managers on HR related matters and can demonstrate sound judgment of how to approach sensitive and complex casework. A knowledge and understanding of relevant employment legislation is essential.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification



  • Educated to A-level standard or equivalent
  • CIPD Qualified or equivalent theoretical knowledge or working towards or the appropriate qualifications/experience and aptitude to undertake the course
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Relevant Management Qualification



  • Transferable experience of working in an advisory capacity in a relevant HR field involving sensitive and complex casework
  • Able to demonstrate a strong understanding and sound judgement when approaching sensitive and complex casework
  • Good working knowledge of employment legislation.
  • Undertaking investigations
  • Involvement in formal hearings


  • Experience of supporting organisational change processes.
  • Experience of working within unionised environment.
  • Dealing with professional groups
  • Working knowledge of NHS terms & conditions of service
  • Understanding of job evaluation.
  • Knowledge of NHS employment standards and practice
  • Generalist HR experience

Special Skills / Aptitudes


  • Ability to critically analyse employee relations cases and identify appropriate solutions through reference to organisational policies, employment legislation and precedent.
  • Influencing skills where conflicting opinion or a range of options are available.
  • Ability to remain calm in challenging and emotive situations.


  • Mediation skills/training
  • Advanced IT skills.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Northern General Hospital

Herries Road


S5 7AU

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