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Human Resources Advisor

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per Annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

To support the transformation of our HR service and development of our HR/People Hub by providing specialist advice to managers on employee relations matters including under performance, sickness absence, disciplinary and grievance cases.

To work within Trust policy, values, employment legislation and best practice, to ensure that appropriate solutions are applied to support the achievement of Trust objectives.

To create and deliver HR skills training programmes for line managers including facilitating and evaluating sessions.

To support the HR Officers with more complex matters, where appropriate.

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Main duties of the job

Provide specialist advice and support to line managers on the management of attendance including:
  • Advice and guidance to Managers on all aspects of attendance management in accordance with Trust policy and employment legislation
  • Support for line managers to conduct attendance reviews including final stage, as appropriate. Advice on referrals to and reports received from Occupational Health
  • Consideration and advice on redeployment, ill-health retirement or termination of employment whilst being mindful of employment legislation and Trust policy
  • Monitoring monthly attendance reports to highlight hotspot areas and provide tailored support in to managers in these areas
  • Provide specialist advice on the application of the Trust policy regarding grievance, attending formal meetings and appeals, as appropriate.

Provide specialist advice and support to managers throughout the Disciplinary Process.

Provide specialist advice and support to managers regarding the implementation of organisational change, including (e.g. internal restructure or TUPE):
  • Provide specialist advice and support to managers regarding the application of the Improving Performance Policy, including:
  • Provide advice and support to line managers at the informal and formal stages of the process, supporting in formal meetings as appropriate

Provide support to the HR Officers and where necessary, escalate to the People Hub Service Manager.

About us

As an integrated care organisation our purpose is to provide safe, high quality health and social care at the right time, in the right place to support the people of Torbay and South Devon to live their lives to the full.

We employ approximately 6000 staff from a wide variety of health and adult social care disciplines, serving a resident population of approximately 286,000 people, plus around 100,000 visitors at any one time during the summer holiday season.

Our vision is a community where we are all supported and empowered to be as well and as independent as possible, able to manage our own health and wellbeing, in our own homes.

When we need care, we have choice about how our needs are met, only having to tell our story once.

To achieve our vision, we need all staff to own and live our organisational values;

Working together for people
  • Commitment to quality care
  • Compassion
  • Improving lives
  • Everyone counts
  • Respect and dignity

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Provide and receive complex, sensitive or contentious information where persuasion, negotiation and empathy may be required

Ensure that own work load is managed and planned in accordance with Trust standards, schedules and deadlines

To be responsible for identifying employment risks to the organisation and promptly flagging them to the Workforce and OD Practitioner/Business Partner

Ensure that all cases are managed sensitively and appropriately, in accordance with internal standards

Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification .

Person Specification

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience


  • oDegree or equivalent level of ability gained through vocational experience
  • oKnowledge of specialist HR topics to postgraduate diploma level acquired through degree and professional HR qualification or equivalent level of training experience
  • oExcellent working knowledge of employment law


  • oCorporate CIPD membership (MCIPD)
  • oAble to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of NHS terms and conditions of service

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