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HR Advisor

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity is available to join our Employee Relations Team. This post is within our Cancer and Associated Specialities (CAS) Division.

As a HR Advisor you will act as the first point of contact and work closely with Divisions and departments to provide effective front line HR advice and support service to managers and employees and support divisional strategies and workforce plans.

You will be expected to advise on a wide range of HR matters including sickness absence management and wellbeing support, capability, workforce change and organisational development.

Reporting into the Assistant HR Business Partner you will work as part of a small dedicated divisional team as well as having the opportunity to contribute to wider HR initiatives and projects.

Main duties of the job

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

You will provide a generalist advisory service to managers and employees across the full HR remit including:

Recruitment and retention

Contracts and terms and conditions

Resolution of employment concerns

Absence management and employee wellbeing support

Employee engagement

To understand the role in more detail, please read the attached job description and person specification documents.

About us

You will be part of a supportive Divisional HR team and will also make a significant contribution to the work of the wider HR function. You will be expected to work across all NUH sites and will also have the opportunity to work from home for part of the working week.

Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) was established in 2006 and we are one of the biggest and busiest NHS Trusts in the country and provide services to over 2.5 million residents of Nottingham.

NUH are, by any measure, a large, complex, person-centred organisation. With over 17,000 employees from a wide range of professional backgrounds, they are one of the region's largest employers.

NUH has an excellent national and international reputation for the quality of their patient care and for their research, education and innovation. They have strong links to the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University and Loughborough University.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be required to be conversant with the Trusts employment policies and procedures, Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions of employment and other HR related issues, demonstrating a sound working knowledge of the practical implications and applications of these to managers.

You will support workforce strategies by:

Assisting with job descriptions, job matching panels, person specifications, knowledge and skills framework competencies and recruitment adverts

Advising managers and staff on different types of roles, contracts, flexible working options and general terms and conditions of employment

Support with recruitment processes if required

Conduct exit interviews as required, feeding back themes and supporting the development of any action plans

Supporting workforce change initiatives

Supporting the staff engagement agenda, understanding feedback from staff and supporting focus groups and action planning.

You will be expected to provide support and guidance in the following key areas:

Sickness monitoring and wellbeing meetings

Employment relations matters helping to achieve informal resolution to issues where appropriate

Employee capability

Employee conduct

You will also have the opportunity to make an active contribution to the work of the wider Human Resources function through involvement in cross team projects

Person Specification



  • - HR and Employment Law knowledge to degree level, acquired through training and experience


  • CIPD qualification



  • -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
  • Ability to manage differing and sometimes conflicting demands for times and resources.

Communication and relationship skills


  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written, with the skills to communicate complex information with a wide range of different professional groups. Writes with clarity and awareness of what the reader needs.
  • Experience of producing notes at meetings and assisting with writing letters and reports to a high standard.
  • Able to manage sensitive and challenging situations confidentially and with sensitivity
  • Able to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills including the ability to challenge appropriately
  • Ability and experience to deliver training and presentations to stakeholders


  • Experience of working with a variety of stakeholders, including trade's unions

Analytical and Judgement skills


  • Expereince of and ability to analyse information and drawing conclusions/making recommendations.
  • Ability to manage differing and sometimes conflicting demands for times and resources
  • Absility to manage workflows and exercise judements to switch priorities
  • Deal effectively with routine and non routine problems and identify when more senior input is required
  • Ability to use own initative to exercise judgement.


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

Planning and organisation skills


  • Ability to multitask, coordinate and prioritise, using effective organisation, time management and planning skills.
  • Experience of effectively managing a heavy and diverse workload with a variety of tasks and deadlines
  • Able to work in a climate of change
  • Ability to create and plan training events for stakeholders
  • Ability to support and contribute to HR projects, including policy development.


  • Experience of supporting HR / People projects i.e. staff engagement

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts





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