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People Advisor

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year p.a. inc.
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced HR professional who is looking for their next step in their career.

At Homerton Healthcare we believe that diverse teams deliver the highest quality care for our patients. So, to achieve the Trust's vision for its people - to be the best place to work in the NHS - we know we must seek applications from high quality people whose backgrounds, experiences and identities broaden and enhance the diversity of our existing staff.

We are currently in a major change programme to develop and implement 'Just and Learning Culture' principles into Trust policies and processes and agreed behaviours which cuts across several of the workstreams to improve our culture and to make progress towards ensuring our peopleget the best possible experiences in working at Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Therefore, we are looking to appoint a People Advisor who will be instrumental in supporting the development of this culture.

Main duties of the job

This role offers a great opportunity for an engaging, solution orientated individual to play a vital role in delivering our People advisory service. Seeking guidance and support where appropriate from your people colleagues.

To provide a professional, effective, flexible and business focused people advisory service to managers by way of telephone, email and face to face advice throughout the Trust.

You will have had some exposure to providing advice and support to leaders and staff on a wide range of HR operational issues, with sound up-to-date employment law knowledge.

The role is responsible for governance checks including, reporting and analysing and to ensure people are compliant. Therefore, you will need to be comfortable interpreting and working with data, to develop understanding and insight, and to inform solutions.

You will be a creative team player within our People Team, demonstrating our Trust values and behaviours.

About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well-regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s on this page.

The person specification below is not the full person specification but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Please note that this post is hybrid working. You will be required to work at 6 Orsman Road, N1 5RA (with ad hoc presence at Homerton Hospital Acute Site).

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Degree level qualification or equivalent


  • CIPD or equivalent experience

Skills and Abilities


  • Strong courteous written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to re-prioritise, working to deadlines and under pressure
  • Attention to detail skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team, as well as self directed - ability to manage own workload and work under pressure


  • Basic Report writing skills



  • Experience of operating within an employee relations role
  • Low level employee relations casework (e.g. attendance, performance, disciplinary)
  • Ability to interpret policy, employment law and provide an HR service to managers



  • Understanding of the role of HR in an NHS Trust
  • Broad awareness of employment legislative framework
  • Knowledge of Agenda for Change (AFC) and Medical and Dental terms and conditions


  • Current developments in the NHS
  • Knowledge/understanding of job design / evaluation

Trust Values


  • Understanding and demonstration of the Trust Values

Employer details

Employer name

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

6 Orsman Road


N1 5RA

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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