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People Services Advisor

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
28 Feb 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
We are looking for a knowledgeable and experienced HR professional to join our People Services Team as an Advisor. This individual should be enthusiastic and pro-active with a continuous improvement mind-set.

This is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated, well-organised individual who wishes to develop their HR skills working in a fast-paced environment. This role will work alongside a team of HR professionals to develop a responsive and high-quality advisory service.Applicants should be able to demonstrate decision making skills and critical thinking abilities, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. This role will be expected to liaise with staff at all levels, senior managers and external organisations, as well as developing strong working relationship with trade union representatives within the Trust.

Main duties of the job

  • Providing a consistent, responsive, high quality employee relations advisory and support service to managers and staff within the Trust.
  • Overseeing and supporting a range of complex and sensitive employment matters including but not limited to disciplinary, concerns resolution, and capability cases.
  • Leading on the update and revision of HR Policies, guidance and document templates as requested.
  • Develop and deliver training on HR policies, guidance and employment law for varied levels of managers.

Closing date of applications: 27 February 2024

Interview date: 12 March 2024

If you are applying for an Internal Secondment, please ensure you have spoken to your line manager and have their support prior to your application. Please speak to the Recruitment Team if you have any questions.

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments per day.
  • We are the 4thbusiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person Specification

Education, Training and Qualifications CPD Requirements


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent qualification or demonstrable experience within an HR related field of study
  • CIPD qualified or educated to degree level with a recognised professional qualification or demonstrated equivalent knowledge gained through experience and personal development.
  • Evidence of recent Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Experience & Knowledge


  • Knowledge of current and relevant employment law and NHS / Trust policies and procedures
  • Ability to use spreadsheets databases, HR information systems and other electronic information systems to inform decision making.


  • Previous experience of supporting absence management

Skills and Ability


  • Provide advice on the interpretation of HR policies & procedures.
  • Analyse complex HR issues across a range of options to decide on appropriate course of action in relation to wellbeing, sickness counselling, ill-health hearings and other HR related matters.
  • Problem solving skills and ability to respond to sudden unexpected demands
  • Ability to work on own initiative and organise own workload with minimal supervision
  • Able to prioritise, organise and manage a diverse workload to meet deadlines and service requirements

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Cross Site : UHDB


DE22 3NE

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