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HR Advisor

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Business Partnering Team at Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust as a HR Advisor (2 posts are available).

You will be a compassionate, accountable individual who treats all colleagues, patients and service users with respect and seeks to deliver excellence in their role. You will share the Trust values and be committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

A key member of the Business Partner HR Team, you will provide advice and support to colleagues across the Trust.

Main duties of the job

Ideally, you will have experience of working in a Generalist or Medical HR team but key will be your ability to balance competing demands and remain calm under pressure. If you have a real sense of customer service and you are solution focused, this post may just be for you. The role is varied, you will be working with a range of people and teams across the Trust, keeping the Trust's values at the heart of everything you do.

Main duties include providing advice, support and guidance to managers and colleagues within the Trust on all aspects of employee relations and terms and conditions of service taking into account NHS requirements/guidelines and employment law.

About us

Sheffield Children's is one of three independent, specialist paediatric hospitals in the country, providing dedicated healthcare for children and young people across community, mental health and acute specialist settings.

We have three overarching aims that set the direction for the Trust in our vision to create a healthier future for children and young people.
  • Outstanding patient care
  • Brilliant place to work
  • Leader in children's health

Our commitment to rewarding colleagues is demonstrated through our brilliant reward and benefits offer including generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme and access to salary sacrifice schemes such as cycle to work and lease cars.

We are committed to supporting colleagues from different heritages and lifestyles while at work. This is supported through the offer we have in place for flexible working and the three equality network groups we have in place. Colleagues are encouraged to join these groups and request flexible working.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To support the HR Business Partners in providing a professional and effective day to day human resource advisory service for colleagues and managers at Sheffield Childrens NHS Foundation Trust and thereby contribute to supporting the Trust strategy andobjectives of outstanding patient care, brilliant place to work and leader in child health.
  • To work closely with Resourcing team and wider People and OD Directorate to support the delivery of Trust objectives and People Plan.
  • To provide advice, support and guidance to Trust managers and colleagues on all aspects of employee relations and terms and conditions of service taking into account NHS requirements/guidelines and employment law.

For full details, please refer to the job description and person specification.

Inclusive Recruitment & Selection

We offer encouragement and active support to applicants with additional needs, including those from ethnic minorities, with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community. If you wish to adjust any aspect of the recruitment process or wish to find out more about our recruitment & selection processes, please get in touch with our Recruitment Manager:

We are currently reviewing our recruitment & selection process and are looking to make our job adverts more inclusive. This will support the long-term aim of Sheffield Childrens being a champion of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. If you have any ideas in how we can make our recruitment & selection process more inclusive, please get in touch with Catherine Gilbert at

Trust Values

The Trust is committed to providing great quality patient care and keep children, young people and families at the heart of what we do by following our CARE values:
  • Compassion leading by kindness and showing empathy, understanding and respect
  • Accountability striving to do the right thing and owning responsibility
  • Respect value differences, tackling inequality and fostering a culture of inclusion
  • Excellence delivering a high-quality standard of care

Person Specification



  • Degree level qualification or equivalent in HR related subject area
  • CIPD part qualified/working towards/willing to work towards or equivalent experience.



  • Demonstrable previous recent experience in a HR Advisory role
  • Experience of working in a unionised environment and dealing with representatives at a local and regional level
  • Awareness of recent developments within the NHS and ability to evaluate the implications, apply to practice and make recommendations to policy



  • Understanding of current, relevant employment law
  • Understanding of changes and developments in HR initiatives in the NHS
  • Understanding of equality and diversity issues
  • Understanding of the main Employee Relations processes, e.g. sickness absence, disciplinary, performance issues


  • Knowledge of best practice recruitment and selection techniques

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a clear, concise and effective way to colleagues and managers at all levels including accurate note-taking
  • IT literate across Microsoft suite
  • Strong interpersonal skills, for effective working with colleagues and internal customers
  • Ability to develop personal credibility with managers
  • Ability to provide a proactive and high quality customer focused service
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to manage conflict and sensitive situations
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise work and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work on own initiative and effectively as a team member


  • Previous experience in the use of HR Information Systems
  • Skilled in the use of ESR
  • Presentation skills and experience in assisting with the delivery of training workshops

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Napier Street Building

100 Napier Street


S11 8HA

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