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Human Resources Advisor

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, experienced individual to join our operational HR team working 28 hours per week. Under the guidance of the Senior Human Resources Manager, you will provide operational human resources support in a professional, timely and consistent manner to designated areas of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health & Care NHS Trust.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills at all levels and a confident approach are essential.

The role will offer hybrid working and involve working from home as well as attendance in the office or other Trust sites. It is essential applicants can fulfil the travel requirements of the post across the Counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

In return for your skills we can offer

A competitive salary based on experience

Generous annual leave entitlement

NHS Pension Scheme

A supportive team and wider NHS networking opportunities

Attendance at a broad range of CPD training sessions and legal updates

For questions about the job please contact us on the details provided.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Main duties of the job

This job is varied and no two days will be the same, so your ability to juggle multiple priorities will be crucial. You could be supporting managers with organisational change programmes or employee relations issues, such as health, grievance or disciplinary and performance management. Your advice will be consistent with Trust policies and in accordance with best practice and current employment legislation.

You will act as a role model within the HR team and for the team both within the Trust and externally, demonstrating the Trust values at all times.

You must have significant recent experience in a similar employee relations role, along with up-to-date knowledge of current employment legislation.

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer

27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service

Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours

Flexible and agile working opportunities

Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support

Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)

Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes

Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • Level 5 CIPD qualified or above, or equivalent qualification in a relevant field
  • Evidence of CIPD Membership
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD
  • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer



  • Current UK and European employment law


  • Good knowledge of current NHS employment issues
  • Knowledge of diverse terms and conditions of service within the NHS

Additional Criteria


  • Ability to fulfil the travelling requirements of the post



  • Significant recent experience in a similar employee relations role
  • Significant recent experience in generalist HR issues advising on terms and conditions and application of policies and procedures
  • Demonstrable experience of working in recruitment or HR function


  • A proven track record in HR in the NHS and/or the Public Sector

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


2 Kings Court

Charles Hastings Way




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