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HR Advisor

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital is seeking an experienced HR professional with outstanding interpersonal skills looking to gain a broad range of experience in a vibrant and fast paced specialist Trust.

The role will have responsibility for the delivery of all aspects of a high-quality HR advisory service to the Clinical Services division within the organisation.

The successful candidate will support clinicians/managers and staff within Clinical Services, predominantly around employee relations, including absence management, disciplinary, performance capability, grievance and redeployment, in varying forms of complexity. There is also the opportunity to undertake project work and work in partnership with other departments such as Organisational Development.

The successful candidate will work closely with the HR Managers, and support the HR Business Partner for Clinical services, with the occasional requirement to deputise in the HR Business Partners absence where appropriate. The role will promote and ensure excellent employment practice across the division and reinforce the implementation of the Trusts Workforce Strategies.

This is a varied and exciting role which requires the candidate to have the knowledge base behind them to be able to deliver an outstanding service to the division.

The successful candidate will be based at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital with flexibility for hybrid working.

Main duties of the job

To support the Divisional Human Resources Business Partners in the delivery of an effective, comprehensive and professional HR Service. To be the first point of contact for the management of a broad range of employee relations, performance and employment issues. To coach Line Managers to develop their leadership capabilities. To led on various HR improvement projects.

About us

As the largest single site specialist heart and chest hospital in the UK, we, at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, have a clear vision 'to be the best cardiothoracic integrated healthcare organisation'.

We provide specialist services in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, respiratory medicine both in the hospital and out in the community.

We serve a catchment area of 2.8 million people, spanning Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man, and increasingly we receive referrals from outside these areas for highly specialised services such as aortics.

Our reputation for strong performance is important in delivering the best care for our patients and high quality clinical services. This is underpinned by a culture of research and innovation, delivered in modern estate and our encouragement of flexible working in a variety of forms.

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Job description

Job responsibilities


Responsible for providing high quality HR advice and workforce information/analysis to managers and staff within designated areas. Support the HR Business Partners, and others in the HR Team, contribute and reinforce the implementation of the Trusts People Strategy.

The HR Advisor will provide advice, guidance and support to managers across a range of HR activities and issues, including absence management, disciplinary, capability, grievance and redeployment, seeking guidance and support where appropriate from the HR Business Partner on more complex matters.

The HR Advisor will also support the HR Business Partner with regard to designated lead responsibilities such as Equality & Diversity, Job Evaluation, Medical Staffing, Health & Wellbeing.


To lead on the management of casework in relation to sickness absence, including providing advice and guidance to managers, liaising with Occupational Health and supporting formal meetings.

To provide professional advice and support to managers and the HR Business Partner on employee relations matters including disciplinary, capability and grievance case management. This will include the provision of advice in relation to investigations, supporting with the preparation of management statements of case and attendance at hearings as appropriate.

To support the HR Business Partner with the review and development of policies and procedures to ensure that these reflect the needs of the Trust, good practice and employment law.

To be responsible for the analysis of workforce performance reports and the preparation of feedback reports for managers and relevant committee meetings, covering a range of topics including sickness absence, turnover, mandatory training, appraisals and Staff Survey/Staff FFT. This will include an analysis and interpretation of trends.

To assist managers and their teams with the utilisation of workforce information to inform decision making processes.

Support HR Business Partners and Directorate managers with the development of workforce plans.

Advise managers and staff on corporate and local induction requirements.

Support the running of corporate induction events.

To maintain the Employee Relations database.

To provide advice to staff, managers and the wider HR and Education Team in relation to the application of Trust policies and employment legislation.

To advise and support managers, under the direction of the HR Business Partner, in relation to the implementation of change management programmes, including engagement with affected staff and Trade Union representatives as appropriate.

To support HR Business Partners in the delivery of the HR service in relation to their lead responsibilities.

Where appropriate, to support with HR transactional processes such as staff change and termination forms

To support the development and implementation of an exit process for staff leaving the Trust, undertaking confidential exit interviews as appropriate and providing feedback as appropriate to the HR Business Partner and service areas.

To provide training to managers and staff as required.

To attend and undertake minutes at meetings as required.

To undertake ad hoc projects as required.

To be responsible for ensuring that professional standards of HR practice are maintained and developed, and to maintain a portfolio of continuous professional development.

To keep up to date with developments in employment legislation and HR best practice.

To undertake any additional appropriate tasks as required.


To oversee and support the HR Business Support Co-ordinators and Assistants, monitoring activities and performance, dealing with day-to-day issues and reporting through to the HR Business Partner

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent relevant training and experience


  • CIPD or working towards

Knowledge & Experience


  • Up to date knowledge of employment legislation and HR best practice
  • Experience of providing a HR advisory service within a multi-skilled professional and unionised environment
  • Experience of advising and supporting managers on HR matters including interpreting and advising on terms and conditions, policies, procedures and employment law
  • Experience of using database systems
  • Experience of producing reports
  • Good understanding of the importance of confidentiality, data protection and information governance


  • Knowledge of NHS Terms and Conditions
  • Experience of providing advice and guidance in relation to NHS Terms and Conditions
  • Experience in supporting managers with a range of employee relations matters
  • Agenda for Change Job Evaluation trained & experience
  • Experience of supporting managers with change management
  • Experience of developing HR/OD policies and procedures
  • Experience of supporting managers at formal hearings
  • Experience of line management
  • Experience of delivering training/presentations to groups
  • Experience of analysing and interpreting HR metrics
  • Ability to use NHS HR/OD information systems such as ESR

Skills and Abilities


  • Effective written and verbal communication skills - the ability to listen, question and provide clear, concise information and advice
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with colleagues across all levels
  • Good influencing and persuasion skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Tact and diplomacy when dealing with sensitive issues and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Able to manage a diverse and busy workload, working to deadlines and paying attention to detail
  • Self- motivated and proactive, able to act on own initiative
  • Good record management
  • Well-developed IT skills - Microsoft Office packages and HR/OD IT systems and reporting tools
  • Able to work flexibly as part of a team with a willingness to adapt
  • Personal credibility and integrity
  • Self-confident and emotionally resilient



  • Able to travel for attendance at meetings and events off site

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital


Moroney House

Thomas Drive


L14 2PE

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