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Band 5 People Advisor

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting time to join the Trust with significant opportunity to make an impact through the introduction of new and improved ways of working and support the whole Trust on employment policy and procedures.

The successful candidate will have the ability to build effective working relationships with Trust colleagues, demonstrate excellent communication skills, be up to date with employment legislation and have the relevant skills to be able to demonstrate your experience developed within a front line, generalist HR role. Applicants must be educated to degree level or equivalent and hold CIPD Level 5 Certificate.

The post involves hybrid working and the expectation is that they attend on-site at least 2-3 times a week. There is an expectation that they will work across all four hospitals sites when required.

For further information/informal discussion please contact Hayley Reynolds, People Partner on 07772 093619, or Alison Williams, Senior People Partner on 07795 043605.

Main duties of the job

The People Directorate provides support and advice to all managers within the Trust regarding all aspects of employment policy and procedures for all categories of staff with a person-centred approach as the primary focus. University Hospitals Birmingham is based over four sites including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital/ Community services.

This role offers the opportunity to proactively support the management of cases -- in particular sickness absence as well as disciplinary, grievance, bullying & harassment, and performance improvement cases. You will also deliver training and provide general advice to managers within the Trust on matters relating to employment policy and procedure as well as being required to work within the HR Advisory service on a rostered basis. Support the Senior People Advisor/ People Partner and Senior People Partner in the delivery of local change and transformation projects.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *HR Knowledge acquired through relevant training and experience e.g. Level 5 CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) to degree equivalent level
  • *Evidence of recent Continuing Professional Development



  • *Recent experience in HR including providing generalise HR advice
  • *Experience of preparing, analysing and presenting reports
  • *Up to date and thorough working knowledge of Employment Law and Human Resource Best Practice


  • *Experience of working in partnership with Trade unions.

Additional Criteria


  • *Excellent communication skills including the ability to communicate complex information with fully developed persuasion, negotiating and influencing skills
  • *Ability to work autonomously, without direct supervision and as part of a team
  • *Good IT skills (to include as a minimum: Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • *Ability to interpret and apply Terms and Conditions of Employment
  • *Ability to set own priorities, meet tight deadlines and work independently
  • *Ability to gain and maintain credibility and establish good working relationships with staff at all levels across the organisation
  • *Ability to maintain confidentiality and deal with situations in a sensitive manner
  • *Able to pay attention to detail
  • *Able to concentrate with frequent interruptions and where work is unpredictable
  • *Able to deal with distressing or emotional circumstances, frequently when imparting information e.g., discipline, sickness
  • *Proactive with the ability to work on own initiative, responding to immediate requests
  • *Flexible approach to work, willing to adapt to regularly changing situations.
  • *Proactive and self-motivated.
  • *Ability to work across all Trust sites.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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