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Senior Workforce Advisor

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Great Yarmouth
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are recruiting a Senior HR Advisor to join our small, friendly, and supportive People & Culture Business Partnering Team who work in a hybrid model. Reporting to the Employee Relations Manager and working closely with the People and Culture Business Partner, this rewarding role has a broad scope includingcoaching line managers, leading employee relations, and supporting a range of transformational projects. The role is primarily within our Corporate division, but with flexibility to support across the Trust. We are supportive of hybrid working.

Main duties of the job

Working collaboratively with our Organisational Development Team and Trade Union colleagues, you will support leaders in all areas of people management, including employee relations. Therefore, the ability to build strong relationships and be adaptable in your approach is essential. You will prioritise wellbeing, compassion and inclusion of our colleagues, whilst using your initiative and judgement to support managers with their decision making. Championing best practice, adherence with employment law, our values and behaviours as well as a Just and Learning Culture is key to success at our hospital.

We are looking for a CIPD qualified candidate who:
  • Has previous experience of providing advice and support to leaders and staff on a wide range of HR operational issues, including formal casework, interpreting and applying their knowledge of employment law.
  • Is comfortable interpreting and working with data, to develop understanding and insight, informing solutions.
  • Will act as a role model both within the Trust and externally, demonstrating our Trust values and behaviours at all times.
  • Is able to work both autonomously and collaboratively with key stakeholders to improve our patient and staff experience.

About us

The James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides care to 250,000 people living in Great Yarmouth and Waveney, from our main hospital site in Gorleston, the nearby Newberry Clinic and other outreach clinics in the local area.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your current skills as an experienced HR practitioner, within a challenging yet stimulating workplace, where we make a difference to the community we support.

We encourage all our staff to achieve a balance between work and personal life and understand how important flexible working can be. Wesupport flexible working patterns and hybrid working, and we would encourage you to discuss this with the recruiting manager before or during the application process.

Job description

Job responsibilities

- To provide an effective and professional workforce function advising on a range of operational workforce issues and using judgement and initiative to interpret and apply policies appropriately.

- To develop and maintain good partnerships with managers to enable them to make informed decisions about workforce issues and to achieve common shared goals.

- To work in partnership with the People & Culture Business Partner to support the implementation of organisation change, workforce programmes and policies to enable the organisation to achieve its strategic objectives and increase workforce productivity.

Please refer to the Job Description for the full specification of responsibilities and requirements for this post.

Please note, the interview date is planned for Thursday 11 July 2024 on site at the James Paget University Hospital.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • CIPD qualified or part CIPD qualified and willing to work towards Post-Graduate Diploma in Personnel and Development with equivalent and recent level of knowledge and experience.
  • To hold the CIPD (Level 5) qualification

Experience & Knowledge


  • A comprehensive knowledge of employment law, professional workforce developments and best practice.
  • The ability to drawn upon professional knowledge to analyse workforce cases and provide appropriate advice balancing individual and organisational needs and risks
  • Good understanding of equality and diversity issues
  • Commitment to improving and expanding own knowledge through continuous personal and professional development
  • Demonstrates the momentum and ability to ensure that workforce interventions directly contribute to the organisation's objectives
  • Works effectively in complex and changing environments
  • Experience of working in a medium to large organisation
  • Recent previous workforce experience in supporting managers in employee relations
  • Knowledge and understanding of Data Protection ACT and General Data Protection Regulations
  • Experience of undertaking formal ER casework


  • Knowledge of NHS policies and procedures

Skills and Abilities


  • Good level of written communication skills, with the ability to write business letters to a good standard.
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Excellent customer service skills i.e. ability to effectively analyse and communicate issues, demonstrate professional behaviour, respond appropriately and in a timely manner meet and strive to exceed expectations.
  • Able to demonstrate their ability to translate business needs into creative workforce solutions.
  • Potential leadership skills
  • Displays effective and adaptable interpersonal and influencing strategies including the ability to persuade others with personal conviction and facts.
  • Communicate effectively to a range of groups and individuals.
  • Display a passion for excellence and the role workforce can play in improving patient services and managing organisational change.
  • Demonstrates an ability to translate this passion into effective outcomes
  • Effective problem solver
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Fully conversant in Microsoft office software
  • Able to put ideas across to a range of people either in a training situation or on a one to one basis.
  • Skilled in building and developing relationships with a variety of groups and individuals from a range of backgrounds
  • Possessing accuracy and eye for detail required for ensuring correct key information is recorded and issued.
  • Experience of provision of basic advice within established procedures.
  • Friendly, approachable and confident, with a positive can do attitude to service provision
  • Self-motivated, but with a flexible and team-based approach
  • Ability to work autonomously

Employer details

Employer name

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


James Paget University Hospital

Lowestoft Road

Great Yarmouth

NR31 6LA

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