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Senior HR Adviser

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Port Talbot
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Swansea Bay University Health Board (SBUHB) is looking for experienced Senior Workforce Advisors to join our team. As an organisation driven by our values, every person that works for us is expected to demonstrate our values of caring for each other, working together and always improving.Based at Health Board Headquarters, Baglan, ( with agile working arrangements in place *) the successful candidates will be responsible for the provision of a high quality, comprehensive and effective HR advisory service on all matters relating to our workforce. The post holders will contribute to the development and implementation of the SBUHB workforce strategy.* there is an expectation to attend base at least once a week and to travel to any Health Board Site as required, which could be at short notice

Main duties of the job

You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to address complex and sensitive issues with staff at all levels. You will need to display tenacity and resilience and possess the ability to inspire confidence in the managers you support. You must be able to evidence 'hands on' experience within a HR setting operating in a complex and challenging employment environment.Ideally you will have a good working knowledge of the NHS Agenda for Change terms and conditions of service. We are looking for someone with a high quality grounding in the management of sickness absence, disciplinary processes, grievance, capability and dignity at work issues. Experience of managing change and advising on the implications of change is a must.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A HR practitioner with responsibility to advise and support in relation to complex situations and issues, whilst providing a Human Resource service to localities/clinical directorates and corporate departments of large mixed working groups e.g. nursing, administrative and management.The postholder will ensure that the Directorates adopt HR practice which is consistent with best practice, Health Board policies and procedures and current legislation.

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • Specialist HR knowledge through a professional HR Qualification (CIPD) or equivalent experience
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent level of experience Evidence of continuing professional development



  • Extensive previous HR experience including the provision of highly complex advice and support to staff and management e.g. sickness absence, disciplinary and grievance


  • Knowledge of DBS and work permit requirements

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Health Board Headquarters

1, Talbot Gateway

Port Talbot

SA12 7BR

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