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Employee Relations Advisor (Maternity Cover)

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience per annum pro rata if part time
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
Working in a busy Employee Relations team the postholder will provide a comprehensive, efficient, and effective operational Human Resources service and professional HR advice to all staff groups. This includes advising on complex employee relations issues ensuring a positive internal and external reputation for the Trust.

To develop effective and credible working relationships with the Divisions and across the Trust to positively influence patient and staff experience.

This is a hybrid role working remotely and on -site to meet service needs. You will work with a high level of autonomy and as part of a small team of employee relations advisors and HR Business Partners providing HR advice to managers across the Trust .

There are two posts available, both are for Maternity Leave cover, one full-time post for 12 months and 1 part-time post for 3 months.

Main duties of the job

This job works within our busy human resources function called Organisational Development & People. We are on a journey to make Salisbury Foundation Trust the best place to work and have embarked upon an ambitious 5 year People Plan to get us there. This is a great time to join the team as we have a number of exciting improvement projects to develop and implement as well as our operational service to the hospital. This job presents a great opportunity to develop your career in a HR environment offering direct involvement in leading edge HR work enabling our people to put our patients at the centre of what we do.

Please see attached Job description and person specification for full details of roles and responsibilities.

About us

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (SFT) is an innovative hospital with a proud heritage and over 250 years of experience behind us. Here we're driven to deliver an outstanding experience for everyone and have been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment we continue to provide for our patients and also our staff.

We are an acute Trust, rated Good by the CQC, with a track record of high performance providing regional and super regional specialist services such as: Burns, Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery, Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, Wessex Rehabilitation, Spires Cleft Centre and the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre. We have about 470 beds and employ over 4000 staff.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. We think working here is pretty rewarding. You can access a range of NHS discounts, receive a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme. On-site benefits include car parking (fee applies), leisure centre with swimming pool, day nursery and holiday play scheme.

Salisbury is an attractive place to live and work and really gives you the best of everything. With easy access to London and local airports, the city of Southampton is only a short train or car journey away or if you prefer the sea, Bournemouth is also accessible. Don't just take our word for it, why not explore what Salisbury has to offer by visiting

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for full details of roles and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Degree level or equivalent work experience
  • CIPD to level 5 or working towards this qualification
  • Operational HR experience which includes employee relations


  • Employment Law Qualification
  • NHS or public sector experience

Employer details

Employer name

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust


Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Odstock Road



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