HR Advisor

Randstad Business Support
Ebbw Vale
£14.66 - £16.26 per hour
11 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Are you an experienced HR professional with implementation experience? Are you seeking an opportunity to work within the public sector? We have an opportunity to cover a maternity post based in a local authority organisation in Ebbw Vale. Responsibilities: Working closely with education managers and headteachers to ensure the effective implementation of the O.D. Strategy and associated policies and procedures. Supporting and influencing education managers and headteachers understanding of the O.D. Strategy and its contribution towards improving front line service delivery. To enable and support service transformation through the use of effective Organisational Development interventions and Human Resource Management strategies. To coach, support, mentor and challenge education managers and headteachers in the application of HR policies and practices and on a wide range of employment related issues, promoting best practice and encouraging greater ownership. This will include providing advice and guidance on complex and sensitive HR matters and determine in partnership the best course of action to address those individual circumstances in order to minimise risk and financial exposure. To provide support and advice in relation to the management of disputes, disciplinary and grievance cases, as appropriate, in relation to Corporate/School Policies and where necessary with reference to child protection protocols. To support the performance management culture within Schools and the Education Service, including capability related casework and advising and guiding education managers and headteachers through the relevant policies To advise headteachers / education managers and employees on attendance management including, as appropriate, attendance at sickness interviews, advice on medical reports and re-deployments. To be responsible for the provision of advice and support in respect of retirement/ill health/redundancy cases. To work in conjunction with the transactional team to develop and support recruitment and appointment arrangements to ensure an effective and improving service to schools and to act as the O.D. representative at headteacher and deputy headteacher recruitment meetings, as appropriate. To meet with the relevant head teacher and/or individuals in follow up interviews for those with criminal records to investigate the nature of the offence and decide the appropriateness of appointment in line with DBS guidelines. To support and advise in respect of the Authority's JE Scheme and assist with relevant processes and procedures. To support in the provision of an advisory and interpretation service to education managers, headteachers, school-based employees and governors on a wide range of employment related issues, promoting best practice and encouraging greater ownership. This will include the application of relevant terms and conditions of employment and also changes resulting from legislation, national and local agreements. To assist in the research, development and implementation of key strategic projects. To contribute to and where specifically required to take a lead on the formulation of policies, in consultation with the trade unions. To support the maintenance of positive employee relations and to engage in formal consultations and negotiations with employees, their representatives and trade unions, in accordance with agreed protocols. To support and advise on organisational and service redesign. To contribute to and where specifically required to design, deliver or commission briefing sessions / training on relevant matters relating to school policy and HR practice for school staff. To contribute to improvements in the administration and control of employment related paperwork including contracts of employment etc. To contribute to the collection and provision of statistical and data returns including any statutory obligations. To ensure effective systems are in place for the collection of performance data and to continually review work practices and performance standards ensuring the most efficient and effective delivery of service. To liaise with relevant external agencies and officers of the Authority in undertaking the duties of the post and to represent the Head of Organisational Development at corporate and departmental working groups, internal and external forums and meetings as and when required. To apply for this role you must: Be immediately available for work Be available to cover the duration of the assignment Be a part qualified/qualified HR Advisor Ideally have experience working with a HR capacity within Education/schools Randstad Business Support acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Business Support is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone. Why not listen to some of the inspiring stories from our candidates and their one piece of career advice. It's just a few of the thousands of people who have found success in their working lives with Randstad. Visit to find out what you could become. This job was originally posted as

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