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HR Consultant

  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/25175/23725
  • Published: Mon 16/05/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/06/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £28226 - £32798
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hybrid - Home and Bartholomew House

Job introduction

Interview date: TBC

For an informal discussion, please contact Kate Vallance - HR Manager on 01273 293468.

About the role

HR Consultant (HR Advisory Team)

We’re appointing an HR Consultant in the HR Advisory Team that will report to an HR Manager. The post holder will work with a team of HR professionals providing an effective HR Advisory Service across the council service areas and schools across Brighton & Hove.

HR Consultants in this team:

  • Deliver a Human Resource Advisory Service to employees and Managers which builds the capacity of line managers and staff to resolve people management issues effectively and professionally.
  • Contribute to the effective running of the Human Resource Advisory Service by working flexibly across all directorates and ensuring a professional and high quality service is delivered at all times.
  • Manage complex case work using a variety of approaches and to lead on specific projects as directed by the Human Resource Managers.

One of our key areas of focus as a department is to support the directorates to proactively understand, engage with and respond effectively to the city’s diverse communities and changing demographic.

The team works in a hybrid way with a combination of working from home, from the office (Bartholomew House, Brighton) one day per week (or more if individuals wish) and attendance at meetings with customers as needed.

What you can expect:

Brighton & Hove City Council serves a vibrant city by the sea – a place that has ambitions to be a fairer city with a more sustainable future. These ambitions, along with our Covid recovery plans will shape the work of HROD over the next few years.

As a service, HROD’s role is central to decision making with an established place on the Executive Leadership Team. Using a business partnering approach with centres of expertise, the service provided is fully aligned to the needs of the organisation. We take our responsibilities as an employer seriously and that makes working in HROD in Brighton & Hove exciting, at times challenging and always interesting.

We are a friendly, talented, hard-working team who have experienced rapid change over the past year in the ways we deliver our services. One of our key functions now will be to lead and support the organisation through new ways of working as we emerge from the pandemic. This is an exciting time to join the team!

As a council, we want our staff to be themselves at work. We welcome applications from all sections of our community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our HROD workforce.

HR Advisory Services

The remit of the HR Advisory Team will continue to focus on the provision of a high quality professional advisory service to the organisation, and for managing case work to embed a culture of early informal resolution, fairness, tackling discrimination and ensuring that complex employment matters are dealt with effectively and sensitively. The team will also take full responsibility for the management of change and will provide professional expertise in leading HR support for reorganisations. Over time, this will require some transference of work from the current Business Partnering team. HR Consultant roles, reporting to HR Managers, work across schools and the council. The HR Consultants’ focus will be on complex employee relations casework, ensuring high quality and consistency.

Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.

As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.

Part office / part home – hybrid -  We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.

For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)

Company information

Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).

  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/25175/23725
  • Published: Mon 16/05/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/06/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £28226 - £32798
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hybrid - Home and Bartholomew House

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