Senior HR Advisor

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Human Resources
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: £32,108 - £35,479 plus excellent benefits

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Senior HR Advisor

Senior HR Advisor – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Fixed Term Contract Covering Maternity Leave for 9- 12 Months

37.5 hours per week

Location - Northampton

Salary: £32,108 - £35,479 plus excellent benefits

Band 7 / Professional


You’re a passionate advocate of how the delivery of excellent Human Resources support can add true value to an organisation, and you’re someone who genuinely believes in the wider business benefits it can bring to a company.  What’s more, if you have the talents to deliver those benefits, this is a career opportunity to match your ambitions.


First, a bit about us


St Andrew’s is the UK’s leading Mental Health charity with an excellent and well-deserved reputation as a provider of specialist mental healthcare, and a top 20 charity overall. We have a multi-disciplinary team of over 4,500 delivering world-class, innovative, holistic care across four locations.


All of our profits are re-invested into new services and new facilities. Today we proudly continue to build world-class mental healthcare services – with Europe’s largest adolescent unit opened recently. And because we’re independent, we have the flexibility to make a real difference. Joining us is your chance to make a big contribution to amazing work that is transforming the lives of some of society’s most vulnerable people.


What you need to know about these roles


This SHRA role will be liaising with the Clinical and Operational leads in the Integrated Practice Units (IPUs) in a clinical area for circa 500 employees based in Northampton. 


Key Responsibilities:

·         Work closely with business leaders and line management providing expert guidance on a variety of HR matters

·         Drive and deliver effective HR procedures and policies to reflect business aims and focus

·         Advise on the pay strategy

·         Produce and analyse management information using KPI data

·         Carry out investigations and complex employee relations issues

·         Implement succession planning and talent management


This role could suit an experienced HR Advisor or someone looking for their next career step.      


This role will report into an HR Business Partner to support the delivery of the People Strategy providing a dynamic, customer focused and professional service across all aspects of operational HR to an operation that runs 24 hours, seven days a week. The role will have a real focus on engagement and supporting our customers to transform service delivery through effective engagement of their people.


And a little more about you


You will have an enthusiastic, positive, collaborative approach and work well as part of a small local HR team linking in with clinical and non-clinical HR departments as required. The ability to build effective relationships with your customer base will be a priority.


You will be able to work autonomously and will deal with matters proactively and effectively to drive high performance standards and continuous improvement using your coaching skills where required.


You will have a good understanding of Employment Law and best practice employee relations. The role will provide practical support to managers on Employee Relations cases such as performance management, Absence, Disciplinary, Grievance, Talent, contractual guidance as well as change management processes. The role will also be involved in ad hoc project work to review and create effective employee relations processes.


You’ll have the opportunity to liaise regularly with fellow operational HR professionals ensuring that you always operate within both St Andrew’s Policy and the UK Employment Law framework. Experience of working in a complex Support Services/Head Office and Unionised environment would be an advantage. You will ideally be CIPD qualified or working towards this.


This is a great opportunity to work in a fast paced, varied role where no two days are the same.


Interested in this exciting career opportunity?


Then we’d love you to apply here.  If you’d like more information or an informal discussion please contact Lara Conway, HR Business Partner on 01604 87(2835).



We offer an excellent benefits package including the below pro rata:


·         Pension

·         Sickness policy on par with the NHS

·         35 days annual leave, increasing to 41 after 10 years' service (including Bank holidays)

·         Life cover

·         Car lease scheme

·         Cycle to work scheme

·         Childcare vouchers

·         Healthcare cash plan

·         Free parking

·         Paid DBS application

·         Access to free vocational qualifications


Closing Date: Sunday 13th January 2019

Interview Date: Thursday 24th January 2019


We reserve the right to close this advert early.