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Senior HR Advisor Generalist

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Human Resources
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: £36,740 - £45,000 depending on experience

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Are you an operationally focused HR professional looking to fulfil your potential in a thriving forward thinking organisation?

If so you would be joining a charity in the midst of an exciting transformation, giving you an opportunity to help shape the future by delivering first class, business focused HR support.

Senior HR Advisor / HR Generalist

14 months fixed term contract

Full-Time / flexible working

This role would suit an established Senior HR Advisor or Junior HR Business Partner looking for a new challenge, or a HR Advisor, People Advisor, Employee Relations (ER) Advisor, HR Officer with good strong operational experience who can manage their own workload looking for that next step up where they will gain personal development and mentoring from an established HR Business Partner.

You can achieve more at St Andrew’s Healthcare

St Andrew’s Healthcare is a charity providing specialist mental healthcare services. We work in partnership with a number of NHS, voluntary, educational and research organisations to deliver a range of specialist inpatient and community mental healthcare services, education and research that helps to improve the lives of people with complex mental health needs.

The SHRA role is key in providing proactive and knowledgeable HR support liaising with Executives, Senior Managers and Clinicians as required.

The key responsibilities are to:

  • Supporting key stakeholders in providing advice and guidance regarding people challenges within their teams and taking a pragmatic approach to the management of these.
  • Responsibility for an ER case load and ensuring proactive support and management of this.     
  • Work with the HR Business Partner and Senior Management team, collating and analysing workforce planning data to establish trends and propose resolutions to workforce planning issues.
  • Build and maintain confidential relationships with key stakeholders and managers to assist them to develop plans, undertake workforce planning and partner the leadership team in their regular operational meetings
  • Support managers to effectively use the dashboard data, providing local extracts as required, identifying key trends and concerns to promptly resolve issues and negative trends and to support the needs of the Charity.
  • Identify performance and development needs linked to manager’s people management capability and provide the relevant targeted support/ coaching or other L&D interventions to improve this
  • Provide local leadership/management of the HR element in change projects, with support of HR Business Partner as required.
  • Provide HR support, focusing on engagement and coaching in line with, Human Resources Policies and Procedures, best practice and the Charity’s HR Strategy.
  • Proactively support business areas to have active talent management plans including succession planning and maximising development opportunities in conjunction with the HR Business Partner and L&D team.

If you have demonstrable operational HR experience, excellent knowledge and experience of HR best practice, can work autonomously at this level, and have strong influencing and communication skills, then please submit apply or get in touch to discuss further. 


We offer an excellent benefits package including pension, 35 days holiday (including bank holidays), sickness policy on par with NHS, access to the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts schemes, life cover, car lease scheme, cycle to work scheme and opportunities for continuing professional development.


If you have any questions regarding these opportunities, please do not hesitate to get in touch with James Farrelly Recruitment Consultant on 07827856634 or Sally McNeill on 

Early applications are encouraged as interviews may take place before closing date.