Part time HR Advisor


Part time HR Advisor 18.5 hours a week. Based in Southend


Your new organisation
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is a unitary authority based in the heart of the town centre. This diverse and busy town has a great seafront, public parks and leisure activities, competitive house pricing and excellent travel links, accessible via two train lines from Liverpool Street and Fenchurch Street. It offers traditional seaside living that makes it a fantastic place to live and work.

The Council delivers a wide range of vital services at the heart of the community, as well as investing in exciting and ambitious projects that keep Southend-on-Sea firmly on the map. The Council has high expectations for the future and is working with local partners and local communities to ensure we deliver our exciting ambition for what the Borough will be like by 2050.


Your new role
Part time HR Advisor 18.5 hours per week 2 days a week ( Thursday & Friday )
As a HR Advisor, you will support the provision of a high quality and efficient Shared Services function to all departments within the Council and external customers, including terms and conditions, absence management, probation, redundancy, self-serve, flexible working and family friendly policies.

You will work in collaboration with other teams across HR to process all starter, leaver, talent pool, and other employment changes, liaising with customers, managers, recruitment contractor etc as appropriate ensuring all processes and procedures including updates and changes to the HR/Payroll system re followed accurately and in line with agreed timescales. You will provide advice and support and guidance on the full range of pay and conditions, and HR processes and policies to employees, managers, and other external customers
You will be required to undertake any other duties as may be required which are appropriate for grades of post, up to and including the grade of this post
Full job description is available upon request.


What you'll need to succeed
To be successful in this role, you must provide demonstrable experience of HR work in a local authority or other complex organisation including providing advice on relevant employment matters. It is essential that you have demonstrable knowledge of the HR function and a detailed understanding of employment law and of relevant work practices, policies and procedures that the HR function operates.

You must be confident in the use of Microsoft office, Word, Excel, Access, Outlook. It is vital that you can communicate effectively to varied audiences in a range of ways. Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team is highly essential for this role.

To be successful in this role, it is essential that you are working towards or has completed CIPD OR equivalent in-depth knowledge and experience within an HR environment.

What you'll get in return
If you join the Council you will enjoy a range of benefits including: flexible working, salary sacrifice scheme and excellent training and development opportunities. A full list of benefits provided by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council can be found on the Jobs at the council web page under the "Why Work for us Tab".

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.

"Please note: Applications for this vacancy may close prior to the date advertised above. This will be dependent on the volume of applications received."

The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

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