HR Consultant - Epsom
£33,332 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Epsom Local Office, Town Hall, The Parade, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 5BY.
This is a 12 month fixed term contract.
Where possible, we offer flexible working, mobile phones and laptops. 24 days annual leave for full time staff or pro rata for part time staff. Local government salary-related pension offered and discounted child care vouchers. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
About the Role
Enthusiastic and innovative, taking a dynamic and commercial approach to HR is vital to our ongoing success – if this sounds like you, then we would like to hear from you.
Working within a diverse and challenging environment, your main focus will be enabling and supporting Commercial Services managers in all staff related matters and leading on projects to remain at the forefront of best practice.
You will be using your specialist knowledge and expertise to provide pragmatic and effective advice to line managers to enable them to make informed and timely decisions.
You will have the ability to establish effective partnerships across the Council using a range of communication and facilitation skills to improve business performance.
You will be educated to degree level or equivalent, be a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) with experience in both a commercial and HR environment. You will need an in-depth understanding of emerging developments in the HR field, particularly employment legislation and equality and diversity issues.
You will need to be flexible on working times to suit the needs of the business and travel across the County will be required.
Team – Commercial Services has three divisions - Catering, Cleaning and a schools equipment maintenance service and together employs circa 1,600 staff working in approximately 500 locations around Surrey. You will be part of a HR team of four.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Experience of working within a HR and commercial environment
- Experience of using specialist knowledge and expertise in enabling & supporting operational managers in a variety of staff related matters
- An ability to establish effective partnerships across the Council using a range of communication skills
- Flexibility to work in line with service needs including extensive travel across the County
- Educated to degree level or equivalent, be a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD)
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 27th May 2018.
A competency based interview will take place. Interview date to be advised and may include a short presentation.
Equal Opportunity, Values and Behaviours
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
The values below will be crucial in delivering our corporate strategy, and are what we draw on to make a difference for Surrey residents.
- Listen - We actively listen to others and expect to be listened to.
- Responsibility - We take responsibility in all that we do at work.
- Trust - We work to inspire trust and we trust in others.
- Respect - We are supportive and inclusive and committed to learning from others.
Our behaviours are what people experience when they interact. They encompass how we do our work and how we treat other.
- Be customer focused - We put the customer at the heart of our work and take responsibility to uphold the customer promise in all that we do.
- Work as one team - We collaborate with and involve our partners, customers and colleagues, and build strong and lasting relationships based on listening, trust and mutual respect.
- Make things happen - We plan and deliver our work on time and effectively, making sure we understand the needs and priorities and considering all our options and risks.
- Communicate with purpose - We communicate clearly to all our stakeholders, making sure that we listen, understand and inform in the process.
- Be the best we can be - We embrace the need for change and innovation, taking responsibility to improve our services and processes in the right way.
- Develop ourselves and others - We learn continually, we seek feedback about our own performance and support others to learn.
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