HR Lead - Sickness

Our client, a leading body within the public sector based in Plymouth, is currently recruiting for a HR Lead to manage a caseload of sickness absence due to start as soon as possible.

The role is a full time position and is on a monthly rolling contract.

The ideal candidate will be CIPD Level 5 qualified, or have extensive experience in handling sickness absence cases.

Duties will include (but not limited to):

  • Providing targeted support to ensure the effective management of both long term and short term sickness absence to achieve significant reductions
  • Reviewing current rates and reasons for absence, developing a clear plan for reduction and advising managers on the appropriate mechanisms to achieve this
  • Providing clear and direct advice to managers with the objective of ensuring that cases are progressed to appropriate outcomes
  • Ensuring that absence is recorded accurately and that timely referrals to occupational health are made or regular contact visits are undertaken

Experience required:

  • CIPD Level 5
  • Handling cases of sickness absence
  • Working in a busy HR department in a public sector organisation

Skills, knowledge and expertise required:

  • ER Case management
  • Stakeholder management

Core competencies and general skills:

  • Flexible, consultative and solution-focused approach
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • Strong stakeholder management

Working hours:

  • 36.5 hours per week
  • Monday - Friday 9am-5pm

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

KEYWORDS: Human Resources; Personnel Business Partner; HR Business Partner

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Required skills

  • Employee Relations
  • Sickness Absence Management

Application question

Have you managed cases of sickness abscence?

Reference: 39492546

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