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MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Service Delivery
1.1. Provide professional advice and support regarding all employee relations issues ensuring compliance with both Council's HR policies and procedures and legal requirements.
1.2. Represent Human Resources on employee relations matters such as discipline, grievances, capability, complaints investigations and termination of employment.
1.3. Interpret and provide advice to Head of Service and Line Managers on relevant employment legislation, best practice and terms and conditions of employment.
1.4. Take a lead role in conjunction with the Head of Service and Line Managers within assigned departments in the proactive management of absence across the organisation.
1.5. Implement Council's Recruitment & Selection procedures, in accordance with Equality legislation and associated Codes of Practice, chair panels as required as the Human Resources representative, and deliver an effective and timely administration process for all recruitment and selection activities, involving internal and external applicants.
1.6. Analyse and interpret policies and procedures and provide advice to Heads of Service and line managers within assigned departments to assist them in meeting legal, procedural and workforce development requirements and monitor outcomes, to ensure that such policies are implemented consistently and effectively.
1.7. Develop and review policies and procedures as assigned by the Head of Human Resources & Organisation Development to ensure that they reflect best practice.
1.8. Responsible for the implementation of training and awareness in HR related policies and procedures as and when required in conjunction with the Learning & Development Manager.
1.9. Lead, deliver on and contribute to a variety of HR projects and issues allocated by the Head of Human Resources & Organisation Development in a timely and efficient manner ensuring value for money and adding value to Council.
1.10. Develop and maintain relationships with Trade Unions and other stakeholders to ensure a healthy industrial relations climate.
1.11. Work closely with the Council Employment solicitors and take the lead on any employment litigation as assigned by the Human Resources Manager or Head of Human Resources & Organisation Development.
1.12. Ensure that HR assistance and advice is provided by the HR Team in an impartial manner in accordance with all relevant Codes of Practice, Standards, Professional Guidelines, Policies and Procedures, Recommendations etc.
1.13. Work with line managers at all levels within assigned Departments to ensure that operational HR issues are identified and inform the development of HR strategies to support the delivery of the HR Business Plan and Council's Corporate Plan.
1.14. Champion the HR function and develop a broad range of skills across HR in order to deliver a modern, flexible and effective service ensuring that the HR function is adding and creating value to the organisation.
Applicants must have a minimum of a third level qualification
Be able to demonstrate, by providing personal and specific examples, that they have two years' experience:
a) Taking a lead role in the people management of a HR function and the management of employee relations implications
b) Developing and implementing HR policies and procedures that are aligned to corporate priorities and in accordance with legislation and best practice
c) Experience of effectively working with a range of internal or external stakeholders including Line Managers and shop stewards.
d) Management of absenteeism and case management to positive outcomes.
e) Management of recruitment and selection vacancies.
Alternatively consideration may be given to applicants who do not possess the required academic qualification but can demonstrate, by providing personal and specific examples, that they have four years' experience in the a-e above.
All candidates must hold or be working towards full corporate membership of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (Chartered, Fellow). Candidates working towards Chartered Status must attain this no later than 2 years from appointment to post.