HR Consultant (Fixed Term until December 2019)

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: Range 5 - £31,385 - £37,053 per annum / pro rata
Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR
Contract: Contract
Working Pattern: Part Time
Hours: 22.5 hours per week.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 21/06/2019 at 12:00 PM
Reference: RCET092AL

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our HR Business Partner Team which would suit a dynamic and dedicated HR professional with CIPD level 5 or equivalent HR qualification and/or extensive relevant experience.

The role involves delivering advice and support to the Business Partner team and Council managers on a wide variety of employee relations activities including issues affecting individual members of staff, some of which may be complex and the implementation of organisational changes, TUPE’s and shared services.

Tasks include supporting managers in both Medway and Gravesham Councils in grievance, disciplinary, capability and absence management procedures; meaning you will carry a caseload as well as offering advice and guidance on a daily basis. You will also be responsible for designing and delivering training programmes, policy review and implementation, managing investigations and undertaking bespoke project work.

The post holder will be expected to work across both Medway and Gravesham sites.

Interviews are to be held on June 27th 2019.

Our Organisation-

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

Essential qualifications - CIPD or equivalent HR qualification and/or extensive relevant experience  

In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • Assisted car purchase scheme

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager call Jesse Bhelay HR, (Business Partner) 01634 332216.

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

How to apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS

If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.



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