Senior HR Adviser

Job Description

Accountable to: HR Manager

Base: EPM Offices, Huntingdon

Purpose of the Job

To support and advise customers from the office and on-site primarily within Cambridgeshire, although support to customers in other locations beyond the region will also be required.

As travel is essential, you will be required to provide your own transport for business use.

Main Responsibilities/Duties of the Job

  • Responsible for the management of a portfolio of schools and academies, including supporting managers with account management for multi-academy trusts
  • Responsible for providing the full range of HR advice, including supporting customers with employee relation casework, both remotely and onsite at formal meetings
  • Support the development of companywide HR policies and procedures assisting with the development of continuous improvement

Person Specification

You will be an experienced HR professional, who is preferably part or fully CIPD qualified. You will have a proven track record of managing and solving a range of complex casework including disciplinary, appraisal and capability, grievance, sickness absence management, TUPE, change management and redundancy. In addition, you will need the following:

  • The ability to quickly establish credibility with customers and colleagues
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • The ability to manage difficult situations with an ability to influence at all levels
  • A commitment to providing a high standard of service
  • A strong knowledge of employment law
  • First class organisational skills
  • Excellent IT skills

Previous experience of HR casework is essential and preferably within the education sector. You will need to have the confidence to work on your own initiative, influence, persuade and critique and be able to work at a senior level within a fast paced, challenging working environment.