Assistant HR Business Partner

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Police Staff
Fixed Term Contract
Full Time
HR Operations
Portishead, Police Headquarters, Valley Road, Portishead- BS20 8QJ
SO 2

£36,996 - £39,036

Please note, if this is a paid role and the role is part time then the salary quoted will be pro rata based on the hours worked per annum.  

04/03/2024, 12:00

We want to hear from current HR professionals who are interested in joining our professional and supportive People & Organisational Development (P&OD) team.

This is an exciting time to join our team, providing lots of opportunities to make a difference and to employee life-cycle. 

We employ over 7,000 people and this number is still growing, we know that our people are our greatest asset and our P&OD team is instrumental in supporting the development, engagement and performance of our people.  The P&OD team is a supportive, collaborative and creative team where no one day is the same. We provide a service that supports the organisation and makes a difference to the employee life cycle experience.

The roles:

Both roles will sit within the HR Operations team. You will contribute to the achievement of business objectives through the provision of dedicated people actions, support, and advice. You will provide support and advice to managers on the issues including business change, selection and retention of staff; contracts of employment, including various types of short-term contracts; terms and conditions of employment, remuneration and rewards; job evaluation; performance management including disciplinary issues, grievances, sickness absence management and appraisal; exit policies and procedures. This is balanced with the opportunity to shape processes, policies and systems that enable all of our people to reach their full potential, in order that we deliver outstanding policing services for those living within the Avon and Somerset area. 

You will work in partnership with HR colleagues, line managers, employees and senior leaders; acting as a subject matter expert to enable the right outcomes in a timely and effective way. 

This role is ‘blended’ meaning that the majority of your working time will be spent working from home with the expectation of travel across Avon and Somerset when required. 

Main responsibilities:

  • Providing advice, guidance and support to managers on the effective management of key employee issues such as inclusion and diversity, business change, resourcing and development of staff within our organisation.
  • Ensuring that the service provided champions our organisational values of Caring, Inclusive, Learning and Courageous.
  • Leading and supporting projects; acting as a subject matter expert in relation to our service delivery and best HR practice
  • Develop policies and systems to support innovation in our organisation, including research, engagement with colleagues and analysis of findings
  • Taking an active part in HR processes including attendance, capability and disciplinary meetings and hearings as appropriate, advising management on the fairness of the action taken and making decisions in relation to disciplinary outcomes.

Skills, experience and qualifications required:

  • Proven experience of advising on casework, implementation of new and amended policies and procedures, and analysing and utilising management information
  • CIPD Level 5 qualified or up to date knowledge of employment law and recognised HR practice in a complex operating environment.
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills; able to influence others and adapt to different settings
  • Ability to work with a high degree of interruptions and demands for advice, cope with competing deadlines and deal positively with change
  • Ability to work independently and under own initiative to deliver projects and review processes and policies; taking responsibility for delivering results and identifying opportunities for innovation

Additional information:

Currently we have one parental leave cover (9 months, with a possible review for extension).

To be eligible to apply for this role you must have a 3 year ‘checkable history’ in the UK – ideally this means that you would have been resident in the UK for the last 3 years.

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About us

Diversity is a strength and individuality is an asset.

We recognise the benefit different life experience and perspectives can bring.

We are on a journey to become the most inclusive police force in the country. 

Find out more about our benefits and culture

Click the video link below to see why our colleagues feel they can "Be the Difference"

Blended Working/ Hybrid Working

Avon and Somerset Police encourage flexible working where operationally possible.
This role has been identified as a blended role.
The successful candidate for this role will have the opportunity to work from home whilst also at a secondary work location, which will be a police premises. The successful applicant will have the option to discuss working arrangements with their line manager. All applicants must reside within the UK.

Important information before you commence an application (for external applicants)

You will require the following detail to complete this application form:

  • National Insurance Number
  • Identification Detail e.g. passport
  • Address information including proof 
  • Referee information
  • Full employment history including dates and any qualifications you may have attained
  •  Tattoos - you will also be requested to provide photos and describe of any visible tattoos you have

If the role requires you to drive you will also be required to upload details from your full driving licence including photos. 

Important information before you commence an application- for ALL applicants

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This vacancy is closed to applications.