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HR Advisor

HR Advisor
Permanent
Hours of Work: 36.5 per week
Salary: £26,521 - £31,021 per annum + exclusive benefits
Location: 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD.

Hybrid working conditions are currently in place which means working remotely and coming to the office when required.
Close: 24th March 2022


Are you looking for a new HR role? Want to be part of a growing team and provide first-line advice across the organisation?


The HR Team at the WMCA is growing and we're looking for an HR Advisor to join our dedicated team of HR professionals.

We want to enhance and grow the HR team and provide a real value add service to the Combined Authority.


Reporting to the HR Service Centre Manager, you'll be part of our new HR Service Centre Team made up of HR Advisors and HR Assistants.

The Service Centre is part of a wider HR team which includes HR Business Partners and a Resourcing Team.


You'll provide a proactive and solutions focussed HR service across the organisation on all employment-related matters across the entire employee life cycle.


What will you be doing?


, Act as the first point of contact, providing first-line HR advice and support on all employee life cycle matters; ensuring that advice to managers and staff is in line with HR policies and procedures and best practice
, Supporting managers with drafting, reviewing and updating job descriptions
, ER management of sickness, disciplinary, grievance, capability, and appeal hearings, manage invite letters, hearing packs and supporting managers in less complex ER Meetings
, Management of employee contractual changes, including liaison with Payroll team
, Supporting the Job evaluation process
, Support and upskill managers, to enable them to effectively manage informal issues with staff and provide best practice advice in order to minimise escalation to formal processes.
, Take ownership of enquiries and seek to resolve at first point of contact, identifying urgent and important matters and prioritising accordingly
, Our Finance & Business Hub provides essential high-quality, responsive, and agile enabling services to the West Midlands Combined Authority and its directorates in areas such as human resources, procurement, commercial investments, assurance and appraisal, financial control and administration, and financial and business planning and performance reporting.


We are a cohesive team of forward-thinking, insightful, innovative and high-performing professionals who, through our consultative and business partnering approach, influence, support and coach managers and senior leaders to help them achieve business objectives.

By doing so, we help to ensure sound decisions are made and it is in this capacity that we are seen as a respected point of contact within the organisation.


About you


You'll have demonstrable experience of working in an HR function where you have provided first-line advice on all employment matters, with some exposure to ER cases.


Excellent verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail is essential.

You'll likely be working in a similar role or be looking to take the next step in your career.


The above provides a flavour of the experience, skills and knowledge we're looking for, you can get more detail from the job description at the end of this advert.

We would encourage you to read through the JD so you can fully demonstrate how you meet the criteria.


About us


Our role in the West Midlands has never been more important and in these extraordinary times we've shown we can step forward, speak up for our region and bring people together.

Everything we do is focused on making life better for people in the West Midlands - that's our reason for being here and it drives every move we make.

We lead and support others to deliver our shared future vision for the region - a happier, healthier, better-connected place to live and work.


We fully believe that we are only as great as the people who work for us and are committed to providing a positive, healthy and inclusive working environment where our people feel valued and respected.

We're ambitious, forward-thinking and determined to find better ways of working, always leading the way in what we do.

We trust and support each other to get the job done and encourage creativity, originality and curiosity from those who work with us.


We're dedicated to providing a broad range of rewards and benefits and constantly benchmark our benefits packages to ensure they are attractive for all our people.

As well as a competitive salary, employees also receive 27 days annual leave (plus public holidays) and access to a great pension scheme.


Furthermore, wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance.

We are very happy to discuss a flexible working pattern that suits your needs, so please do not let that be a barrier to applying.

If your values align with ours and you're committed to working towards creating a future we can all be proud of, we want to hear from you.


About your application


The online Application Form you'll be asked to complete plays a key part in our recruitment and selection process.

We use the information you provide to decide whether to invite you for an interview.

It is important that you complete the Application Form as fully and accurately as possible.

You will be asked to upload a Supporting Statement (not a CV) and this should include specific examples which demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria for the role for which you are applying.


Please click 'Apply' to be redirected to our online application site.


  • Start: ASAP
  • Rate: £26521.00 - £31021.00 per annum + + exclusive benefits
  • Location: Birmingham, England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Human_Resources
  • Recruiter: 2MES
  • Tel: 02392 387722
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  • Posted: 2022-03-09 15:41:00 -

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