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HR Advisor (12 Month FTC)

Reference: 20034


County Antrim



Job Type


Date Posted

19 July, 2022

The company

Our client is seeking a Human Resource Advisor (12 Month FTC) to join their team. They are a multi-award-winning local authority which leads the way in the transformation of ever-more efficient and improved public services. Their goal is to create healthy, prosperous, safe and sustainable communities that meets the needs of the citizens and aims to deliver improved service provision and long-term cost savings.

The Role

As a Human Resource advisor, you will be responsible for the provision and operational delivery of the HR & OD function in line with organisational requirements and the delivery of the HR Business Plan. You will also be responsible for the day-to-day provision of high level of advice to line managers and implementation of key strategic projects, ensuring the delivery of the HR Business Plan.

Main Responsibilities


Provide professional advice and support regarding all employee relations issues ensuring compliance with both the company’s HR policies and procedures and legal requirements.

Represent HR employee relations matters such as discipline, grievances, capability, complaints investigations and termination of employment.

Interpret and provide advice to Head of Service and Line Managers on relevant employment legislation, best practice and terms and conditions of employment.

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.

Implement Recruitment & Selection procedures, in accordance with Equality legislation and associated Codes of Practice, chair panels as required as the HR representative, and deliver an effective and timely administration process for all recruitment and selection activities.

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.

Develop and review policies and procedures as assigned by the Head of Human Resources & Organisation Development to ensure that they reflect best practice.

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.

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 the company.


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.

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 the company’s Corporate Plan.

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.

Essential Criteria


Applicants must have a minimum of a third level qualification or relevant experience

At least two years’ experience in a similar role

Understanding of the legislative framework governing the work of the Department

An understanding of the main issues and developments impacting on service delivery within the service portfolio

A clear understanding of the workings of local government and the wider environment and political context in which it operates

Must hold or working towards a CIPD Qualification

A full driving licence or access to transport that enables you to carry out the duties of the post


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