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Admin & Clerical
NHS AfC: Band 5
Fixed term: FTC / Secondment until 31st March 2021
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
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Whiston Hospital
£24,907 - £30,615
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COVID-19 Vacancy HR Advisor

NHS AfC: Band 5

We are currently recruiting for a HR Advisor to join our Core HR Team, based at Whiston Hospital, this is a fixed term position available until March 2021.

The successful candidate will play an integral role in the delivery of HR advice and support, along with supporting the HR Business Partner with key HR initiatives. 

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced HR Advisor who has a proven record of providing generalist HR advice including attendance management, conduct and capability matters. You will have a good understanding of terms and conditions and a good working knowledge of HR systems. You will also be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of employment law and HR best practice with proven experience of attending stakeholder engagement events and presenting to a wide range of Stakeholders.

You will be able to demonstrate a flexible approach also with displaying commitment and resilience to ensure professional and efficient advice is provided at all times. You will be CIPD Level 5 qualified or working towards this.  If you enjoy working in a fast paced and challenging environment and are comfortable prioritising a varied and demanding workload we would like to hear from you. 

Due to the short term nature and urgency to fill the position, the successful candidate must be available to commence in post week commencing Monday 26th October 2020.

Interview Date: To be confirmed

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the BEST acute Trusts in England for the THIRD year running!

The Trust is currently the only acute Trust in Cheshire and Merseyside, and is one of few in the entire country, to achieve the title of OUTSTANDING, rated by the Care Quality Commission.

We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are also a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.

Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.

Our latest achievements include:

  • Acute Trust of the Year – HSJ Awards November 2019
  • Trust rates Outstanding by the CQC – March 2019
  • Best in the NHS, Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment 2017 and 2018
  • The Trust achieved top marks in the country for areas including; cleanliness, food, privacy and dignity, facilities for patients living with dementia and disabilities, conditions, appearance and maintenance of the hospital buildings.
  • Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal)
  • Best acute Trust in England (NHS Staff Survey 2017,2018 and 2019)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)

In the NHS Staff Survey 2019 the Trust scored the highest marks in the following areas;

  • Best place to receive treatment in the NHS (for 2nd year running)
  • Top Acute Trust for treating its staff fairly with regards to career progression (for 3rd year running)
  • Quality of care (best score for 5th year running)
  • Staff engagement (best score for 4th year running)
  • Staff morale (best score for 2nd year running)
  • Bullying and harassment (best score for 2nd year running)
  • Safety culture (best score for 2nd year running)

Our staff rated our Trust as the best place to work and receive treatment. The Trust has also been recognised, for the third year running, as being the top acute Trust in the entire country for staff engagement, staff motivation, and pride in the quality of care we provide to patients.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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Claire Scrafton
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Deputy Director of Human Resources
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