HR Consultant

HR Consultant
  • £14 - £20 per Hour
  • Temporary
  • Brighton, East Sussex, England Brighton East Sussex BN1 1JE
Job Ref: 179053
Sector: Human Resources
Date Added: 09 May 2022

HR Consultant

Brighton & Hove City Council

£14.63 - £19.47 per hour

6-12 months

Hybrid working, 2 days in Bartholomew House

Tate are delighted to be working in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council to find their newest HR Consultant! There are a couple of opportunities available, and they are looking to employ the right candidate ASAP. There has never been a better time to join the council progress your career while making a real difference. Please apply today and we will be in touch with you to progress your application.


  • To deliver a Human Resource Advisory Service to employees and Managers within BHCC which builds the capacity of line managers and staff to resolve people management issues effectively and professionally.
  • To contribute to the effective running of the Human Resource Advisory Service by working flexibly across all directorates and ensuring a professional and high quality service is delivered at all times.
  • To manage complex case work using a variety of approaches and to lead on specific projects as directed by the Human Resource Manager.


  • Support managers in dealing with employment issues through the application of consistent and effective advice, and the use of coaching skills to explore options.
  • Work flexibly with all members of HR to provide consistent and professional cross functional advice to Managers and staff across the Council.
  • Provide targeted support in such matters as conduct, sickness absence management, redeployments, probationary issues and change management to ensure managers are able to effectively manage performance and proceed with change to support departmental objectives.
  • To advise managers at formal hearings and appeals convened under the council's personnel procedures, and to take notes of meetings as appropriate.
  • To advise managers on the production of clear and concise job descriptions.
  • To keep up to date with employment law and understand and advise on the City
  • Council's HR policies and procedures in line with employment law and recent case law.
  • Assist in project work to support the continuous improvement of the HR offering across the Council.
  • Maintain information systems and statistical data related to the work of the Human
  • Resources Advisory Service e.g. casework monitoring.
  • Deliver tailored interventions to address people management issues as commissioned by the Business Partners.
  • Participate in staff meetings, training and development activities and supervision sessions.
  • Manage complex case work using a variety of approaches in accordance with best practice, analyse risks associated with a variety of courses of action, and provide coaching to managers to enable them to explore and implement sustainable solutions.
  • Take a lead role in providing advice regarding organisational change and restructures and ensure that all employment issues related to restructures are dealt with effectively.
  • Take the lead on specific projects as directed by the Head of Human Resources Advisory Service.
  • Develop an in depth understanding of each of the service departments and the council's strategic challenges, objectives and constraints.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of human resources policy an practice in conjunction with the Policy and Projects team, including work on specific assignments.
  • Liaise with other Human Resources professionals and other agencies to research best practice, provide information on topical issues and resolve queries.
  • To uphold and carry out the duties of the post with due regard to the City Council's Inclusive Council Policy.


Job Related Education, Qualifications & Knowledge

  • Fully CIPD qualified or NVQ level 3 or 4 or equivalent relevant HR experience in a complex organisation.
  • Up to date understanding of employment legislation, and ability to apply knowledge in a practical way.


    • Demonstrable experience at HR Adviser level of working in a busy and pressurised human resources environment.
    • Experience of working in a unionised environment.
    • Demonstrable experience of working with managers to progress case work including complex cases and organisational change
    • Demonstrable experience of working with computerised information systems.
    • Experience of delivering training to address business needs.

Skills and attributes

    • Displays a high level of personal 'drive' and energy and shows a capacity for sustained effort and performance.
    • Ability to allocate, co-ordinate and prioritise tasks and meet deadlines
    • Sound written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to analyse statistical information
    • Ability to use own initiative and to solve problems
    • Ability to work as a flexible and effective team member
    • Ability to negotiate and influence others
    • Commitment to provide an efficient, effective and customer focused service
    • Demonstrable commitment to equality of opportunity
    • Evidence of commitment to personal development

Please be aware this advert will remain open until the vacancy has been filled. Interviews will take place throughout this period, therefore we encourage you to apply early to avoid disappointment.

Tate is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

08/06/2022 19:00:20
GBP 14.00 20.00 Hour
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