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HR Advisor (Casework)

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £34000 - £37000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Projects, Programmes & Change
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Leading educational client in London is looking for an experienced HR advisor to join them on a 6 months fixed term contract. You will be involved in helping build capacity in their HR team as they go through a transformational change programme. You will need to be adaptable to change, and be willing to take on a variety of different activities including casework; supporting VS and restructures; oh referrals and job evaluation.

We are looking a candidate with casework experience ideally in a unionised public/HE environment.
The role holder will support the HR Consultants in the delivery of a HR Advisory service to academic schools and professional services by providing first line contact on HR related issues and policies; escalating complex issues when required.

General Responsibilities

  • Support and work alongside a team of HR Consultants in providing an excellent HR consultancy service to Academic and Professional Services Heads of Department/Directors and Management, on all aspects of HR
  • Act as a first point of contact for advice on terms and conditions of employment, best practice and HR Policies and procedures.
  • Support the HR Consultants in delivering the Evolving change project for example voluntary severance scheme; consultation on organisation change.
  • Contribute to and support HR Projects as directed by the Director of Human Resources
  • Provide advice and guidance to managers on all HR related issues and policies including informal and formal absence and performance management issues.
  • Provide guidance on and process occupational health referrals and support managers in agreeing reasonable adjustments.
  • Support HR Services team in ensuring advice and guidance on recruitment is accurate and consistent, including job design, selection methods and on boarding. Ensuring that recruitment processes are effective and in line with Goldsmiths policies and best practice
  • Support HR Consultants in delivering management training sessions and workshops

Experience required
Detailed below are the types of qualifications, experience, skills and knowledge required for this role. Selection will be made upon evidence of best fit with this criterion.

The Essential criteria sections show the minimum essential requirements for the post, therefore if you cannot demonstrate in your application you meet the essential criteria categorised below, you will not be invited to interview.





CIPD qualified or working towards qualification

A, C, I


Experience of working in a HR department

A, R, I

Experience of providing HR advice on a range of HR issues to managers

A, R, I

Experience of providing HR support on informal and formal employee relations casework

A, R, I

Experience of working in a unionised environment

A, R, I

Recent experience of supporting organisational change in HE or similar public sector environment


Up to date knowledge of statutory employment rights and legislation, HR best practice and ACAS guidelines

A, I

Good understanding of best practice in promoting equality and diversity in the workplace

A, I


Excellent IT and word processing skills; experience of using Microsoft Word and Excel, and HRMI systems

A, I, T

Excellent written communication skills with ability to draft non-standard emails and letters

A, I, T

Excellent verbal communication skills with ability to build working relationships and influence and negotiate with others

A, I, T

Professional approach, including absolute discretion, diplomacy and sensitivity

A, I

Prioritising own workload in an organised manner while balancing multiple priorities and deadlines

A, I, T

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

A, I

Additional Attributes

The ability to display initiative

A, I

Capita IT Resourcing is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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