Hours of work: 22.2 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time
Closing date: Sunday 26 September 2021
Interview Date: Tuesday 05 October 2021
For an informal discussion, please contact Nick Earley - Lead HR Consultant on 01273 335061, or Ed Howarth - Head of HR Services on 01273 481527.
About the role
This is an exciting time to join Human Resources. The service has played a vital role in helping the council meet the challenges of the pandemic, and will continue to provide key insight and advice to help the organisation move beyond recovery and into new ways of working. We pride ourselves on being a modern, forward-thinking service, and are well placed to ensure that ESCC continues to be a great place to work as we enter the ‘new normal’. If you have the skills and passion necessary to help support this process, we’d love to hear from you.
As HR Consultant – Policy and Projects you will join a diverse and talented team responsible for delivering on East Sussex County Council’s HR and Organisational Development (HROD) priorities.
In this broad and varied role, you will have the opportunity to further your experience of HR policy development. Using highly developed communication skills, you’ll help research and translate legislative demands into leading-edge HR policies and guidance tools. You’ll also help ensure that good HR practice is shared with the immediate team and the organisation as a whole, in a way that meets the Council’s organisational priorities.
Working closely with the Lead Consultant – Policy and Projects and other colleagues across the HROD function, you’ll bring your clear thinking, eye for detail, adaptability, natural initiative, and flair for the written word. In return, you’ll be supported and empowered to manage all aspects of HR project work, and to help you identify your own priorities and key milestones. We also offer a generous leave entitlement and a range of support for flexible working, as well as an inclusive and supportive working environment.
As a natural ambassador for the service you’ll engage with customers and colleagues at all levels within the organisation, bring an open and optimistic approach to new challenges, and be comfortable working with ambiguity. ESCC takes employee wellbeing and benefits seriously, so you’ll also help support delivery of new projects and initiatives in this area.
We take a collaborative matrix management approach to delivering the HROD work programme. At present due to the impact of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we are working remotely from home, but will adopt a hybrid working model once a return to the office is possible, and are happy to support a balance of office and home-based working in future.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.