This role is based: Bartholomew House/working from home
Closing Date: Wednesday 19th January
Interview date: To be confirmed
Fixed term: Until 31st March 2022. This role is suitable for a secondment* and we encourage candidates who wish to apply on this basis.
For an informal discussion, please contact Amanda Stockford - HR Business Partner on 07590 005453
About the role
An opportunity has arisen for an HR Consultant to work on the Care and Social Work Recruitment strategy, alongside our team of recruitment and equalities specialists within HR.
Are you interested in project work in the field of recruitment? Would you like to have an impact in recruiting a care workforce that represents our diverse City?
We have an exciting opportunity to undertake project work to increase recruitment to our care and social work workforce. Recruitment to care and social work is a challenge across the UK and within the City. Working closely with Health and Adult Social Care service leaders we are looking to ensure that we can create opportunities for managers to use creative and successful recruitment solutions to ensure our vulnerable adults continue to receive the high quality care they need.
You will be working on projects to increase successful recruitment into our care and social work workforce, increase the diversity of our workforce to better represent all the communities we serve and help to promote working in care as a career pathway into health and social care professions. We are therefore looking for someone with excellent communication skills, personal resilience and the ability to build strong working relationships with customers whilst contributing to the successful outcomes for the programme. In return, you will have the opportunity to build experience of working on a high profile project, to work alongside our experienced recruitment and equalities specialists and expand on skills in this area, to gain project management skills and to work closely with senior management in a strategic space.
Key Skills Include:
- Communicating effectively with customers, colleagues, and external partners, including the ability to quickly develop credibility and strong relationships with key stakeholders. Confident to take an active role leading focus groups and recruitment events.
- Solution focussed with a commitment to achieving outcomes in a short timeframe
- Demonstrating a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and ensuring this is projected in all interactions.
- Organised and ability to work independently and take accountability for keeping projects on track with the support of the HRBP
Although this role involves working and collaborating with our HR team you will be given the tools to work independently and flexibly to deliver on high profile projects. You do not need an HR background to apply but will need to be able to demonstrate comparable skills
Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.
As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (CV guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) and Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
*Eligibility to Apply for Secondments
Permanent employees are eligible to apply for a secondment where they have:
held their current post for at least twelve months, obtained agreement from their line manager and have a defined development need that may be met through the secondment or there is a defined organisational need that will be met via the secondment
Temporary employees are not eligible to apply for vacancies on a secondment basis, but would be offered a standard fixed-term contract.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours 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 Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Part office / part home – hybrid - We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.
For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
Encouraging a diverse workforce
Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).