The starting salary for this role is £35,382 per annum for working 36 hours per week.
Twelve15 are recruiting a HR People Consultant to join us at this extremely exciting time of the Twelve15 transformation journey. Reporting initially to the Twelve15 People and Development Manager, this role will transition into the friendly and supportive central HR team of ten People Consultants. This will provide more exposure within SCC and a number of internal opportunities which will enable progression over time.
Twelve15 provide delicious, nutritious school meals across Surrey and we’ve been cooking good food in schools for over 70 years. We take the responsibility of feeding young people very seriously. Through our work, we influence young people to make good food choices that will impact on their health and wellbeing so that they can enjoy long, happy lives. Every one of our team members, no matter what the role, contributes to that worthy cause.
In this role you will work alongside managers and stakeholders across the council. You will be equipped with a “can do” attitude reflecting a commitment to continuous improvement and be an active driver for change.
As a People Consultant you will be responsible for providing managers across Twelve15 with HR advice and support on a mixture of topics from employee relations to operational project work. Using coaching, restorative approaches and technical advice you will be the go-to expert who will help develop our managers into great leaders. Our team also work with internal and external stakeholders and business partners on a day-to-day basis.
You will confidently manage complex casework, spanning the full range of HR&OD issues across all areas of the business in addition to providing HR support to restructures and TUPE projects. Outcome focused, you will ensure that cases allocated are resolved in a timely manner and in line with legislation/policies and good practice. You will have a strong ability to coach managers through HR&OD issues as well as coach and mentor team colleagues.
Although this role involves working as part of a well-supported team, you will be given the tools to work independently and flexibly as the business needs to allow you to deliver work to a high standard.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- A thorough knowledge and application of employee relations policies and practices in relation to supporting a range of casework and HR projects with an outcome focused mindset
- Knowledge of employment law and its practical application when managing risk in the workplace
- Experience supporting a variety of change programmes from inception to completion, overcoming challenges to achieve the objective
- Excellent communication skills and ability to quickly build rapport and successful relationships with stakeholders and business partners (internal and external) to achieve organisational and team objectives
- Coaching and mentoring skills with evidence of how you have developed and supported a colleague
- The ability to work autonomously with initiative, to engage, develop and consult on plans or projects as appropriate
- Experience of implementing HR processes and supporting operational managers in case work across key areas of HR
- Flexibility - Ability to travel across the County and provide a service which fits the business profile
- Educated to degree level or equivalent, and a member of CIPD
- IT and analytical experience including competency in all MS packages.
Joining Twelve15 isn’t just a job – we want everyone who works here to have a genuine commitment to being the best they can in whatever job they do.
You’ll notice something when you join Team Twelve15 – our passion. We work together to do the very best for our customers, every single day. So, if you are driven by making a difference, prepared to try new things, passionate and want to work in a high-performance team, then Twelve15 is the ideal place to make that difference.
At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.
For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 22/05/2022 with interviews to follow.
This role is open to remote working meaning you aren't required in the office 5 days a week. We’re less about you driving to work and more about us collectively driving down our carbon footprint. We care about how you work rather than where you work; the people rather than the postcode. In support of our people and our greener futures strategies, we’d welcome a conversation with the successful candidate on what remote working may look like for you.
For an informal discussion please contact Natalie Hastings by email at Natalie.Hastings@surreycc.gov.uk.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.