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Human Resources Manager

Band 6

Main area
Human Resources
Grade
Band 6
Contract
12 months (Fixed Term/Secondment until 31st March 2022)
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
350-COR2971398-B
Site
Liverpool
Town
Liverpool
Salary
£31,365 - £37,890 pro rata per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
14/04/2021 23:59

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool, Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside.

We work closely with service users, carers and partner organisations; we have been able to make real improvements to our diverse range of services, from health and social care, right through to high secure provision. This passion to improve has been recognised by the CQC who have recently rated us “Good”.

Mersey Care’s vision and values of Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support (CARES) drive our organisation and the way we work together to deliver services. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate, during recruitment and any subsequent employment with the Trust, that their behaviour supports our values.

The CQC stated “It was clear that most staff across the organisation understood, and were committed to, the vision and values of the organisation. These were well communicated and the work to win both hearts and minds was apparent”.

We take positive action to support disadvantaged groups and also particularly encourage applications from BAME, disabled and LGBT people that are under-represented in our workforce. Furthermore we welcome applications from reservists and ex-armed forces as we recognise the benefits of the values, skills, training and experience that they bring to their work with us. We encourage all applicants to share their equality information with us.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

Job overview

An opportunity has arisen for 2 HR Managers within Local Division & Community Divisions.  

The post-holder will be an innovative, passionate and experienced HR professional who will join the Workforce function.

The role provides a fantastic opportunity to support our managers’ requirements to deliver perfect care. You will be part of Divisional HR Teams responsible for providing effective proactive HR support and advice related to the operational management of services within the Division. 

The post holder will participate in the planning, transformation, engagement and performance improvement of the workforce, embedding good HR practice across the Trust.  You will also provide support to the Senior HR Business Partner in the delivery of the Workforce plan and will have responsibility for line managing a HR Advisor and supporting their professional development.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will participate in the planning, transformation, engagement and performance improvement of the workforce, embedding good HR practice across the Trust.  You will also provide support to the Senior HR Business Partner in the delivery of the Workforce plan and will have responsibility for line managing a HR Advisor and supporting their professional development.  A high level of resilience and organisational skills are required to ensure a professional, high quality, proactive and efficient HR service. 

Confident in your ability to deal with people in all situations and negotiate and influence to reach agreement whist demonstrating empathy, you’ll also need to be comfortable working under pressure and meeting deadlines when managing a large employee relations workload. 

 

Working for our organisation

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool, Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside.

Our ambition is to deliver perfect care to become the world’s leading organisation in holistic health and well being.

Mersey Care’s vision and values of Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support (CARES) drive our organisation and the way we work together to deliver services. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate, during recruitment and any subsequent employment with the Trust, that their behaviour supports our values.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Principal Responsibilities:

 

  1. Work as a key member of the Division supporting a wide range of small teams to make best use of its
  2. Work as a key member of the workforce management team, role modelling behaviour and providing expert guidance and judgement to complex

 

  1. Advise and support the implementation of organisational change processes as
  2. Providing expert advice and support on a wide range of employee relations issues – attendance management, disciplinary issues, grievances etc - offering employment legislation and legal terms and conditions advice, supporting investigations and attending hearings, including advising on medical staff employee relation
  3. Raise the profile and influencing strength of the workforce directorate by working closely with managers, teams, and individuals and through attending relevant divisional and corporate groups and committees, providing specialist HR input to meet the operational priorities of the
  4. Ensure the division and its teams, are provided with accurate and timely HR/OD information as required to support the operational performance management of the
  5. Ensure the provision of a consistent professional service across the division, underpinned by sound knowledge and the principles of best practice and excellent record
  6. Foster a positive climate of employee relations in the Trust, to support the implementation of a partnership approach and develop and maintain good working relationships with representatives of Trade Unions and staff
  7. Develop and maintain expertise in HR practice and legislation and impart this knowledge to managers and staff across the
  8. Support the divisional services teams to identify problems, develop appropriate interventions and solutions by facilitating improvement processes concerning individual and team
  9. Be creative in resolving problems with difficult and complex HR issues to avoid an impact on front line
  10. Provide day to day management support and leadership to the band 5 HR advisors and support Strategic HR Business Partner with the PDR process and any recruitment as
  11. Contribute to ensuring that the Trust’s equality and diversity strategy is being implemented appropriately.
  12. Ensure continued compliance with the Trust job evaluation process under Agenda for Change.
  13. Design and deliver training to managers on HR policies and the implementation of those policies co-produced with staff side

Person specification

EXPERIENCE:

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of providing HR professional advice and support to a range of professionals
  • Experience of developing, negotiating and delivering HR policies
  • Demonstrable experience of working effectively with Trade Unions
  • Delivering training to managers on HR issues
  • Policy development
Desirable criteria
  • Medical Staffing
  • Line management
  • Project management

KNOWLEDGE:

Essential criteria
  • CIPD qualified or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of recent CPD
  • Knowledge of employment law and its application
  • Understanding of employee relations best practice
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge and understanding of key NHS issues including national and local policy drivers

VALUES:

Essential criteria
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Support
  • High professional standards
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discreet
  • Change oriented

SKILLS

Essential criteria
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Policy development and implementation
  • Strong analytical skills with an ability to use judgement to make recommendations
  • An effective negotiator
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of multi - disciplinary teams
  • Ability to cope with tight deadlines and competing priorities
  • Well developed customer service skills
  • Experienceof demonstrable ability to develop strong working relationships at all levels of the organisation
  • Effective IT skills
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship hereWork in the UK. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found hereCriminal records checks for overseas applicants. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Jennifer Cooney
Job title
Senior HRBP
Email address
Jennifer.cooney@merseycare.nhs.uk
Telephone number
07789926363
Additional information

Sally McConnell (Community)

 Sally.mcconnell@merseycare.nhs.uk

07747763193