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HR Adviser

  • Up to £32000 per annum

Job purpose:

To provide a quality and consistent HR service which supports and advises managers to ensure that the HR policies are properly and consistently implemented. To undertake HR projects against commissioned outcomes under Senior HR Adviser. To actively network within the organisation to ensure a productive response in the provision of HR services. To work on sickness absence and to support general casework and recruitment initiatives across departments.

Key areas of responsibility

  • Work with Senior HR Advisers to support the development of line management capacity in order to assist them to achieve their business objectives
  • Support and enable managers to achieve solutions to management issues within the organisations cultural context.
  • Provide advice and coaching on specific day to day HR issues.

Main tasks

  • To advise managers and staff on matters across the whole spectrum of human resources, to ensure a consistent approach towards correctly implementing the organisations HR policies.
  • To assist and advise in the investigation of disciplinary and grievance cases, maintaining an awareness of current legislation and its application ensuring that policies and procedures are amended accordingly.
  • To provide support to managers and staff on redeployment in order to avoid issuing compulsory redundancy where possible.
  • To coordinate recruitment campaigns to attract and recruit appropriate candidates at all levels
  • To perform a limited counselling role and to deal with personal and telephone enquiries to ensure that staff work problems are resolved.
  • To complete statistical returns relating to specific functional areas and provide relevant information for inclusion in management reports to support the HR KPI's.
  • To assist and advise in the implementation of organisation and service reviews to ensure that strategic objectives are fulfilled and that the change programmes are embedded within this business.
  • To assist in management of change and organisational development projects. To assist in the provision of workshops for managers and staff on HR topics and new initiatives
  • To support Head of People on Continuous Improvement initiatives to support the People Strategy and Living Knowledge.
  • To monitor specific data i.e. sickness absence, competencies, equalities, conducts and liaises with and advise managers on issues arising. Attend and advise boards and appeals panels on their role and responsibilities.
  • To attend meetings with Trade Union representatives as required and provide quality advice to managers in respect of employee relations' issues to support the delivery of an effective service.
  • Responsible for undertaking Job Evaluation and advising managers in line with Pay Policy
  • Expected to demonstrate a willingness to take on a range of tasks and to develop new skills, as appropriate, in own or other departments/directorates to support the delivery of the organisations services as required by line management

Minimum requirements (essential)

  • Working towards a professional qualification (CIPD or equivalent)
  • Relevant generalist HR experience
  • Experience of providing HR advice and support to managers and other staff
  • Experience of working on projects with set outcomes and timescales from an HR perspective
  • Ability to work in a fast moving working environment
  • Up to date knowledge of employment legislation and professional HR issues
  • Diagnostic skills
  • E-literate
  • Good interpersonal, communication, influencing and negotiation skills

Hunter Merrifield, trading name of Huntress Search Ltd, acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Senior HR Adviser

  • Up to £39000 per annum

Job purpose

To oversee the provision of a high quality HR service. To ensure support and advice to senior managers to ensure that HR policies are properly and consistently implemented. To provide a lead on the delivery of HR projects under the direction of the HR Business Partner and support Living Knowledge strategic programmes. To actively network internally and externally to ensure the organisation continuously develops and learns from others. Ensures all operational KPIs are met by Adviser's.

Key areas of responsibility

  • Work with HR Business Partner to deliver a proactive and value added HR service to the organisation
  • Support and enable managers to achieve solutions to management issues within the organisations cultural context.
  • To manage the Adviser's to ensure HR issues are addressed in a timely manner. Working closely as Senior HRAs, to ensure excellent service delivery across both portfolio areas
  • To lead and work on HR and Strategic projects with minimum supervision from HRBPs to deliver the People Strategy and Living Knowledge
  • To ensure HR contracts are managed effectively
  • Managing a team of 3-4 Advisers

Main tasks

  • To ensure and advise managers and staff on matters across the whole spectrum of human resources.
  • To coordinate senior and complex recruitment campaigns to attract and recruit appropriate candidates at all levels.
  • To complete statistical returns relating to specific functional areas and provide relevant information for inclusion in management reports to support the HR KPI's.
  • To advise on the implementation of organisation and service reviews to ensure that strategic objectives are fulfilled and that the change programmes are embedded within this business. To work on management of change, and organisational development projects. To manage and interpret workforce information data to assist with service development and change management plans.
  • To deliver workshops for managers and staff on HR topics and new initiatives
  • To support Head of HR on various HR projects and Continuous Improvement initiatives to support the People Strategy and Living Knowledge.
  • To undertake reward reviews and make recommendations for change and improvements the meet business needs
  • Provide advice to hearing boards and appeal panels to enable them to make appropriate decisions. Advise managers on how to communicate their outcome decisions.
  • To attend meetings with Trade Union representatives as required and provide quality advice to managers in respect of employee relations' issues to support the delivery of an effective service.
  • Responsible for undertaking Job Evaluation and advising managers in line with Pay Policy
  • Ensure the fair distribution of work across Adviser's and ensure KPIs are met by all staff
  • Ensure the successful management of outsourced HR contracts
  • Ensure diversity initiates are delivered to meet KPI's and business needs
  • Expected to demonstrate a willingness to take on a range of tasks and to develop new skills, as appropriate, in own or other departments/directorates to support the delivery of the organisations services as required by line management

Minimum requirements (essential)

  • CIPD qualified or equivalent
  • Proven generalist HR experience
  • Proven successful experience of working on projects with set outcomes and timescales from an HR perspective
  • Ability to work in a fast moving working environment
  • Commitment to continuous professional development and learning
  • Up to date knowledge of employment legislation and professional HR issues
  • Diagnostic skills
  • E-literate
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Able to demonstrate behaviour supporting organisations values

Hunter Merrifield, trading name of Huntress Search Ltd, acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Administrative Assistant

  • £20000 - £21000 per annum

The organisation works in around 25 developing countries and emerging economies every year. There are a registered UK charity who provide consultancy and training for organisations and manage multi-year projects for international funders ranging from the European Union to the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The organisation takes a business-like approach and are independent and non-political. They are now going through a period of expansion and change, which includes the need to streamline business processes to meet increasing demands.

Main responsibilities:

Your duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • To assist in the organisation of projects related tasks such as travel arrangements, visas, contracts, budgets, course schedules, reports, invoicing and liaising with clients, consultants and suppliers.
  • To assist in the financial administration of projects including scanning, filing and preparation of reports.
  • To take minutes during our weekly and quarterly meetings and circulate weekly minutes to team members on a timely manner.
  • To support trainees and the team during the UK based courses: welcoming the trainees at the airport and assisting them during their stay, setting and clearing the training room, preparing the technical equipment, accompanying them to touristic locations or outlets.
  • To work closely with the team and ensure they are kept up to date on staff availability and on current projects.
  • To maintain filing systems and database records.
  • Under supervision of the Head of Finance; to undertake financial tasks including processing electronic payments, maintain payment and sales invoice registers; to check expenses for accuracy, to liaise with bankers on payments, currency withdrawals, deposits etc, to check credit card statements; to assist with the annual audit preparation, including completion of all project documentation.
  • To carry out general office duties e.g. Screen calls and take messages, meeting and greeting clients and visitors, signing for and distributing mail and courier packages, researching, pricing, and purchasing office supplies.
  • To perform general clerical duties that include but are not limited to photocopying, scanning, mailing, and filing.
  • To adhere to stated policies and procedures relating to health and safety, and quality management.

Normal office hours are Monday to Friday, 9.00 - 5.00, although extra duties may be required, as well as attendance at functions at other times.

Skills:

  • Strong organisational skills
  • Good level of IT skills and good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills with the ability to prioritise workload, deal with conflicting demands and meet tight deadlines
  • Experience of database management
  • Knowledge of financial systems and basic accounts
  • Experience of dealing with international travel logistics
  • Budgeting, including use of Excel

Personal attributes:

  • Self-starter and flexible, "can do" attitude
  • Good interpersonal skills, both verbal and written
  • Good "people person" and team player
  • Highly numerate with an exceptional eye for detail
  • Well presented

Willingness to work flexibly in line with the changing needs of the organisation

Hunter Merrifield, trading name of Huntress Search Ltd, acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Committee Manager

  • £45000 - £46000

Job Purpose:

To provide high quality committee services support for team, its key decision-making bodies and committees and any other board/committees of the authority as required; to provide day-to-day line management of relevant members of the Committee Services Team and Group staff as allocated. 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • To provide high quality clerking support to the Authority to ensure that the meetings and papers, its key decision-making committees and any other board/committees of the Authority as required are organised and managed to the highest standards

  • To undertake the full range of related activities including managing work programmes, scheduling of meetings, preparation of reports and agenda, drafting of accurate records of meetings and the provision of support for the scrutiny projects in accordance with the Directorate’s policies and procedures

  • To provide appropriate and timely procedural and business management advice to the chairs and members of the relevant bodies and senior officers to enable to meet its legal and statutory requirements in respect of its committee procedures and processes, timescales and business planning

  • To develop and maintain effective working relationships with Member Officers within the Secretariat, Senior Officers within the organisations to ensure appropriate and effective management of Assembly and committee business and continuous improvement in meeting-related activities, ensuring that all relevant people are properly briefed on key issues in advance of meetings. That early warning of issues is provided in a timely and effective manner and to initiate, co-ordinate and monitor action taken to implement decisions of committees and other bodies

  • To manage relevant members of the Committee Services Team and Group staff as allocated

  • To provide and/or support for the Committee Services Manager in managing day-to-day committee business, servicing meetings as required, providing staff resource to support meetings across the entire team’s area of responsibilities as required and undertaking such related duties as allocated

  • Contribute to the development, implementation and management of the governance framework, ensuring that business is conducted in accordance with policies and the Committee Services team’s ISO accredited Quality Management System

Person Specification:

  • Proven track record of success in managing formal committee meetings involving the decision-making processes in a high-profile and/or political organisation

  • Evidence of ability to interpret and apply relevant legislation

  • Awareness of current affairs

  • Proven track record of success in managing staff / teams

If you feel you fit the above criteria or would like more information on this role, please apply today.

Fund /Grants Manager

  • £34000 - £34000

The Fund Manager will manage the newly-established Challenge Fund. This will encompass both the development of the fund and its ongoing management. This role will lead on the processing and shortlisting of applications, processing payments to successful applicants and developing ongoing relationships with fund awardees ensuring that all timeframes for the application and post-award cycle are adhered to.

Key Duties:

  • To manage the fund application process, acknowledging and keeping a record of all submitted applications (and all relevant background information per application) and ensuring that they are processed in a timely manner

  • To manage a portfolio of live Challenge Fund awardees and monitor and report their progress towards agreed targets to ensure adherence to the fund terms and focus

  • To serve as the main point of contact to deliver advice and guidance to prospective and current funding recipients (eligibility, policies and any other Q&A) and to manage relationships with multiple fund applicants/holders

  • To compile regular evaluation reports on: annual spend, number of applications, the type of applying organisations and progress of fund holders for a comprehensive evaluation of the fund’s impact on its overall aims and objectives

  • To coordinate meetings with the reviewers (Executive Team), providing background information on Final-stage applications and taking minutes from the decision - making meetings

  • To possess a thorough understanding of the eligibility criteria of the fund and all relevant internal processes

  • To lead on the planning, marketing and launching of the funding rounds of the Challenge Fund

  • To ensure the timely payments of all approved grants.

  • To maintain comprehensive records and an up-to-date overview of the funds annual budget and spend

Personal Specification:

  • Experience of working in a fund or grant management role, managing the process of awarding funds to successful applicants based on robust eligibility and assessment criteria

  • Experience of working in a team and liaising with multiple stakeholders to meet key deadlines

  • Experience of working in a process-driven environment preferably in a similar grant-giving team/organisation

  • Experience of processing multiple payments of significant sums of money

  • Experience of developing and managing external relationships

  • Exposure to the fund’s areas of interest e.g. underrepresented communities, STEM education, academic research methods desirable but not essential

  • Prior use of online fund/grant application portals e.g. Awardsforce

If you feel you fit the above criteria or would like more information on this role, please apply today.

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