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Senior HR Advisor

Band 6

Main area
317 HR Medical & Dental
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
317-2022-19-029
Site
Regent Point
Town
317 Regent Point
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
03/07/2022 23:59
Interview date
14/07/2022

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Human Resources Medical Staffing Team at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals.  As Senior HR Advisor the post holder will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering an effective service across the Trust. 

You should be resilient and ambitious with a wealth of experience working as an HR professional within a large complex organisation. You will be the focal point for managers on complex employee relations (sickness absence, disciplinary, grievance, harassment and bullying, performance management,) with due consideration to legislation, good practice, Trust policy, values, and risk.

  • Interview Date: 14th July 2022
  • 37 hours, 30 minutes/week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

As a skilled HR professional, you will provide leadership management to the HR Transactional Team and ensure a high quality, customer focused service.  You must be able to communicate effectively and confidentially to a wide range of audiences, in particular Senior Management and up to Executive level.  

If you are a self-driven individual who has a keen eye for detail and enjoys working in a fast past environment as part of a highly motivated Medical Staffing team, then this could be the role for you.

You will be based at Regent Point, Gosforth with occasional travel to alternative sites across the Trust. 

Working for our organisation

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • To lead the HR Transactional Team, supporting a range of HR activities involving medical staff, comprising 
    of:
  1. Senior and Post-Graduate doctor general employment queries.
  2. Collating the monthly Locum payroll report.
  3. Overseeing the contract extension process, liaising closely with the Senior HR Manager.
  4. Overseeing the immigration status of all extensions to contract.
  5. Processing Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave and pay.
  6. Processing reference requests.
  • To work closely with the Human Resource Manager to develop associated policies to aid efficiency and streamline the current process.
  • To provide an effective operational service in all aspects of Human Resource Management relating to Medical Staff to Clinical Directors to help them achieve their objectives.
  • To oversee adherence to NHSLA check standards for all new medical Honorary, Clinical Access & Observer applicants across the Trust.
  • To audit files on a regular basis against the standards required by Internal and External audit.
  • To oversee the internal locum bank for Medics.
  • To ensure that the paperwork for all new medical staff is completed on their first day, that they are correctly input onto ESR and provided with an ID badge.
  • To oversee the timely and accurate input of all data into ESR and ensure any gaps in reports are appropriately investigated and corrected.
  • To work closely with the HR Manager to develop associated policies to aid efficiency and streamline the 
    current processes.
  • Have direct line management responsibility for two Senior HR Administrators and HR Advisor.
  • To liaise between senior clinicians and senior managers up to Executive level within the organisation, with regard to Workforce planning.
  • To build and maintain relationships with key external partners, i.e. Newcastle University, NGPS, Vocare, HENE and the GMC.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

Newcastle Hospitals encourages all staff and volunteers who are appointed to join the Trust to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Person specification

Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Working knowledge of employment legislation
Desirable criteria
  • Understanding of key HR issues relating to the employment of Senior and Junior Medical staff within the NHS

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Expertise in key Human Resources fields, e.g. recruitment and selection, policies and procedures and change management
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good keyboard skills including a competent working knowledge of Microsoft Office and experience of using a range of computerised software
  • Meticulous attention to detail and able to interpret and present information in a range of formats
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Flexible approach to workload demands

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Significant relevant HR experience
  • Previous experience of leading and developing a team
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of project management
  • Experience of working with ESR (Electronic Staff Record system)
  • Previous experience of working within the NHS
  • Knowledge and experience of NHS Procedures/Policies
  • Awareness of key HR issues within the Trust and wider NHS

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Degree plus human resources knowledge and experience to postgraduate diploma level or equivalent qualification / relevant level or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development, e.g. MCIPD
Desirable criteria
  • Higher academic qualification, e.g. a Master’s degree

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Veteran AwareApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in People: GoldMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardRIDI Awards Finalist 2021Stonewall Gold 2022

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Louise Winnard
Job title
Senior HR Advisor
Email address
louise.winnard2@nhs.net
Telephone number
01912824940