Senior HR Adviser

  • Temporary
  • Walsall

Walsall Council

Our client Walsall Council are looking for a Senior HR Adviser.


  • As a member of a team providing operational HR advice to the Council, to provide specialist guidance and support to all levels of management on the implementation of HR policies and procedures, employment law, interpretation of national and local conditions of service and good HR practice within a complex and unionised environment.
  • To contribute to the development and improvement of the operational HR advice and support service to the Council


  • The working hours are 37 hours per week, 5 days per week (Monday to Friday).  Reasonable requests for overtime and evening working, including weekends may be required.
  • Walsall Council is committed to supporting applications for flexible working from individual staff members. This might include job sharing opportunities and flexible start and finish times. Applications for part time working will be considered based on the department’s ability to deliver efficient customer service and coverage of key roles within business hours. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

Technical abilities/skills/knowledge

  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively co-ordinate and develop a high performing team adhering to service and delivery standards whilst achieving targets and outcomes
  • Demonstrate  an in depth understanding of the range and application of HR policies and  procedures to support organisational and HR corporate and local objectives
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of Employment Law (national and European)
  • Demonstrate an in depth commitment to Equal Opportunities & Health & Safety
  • Demonstrate the ability to deliver effective communication / presentations with all levels of staff
  • Demonstrate the ability to write clear, concise committee and other reports.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the key challenges currently facing Human Resources
  • Demonstrate an in depth knowledge of operational difficulties associated with Human Resources
  • Demonstrate an ability to operate as a member of the wider HR service  and contribute to the delivery of all key outcomes for HR.
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead and actively participate in the development of the Council’s people development strategies and appropriate people development opportunities to support the achievement of the strategic and organisational objectives of the council and the HR function
  • Ability to horizon scan to ensure HR products and services reflect best practice and are innovative, aligned to corporate priorities and support the Council’s commitment to be ‘Best in Class’
  • Proven ability to identify and develop appropriate monitoring and review mechanisms to ensure the provision of  value for money and the reflection of customer requirements
  • Demonstrate a commitment to personal development and updating of technical and professional knowledge
  • Demonstrate experience in influencing and coaching managers, employees and HR colleagues at all levels to promote, drive and embed a collaborative and high performance and customer focused culture
  • Demonstrate experience in working within a unionised environment


  • Substantial experience of Human Resources Employee Relations within a complex environment


  • A relevant degree and / or CIPD qualification or substantial generalist/Employee Relations experience within a complex environment

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