HR Officer

Job Title: HR Officer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol
Salary: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH14443_1552658067
Contact Name: Coral Jenkins
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 15, 2019 13:54

Job Description

Acorn Recruitment is seeking a qualified CIPD Level 3, and experienced HR Officer for their client based in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire. Our client provides supported living for adults with learning difficulties and is part of a global organisation. Salary for this position is £26,000 - £30,000 pa dependent on skills and experience.

Reporting to the CEO your responsibilities will be:

- Promote equality and diversity as part of the culture of the organisation.
- Ensure a strict level of confidentiality as commensurate with a HR role in all forms including electronically, written form and verbally.
- Recruit staff and volunteers, which includes but is not limited to developing job descriptions and person specifications, preparing job adverts, checking application forms, shortlisting, interviewing and selecting candidates.
- Develop and implement policies on issues such as but not limited to working conditions, performance management, equal opportunities, disciplinary procedures and absence management.
- Assist Line Managers to understand and implement policies and procedures.
- Liaise with a range of people involved in policy areas such as staff performance and health and safety.
- Prepare staff handbooks.
- Deal with grievance and disciplinary processes.
- Advise on pay and other remuneration issues, including pension, promotion and benefits.
Discuss, where necessary, issues relating to pay and conditions with staff and their representatives.
- Contribute to salary review processes.
- Administer aspects of payroll.
- Maintain, develop and audit staff records.
- Maintain, develop and audit HR reports and statistics, e.g. absence, etc.
- Interpret and advise on employment law.
- Develop HR planning strategies, which consider immediate and long-term staff requirements within the charity and social care sector.
- Plan and analyse training needs and where necessary deliver training, including inductions for new staff.
- Evaluate HR services through review and feedback processes.
- Manage databases both internal and external.
- Ensure that all matters and progress of work tasks are appropriately reported to the CEO within agreed timescales and prepare monthly reports for the CEO.
- Attend meetings, take minutes and distribute when necessary and appropriate.
- Ensure staff welfare and support; and planning community events.
- Ensure that all work is compliant with GDPR and policies and procedures.Ensure that filing and other administration duties are carried out to an accurate and high standard.
- Contribute to the general running of the administration office, in collaboration with colleagues.

Person specification and qualifications:

- Good standard of education.
- Partially completed or working towards a CIPD qualification.
- Knowledge of relevant employment and equalities legislation.
- High levels of numeracy with accuracy and attention to detail.
- Strong communication skills, at all levels, both written and verbal.
- Manage own workload and meet tight deadlines, often under pressure.
- Tact and diplomacy to work with confidential information and build relationships.
- Proven experience of working in a busy office in a HR role.
- Managing payroll and pensions and calculating staff entitlements and benefits.
- Managing computerised HR database and other office systems and using them to collate and analyse data.
- Excellent IT skills, to include all applications within Microsoft Office.
- Working as an integral part of a team.
- Providing quality first-level HR advice and knowing when to escalate.
- Commitment to equal opportunities practice and behaviour.
- Self-confident, pragmatic person who manages well under pressure.
- Good interpersonal communication skills.
- Good oral and written communication skills.
- Clear thinking and process-orientated.
- Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills.
- Able to take the initiative as well as work collaboratively within a team.
- Flexible, with good problem-solving skills.
- Confidentiality and an understanding of appropriate boundaries.
- Empathy and a desire to promote the well-being of people with learning disabilities.

Acorn Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment.