Senior HR Adviser

Worcester, Worcestershire
£30,492 - £32,851
18 Nov 2021
09 Dec 2021
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Job Title: Senior HR Adviser
Salary:    £30,492 - £32,851
Full-Time: 35 hours
Location: Couty Hall, Worcester (with some travel mainly across Worcestershire)

The Role:

Want to work in a role in a role where you really make a difference?

At Worcestershire County Council, our people work hard for the residents, communities and businesses of this area. In return, we look after their futures – and that includes taking good care of their health and wellbeing.
To help us achieve that, we have an exciting opportunity for a Senior HR Advisor to join our friendly and thriving HR operations team. We are looking for a confident HR practitioner to join our established HR team made up of people who are passionate about providing the best customer service and who genuinely love HR.

In this important role, you will focus on delivering excellent and exceptional HR guidance across both the Council and Worcestershire Children First. You will be supporting line managers with advice and guidance on all aspects of HR, whilst working within our policies. For example, you will drive a progressive, supportive and solutions-based approach to supporting situations which will include seeking occupational health advice, wellbeing approaches, conduct outcomes, performance outcomes and managers inductions.

To succeed in this role, you will need to be incredibly organised, experienced in managing a high volume of work and be comfortable working at pace to deadlines. Most importantly you will be highly motivated to support the health and wellbeing of our workforce to meet the business needs.
You will be an effective communicator (both written and verbal) and experienced at adapting your style to the needs of different audiences. You will be confident and proficient in writing complex letters, reports and policies as well as designing and delivering training. 

You will need:

• A level 7 CIPD Diploma in HR or have relevant experience.
• A flexible and resilient approach to work.
• Substantial experience of providing a professional generalist HR service, advising across a full range of employment matters.
• Expert and up-to-date knowledge of employment law.
• Expert knowledge of HR policies, procedures and practices which comply with employment law, preferably as applied in a large organisation.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please call Joanne Chown on 01905 01905 845580 or email

Flexible Working:

We are proud to offer flexible working as standard, so that you can split your time between the office and home.


Worcestershire County Council is committed to promoting equality and diversity and ensuring that all appointments are made based on the suitability of a candidate to the role only.
In line with the "Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, we do not automatically reject applicants with a criminal record. Every application will be considered individually, considering the nature and circumstances of the conviction and the type of work applied for. You will not be asked to disclose 'spent' convictions unless the work requires access to children and vulnerable adults.

Disability Confident:

We are inclusive – this is really important to us and we are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer.

Disability Confident is helping us recruit and retain great people to meet our workforce needs. 

If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please let us know.


In return, you can look forward to (pro rata for part-time) :

• 25 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays
• 35-hour working week, with flexible working, including remote working opportunities
• Commitment to ongoing professional development and training.
• Excellent opportunities for career progression
• Local Government Pension Scheme
• Access to a range of leisure, fashion, travel and lifestyle discounts


Please find the Job Description and Person Specification attached.

Please write your submission with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria on the Person Specification. This should include examples why you should be considered; the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.

Please either apply via the apply link, or submit a CV and cover letter to 

Application Closing Date: Thursday 9th December 2021,
Anticipated Interview Date: Friday 17th December 2021,

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