Job Description

  • Support managers in dealing with employee relations casework
  • Guide, advise and coach line managers regarding HR policies and procedures, and their application
  • Identify and develop training opportunities for line managers on people matters
  • Support and take part in formal meetings
  • Provide regular HR reports and insights from your activities and the HR system MyHR
  • Provide guidance to managers regarding absence management and co-ordinate Occupational Health Referrals, the implementation of phased returns, access to work claims and reasonable adjustments
  • Pro-actively monitor sickness absence and absence triggers, and support managers with the breadth of absence related issues including the management of long-term absences
  • Ensure the probation procedure is followed in a timely manner, providing advice to Managers
  • Work with the HR Shared Services Team to progress and resolve employee queries, providing support for more complex matters such as shared parental leave, flexible working request
  • Support and co-ordinate the exit interview process identifying trends and proactively identifying any issues identified
  • Support the HR Shared Services team in all employee lifecycle processes
  • Support wider HR Generalist HR activities such as workforce planning, recruitment, and talent management
  • The Successful Applicant


  • Working within a HR function in a similar role
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships at all levels and influencing managers to follow your advice
  • Working within a customer focussed environment
  • Experience working in a proactive and solutions driven working environment
  • Knowledge of HR Systems, HR System administration knowledge would also be an advantage
  • Knowledge of all employee lifecycle processes and the application of HR policies and procedures
  • Good up-to-date employment law knowledge
  • Good interpersonal and both written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office packages and HR systems
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to prioritise a broad range of tasks effectively
  • Have effective problem solving with strong attention to detail
  • A flexible approach to work with ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Proven experience of working effectively under pressure
  • Handling confidential and sensitive data
  • Analysing data
  • Desirable:

  • CIPD Level 5 qualification or demonstrable similar experience and evidence of strong commitment to continuing professional development
  • What’s on Offer

  • Salary £31,934
  • Interview dates: 10/10/22 and 11/10/22
  • Civil Service Pension scheme (minimum 26.6% employer’s contribution)
  • Generous basic holiday entitlement of 30 days. We also offer an additional 2.5 extra-statutory holiday on top of the normal public and bank holidays
  • Flexible working
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme including free counselling, bereavement support and health advice
  • Premium access to Headspace mindfulness and wellbeing app
  • PHSO is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), and welcomes applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds. They are also a Disability Confident organisation.

    Should you wish to access the Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) or require any reasonable adjustments through the process please contact the lead recruiter to discuss your needs before the advert closes.

    To apply, please submit an up-to-date CV detailing your experience that best fits the essential criteria outlined above.

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

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