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HR Consultant
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: RCET220AH
  • Published: Fri 07/02/2020, 14:20 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 21/02/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Range 5 - £31,385 - £37,053 per annum (subject to increase wef 1 April 2020)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Medway Council and Gravesham Borough Council, Kent

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HR Consultant

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our HR Business Partner Team which would suit a dynamic and dedicated HR professional with CIPD level 5 or equivalent HR qualification and/or extensive relevant experience and working towards the qualification. 

The role involves delivering advice and support to the Business Partner team and Council managers on a wide variety of employee relations activities including issues affecting individual members of staff, some of which may be complex and the implementation of organisational changes, TUPE’s and shared services. 

Tasks include supporting managers in both Medway and Gravesham Councils in grievance, disciplinary, capability and absence management procedures; meaning you will carry a caseload as well as offering advice and guidance on a daily basis. You will also be responsible for designing and delivering training programmes, policy review and implementation, managing investigations and undertaking bespoke project work. 

The post holder will be expected to work across both Medway and Gravesham sites. 

Essential qualifications

CIPD or equivalent HR qualification and/or extensive relevant experience and working towards qualification 

Interviews are to be held on 2nd March 2020 (provisional). 

In return we offer you:  

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers

Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London. 

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in. 


Centrally located in the Thames Gateway, Gravesham Borough Council provides a range of services to over 105,000 people and 3,000 businesses. 

The Borough of Gravesham, situated in the north west corner of Kent, covers 25,000 acres of the most varied countryside in south east England. 

Bordered by the River Thames to the north, it is at the heart of Thames Gateway and has a significant role to play in the regeneration of a major government growth area. 

Gravesham Borough Council is committed to delivering to the community and working with us means you are part of delivering the level of growth and improvement our community needs and deserves. 

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call Nicola Trainor on 01634 332594.

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email. 

Please visit for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support. 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.