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Engagement and Change Adviser
  • Employer: London Borough of Newham.
  • Reference: 296
  • Published: Thu 21/01/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 28/01/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £40,000 - £44,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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Engagement and Change Adviser

Engagement and Change Adviser  

PO4 grade £40,869 - £43,860

Fixed Terms for 6 months (The role will be on London Borough of Newham terms and conditions)

You will independently work under the supervision of a Senior HR Consultant to deliver high quality and consistent HR advice and guidance in relation to engaging frontline workforce in Public Realm of one of our partner Council- London Borough of Newham. The work will require basing yourself at the Folkestone Road Depot to gain a full understanding of the culture of workforce, identifying issues and preparing creative and innovative solutions in a legally compliant and efficient way that positively impacts customer effectiveness, efficiency and confidence to engage workforce to allow smooth transition for a cultural shift.If you are looking to develop your HR career in a busy, fast paced, diverse and complex environment and are looking for your next challenge, this newly created role in our HR Operations team could be for you! 

Over the past 12 months significant progress has been made to build relationships with our partner councils and to improve and streamline internal systems and processes.  We are looking for someone with expertise of developing engagement with staff positively to reduce ER activity and staff discontent. This role will require independent thinking with minimal reference to guidance or policies. This is a critical role for making the Public Realm services better at engaging its workforce and cultural shift that is needed to draw upon the future of the service as well as increase staff satisfaction.  

We are seeking an established HR Adviser who has proven employment relations experience and is able to complement the existing HR team with their own recent experience of organisational development, change management specifically to engage workforce from union recognised organisations. Experience managing change in an empathetic manner across multi-site environments is essential. Confident working independently and autonomously in an advisory capacity, you will need to be resilient and flexible in nature. The post holder will need to produce a number of presentations or draft documents for approval so proficiency with Word and PowerPoint is required.      

We are looking for individuals who are professional, committed, enthusiastic and self – motivated. You will have significant experience of working in a large HR team, however, this role sits with the management team of the specific directorate and will be based at Folkestone road depot. In current climate, there will be opportunity to work from home as and when needed, however, it  is expected that you will be able to attend meetings in person according to the needs of the service and be able to work in a safe manner within current government guidelines due to COVID 19.

You will have specialist knowledge of HR/OD, Change and Engagement and be a skilled communicator able to work closely with other senior leaders, and will have the ability to promptly deal with problems, ensuring that deadlines are met whilst successfully delivering conflicting priorities. You will demonstrate confidence in providing excellent customer service, ensuring high levels of staff satisfaction at all times while making progress to the project.

This new temporary role can be offered on a secondment basis to an internal candidate for an initial period of 6 months with potential for an extension subject to review.  If you have strong change management and engagement skills, the ability to develop a project plan and deal with the some complex workforce settings, combined with excellent customer focus and knowledge of our policies, procedures and employment law, you may wish to apply.  If you are interested, the job profile sets out more information about the expectations of the successful candidate.

To apply for the role, please provide your current CV, together with a short statement (no more than two pages), setting out how you meet the requirements of the role.

If you wish to discuss the role in more detail, please contact

Closing date: 28th January 2020

Interviews to be held 1st February 2021

Please view Engagement and Change Advisor job description

IMPORTANT: If you are an LBN member of staff and applying for this role as a secondment you should note that secondments are subject to the agreement of your current employing service. Please ensure that you inform your line manager of your intention to apply for the post in the first instance.

Additional Information

The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.

The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right  to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes  anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.