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HR Consultant
  • Employer: London Borough of Havering
  • Reference: 714
  • Published: Tue 04/01/2022, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 18/01/2022, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: 37809
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Havering

More Information

HR Consultant

Grade 7- £35,751 - £39,867 per annum.  6-9 Month Fixed Term Contract (Secondment Opportunity will be considered)

About us

one source is the in-house shared service function supporting both London Boroughs of Havering and Newham. Through our shared service model we provide a full range of back office services for the Boroughs consisting of, HR&OD, Payroll, IT, Facilities Management, Finance, Legal, Property and Asset Management.

The  HR Consultant is aligned to the HR & OD Team, supporting the one source shared service. Taking a customer focused approach, we want to improve the way we analyse, improve and promote the delivery of our services to stakeholders. 

You’ll benefit from working with a talented group of people that make our team unique. We work together to find solutions, sharing ideas to resolve issues. Priding ourselves on being a team that actively listens and respects the views of others, we encourage equality, diversity and inclusion in all that we do.

About the role

The HR Consultant role is key to supporting Havering Council’s aspirations to become an agile organisation working within a new target operating model. ‘Remote working by default’ is the Council’s delivery programme to transition and socialise the workforce into new ways of working. The HR Consultant will play an instrumental role in providing support to drive this programme forward, working with the Senior HR Consultant to ensure a timely and on budget programme delivery.

You’ll work closely with colleagues across the HR&OD service and multi-disciplinary teams across the council.  The teams include but not exclusively, IT, Health and Safety and Communications. You’ll work with Trade Unions, assisting with corporate consultation activities.

You will provide support to projects to attain outcomes that achieve organisational priorities and delivers projects on time and within budget.

To support the work of the programme the key priorities are summarised under the following headings: 

  • Work Styles (will be used to determine appropriate contract clause describing work location) 
  • Variation of employment contracts (dependant on workstyle) 
  • Policy framework 
  • Communications and engagement 
  • Training and workshops 

About you

We’re looking for an HR professional with a broad knowledge and practical experience in HR best practice.  This includes supporting policy development, terms and conditions change programmes and working collaboratively with stakeholders.  You will be forward-thinking, customer focused, able to work innovatively and on your own initiative. You will possess excellent interpersonal skills to influence and persuade internal stakeholders.

You will possess first class organisation skills gained within a public sector, shared service or large multi-disciplinary environment. You will have the ability to use project management principles to effectively achieve project outcomes.

Further information

All Supporting Statements  should provide a response to the below questions, using work-based examples where possible.  CV’s alone will not be considered.


  • Describe a time when you were involved in the research or development of an HR policy and procedure, how did you do this?
  • Describe a time where you have supported a project, what did you do to keep the project on track?
  • The HR&OD service is a fast paced working environment, describe a time when you have managed conflicting priorities, and how did you deal with this?

For more information about this role please contact the hiring manager Eloh Agbahowe, Head of HR Policy and Projects, on

This advert will close on 18th January 2022. 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier should we receive a high volume of applications that meet the shortlisting criteria.

Additional Information

The London Borough of Havering 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 Havering Redeployees.

The London Borough of Havering 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).

In line with Government legislation, if the post you are applying for requires you to visit a registered care home as part of your role it is a legal requirement to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status or an exemption certificate to work for the Council.  With effect from 1st April 2022, this requirement will be extended if you are applying for a job in a CQC regulated service