HR Officer
  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: HCC20562
  • Published: Tue 02/08/2022, 11:09 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 14/08/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours
  • Salary: £25,000 - £29,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hertford, Hertfordshire

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HR Officer

Job Title: HR Officers - Employee Relations & Business Partner Team
Location: Hybrid working (including countywide travel)
Starting Salary: £28,226 per annum 
Hours: 37 per week
Contract: Permanent

Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce

HR Officer - Employee Relations & Policy Team

Job Duties:

As a proactive and solution-focussed HR Officer, you will provide service managers across the organisation, with support and advice on a wide range of employee relations matters, in line with policy and employment law, to achieve optimum outcomes.  You will work closely with them, contributing to the development of a partnership approach, whilst working with recognised trade unions to promote good employee relations.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Experience in providing clear advice on HR employee relations matters including ill health; disciplinary; performance capability; grievance; organisational change and TUPE
  • Strong employment law knowledge (including equalities legislation)
  • Ability to identify risk and manage it proportionately
  • Experience of coaching and training to managers, at all levels, on policy and best practice
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal
  • Ability to understand customer needs by building good working relationships, credibility and enable business focussed solutions
  • Good eye for detail and ability to prioritise workload
  • CIPD Qualification or working towards this qualification or equivalent experience


HR Officer – Business Partner Team (Children’s Services)

Job Role:

You will partner with senior managers within Children’s Services to drive key actions. This is an exciting time to join as you will support the delivery of a transformation programme and strategy for the delivery of care and support for our residents.

You will work with teams and departments to:

  • Understand their HR needs and priorities
  • Support the design of appropriate interventions
  • Advise and support the services, ensuring compliance with policies and processes and seeking solutions
  • Support and enable workforce change, taking a change management approach

Working with HR colleagues, you will ensure these services receive the HR support and challenge that is required and appropriate, whilst actively promoting and embedding the Diversity & Inclusion agenda.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Some knowledge of employment and equalities legislation and HR processes and procedures
  • A passion for delivering excellent customer service within the public sector whilst applying best practice from other sectors and the ability to consider a variety of solutions to challenging queries
  • An ability to be adaptive, proactive, and customer-focused
  • The right attitude and behaviours including the ability to build credibility and connections with key stakeholders in the Services and HR,
  • A can-do attitude, maintain confidentiality, be collaborative, and professionally influence the services to meet their objectives and deliver their vision.

Closing Date: Sunday 14th August 2022
Interview Date: W/C 30th August 2022

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

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