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Area HRA Consultancy
Location All Offices

Vacancy: HR Consultant – Employee Relations

Department: HR Advisory

Location: Nationwide

Term: Fixed Term Contract (12-14 months)

Working Hours: 3 7 .5 hours per week

The Firm

Capsticks is a growing Top 100 law firm that thinks outside the box. In addition to the legal services we offer our clients, we also offer a range of Business Solution Services - HR Advisory being one of such services.

The firm has offices throughout the country, in Leeds, London, Chorley, Birmingham and Winchester as well as a sophisticated IT platform that allows our staff to work remotely wherever they need to. Our HRA Service also have a presence in Newcastle where a team are located from client premises.

HR Advisory Service

The HR Advisory service is an innovative service that delivers outsourced HR advice and su p port to organisations on a range of complex and day-to-day ER and HR issues. We work alongside the client’s internal HR team, where they have one, to provide specialist advice in accordance with their local policies and procedures.

We are unique in our approach in that we are attached to a leading law firm and have established the HR Advisory service as ‘go to investigators’ when an organisation has a requirement. Our work includes:

  • Independent investigations into disciplinary, grievance or associated matters including senior managers, directors and doctors;
  • Best practice guidance on policy framework, TUPE transfers etc.;
  • Major restructuring exercises;
  • Independent and senior presence on disciplinary or appeals panels;
  • Sickness Absence management projects;
  • Design and delivery of training programmes;
  • Cultural reviews;
  • Independent review of concluded ER matters

Additionally the service also provides a fully outsourced model to provide in-house ER services to organisations that are looking for a commercial approach and sophisticated reporting via our case management platform.

The Role

Specifically, this role will:

  • Manage a case load of investigations/projects/reviews for a range of clients from both public and private sectors, working to agreed KPI’s to deliver high quality outcomes;
  • Attend, present and advise at hearings where required;
  • Develop and deliver training on HR related topics including investigations training;
  • Develop policies and procedures for clients in line with Best Practice and legislation;
  • Conduct investigations for the NHS using the MHPS framework;
  • Develop creative and commercially focused solutions to concerns for clients including absence management;

Skills set

Candidates should have:

  • Up-to-date and detailed knowledge of employment legislation and HR best practice, with the ability to implement innovative and practical solutions;
  • An excellent standard of written work and confident report writing ability;
  • Confidence and ability to manage clients, difficult relationships and board level priorities;
  • A passion for ER, with excellent knowledge of a broad range of issues and the ability to interpret policy and advise on risk;
  • Ability to work autonomously and deliver to KPIs;
  • Strong influencing and interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish good working relationships and professional credibility;
  • Ability to handle constantly changing priorities and work to tight deadlines;
  • Experience of the development and delivery of training programmes;
  • Ability to diagnose, develop and deliver effective HR interventions in a variety of situations;
  • Hold a CIPD (or equivalent) qualification/degree level qualification;
  • Good range of IT skills, including Microsoft® Outlook™, Word™ and Excel™.

Capsticks is an equal opportunities employer

Capsticks is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and to encouraging diversity through recruitment. Applications are welcome from all sections of the community and decisions to progress will be made with reference to entirely objective criteria only.

Capsticks is an agile firm and is open to conversations about flexible working.

In 2020 Capsticks achieved a 1 star accreditation from Best Companies, the specialists whose recognition programme is the standard for workplace engagement. The Best Companies accreditation is really important to Capsticks as it focuses on the trust and value we place in our people, their wellbeing and their careers.

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