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Advertiser: JVP Jobs

Job Title: Senior HR Advisor
Location:Chester, Cheshire, England
Rate:£36,013.0000 Per Year    Benefits: 33 days annual leave, staff pass...
Description: Senior HR Advisor

Maternity Cover, 12 months

Anticipated start date - March 2018 or earlier dependent on successful candidate's notice period

We are Chester Zoo, and for over 80 years we've been a leading conservation and education charity, and an amazing, award-winning visitor attraction. We're passionate about what we do and our people are at the heart of our organisation.

We currently have an exciting vacancy for a Senior HR Advisor to lead our HR team on a temporary basis for 12 months to cover a period of maternity leave.

As Senior HR Advisor you will be responsible for managing a team of 5 HR professionals, providing advice and guidance to managers on a range of HR issues, ensuring business decisions are made within employment law and best fit for the organisation.

We have over 400 permanent employees in a diverse range of roles and an additional 400 team members during peak season so there is never a dull moment. The environment is busy and exciting, so you need to be used to a fast paced environment.

The Role:

* Reporting to the Head of HR Operations, you will ensure that current and future HR services are consistent with the Society's vision and mission. To deputise in the absence of the Head of HR Operations as required.
* Lead and support the HR team to provide an operational HR service across the Society, ensuring that the HR service is delivered according to people values, supports the Society's vision and mission and that employment legislation is adhered to, mitigating risk in all HR matters.
* To coach line managers and equip them with the necessary skills, knowledge and attitude to maximise their own performance and that of their team.
* To contribute towards the development and implementation of policies, procedures and SOPs to ensure the HR team follow best practice.
* To ensure timely and accurate provision of HR metrics and contribute towards continuous improvement in support of the Head of HR Operations.

The successful candidate will have:

* A Level 7 CIPD qualification or equivalent experience
* Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
* Experience of managing a team of HR professionals
* Experience of providing HR advice and support for complex issues
* Knowledge of HR best practice
* The ability to influence and coach at all levels
* Excellent problem solving skills
* The ability to deal effectively with issues of a sensitive nature, demonstrating tact and diplomacy

The salary for this role is £36,013.51 (this includes our 2018 pay award which is effective from January 2018) per annum and in addition we offer a range of amazing benefits which can be found on the Chester Zoo careers page.

To apply for this position, please click the 'apply' button on this page where you'll be redirected to the vacancy on the Chester Zoo website. You will then be required to provide your current CV and complete the application form highlighting your skills and experience including why you believe you should be considered for this Senior HR Advisor role.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 17 th December 2017

Initial telephone interviews will take place w/c 18 th December 2017

This Senior HR Advisor vacancy is advertised by JVP Jobs on behalf of the employer Chester Zoo. Please note that JVP is an advertising company NOT a recruitment agency, therefore all applications will be reviewed directly by the employer Chester Zoo, and should they wish to progress your application further, they will be in contact with you.

Skills Required: Senior HR Advisor
Job Type: Permanent
Start Date: March 2018     Duration: Permanent
Contact: JVP Jobs Contact E-mail: Click
Contact Tel: 01745 774 955 Contact Fax:
Reference: 2072 Added: 27-11-2017
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