Human Resources Adviser (Secondment Cover c 12 months - 4 days per week)
The Human Resources Department proactively coordinates and provides a comprehensive human resources (HR) service to the London Diocesan Fund and wider Diocese in respect of its lay employees and employed chaplains, ecclesiastic office holders (for whom it pays the stipends) as well as advising on HR situations and practices within parishes and the Diocese of London.
Closing date - Monday 15 January 2017. Interviews - Friday 19 January 2018.
This is a fixed-term, part-time role for 4 days per week (28 hours) for c.12 months to cover a secondment within the department. It is expected that the HR Adviser will concentrate their time on external HR advisory work (to parishes in the London Diocese), the delivery of the 2018 learning and development offering for LDF employees, management of the HRIS (Croner), oversight of apprenticeships and advice and guidance to LDF line managers, including recruitment. The HR Adviser may be required to undertake any other duties that are commensurate with the role.
- Keeping up-to-date with developments in employment law
- Leading and supporting on ad-hoc projects as identified
- Providing regular HR management information to senior management
- Ensuring good management of all personnel processes, procedures and systems including HRIS (Croner)
- Supporting the LDF Staff Forum (chaired by the Director of HR)
HR Advice and Support
- Responding to the HR ‘helpline’ queries from parish representatives on all aspects of employment
- Overseeing and undertaking HR health checks and follow-up reports to parishes, in relation to employment law and HR best practice
- Maintaining and updating the parish resources pages on the Diocese of London website, including templates, guidance notes and signposting
Learning and Development
- Supporting the development of LDF staff by identifying learning and development needs across the organisation
- With the Director of HR, coordinating an effective learning and development cyle
- Promoting equality and diversity as part of the culture of the organisation
- Overseeing the annual staff performance and development review process
Employment Policy and Procedure
- Reviewing existing policies and procedures to ensure legal compliance and HR best practice guidelines
- Advising LDF staff on matters relating to their terms and conditions of employment; providing support and direction as required
- Advising and guiding managers on formal LDF employee relations issues including disciplinary matters, performance management and sickness absence. Assisting with investigations where appropriate.
Recruitment and selection
- Supporting the HR Administrator with the management of LDF recruitment and selection campaigns
- Administration and monitoring relating to compliance with Home Office immigration regulations and the Diocesan Sponsorship Licence
Reward and Recognition
- Ensuring that information is provided to the payroll department on a monthly basis in a timely manner for any joiners, leavers and remuneration changes
- Supporting the annual pay review process as required
- Working with the LDF pension’s adviser on matters relating to the LDF pension schemes (including compliance with Auto-enrolment)
The Ideal Candidate
Generalist HR experience
Educated at degree level or equivalent level. CIPD qualified or part-qualified
Experience of working with and advising line manager
Experience of establishing and implementing HR policies and processes to comply with employment legislation and HR best practice
Excellent people skills; team orientated
Strong verbal communication skills and ability to produce clear written records and reports
Administratively efficient;IT literate
Ability to keep up to date with developments in employment legislation
Welcoming, professional and confident manner
Ability to keep confidences; tactful and diplomatic
Ability to work on own initiative and with colleagues in sympathy with the ethos and mission of the Church of England
Some understanding of Church of England structures and experience of working with the Church
The Church of England in London is growing, vibrant and at the heart of communities throughout the capital. At the London Diocesan Fund we seek to do everything we can to support this mission and growth, using our resources to help our parishes and chaplains to serve over 4 million people.
We understand the benefits of employing individuals from a range of backgrounds, with diverse cultures and talents. We aim to create a workforce that:
· values difference in others and respects the dignity and worth of each individual
· reflects the diversity of the nation that the Church of England exists to serve
fosters a climate of creativity, tolerance and diversity that will help all staff to develop to their full potential.
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