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HR Consultancy Adviser

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

Are you able to work closely with managers to develop effective relationships and improve the HR experience?

Are you able to proactively manage a full and diverse caseload covering all employee relations matters and business improvement projects, whilst supporting the management of business change?

If so, we would love to hear from you! We are recruiting a full time HR Consultancy Adviser on a 12 month fixed term contract. 

Within this advisory role, you will:  

  • Be the link between the HR department and the wider business and demonstrate effective communication skills 
  • Be an HR generalist with a good understanding of employment law
  • Be a resilient and motivated self-starter

You will need:

  • Good working knowledge of the HR function, including employee relations and a basic understanding of project management principles.
  • Confidence in the principles of equality and diversity for the purposes of working effectively.
  • Understanding of both Councils’ duties and responsibilities for safeguarding children, young people and adults and how they apply to this role.

Although the main location is the Town Hall in Wandsworth you would be required to travel to offices within the boroughs of Wandsworth and Richmond. We also recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working such as homeworking.

Contact details

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Carol Vassell at Carol.Vassell@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk


We pride ourselves on being a flexible HR community and can offer you working arrangements to enhance your work-life balance whilst meeting business demands. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if there are options you would like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

  • Closing date: 11:59pm on Sunday 7th August 2022
  • Shortlisting date/s: Monday 8th August 2022
  • Interview date/s: 11th August & 16th August 2022 (it is our intention to hold the interviews in person in Wandsworth)

Useful Information:

All internal applicants for this secondment must seek permission from their current line manager before applying. Failure to do so may result in the secondment not being authorised.

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

Equality Statement

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

The application process for this campaign will be anonymous.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

How to apply?

To be considered for interview your application must highlight your knowledge, skills and experience listed in the Job Profile located at the bottom of the advert.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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