The Royal Free London has become one of only four high-performing NHS foundation trusts to be accredited by NHS Improvement to lead a group of NHS hospitals.
We have recently redesigned our operating model to create a ‘group’ of hospitals, connected by a single board and set of standards. Individual trusts/hospitals will be able to join the group, under a range of ‘membership options’, from full membership (where the member is fully owned) to buddying.
An exciting opportunity has arisen in the well-established Employee Relations Service for an outstanding HR professional to join the workforce team as Head of Employee Relations.
Reporting to the Deputy Director of Business Partnering and Strategy, you will manage the Employee Relations Team that delivers consistently high standards of advice and support to the managers and staff across the Trust.
The post holder will work in close collaboration with the Heads of Workforce and HR Business Partnering team to ensure delivery of a professional and high quality HR service.
The post will be based with the Employee Relations team at the Enfield Civic Centre site but will operate across all Trust sites including the Royal Free Hampstead and Barnet Hospital.
The post holder will be required to lead the employee relations service, building on the reputation of the Trust as an employer of choice through adherence to best practice principles. They will provide assurance on the quality of the services provided through the production of, and monitoring of, key performance indicators, reporting and auditing.
As a senior member of the HR team the post holder will support the development and delivery of the Trust's Workforce Strategy and policies to ensure that HR services are fully integrated with the needs of the Trust.
The successful candidate will be CIPD qualified, have excellent relationship building and interpersonal skills, and the ability to effectively lead and manage a team. They should have extensive experience of dealing with all aspects of employee relations so as to provide expert advice to both the team and the Trust as necessary. They should also have a good understanding of Medical and non-Medical ER issues and NHS Terms and Conditions of service. The successful applicant will be joining the Trust at an exciting and challenging time.
Interviews are scheduled to take place on: Wednesday 20th September 2017.
This is a fantastic development opportunity and would suit an experienced HR professional looking to develop into a Business Partner role or someone wishing to cement their existing Business Partner experience. We are looking for enthusiasm, drive and dedication to the HR agenda and in return we will offer you bespoke support and development. You must be able to demonstrate the value you have added in your current role, your strength in building and maintaining strong relationships, your robust analytical approach and your excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills.
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Do you have experience of operating at a senior level in the NHS or in a large public or private sector organisation? Do you have a passion for innovation and customer service to create a centre of excellence that adds value to the lives of our staff, managers and patients? Have you managed a quality HR service or outstanding high volume HR operational team? Do you thrive on challenges and enjoy working at pace? Would you welcome the opportunity to get involved and make a real difference? If this sounds like you we have the perfect opportunity…
We are looking for a Head of Recruitment and Medical Staffing for our high volume service. Over the last two years we have streamlined and automated operations, have made significant gains in service delivery and enhanced our attraction strategy and brand. The NHS faces interesting workforce challenges and these will continue for the foreseeable future. Our ideal candidate will have strong leadership and excellent client management skills, be results orientated, will thrive working with colleagues with national and international expertise, have a passion for changing and improving services and will enjoy a diverse and busy portfolio.
Key responsibilities include leading the employment relations function ensuring all managers in the trust are supported to deliver high quality people management, policy development, working in partnership with unions, risk management and assurance, developing the trust's approach to equality and diversity specifically in relation to its workforce as well as contributing to the organisational development/employee engagement agenda.
Candidates will be expected to be able to evidence excellent communication, management and negotiation skills coupled with extensive employee relations, team, budget & project management experience.
Interviews are currently scheduled for Friday 26 May 2017.