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Human Resources Business Associate

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Human Resources
Band 4
12 months (Fixed Term - 1 year)
Full time: 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week)
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Royal Bournemouth Hospital
£21,892 - £24,157 pa
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Join us at this very exciting time as Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals have just merged into the University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust.

We have ambitious plans to develop our sites, making even better use of our combined resources to serve our population most effectively.

You will now be one of the first new employees of University Hospitals Dorset and you will be taking up the many opportunities that Dorset has to offer in the way of a rewarding work life balance.

We are located within an area of amazing beauty which includes opportunities to drive, walk,  run, swim or cycle in the New Forest , in the Purbecks, along miles of golden beaches and the Jurassic coastline.   Bournemouth is a vibrant university town with a wide selection of restaurants and cafes; theatres, cinemas and sporting activities and Poole attracts many visitors, has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant. 

Transport links are excellent with Bournemouth International airport, Cross-channel ferry terminals at Poole and direct train access to London. 

Please note all staff being recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across our new Trust sites when service demands require it.

We currently have a Human Resources Business Associate vacancy within our professional and friendly HR Operational team.

The HR Operational team support and advise employees and managers across the hospital on HR policies and procedures and general Terms and Conditions of Employment.  This is a busy and vibrant team who receive lots of requests for support and advice. At the present time, due to Covid-19, most requests are by telephone or Microsoft Teams, so you will need to be confident answering telephones, using IT systems and passionate about helping people.

The successful candidate will support an HR Business Partner, and work closely with other HR Business Associates within the team.  Duties will include supporting employee relations meetings,  building good working relationships with Trade Union representatives, analysing and interpreting sickness data, organising meetings, filing and general administrative duties.

Good communication skills are essential for this role.

You will receive on the job training and on-going support to develop in your career in HR.

Full time hours of 37.5 per week (part time and job share considered).

The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have now merged into the University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust.

Interview Date: 3rd November 2020

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Richard McWilliam
Job title
Senior HR Business Associate
Telephone number
0300 019 5581