JOB TITLE: Human Resources Officer
DEPARTMENT: Human Resources
LOCATION: Myton Hospice
NAME(S) OF JOB HOLDER: TBA
DATE: February 2009
MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB:-
To assist the Senior Management Team and Line Managers to recruit, retain and
develop quality staff so that the performance of the organisation is condusive with
patient care and to the agreed standards and to ensure that HR practices are in
compliance with organisational policies and fulfil the requirements of existing
Human Resources Voluntary Human Resources
Officer Services Assistant
(1WTE) Recruitment (0. 6 WTE)
1. In conjunction with the management team in the designated area,
prepare and implement HR plans that assist in change initiatives
necessary for the future success of the hospice, ensuring the overall
objective of the hospice in taken into consideration; such plans may
involve but are not limited to TUPE transfers, change in working
hours/terms & conditions of employment, organisation restructuring,
increase or reduction in established headcount.
2. To assist the management team to reduce absence levels in the
designated department – by analysing short-term and long term
sickness levels and recommending appropriate action and by
individual case management of employees with ongoing health
problems or disabilities.
3. To provide advice and guidance to the relevant members of the
management team so that the implementation and completion of HR
policies, procedures, administration and reporting requirements are in
compliance with current organisational policy and employment
4. To ensure that there is a Job Description (JD) and Person
Specification (PS) for each job within designated departments and that
any changes made to the JD and PS are in line with the overall strategy
and objectives of the hospice.
5. To provide advice and guidance to the relevant management
team members, and undertake the case management where
appropriate, of employees availing of their entitlements to one or more
of the “family friendly” policies so that both organisational needs and
the employee’s needs are met whenever possible i.e. paternal leave,
paternity allowance, adoption leave, duvet days etc.
6. To undertake employee feedback and opinion surveys and research
within designated areas and as directed by the Human Resources
Director so that information is available that may assist in the
development of the HR Strategy and also across the multi sited
organisation. Such activity may include but is not limited to Exit
Interviews and Attitude Surveys.
7. To provide specialist HR advice and guidance and assist the relevant
managers to resolve any disciplinary, capability or grievance issues
within designated areas so that harmonious employee relations are
maintained whenever possible and so that current employment
legislation is complied with.
8. To assist the management team within designated areas to recruit
quality staff in a cost efficient and timely manner and in line with
agreed establishment levels.
9. To assist the management teams within designated areas to
undertake performance management mechanisms and review
processes so that effective training and development of staff takes
place and so that staff performance is improved where necessary.
10. To participate in staff communication initiatives, such as but not
limited to the Staff Council Meetings, as requested by the Human
Resources Director so that staff within designated areas are informed as
to matters concerning or affecting their employment with the
11. To undertake such Divisional or Corporate HR projects and initiatives
as directed by the Human Resources Director or other relevant
members of the senior management team, this may include but is not
limited to policy development and review.
12. To undertake induction of new staff and improve process on a
continual process in an ever changing climate and compliance with
13. Management of work experience and student placements, liaising
with department heads to ensure objectives of both department and
work experience students are met. Evaluation of process and
feedback to student on completion of placement.
14. Monitoring and Evaluation of Equal Opportunities and ensuring
Hospice is compliant in monitoring and ensuring fairness.
Recommendations for improvements where necessary.
14. To promote the Human Resources Functions as an integral part of
the organisational structure and offer support and advice to line
managers as required.
Myton Hospice comprises of approximately 200 people spread across 2
sites. The Human Resources Officer is designated as the HR contact for
all sites and will be expected to travel to each site as and when
necessary, however will primarily be based at Myton Hospice in
Warwick. The organisation reserves the right to change the base at
any time, given the appropriate notice periods and consultation is
Job Holder’s Signature: ________________________________________
Manager’s Signature: ________________________________________