Personnel Support Officer / HR Officer (maternity leave cover)

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Fixed term contract

Salary See description

Updated 4 days ago

Reference 1433019

 Job Description

An excellent opportunity for a Personnel Support Officer / HR Officer based in Belfast.


Job Title: Personnel Support Officer / HR Officer (maternity leave cover)

Council: General Council (Personnel department)

Salary Scale: Scale E2 (£28,504 – £34,288 per annum)

Responsible to: The Head of Personnel

Main Function of Job:    

To be an active member of the General Assembly’s staff team, contributing to the effective administration of its functions and assisting in the development of strategies and plans for the delivery of its agreed objectives in a manner in keeping with the Christian ethos of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.

Under the Leadership of the Head of Personnel to assist with the implementations of decisions of the General Assembly relevant to the Council and to carry forward its delegated responsibilities.

Under the direction of the Head of Personnel to assist in the development and implementation of human resource practices and initiative to provide a comprehensive human resource service to the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, its Councils and Committees, as required.

Under the leadership of the Head of Personnel to provide guidance and support to line managers on human resource matters in keeping with the needs of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, ensuring models of best practice and compliance with Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland legislation.

Responsibilities and Duties

Advice and Guidance

  • To assist in the development and implementation of a Personnel strategy to include recruitment and training and development plans for Councils.
  • To assist in ensuring adequate personnel support is provided to line managers within Councils regarding  employee relations, absence management, performance management and appraisal, disciplinary and grievances, recruitment and selection, employing migrant workers, succession planning and development etc.
  • To assist in the development, review and updating of personnel policies and procedures and terms and conditions of employment to meet the requirements of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, statutory requirements and best practice.

Recruitment and Staffing

  • To act as an advisor on recruitment to Council Secretaries and their staff (including sitting on panels where appropriate), advising on best practice. 
  • To ensure job descriptions and personnel specifications are reviewed and kept up to date.
  • To assist the Head of Personnel in ensuring compliance with the legal requirements of Equality Monitoring, Access NI checks, RQIA minimum standards, Home Office Immigration and Data Protection Regulations etc.
  • To assist the Head of Personnel in providing advice and support in grievances, disciplinary and absence management cases (including investigation and interview procedures).

Training and Development

  • To support the development and delivery of appropriate training on key human resource initiates such as recruitment and selection, absence management, discipline and grievance etc.

Reporting

  • To provide personnel reports to meet the requirements of the Councils and Committee on subjects such as labour turnover, recruitment, absence management and other reports as deemed appropriate.

General

  • To deputise for the Head of Personnel as required.
  • To allocate and supervise work delegated to the Personnel Staff as appropriate.
  • To assist the Head of Personnel in ensuring that appropriate up to date contractual documentation is in place for all staff and that this is communicated effectively to payroll.
  • To liaise with external agencies as required.
  • To participate in meeting with Councils and external bodies such as the Equality Commission, Labour Relations Agency and other meetings as appropriate.
  • To be involved in other aspects of the work of the General Council or other Councils of the General Assembly (including attendance at events) as deemed appropriate for the requirements of the General Assembly.
  • To contribute to the overall organisational effectiveness and to perform any other duties as deemed appropriate by the Head of Personnel in line with the requirements of the General Assembly or the Clerk of the General Assembly

Essential Criteria:

  • Associate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • Working knowledge of employment legislation and good practice procedures
  • At least two year’s generalist HR experience

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All applicants must be willing to work within the Christian ethos of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.

Closing date for this role is 1.00 p.m. on Tuesday 27 August 2019.

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