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People & Culture Advisor (Hybrid working)

People & Culture Advisor
Burford, Oxfordshire (Hybrid Working)

The Company

Blue Cross are one of the UK’s leading animal welfare organisations for animals. We support sick, injured and homeless pets and care for more than 40,000 animals every year through our rehoming, veterinary and education programmes. Our Supporter Care team manage the relationship with each of our supporters, without whom our charity could not exist. They also provide an advice and information service, and a sympathetic ear, to supporters and members of the public on a variety of issues which could be anything from information about Blue Cross and our services, to wider animal care and welfare issues.

We are now looking for a People & Culture Advisor to join our team working remotely (with two days a week in our office in Burford) on a full time basis.

The Benefits

- Salary of £28,000 per annum
- Life insurance protection
- Season ticket loan
- Professional fees
- Flexible working
- Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
- Enhanced sick pay
- Cycle to work scheme
- Eye tests
- Annual leave
- Christmas closure
- Parental leave (including Maternity, Paternity and/or Adoption)
- Holiday exchange
- Volunteer days
- Long service rewards
- Blue Cross Spirit awards

This is a fantastic opportunity for a HR professional looking to take their next step in an exciting and varied role.

Every year we help tens of thousands of animals and support their owners and none of this would be possible without an incredible team to deliver our services. You’ll be playing a vital role ensuring that our staff are motivated, supported and enabled to do their best work – simply by doing what you do best.

So, if you are looking for a role where you can impact the success of staff in our incredible animal hospital, we are waiting to hear from you!

The Role

As a People & Culture Advisor, you will provide guidance on HR policies and procedures to managers, employees and volunteers.

Within this brand new role, you will working with People & Culture (P&C) Business Partners, support colleagues throughout the organisation.

You will coach our management team to ensure they are provided with the necessary support needed when guiding the staff within their departments.

Additionally, you will be responsible for handling volunteer-related enquiries and providing essential support to volunteer managers.

About You

To be considered as a People & Culture Advisor, you will need:

- Previous experience of working in HR, gained throughout the employee life cycle
- Confidence in dealing with numbers and experience of analysing and reporting data
- A proven track record of prioritising and organising work and projects within a busy and multi-functioning role
- A working knowledge of MS Office, web-based platforms and databases
- Excellent interpersonal skills and customer-facing skills
- Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

Experience of working with volunteers in a HR environment would be advantageous to your application, as would experience of managing projects and development programmes. However, neither of these elements are essential.

Other organisations may call this role People Advisor, Culture and Inclusion Advisor, Policy Advisor, Operations Advisor, People Care Advisor, or Employment Advisor.

The salary for this role is Grade 4.2

The closing date for applications is the 18th January 2022. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.

The recruitment process will consist of a competency-based interview to find out more about you and we will share lots more information on the role on 27th January 2022 at our offices in Burford, Oxfordshire. We will invite shortlisted applicants to attend a second stage where we will also ask you to complete a personality questionnaire with a feedback session which enables us to learn about your working style. The second stage will be held virtually on 7th February 2022.

Webrecruit and Blue Cross are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you want to take your next step as a People & Culture Advisor, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency
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