Lowestoft, Eastern, NR33 0HT
About the job
Cefas is looking to appoint a HR Support Officer to provide assistance to support HR projects and change activities in accordance with strategic objectives.
The post holder will:
• Work in partnership with line managers to support improved organisational and people performance in line with business needs;
• Undertake research and contribute to reports for management analysis;
• Produce and interrogate data for various returns and requests;
• Support delivery of the Cefas NEXT strategy and HR plan, specifically in areas of learning and development/equality and inclusion;
• Support the effective implementation of talent management strategies ensuring all staff have personal development plans;
• Support resource planning and recruitment and selection processes;
• Contribute to the development of a revised performance management system in accordance with Civil Service principles;
• Act as HR Champion for internal communications and focus groups;
• Produce management reports and analysis of people data to inform and improve decision making;
• Progress initiatives such as apprentice schemes and changes in employment law that requires updates to policies;
• Implement GDPR (Government Data Protection Regulations) for HR processes;
• Accept and fulfil responsibilities and accountabilities as defined in the Health and Safety and Environmental management systems for this role.
Please demonstrate how your previous experience and skills will enable you to meet the requirements of the job description.
Educated to A level standard or higher.
• CIPD qualification;
• Business degree;
• Experience of working in a public-sector HR environment as a business partner or advisor;
• Contribution to change programmes;
• Able to work effectively as part of a team and under own initiative with efficient time management, managing multiple priorities.
We'll assess you against these competencies during the selection process:
- Leading and communicating
- Collaborating and partnering
- Changing and improving
- Delivering at pace
Civil Service Competency Framework
Things you need to know
Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Candidates will be subject to UK immigration
requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules
If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.
Selection process details
Candidates should be aware that they may be assessed on their relevant skills and experience as well as the listed compentencies.
Please note depending on the volume of applications an initial sift may be conducted on the lead competency Leading and Communicating, candidates must pass this competency for their application to be progressed.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
Candidates in their probationary period are eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.
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Contact point for applicants
Sift/interview dates and location
Interviews will be held at Cefas Lowestoft.
Dates to be confirmed.
Please note, Cefas are unable to contribute to interview expenses.
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