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Principal Human Resources Adviser

Royal Borough of Greenwich
Greenwich, London (Greater)
£37.722 - £40.869
Closing date
16 Jan 2022

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Corporate Services, Finance, Human Resources
Contract Type
Full time
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Principal Human Resources Adviser – 1 year Fixed Term Contract

Royal Greenwich is ambitious in its commitment to residents and to service delivery. We’re proud to be a well-run borough and a great place to live, work and visit.  We want our workforce to reflect and respect the diversity of our borough, bringing richness, productivity and innovation to our services.  Our Staff Values are really important to us, sitting at the heart of everything we do and underpinning how we work as a team for our residents. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join an agile, professional service, which is well placed to deliver the Borough's· people based targets and objectives.  Our team is committed to improving the HR service and developing their professional knowledge and skills; we are excited to receive applications from candidates with the same enthusiasm.

We will provide the opportunity to work across other areas of the HR service to broaden your experience, and will support you in developing as an HR professional. The position available for an experienced Principal HR Adviser to join our HR Professional Services Team will work closely with our Children’s Services Directorate, supporting the leadership team to achieve their ambitious objectives.

Your work will be primarily focused on the Directorate’s change agenda, employee relations case management, working  closely with our Directorate Management Teams to support them in achieving their people management outcomes. Dealing with the most complex matters, you will need to be a strong communicator, with the tenacity to resolve any issues, which may arise. Substantial experience in restructures and management of various projects is also essential.

Some travel to other sites located within the Royal Borough of Greenwich is required and there may be a requirement to attend some meetings outside of office hours.

Ideally you will be fully CIPD qualified and you must have demonstrable successful experience which is relevant to the role.  We’re seeking a versatile, resilient HR Professional with excellent communication and relationship building skills who can manage and deliver a wide ranging workload in a large organisation.  

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you – please review the job documents attached and ensure that you clearly detail in the supporting statement section of your application form how you meet the person specification requirements

We are committed to supporting flexible working and therefore whilst this role is advertised as full time, we will consider applications from candidates looking to work part time, flexibly or term time only. 

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Funmi Akinyebo;     0208 921 5018  

If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact or call 020-8921-8977

Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated.

How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.

Interview Arrangements: During this time, our priority for all of our recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. Careful and thorough consideration will be given to interview arrangements and for any essential in-person recruitment, we will ensure this is held in a suitable, secure setting with additional arrangements to ensure any current safety requirements are fully adhered to.

Salary: Salaries advertised are for a standard working week of 35 hours unless otherwise stated. Please use this 'Salary Calculator to help you calculate a pro rata salary.

Our Staff Values: Our Staff Values are important to us. Candidates will be continuously assessed against our staff values throughout the recruitment process. Where candidates demonstrate views and behaviours that do not meet the standards of our staff values, we reserve the right to reject their application/ registration.


Why work for the Royal Borough of Greenwich?

The Royal Borough Of Greenwich supports equality and diversity in the workplace. The borough has a clear commitment to the LGBT community, mental health issues, race equality and disability.

Greenwich offers a diverse range of roles, from junior to senior positions, spanning service sectors from children’s services to engineering.

With the main council offices based in the heart of Woolwich, employees also benefit from an excellent transport links, while central London is just 20 minutes away.

Excellent benefits

  • Up to 31 days leave per year.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Developing opportunities to maximise employee’s potential.
  • Annual season ticket loan.
  • Greenwich One Card which entitles employees to discounts at local businesses.
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