Our HR, OD and Engagement Vacancies

Senior HR Adviser

  • Salary: Up to £32,851
  • Hours: 35
  • Contract type: Fixed-term contract 9 months from start date
  • Location: Worcester (with some travel mainly across Worcestershire)

Want to work in a role in a role where you really make a difference? 

At Worcestershire County Council, our people work hard for the residents, communities and businesses of this area. In return, we look after their futures – and that includes taking good care of their health and wellbeing.  

To help us achieve that, we have an exciting opportunity for a Senior HR Advisor to join our friendly team for a 9-month fixed term contract.  We are looking for a confident HR practitioner to join our friendly team made up of people who are passionate about providing the best customer service and who genuinely love HR.

In this important role, you will focus on attendance management across both the Council and Worcestershire Children First.  You will be supporting line managers with advice and guidance on absence whilst working within our policies.  You will drive a progressive and solutions-based approach to managing absence which will include seeking occupational health advice, wellbeing approaches and structured return to work options.   

To succeed in this role, you will need to be incredibly organised, experienced in managing a high volume of work and be comfortable working at pace to deadlines.  Most importantly you will be highly motivated to support the health and wellbeing of our workforce.  

You will be an effective communicator (both written and verbal) and experienced at adapting your style to the needs of different audiences.  You will be confident and proficient in writing complex letters, reports and policies as well as designing and delivering training.  

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please call Joanne Chown on 01905 845580 or email jchown@worcestershire.gov.uk

You will need

  • a level 7 CIPD Diploma in HR or have relevant experience
  • a flexible and resilient approach to work
  • substantial experience of providing a professional generalist HR service, advising across a full range of employment matters
  • expert and up-to-date knowledge of employment law
  • expert knowledge of HR policies, procedures and practices which comply with employment law, preferably as applied in a large organisation

How to Apply

Please send a CV and cover letter, demonstrating how you meet the essential criteria to recruitment@worcestershire.gov.uk

Application Closing Date

Closing date: Sunday, 24 October 2021 11:59pm.  


In return you’ll get access to lots of training and development and the following benefits:

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (potential to match up to 30 days)
  • career average pension scheme
  • access to a range of leisure, fashion, travel and lifestyle discounts 

Flexible Working

We are proud to offer flexible working as standard, so that you can split your time between the office and home.


Worcestershire County Council is committed to promoting equality and diversity and ensuring that all appointments are made based on the suitability of a candidate to the role only.

We are inclusive, this is important to us and we are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident is helping us recruit and retain great people to meet our workforce needs. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please let us know.

In line with the "Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, we do not automatically reject applicants with a criminal record. Every application will be considered individually, considering the nature and circumstances of the conviction and the type of work applied for. You will not be asked to disclose 'spent' convictions unless the work requires access to children and vulnerable adults.