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A little bit about us…

Thank you for your interest in working for NYHR.  In order to help you decide whether or not our service is right for you I’ve tried to summarise what we are about and what you can expect but if you have any questions or queries, please do feel free to contact either myself or Julie Boucher using the contact details on the main advert.  Julie and I are the two Principal Advisers who manage the NYHR team, overseen by Penny Yeadon as Head of HR.

NYHR (North Yorkshire HR) is a professional HR Advisory service providing a full range of tailored HR solutions to a range of educational establishments across North Yorkshire with an increasingly significant number of clients outside of North Yorkshire boundaries including in Middlesborough, York, Redcar, East Riding, the Lake District.  You will have seen from our advert that we are proud to have been shortlisted for, and won, a number of national awards and we’ve won some internal ones too!

Our service is one of a number of services delivered by North Yorkshire Education Service (NYES) and our income is not subsidised by the Council, meaning that the success of the service is entirely reliant on the income generated from the retention and growth of our customers.  We work in a competitive market so our service must stand out; we rely on our team to establish and grow excellent relationships with our customers in order to know and understand their needs and work with them to find creative and risk assessed solutions.

If I could summarise the ethos of the service it is as near to private sector as you are likely to find within the public sector, with a real moral compass.  We work within a Children and Young People’s Service and we care passionately about ensuring that the schools we serve are able to deliver the best possible education to their young people.  Although clearly not a requirement, a number of the team choose to work as school Governors, volunteering their specialist skills in their own time.

The nature of the work is broad and varied as well as being a very specialist area given the context we are working within.  Schools operate with quite complex and varied employment conditions and arrangements and with wholly delegated responsibilities.  Each school is distinctive in its own right and there is no ‘one size fits all’ in terms of policies or decision making so our Advisers need to be fully responsive to the bespoke needs of each of our customers.
As you would expect the work has seasonal peaks fluctuating with the school terms and holiday periods and there is no doubt that, at peak times, one of the most important attributes we look for in our team members is a level of resilience and ability to deal with bouts of pressure and high demand from customers, each with their own high priorities.

Given the vast geographical area our service fully embraces modern ways of working and, although there is an expectation to spend some time at our office in County Hall, Northallerton, a good proportion of our team live some distance from Northallerton and work in a highly agile way. We use surface pros and smartphones to ensure that we are fully connected wherever we are.  

We are proud to have a wonderful team who work together and support each other regardless of location.  The team runs self-managed buddy systems and reflective sessions to share practice and discuss cases and get together frequently….and we have some rather impressive bakers too so our team meetings are rarely without goodies.

I hope that helps to give you a sense of what we are about.  If you think that you have the right mix of commercial mindset and moral compass that would suit our team then we would love to hear from you.

Mairi Reed, Principal Adviser, CYPS 

The world of Education is a rapidly changing environment presenting challenge and opportunity: we are proud to be an award winning, responsive and solution focussed service providing a high standard of professional HR Advisory support to over 400 educational settings.  As a 100% traded service, we rely on each and every member of our team to have a highly commercial and professional approach.  Our customers include Academies, Independent Schools and Early Year settings both within and beyond North Yorkshire’s boundaries and we are continuing to successfully grow our customer base beyond North Yorkshire’s boundaries thanks to our excellent team.

Our successful commercial approach has attracted national recognition in the form of winning the 2018 PPMA award for HR and Commercialism.

As a result of our success, we are looking to expand our team and have fantastic opportunities for aspiring and experienced commercially minded HR professionals either now or potentially in the very near future. We are excited to be offering the following opportunities to join our team.
 

We pride ourselves on being the biggest employer in North Yorkshire, as well as being the employer of choice. Our vision is for North Yorkshire to be a thriving county which adapts to a changing world and remains a special place for everyone to live, work and visit.

We welcome and celebrate diversity and inclusion and the strengths this brings to our communities and workforce, we aim to provide excellent and efficient local services enabling everyone to fulfil their potential, to do this we give everyone equal access to services and job opportunities. We heavily invest in the development of our employees, providing training and qualifications to further enhance their careers.

Our opportunities

See our current vacancies and apply below.

What you will be doing… 

This role is varied, challenging and rewarding - you will deal with a complex employee relations caseload with client management responsibilities for Multi-Academy Trusts, Secondary and Special schools. 

Your casework will include day to day supervision of an HR Adviser and you will take responsibility for sensitive / high profile casework including complex restructures and safeguarding work as well as providing an expert commissioned investigatory service. 

You will also have lead responsibility for strategic targets within our service plan and contribute to policy development, leading on consultation with union colleagues as appropriate.  

This is a highly autonomous role and we are searching for someone who can further build on our commercial success.

What you will bring… 

As the HR Business Partner/Senior HR Adviser, you will need to be articulate, confident and resilient with exceptional influencing skills. 

You conduct yourself in a way befitting NYHR’s culture; leading by example, with enthusiasm and ambition and with a keen customer focus.

A dynamic, proactive individual who is an excellent communicator – both verbally and written. 

You are innovative and forward thinking, with a keen eye for detail to help drive a culture of continuous improvement.

You are likely to have significant experience of working within a large, complex organisation, in private or public sector as well as:

  • Demonstrable success as a HR Business Partner or within a Senior HR Manager role
  • Proven and effective experience in supporting change management programmes 
  • You will ideally be a chartered member of the CIPD (or equivalent) with an excellent understanding of employment legislation.
  • A breadth and depth of generalist HR experience at a senior level with demonstrable evidence of high profile cases
  • A commercially minded approach
  • Resilience and confidence with the ability to cope with peaks in demand

If this sounds like the opportunity for you we’d love to hear from you…

For an informal discussion, contact Principal Advisors Mairi Reed 01609 532164 mairi.reed@northyorks.gov.uk or Julie Boucher Julie.boucher@northyorks.gov.uk 01609 533220.  

Applications are invited from candidates within and beyond North Yorkshire boundaries.

How to apply

Click the button below to apply

HR Business Partner (Senior HR Adviser)

Role documents

 Job description / person specification (pdf / 469 KB)

Key dates

Closing date: Tuesday 10 September 2019
Interviews: Tuesday 17 September 2019

What you will be doing…

This is a varied, challenging and rewarding customer facing role with client management responsibilities for primary schools.  The HR Advisor role manages a predominantly employee relations caseload, including disciplinary, grievance, redundancy, restructuring and TUPE.  

You will also contribute to strategic targets within the service plan and will contribute to policy development. 

What you will bring… 

As an HR Adviser, you will be highly motivated, a self-starter with the ability to work effectively within a team as well as independently to deliver a high quality, commercial HR service.

You absorb and retain information quickly and have a keen eye for detail with a solution focused approach. 

Strong communication comes naturally to you – both verbally and written, which helps you build strong, constructive relationships with HR colleagues, managers, partners and stakeholders.

You are likely to have experience of working within a large, complex organisation, in private or public sector as well as:

  • A sound knowledge of current employment legislation and good HR practice
  • You will ideally be a chartered member of the CIPD (or equivalent) with an excellent understanding of employment legislation.
  • A breadth and depth of generalist HR experience 
  • A commercially minded approach
  • Resilience and confidence with the ability to cope with peaks in demand in a pressurised environment 
  • Understanding of and commitment to Equalities and Diversity
  • Strong problem-solving skills with a proactive, positive attitude and ability to think creatively.
  • Understanding of and commitment to Equalities and Diversity

If this sounds like the opportunity for you we’d love to hear from you…

For an informal discussion, contact Principal Advisors Mairi Reed 01609 532164 mairi.reed@northyorks.gov.uk or Julie Boucher Julie.boucher@northyorks.gov.uk 01609 533220.  

Applications are invited from candidates within and beyond North Yorkshire boundaries.

How to apply

Click the button below to apply

HR Adviser (Casework) - NYHR

Role documents

 Job description / person specification (pdf / 728 KB)

Key dates

Closing date: Tuesday 10 September 2019
Interviews: Tuesday 17 September 2019

What you will be doing…

This is an exciting role, ideal for graduates and those looking to enter the world of HR or those wanting to build on existing HR experience. The post-holder will be the main first point of contact for the service delivering high quality, commercial HR advice on HR policies, procedures, governance and terms and conditions. 
A key part of this role will be to lead on absence management cases. You will need to demonstrate a coaching style, taking a solution focussed approach to enable schools to deal with their staffing issues.  

The post-holder will be based at County Hall, Northallerton, but will spend up to 50% of their time out of the office working with schools across the patch.

What you will bring… 

As an HR Adviser, you are a confident, self-motivated and organised individual, with a can do approach to work. 

You are personable and enthusiastic with a passion for delivering a great HR service.

A team player, a strong communicator, who is credible and able to build relationships quickly and win trust and confidence at all levels. Always thinking creatively, ready to challenge existing practices and identifying innovative solutions to meet changing business needs. 

You are likely to have experience of working within a large, complex organisation, in private or public sector as well as:

  • A sound knowledge of current employment legislation and good HR practice
  • Ability to manage and prioritise own workloads flexibly and in response to business demands, often working to tight deadlines. 
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to work under own initiative.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with a proactive, positive attitude and ability to think creatively.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you we’d love to hear from you…

For an informal discussion, contact Principal Advisors Mairi Reed 01609 532164 mairi.reed@northyorks.gov.uk or Julie Boucher Julie.boucher@northyorks.gov.uk 01609 533220.  

Applications are invited from candidates within and beyond North Yorkshire boundaries.

How to apply

Click the button below to apply

HR Adviser - NYHR

Role documents

 Job description / person specification (pdf / 322 KB)

Key dates

Closing date: Tuesday 10 September 2019
Interviews: Tuesday 17 September 2019

What can we offer you? 

We want you to work to live not live to work, we want you to enjoy the things in life that really matter to you and this is important to us. We can offer you a range of employee benefits including a competitive salary, generous leave entitlement, flexible working hours, a government pension scheme and access to our ‘Everybody Benefits’ package which includes a variety of retail discounts. 

You can also expect to receive ongoing support throughout your role and to be part of a friendly and dedicated team.

Although you will be required to attend County Hall on a fairly regular basis, you will be fully enabled through mobile kit and encouraged by management to work in a highly agile way at locations across the County, including home.   

We can offer you a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Modern flexible working practices;
  • A local government pension scheme;
  • Family friendly leave;
  • Salary sacrifice, employee cash backs and discounts schemes; and
  • Learning, development and career advancement opportunities.

We can offer you multiple opportunities for career progression working across diverse services and with access to a range of technologies to support modern and agile ways of working.

As a council we are very much committed to encouraging flexible working for our employees, which will include using modern technologies to connect with clients, working from other bases across the county as well as working from home.

Northallerton is our headquarters, however we deliver services across the county and beyond.

Northallerton is easy to reach by road (A19 / A1M) from the Northeast: Durham, Darlington, Teesside, Yorkshire: Leeds, York, Harrogate and by rail, we are opposite the train station, on the east coast mainline, with London and Edinburgh only two hours away.

To find out more about what it is like to work at North Yorkshire County Council take a look at the following video:

So what are you waiting for? 

If you are interested in any of our opportunities then apply now by following the apply buttons on the individual adverts above. We look forward to receiving your application!