Title: HR advisor
Salary: from £32,076 up to £35,745 per annum
Vacancy hours: full time - 37 hours
Contract type: permanent
Weekend working: no
Close date: 25 February 2024
"We are extremely proud of Team North Yorkshire and offer a long and varied career."
The public sector accounts for a significant section of the UK workforce – a huge 5.4 million employees strong. It is little wonder HR professionals are attracted to the strength, complexity and rewarding careers in this great sector, even more so as we support people during their key life stages and, quite literally, save lives and shape places. Our goal is to provide a service to all and, as the name suggests, act in the public interest. We work in an environment which is driven by the quality of service rather than profit and where our residents, communities and visitors are the beneficiaries of the impact we deliver.
It is an exciting time for us - the eight councils that serve North Yorkshire residents have merged to create a new North Yorkshire Council, geographically the largest in the country. Unifying and transforming services at scale with over 10,000 staff - now that is a great CV opportunity!
Our current job opportunities
HR advisor - Northallerton area - salary up to £35,745 per annum
Title: HR advisor
Hear from some of our team
The HR team
Watch this video to hear from some of our team about working for the HR service.
Watch this video to hear from Haroon about what it's like working for HR and how the service is developing and expanding.
"There is something special about working in HR here - the support from talented colleagues ahead of the latest thinking and we always make a difference."
Watch this video to hear from Sarah Ridley.
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"As Head of HR for Scarborough Council, myself and my colleagues from HR teams across North Yorkshire have been working closely together over the last 12 months preparing for the bringing together of Craven, Harrogate, Hambleton, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough and Selby district and borough councils and North Yorkshire County Council to form the new North Yorkshire Council. As you would expect, there has been a lot to do to get ready for 1 April and, although this has been challenging at times, through working collaboratively as one HR team, we have tackled this head on!"
- Elaine Blades
Our HR Service
Whilst the HR service is a core part of North Yorkshire Council, we are the trusted partner for hundreds of clients that choose us to be their HR partner. The core sectors we deliver to are public sector, local government and education. This includes academies and schools beyond the borders of Yorkshire. As a large authority, working in partnership and offering our economy of scale to partners for mutual benefit is part of our DNA and our history. In more recent years and in response to changing markets, we have more proactively and commercially grown our HR solutions.
We are proud of the service’s growth and ability to respond to changing demands. We are honoured that our clients trust us with their workforce solutions - this is crucial to their most valuable asset and nurturing their success and growth.
The time is now right to invest further in our service and this is where you come in.
Our roles are challenging but varied, giving you the opportunity to learn different disciplines and add to your portfolio. We have HR generalist teams and also specialist teams, set-up as centres of excellence. There are clear career pathways with plenty of opportunity to develop and progress.
There is something special about working in HR here. The support and challenge from talented colleagues keeps us fresh and ahead of the latest thinking and we always make a difference. We combine the best of public and private sector approaches and as a result, we are recognised nationally for our work. However, whilst we are multi-award winners, we are never complacent. We are always driving to identify improvements and deliver greater impact.
The HR service is constantly adapting by implementing changes driven from new legislation, market forces or customer requirements and, most recently, the unification of our eight councils. Our teams understand, deliver and embed these changes accurately and with strong quality assurance and governance. We have driven, outcome focussed approaches and the platform to enable further growth and success for our clients. Our work is complex and interesting and includes:
- organisation redesign – driving business performance through workforce development
- supporting managers with their staff leadership approaches
- supporting managers with interventions – particularly when they face the complexities of performance, attendance and conflict resolutions
We are challenging and supportive in equal measure and we enable people to thrive.
We understand the key issues our clients face and how HR can deliver solutions with specific value to their sectors.
We build strong collaborative partnerships across the wider HR solutions services and with suppliers and other key stakeholders. Through these partnerships we influence others to aid growth and service delivery whilst ensuring that our service is having a positive impact for others.
Why work for us
We are strong performing authority, with supportive political leadership, and talented teams providing the platform to have a fulfilling, challenging and successful career in a truly stunning place.
A recent peer challenge found that the council is a good place to work, with strong leadership and a loyal and committed workforce who have access to well-regarded training and development.
We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice, offering a range of training and development opportunities and career progression allowing you to manage your own development journey and empowering you to control your career. Your career can change with your life here in North Yorkshire.
We positively encourage flexible working and we provide you with the technology you need to work from a wide variety of locations.
We believe in the importance of inclusion, which is why we are always working towards being a more diverse, equitable and inclusive employer. Find out more about our equality, diversity and inclusion work on our working for us page. You can bring your whole self to work, and we will support you to be the best that you can be.
Our values, behaviours and ambitions underpin everything we do.
In addition to your salary, we offer a range of great benefits to help you financially make life a bit easier. These include:
- career average employer contribution pension scheme
- green car and cycle schemes
- travel loans
- shopping and gym discounts
You can find more information on the range of benefits we offer on our total rewards page.
Living and working in North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire is a thriving county that adapts to a changing world and remains a special place to live and work.
North Yorkshire's natural beauty is captured in its three areas of Outstanding Natural Parks, National Nature Reserves, stunning coastlines, scenic rural villages, vibrant cities and market towns. North Yorkshire really is a beautiful, thriving and special place to live and work, rich in heritage and culture.
North Yorkshire features significantly in the ten best places to live in the UK in Halifax Quality of Life Survey. The Quality of Life index aims to quantify where living standards are highest in the UK by ranking local performance across a range of indicators.
Richmondshire was placed second in the list, a position boosted by excellent personal wellbeing factors including life satisfaction and happiness.
Hambleton was placed fourth and Ryedale was placed eighth, a truly commendable achievement and another incredible accolade for North Yorkshire.
Figures released by the Office for National Statistics bulletin positions North Yorkshire as the safest place in England with extremely low crime rates.
In addition, the county benefits from excellent road and rail links, with easy access via the east coast mainline, the A1(M) and A19. Leeds, York, Newcastle, Durham and Teesside are all easily commutable, and London and Edinburgh are just two hours away by train.
From its lively cities to pretty villages, rolling countryside and grand coastline, Yorkshire has so much to offer including great employment opportunities for your family members, along with a higher proportion of schools which are good or outstanding compared to national figures.
You can find out more about what North Yorkshire has to offer on the No place like North Yorkshire website.
Watch this video to see more of what North Yorkshire has to offer.