PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Strategic HR Management
1.1. In consultation with the Executive Director: Finance and Administration, prepare and implement
the annual HR Plan to support the overall strategic aims and objectives of the Board.
1.2. Identify, design and implement strategic HR projects, as and when required.
2.1. Provide support to managers in the recruitment of all staff.
2.2. Participate in the selection of staff, as appropriate.
3. Employee Relations
3.1. Work closely with senior and line managers, providing them with expert guidance, coaching and
support on the full range of HR activities (including policies and procedures, terms and conditions
of employment, absence management, restructuring of services, performance management,
redundancy planning etc.), in order to ensure a consistent and fair approach to people
management throughout the Board.
3.2. Keep up to date with legal developments and advise management on compliance and risk
3.3. Manage investigations, disciplinary and grievance matters in conjunction with the Executive
Director: Finance and Administration.
3.4. Provide advice and guidance on individual employee relations cases, ensuring that these are well
managed and meet the requirements of the Boards policies, best practice and employment
3.5. Develop, implement and maintain HR policies and procedures to ensure effective, fair and
consistent management of staff throughout the organisation, and ensure that the staff handbook
is comprehensive and up-to-date.
3.6. Ensure that managers and staff are aware of the policies and procedures and able to operate
3.7. Provide support to staff on HR issues, as and when required.
3.8. Monitor and review the system of performance appraisal and continually develop as necessary,
ensuring that annual appraisals are carried out in a timely manner and followed up.
3.9. Develop and maintain an effective partnership with the Staff Forum ensuring consultation and
communication practices are routinely adopted to enable management to make effective
decisions and successfully implement proposals.
3.10. Ensure that staff are informed and updated on key business and organisational issues.
4. Learning and Development
4.1. In consultation with line managers, follow up individual development needs and source external
training provision as and when required, monitoring training costs against budget.
4.2. Administer the evaluation of all learning and development activities.
4.3. Make recommendations on a cost-effective management development programme to support the
Boards people management strategies.