Assistant HR Adviser

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 22/01/2019 12:00
£23,866 - £26,470
Hours per week:
Job Category:
HR / Training
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
County Hall
Post Number:
Closing date:
22 Jan
Further Information

Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across the largest county in the UK. Our on going budget challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate. The HR/OD service is a key function to facilitate this change deploying strategic and operational interventions and offering pragmatic and business-focused support to leaders and managers.

We are looking to recruit a high-performing individual to support this HR function on a fixed term basis for a period of 9 months. The role will challenge and inspire a CIPD-qualified individual and will provide the opportunity to gain operational and strategic experience while being supported by a committed and welcoming team.

Right from the start you’ll get involved in key areas of HR support including:

Supporting organisational change
Case management, Workforce planning, Employee Engagement, Policy Drafting,
Performance and talent management, Supporting key projects across a wide range of areas and Development of learning and development material.

This is an excellent opportunity for a graduate of a CIPD programme to take their first step on the path to a successful HR career.

Essential requirements include CIPD-qualified (level 7 or 5) or an equivalent portfolio of experience of working within a HR environment.

If you are looking to gain experience in public sector people management and can offer what we’re looking for, we’d welcome your application.

For more information please see the attached job description and person specification and for an informal discussion about the role please contact
Ellie Cooper via

Please note that successful applicants must be able to attend an interview week commencing 28th January 2019.

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; any concerns regarding the process can be discussed with Rebecca Harding (Trans HR Support Officer) on 01670 623 130 or .
We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.
If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend interview please email

Please note
This job is closed for applications.