Band 6 Senior People Advisor: Visa sponsorship

University Hospitals Birmingham

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Job summary

These are exciting times for UHB. 2024 has seen a new operating model implemented, our Elective hub opens with new wards and services and for our workforce the creation of four new Senior People Advisors which in turn supports this expansion.

The Trust’s ambition is to create the best and safest place to work where we are viewed as an employer of choice where our people thrive through better and healthier lives made possible by fulfilling work.

Working with Senior People Partners / People Partners you will be an integral cog in the delivery of our ‘People priorities’.

You will be charged with supporting our leaders and colleagues by way of advise on People related matters to include ER, disciplinary, grievance, dignity at work, performance management and sickness absence management.

Additionally, you will be responsible for developing and delivering training to up-skill Managers whilst challenging and delivering innovative new ways of working within a Just and Learning Culture.

Main duties, tasks & skills required

Our People Directorate supports our 24,000 colleagues, it is essential that you as the successful candidate demonstrate your ability to develop and maintain excellent relationships across all stakeholders whilst using your experience in People Services within a busy and diverse environment where prioritising effectively with hold you in good stead.

You will need to live and breathe our values of being kind, connected and bold as well as being inclusive, fair and supportive. You will also be keen to work in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple conflicting demands and pressures, whilst continuing to provide management to any direct reports and managing a caseload of complex HR issues.

As a flexible employer, UHB can offer hybrid working to include cross site and home with hours of work to suit service delivery and a healthy work life balance. Furthermore, you will join a team who encourage personal development and will support you in your career ambitions. This along with a reward package to include 27 days leave plus BH with the option to buy and sell leave, a renowned public sector pension and life assurance to name a few.

Applications are now invited for these opportunities with our People Partner Amy Lester available should you have any questions. Amy can be contacted on 07810 710793.

Please note the closing date for applications is 3rd July 2024 with interviews to take place in person on 10th and 12th July 2024 at Heartlands Hospital.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;
Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity; removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their ‘whole self’ to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

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Person specification



  • Level 5 CIPD or equivalent degree level qualification supplemented by qualification and/or experience at post graduate diploma/ equivalent experience in a HRrelated field.
  • Evidence of recent continuous professional development


  • Achieved or working towards Level 7 CIPD or post graduate diploma in Human Resources Management



  • Experience of recent generalist HR experience in a large, complex organisation, including complex HR investigations, absence and capability management
  • Working in partnership with Trade unions.
  • Experience of developing and delivering effective people management training
  • Experience of preparing, analysing and presenting reports.
  • Up to date and thorough working knowledge of Employment Law and Human Resource Best Practice
  • Evidence of improving working practices

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

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