HR Adviser - RCN01616

Human Resources | RCN UK HQ | £36,237 (including inner London weighting of £4410)

Contract type: Permanent

At the Royal College of Nursing we’re an optimistic organisation. And we’ve got good reason to be. We all share the same voice when it comes to changing the shape of the health policies of the future. And as the largest trade union of nursing staff and students in the UK – with around 450,000 members – all we can see are the infinite possibilities for a brighter future. Join us and you will too.

We’re also accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.

HR Adviser
RCN UK HQ, London, 35 hours per week, Permanent

This is a fantastic opportunity for a forward thinking HR professional to join our progressive award winning HR team.

As a HR Adviser, you’ll use your positive attitude, HR and OD knowledge and your communication and influencing skills to support our staff and managers. In particular, you will coach managers in the resolution of people issues and manage a varied employee relations caseload across the breadth of the employee lifecycle, working in partnership with our trade union.

You will support your HR Business Partner to design, develop and implement progressive and sustainable HR & OD solutions. Every day will be filled with possibilities as you find new ways to shape change and nurture the development of the business by delivering a robust and proactive HR service. As our HR Adviser, you will work with the wider HR team to deliver learning and development initiatives across your business areas, educating, supporting and upskilling our people. You will be skilled at analysing data and will share your business intelligence and insight to drive continual improvement.

We expect you to look after your colleagues and customers. And we expect you to be rewarded for it. As well as a whole range of learning and development opportunities we can also offer you an impressive range of benefits. We have a highly competitive pay structure, as well as flexible working and annual leave of up to 32 days.

You will be an excellent communicator who is confident at expressing your own point of view in challenging circumstances and skilled at both fostering constructive working relationships with management and building a genuine partnership with trade unions.

Possessing working knowledge and experience across key elements of the CIPD profession map, you will hold CIPD membership supported by a Level 5 qualification in Human Resources or equivalent.

To succeed at the Royal College of Nursing all you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. And with an attitude like that, anything’s possible.

2Please note, that due to Covid-19, while we are trying our best to accommodate our Assessment Centres and Interviews on the dates outlined in our adverts, we may need to be flexible about how and when we run our Recruitment processes for the time being. We are currently running Assessments and Interviews remotely should we need to, in accordance with Government advice, so if you envisage any issues with accessing a computer, webcam or a sufficient internet connection for a video call, then please do highlight this in your Supporting Statement. We will of course do all we can to ensure you have the best experience in applying to work with us during this challenging period.

Please note, should we receive a high volume of applications for this role, your application may not be shortlisted if you do not submit a Supporting Statement. A Supporting Statement is an important part of our application process, so we would encourage you to submit one as part of your application.

Should we receive a suitable number of applications for this post after a week of posting this advert, this vacancy may close early so we would encourage applicants to submit an application as soon as possible.

For more information, please e-mail Natalie Mark, HR Business Partner at

For more information on the Recruitment & Selection process, please contact

Posting Date: 27 September 2021
Closing Date: 07 November 2021
Assessment Centre: To be confirmed
Interview date: to be confirmed

Interview date:

Contracted hours: 35

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