HR Advisor

Contract: Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Location: Across Sites - Little Havens and Fair Havens
Closing Date: Nov 29, 2021

At Havens Hospices, we are passionate about caring for children, young people and adults with complex or incurable conditions. Our specialist Care Teams can support them and their family living throughout illness, death and bereavement, in the comfort of their own home and through our hospice services, Fair Havens, The J’s and Little Havens.

As a HR Advisor you will be required to actively support the operation of the Charity by providing professional HR advice and support as a core element of an effective and professional HR service to employees, Managers, Heads of Departments, Directors and staff.

Although you may not be giving direct care to our families, this role will have a direct effect on our palliative and supportive care. By making the most of every day you work at Havens Hospices you’ll be ‘Making every day count’ for those who need us most.

You will bring:

  • Experience as an HR Adviser
  • CIPD Qualification
  • Knowledge of payroll and pensions
  • Previously influenced senior managers, built strong commercial relationships and driven an HR strategy
  • Sound grasp of current HR and related issues and ability to demonstrate how that knowledge is informed and kept up to date

As an employer Havens is committed to Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement.  It is at the heart of everything we do: as a care provider, an employer and a place to volunteer.

As an organisation, we’re committed to having an inclusive working environment that respects and welcomes people from all backgrounds and abilities. In order to create this environment, we are committed to FREDIE and Quality Improvement initiatives. Quality Improvement is intended to support us all in our dual responsibilities of maintaining quality of care, and continuously improving care, so we are always striving for the best.

For an informal chat about this role please contact Chelsey Power on 01702 426241 or email

Full job specification

Key responsibilities:

  • Providing day to day HR support for around 280 staff.
  • Work collaboratively and collectively with the Learning and Development Department and Volunteer Services.
  • Provide staff at all levels with generalist HR and employment law advice, recruitment and support (via telephone, on-site, e-mail etc and verbally or in writing).
  • Provide an advisory service to employees ensuring that they are fully aware of their rights and entitlements.
  • Ensure Human Resources matters are handled fairly and consistently in line with legal and Charity requirements.

Benefits for you:

  • 33 days annual leave (pro-rata) rising to 38 days with length of service (Including Bank Holidays)
  • Annual leave purchase and sale
  • Competitive pension schemes; salary sacrifice and NHS pension for continuing member
  • Learning and Development opportunities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Wellbeing sessions (monthly)