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Priory Hospital Southampton, Marchwood Park, Marchwood, Southampton, SO40 4DA

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





Job Advert - Division Information


Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.



Job Advert Location Description

Set back within 1.5 acres of landscaped gardens, the tranquil environment of the Priory Hospital Southampton offers therapeutic and recovery focused residential treatment as well as day care and outpatient services. The hospital also provides a specialist inpatient service for children and adolescents.

Priory Hospital Southampton provides 40 beds across 3 wards.  The  services provided at the hospital include Addictions Treatment, young peoples ward (CAMHs) and treatment of most psychiatric conditions and Eating Disorders.

We have a highly experienced team of mental health professionals and support staff, which include consultant psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and therapists.

Job Advert Role Description

We currently have a vacancy for an HR Advisor

The Role

1. Manage, support and be responsible for HR functions and staff. Coordinating the implementation and application of key HR processes and policies at a local level providing professional advice to managers and ensuring compliance with statutory regulations, legislation and codes of practice.

2. Provides professional advice to managers in the areas of areas of recruitment, selection, employee relations, conduct, and capability, grievance, appraisal, and reward and career development ensuring any associated documentation complies with Group HR policy and statutory regulations.

3. Provides advice, guidance and support on the implementation of strategic HR initiatives assisting and participating in the delivery of local communications programmes.

4. Ensures the accuracy, confidentiality and security of personal files and employment records in accordance with Group policy, best practice and current legislation.

5. Co-ordinates, facilitates and participates in local employee issues including interviews, investigations counselling and hearings ensuring processes and procedures comply with Priory’s policies and employment legislation and good HR practice. Acts as a source of

information on related employment issues to employees and other stakeholders.

7. Seeks to improve processes and the general ebb and flow of information.

8. Ensures the services and support provide offers good value for money and supports the overall aim of the site.

Experience Required

•           The role requires a professional post-graduate qualification and therefore a minimum of Graduate membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

•           The role holder will have experience working as an HR Advisor within a commercial environment in a generalist or in a specialist role.

•           Organises and prioritises work around the operational needs of the unit and the strategic HR programme of the Group.

•           The role holder will work to both short and medium term objectives advising and/or reporting to the SMT on a regular basis.

•           Problem solving will usually rely upon the application of acquired knowledge and skills however; the role holder will occasionally need to apply adaptive or creative thinking to local situations.

Interviews will take place on the 15th July.

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About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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