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HR Advisor - North Region





Priory Group Division

Adult Care

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time




37.5 per week

Job Advert - Division Information

Reporting to the Regional HR Business Partner, the HR Advisor will be responsible for providing timely advice and guidance to Site Leaders and Operations Directors across the full generalist range of employee relations matters.  This role supports the North region, which covers c80 care homes and supported living services, employing in the region of 3,000 colleagues, spread across a broad geographical area that includes the North of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.  The role is currently home-based and is likely to remain remote, with occasional travel to sites and regional offices as required.      

Key responsibilities:

  • Be first point of contact for all employee relations matters, coaching and advising line managers in line with company policy, process and employment law 
  • Develop robust relationships with senior managers, site leaders and HR colleagues and establish credibility as a specialist advisor
  • Provide advice on complex cases, in conjunction with HR Business Partner, including supporting the in-house legal team around ACAS and tribunal responses as required
  • Coach managers to develop their people management capability so that they are empowered to make future decisions and can operate in a self-sufficient way
  • Take a proactive, risk-based approach to case management, in line with our SLA’s and escalation processes, to ensure cases are managed in a timely manner and the correct outcomes are reached to safeguard our residents 
  • Identify key themes and trends, making recommendations to continuously improve our people management practices
  • Be an active member of the regional and divisional HR team, collaborating to ensure best and consistent practice

Job Advert Role Description

Knowledge / Education / Skills:

  • Organised and able to prioritise, taking risk into account
  • Ability to handle ambiguity
  • Strong customer focussed attitude
  • Ability to deal with multiple issues simultaneously in a highly dynamic environment
  • Good understanding of UK employment law and HR best practice
  • Good IT skills, particularly around Microsoft Office and HR information systems
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Understanding of the importance of safeguarding / impact of regulatory bodies in a social care context


  • Significant previous experience in a high volume, fast paced HR / ER advisor role across multiple sites / locations
  • Level 3 CIPD qualified, or relevant equivalent experience
  • Experience of developing and coaching managers to improve people management capability
  • Candidates must be based in the North of England/Scotland or Northern Ireland

Division DBS info

Career Pathways

As a Priory Group employee, you’ll be able to chart your long-term career along defined pathways (from Support Worker to CEO), each path providing you a fulfilling work environment and support from a world class organisation to achieve your professional goals. We want to invest in you to achieve the next step in your career, so you can continue to make a difference in people’s lives.


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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