SYP - People Advisor - Feb 23

SYP - People Advisor - Feb 23 Sheffield, England

South Yorkshire Police
Full Time Sheffield, England 27690 - 31434 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Department: People and Organisational Development

Location: Carbrook HQ, Sheffield

Salary: £27,690 - £31,434

Hours: 37hrs

Contract Type: Temporary to March 2024

Role Purpose:

You will work with managers to coach or advise them in relation to employee relations queries taking into consideration a range of information to discover creative solutions. Regularly meet with management teams to discuss people related performance and update them on emerging employment law and POD policy. You will attend formal ER meetings to act in an advisory capacity.

You will be visible to the force by building relationships with managers, staff and staff associations always acting as a role model of POD. Gathering local intelligence of force activity to share with POD; which will be instrumental in shaping our advice, policy and strategy. You will be the underpinning support to the People Business Partners and work collaboratively on work as directed by PBP. You will be a coach and mentor to colleagues in the Advisory Team to share knowledge and best practice to develop others.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide advice and guidance on employment matters with particular regard to effective and timely resolution of discipline, grievance, sickness and performance management casework, which may occasionally be complex and sensitive requiring tact and diplomacy
  • Advise managers in ER issues up to and including stage 2 of formal processes.
  • To ensure casework is progressed in line with Key Performance Indicators, including the ability to lean and complete high-quality casework within agreed timescales which will require self-management, influencing managers through effective partnership working and a flexible approach
  • Responsible for on-going real-time updating of internal databases and systems to ensure accurate information can be provided up to and including executive level
  • Responsible for delivering accurate and timely management information regarding all casework
  • To organise their workday to day activities/workload under supervision
  • Attend formal hearing / meetings in an advisory capacity where required.
  • Attend and contribute to local management team meetings by providing regular performance updates and challenging where appropriate.
  • Mentoring and coaching line managers, for example support/ delivery of people management training to upskill managers
  • Contribute to POD projects as directed by the Employment & Advice Business Partner.
  • Provide underpinning support to the People BPs as appropriate working as part of the team to enable them to deliver People and Force Strategies.

o maintains close liaison with the Force’s Occupational Health Department, ensuring that any delays or issues with sickness absence cases are raised and actions out in place to assist resolution

  • Gather local intelligence and share with wider POD function.
  • Develop and produce reports for the People BPs with assistance from POD Business Analysts.
  • Contract and appoint staff and officers.
  • Act as a mentor for People Assistant and POD Apprentice.
  • Engage with wider force to ensure visibility and build relationships/ rapport with managers.
  • Undertake any other work as directed including

Skills and experience:

For further information relating to the role and tasks of this position, please refer to the attached role profile.


We offer generous entitlements and supportive policies to enable a better work-life balance, some of which are listed below:

  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Flexible and hybrid working
  • Generous ‘family’ leave
  • Voluntary CPD Events for all staff to allow continuous development
  • Mentoring & Coaching Scheme
  • Paid Professional Subscriptions when relevant to role
  • Access to a range of occupational health facilities
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Employee assistance service (accessible 24/7)
  • Additional benefits for Westfield Health members
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Sports and Social Club


Applicants must meet the minimum requirement checkable history criteria, which must be taken into account for individuals applying to work with South Yorkshire Police in any capacity. A minimum checkable history of 5 years is required for this role and successfully undergoing recruitment vetting procedure is a pre-requisite of employment with South Yorkshire Police.

Appearance & Standards:

SYP is committed to striking a proportionate balance between self-expression and the need to maintain role sensitive professional standards in dress and appearance. Officers, staff and volunteers of South Yorkshire Police are permitted to have tattoos visible whilst on duty provided the tattoo is not considered to be unacceptable or otherwise inappropriate. Tattoos will be reviewed as part of the recruitment and selection process.

South Yorkshire Police’s Key Values:

Please find attached information sheet on South Yorkshire Police’s Key Values. The force has a particular focus on three areas, Fairness, Integrity and Trust. Under each of these three headings there are key behaviours we expect all employees to adhere to.

Smarter ways of Working:

South Yorkshire Police is committed to developing working practices which assist staff to balance their personal and professional lives, whilst meeting the needs of the organisation. This in turn enables SYP to provide an outstanding service to the community.

There are 3 different categories as part of this which are: Fixed, Field and Hybrid.

This role has been evaluated as a Hybrid role.

Hybrid: Applicable when the work can be undertaken at any location, whether that be a SYP building or from home.

Closing Date:

Tuesday 7 March 2023 at 23:55

Closing dates are not normally extended, other than in exceptional circumstances and agreement is made between the Talent Acquisition Manager and the Line Manager for the role.

Contact point for applicants:

For further information about the role, please contact Rachael Greenfield on 07464 983758.

Diversity & Inclusion:

Expressions of interest are particularly welcome from female and ethnic minority officers.

It’s really important to us that the department represents the community we serve, in order for us to provide the best service, utilising a range of backgrounds, experience and skills. We support and value all officers and staff and the unique experiences they bring to the role. We strongly encourage and welcome expressions of interest from these valuable underrepresented groups.

If you are from an underrepresented group and want to find out more about the support we can offer, please contact our dedicated team on [email protected]

In addition, we will look to support anyone who requires Part Time/Job share working hours.

Note to candidates:

Please note that, should you be successful at the interview stage, the relevant internal or external pre-employment checks are required. These include vetting clearance or review, prior to being appointed to the new role and start date being agreed.

SYP - People Advisor - Feb 23
South Yorkshire Police
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Lauren Poultney
Unknown / Non-Applicable
1001 to 5000 Employees
National Services & Agencies
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