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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/04/2021.

UNISON Advisor

Job Reference: 173-10021-COR-B

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Corporate Services / Staffside
St Marys Hospital, Leeds
£19,737 - £21,142 Per Annum Pro Rata

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You will support and advise on a wide range of issues including interpretation of a range of policies including sickness absence management, disciplinary, grievance, dignity at work, change management and terms and conditions of employment.

This is an exciting role with a broad scope of responsibility so we are looking for an individual who will work well as part of the team to achieve results and also use your own initiative.

You will be confident in your communication both on the phone and by email. You will be required to keep various systems up to date and accurate so attention to detail is essential to ensure compliance and data quality. Ability to multi-task is essential due to the nature of the work.

You will excel in working as part of a team but also be able to work independently to deliver the highest standards of support. An ability to work under your own initiative is therefore also required as is the ability to analyse a situation in order to provide a focused solution.

The role requires you to be pro-active, enthusiastic and willing to learn. It is necessary for you to attend online training to undertake this role. The role will be based at St Mary’s Hospital which has free parking but in this current climate we will require you to mainly work from home. Whilst most meetings are currently held virtually, you will need the ability to travel independently across the Trust as required for which public transport is not easily available.

The post is for 22.5 hours per week which will be required to be worked over three days, 8:30am to 4:30pm. This is a fixed term contract with the potential for it to be extended/permanent.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dave Syms - 0113 855 5168

All applications submitted will be held by and the Trust Resourcing team. If you are unsuccessful at interview your details will be held for a further 6 months and then deleted.

***Please note that from 1st July 2018, all new employees will be required to pay for their DBS Check, and to subscribe to the DBS Update Service.***

If a DBS Check is required for your role the Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost of the DBS check (Enhanced Check £48 or Standard Check £30) by way of deductions from your salary over the first 3 consecutive months of employment with the Trust. As a condition of your employment you will also be required to register with and to participate in the DBS Update Service, and will be responsible for maintaining payment, and subscription to the DBS Update Service (£13 annual payment).DBS checks for volunteers remain free of charge.

NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk of redundancy’ will, wherever possible be offered an interview, provided that they demonstrate that they meet all the essential shortlisting criteria of the post. If you are ‘at risk of redundancy’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application.

The Trust reserves the right to close the vacancy before the closing date.

In view of Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process should you be appointed to the post.

The Trust currently pays a non-consolidated supplement in order that all our staff receive the equivalent of the Living Wage Foundation Rate.

Please note: The Trust does not offer reimbursement of interview expenses.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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