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HR Manager

Job Reference: 185-A-19-74579

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
Exeter (Wonford)
£37,570 - £43,772 (WTE)

We offer a fantastic benefits package with competitive pay rates with annual increases, annual leave of 27 days increasing to 33 days after 10 years, access to the NHS Pension Scheme to which you and the Trust contribute. Our Medical workforce has separate arrangements. Alongside this there are extensive training development opportunities with paid mandatory training, support for flexible working and access to an On-site Ofsted graded ‘Outstanding’ Nursery. We promote a healthy work life balance, provide an Occupational Health Service to support you at work and have a number of NHS discounts available either directly through ourselves or online through NHS Discounts. As part of our recruitment process we can tell you more about our benefits package and you will see that we offer everything you would expect and more!

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) provides Acute and Community services across Exeter and East Devon serving a population of more than 450,000 people. In our latest CQC full inspection of our services, the RD&E received an overall rating of “good”. We were rated as “outstanding” for our Emergency and Critical Care services, and for Caring Trustwide.

The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has been ranked as the joint best performing non-specialist Trust in the country for overall patient experience of care in the 2016 Care Quality Commission (CQC) Adult Inpatient Survey.

The main hospital site is in the historical Cathedral city of Exeter that has abundant family amenities and beautiful surrounding countryside. It is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside and coast of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail, road and air links. Good educational facilities such as the University of Exeter and good Ofsted rated schools are available locally. Our Community sites are equally well positioned and are a good place to work.

Enjoy a good quality of life in the South West and be part of our caring workforce.

MY CARE HR Manager 30 Hours Per Week (0.8WTE)  

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, professional and credible HR Manager to join the MY CARE Programme implementation team. Working closely with the HR Lead and the programme team to deliver the strategic plan for the HR aspects of the programme and provide management of an HR generalist service to the MY CARE Workstream Leads and line managers. This role provides an excellent opportunity for an experienced HR practitioner with good HR grounding in advising and influencing managers on Trust HR policies and terms and conditions and with experience of managing ER casework, to develop your change and project management experience, work within a programme environment and be instrumental in supporting the delivery of the largest digital transformation programme within the RD&E’s history. To support you in your role you will have line management responsibility for an HR Administrator. 

As a senior HR professional, you’ll need to be an effective communicator with a track record of delivering an HR service within a complex and unionised organisation. The successful candidate will have highly developed problem-solving, influencing, analytical, advocacy, communications and engagement skills.

This position is available immediately, on a part-time basis (30 hours), as a secondment or fixed term contract for 12 months, with potential for a further extension and/or permanent employment thereafter.

For further information please contact Karen Desborough HR Lead or on 01392 408068

Provisional dates for interviews 23rd July or 7th August.


MY CARE - Transforming care together

We are embarking on the biggest programme of clinical pathway and digital transformation that we have ever undertaken at RD&E hospitals, called ‘MY CARE’. This work will be supported through a comprehensive review of patient pathways combined with the introduction of a fully integrated Electronic Patient Record (EPR) system and a significant investment in digital technology. We are working in partnership with award-winning EPR supplier, Epic, to deliver this transformational programme of work.

This ground-breaking Programme, which is scheduled for go-live in Summer 2020, will be the first of its type in Devon. The MY CARE programme will be exciting and challenging with a focus on creating a digital working environment which will enable our staff to work more collaboratively and efficiently in delivering outstanding care to our patients and the wider community. The key to unlocking this major programme of change is the engagement and involvement of service users, carers and staff in delivering the changes needed.

The MY CARE Programme will only be delivered successfully if we establish an enthusiastic, hard-working and dedicated Programme Implementation Team. As part of the team we need to employ staff from all areas of clinical practice, administrative and clerical, and corporate areas such as HR, Service Development and Information Management and Technology. If you believe you have the skills we require for this dynamic and forward-thinking programme, please apply now!

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During the course of this recruitment process, the Trust will be collecting your data and processing it in accordance with relevant Data Protection Legislation. Please see our website for more information with regards to the Trust’s Privacy Notice (RD&E website - Information Governance page). This Privacy Notice is designed to provide you with further information on how we will be using your data for this purpose and to comply with the relevant legislation.

The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust will contact previous employers to confirm employment history to cover a period of at least 3 years. The Trust is only able accept written references; these will be requested via email. One of your referees must be your current line manager and all references must cover the previous three years work or study history.

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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

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