Senior HR Advisor (Transactional Services)

Client: London Borough of Southwark

Location: Southwark

Salary: £37,653 - £43,701 + benefits

Closing date: Sunday, 19 February 2023 23:30

Senior HR Advisor (Transactional Services)

London Borough of Southwark

Salary: £37,653 - £43,701 + benefits

About Southwark:

Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a Council, we are successful, passionate and forward thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise, which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do. If you want to make a difference at a local level, apply to Southwark Council today.

The Role: 

Take your skills to the next level as deputy of our HR Transaction Team

Ready for a varied supervisory role at the heart of a busy team? As a Senior HR Advisor, you’ll build your skills and knowledge as you deal with different transactional matters daily.

Our front-line HR advisory service supports colleagues across the Council, giving expert advice and guidance. Supervising a six-strong team, you’ll ensure that it provides high quality customer service, responding to diverse queries. Together, you’ll advise on HR policies and procedures via phone, video calls and email, while taking on a range of related administrative tasks. Employment changes, pay, pensions, resignations – you’ll tackle them all efficiently.

Day to day, you’ll be updating HR records, liaising with Payroll colleagues and supporting improvements in processes and self-service. That means familiarising yourself with a number of HR systems and policies, while building great working relationships. If you’ve got what it takes – including motivation, good organisation and exceptional people skills – we’ll give you the support to achieve CIPD qualification (if you don’t have this already). Meanwhile, you’ll learn and progress as deputy to the HR Transaction Team Leader.

About You:

We’re looking for:

  • Practical experience in an HR/Payroll team
  • The ability to supervise teams, so they meet quality and efficiency standards
  • Customer focus and the drive to achieve high standards
  • The ability to create and build effective relationships with a range of managers, stakeholders and professional staff
  • The ability to prioritise and respond to competing demands
  • The motivation to take responsibility for your development
  • Natural teamwork and collaborative skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Commitment to Southwark Council’s values and our ambition to become an ever more inclusive, anti-racist organisation

Additional salary details

Benefits and more Information:

Recruitment timetable

Closing date: 19th February 2023

Interview date: w/c 6th March 2023

For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact our recruitment partners at Penna; Kirsty Constable on  or 07895 300 513.

We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.