People Adviser

Client: ODS Group

Location: Hybrid Working

Salary: £37,923 to £39,102 per annum

Closing date: Sunday, 25 June 2023 23:30

People Adviser  

About us:

At ODS Group our workforce are really proud to make Oxford a world-class city. Owned by Oxford City Council, we have a strong reputation for delivering high quality work in the public and commercial sector. Our future is bright, with opportunity for further growth as we take our company to the next level.

Our future depends on our people. We want to give you an environment in which you can flourish, so we work hard to ensure ODSGroup is a great place to work. We are a great company with big ambitions that values its people. If you’d like to be part of it, there couldn’t be a better time to consider a career with us.

About you:

The purpose of this role is to lead on reducing employee absenteeism and to develop a positive culture around attendance management. There will be a big focus on wellbeing and supporting employees in the workplace. 

You will need to have proven HR experience in casework, ideally Absence Management, and have exposure working with Trade Unions. Effective communication and interpersonal skills are essential, with ability to challenge and uphold policies whilst building strong relationships with colleagues.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing business, in a HR role that you can make you own and have scope to progress. 

The role:

Your key responsibilities as a People Adviser will include: 

• Managing the absence management process for all informal cases, escalating formal cases to the People Manager

• Process and progress Occupational health cases

• Engage and promote Wellbeing initiatives as well as conducting Welfare meetings.

• Track the use and spend of Agency staff, supporting Service Heads with Agency communications. 

• Provide consistent, accurate and timely advice to employees and managers in line with internal policies and employment legislation.

(full details in JD) 

This is a hybrid role, offering 3 days on site and 2 home working days. 


Commitment deserves reward. When you work with us, you can look forward to a great package of benefits to enhance your competitive salary, including:

• Up to 32 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays, with opportunity to purchase 20 additional days. 

• Extensive family-friendly packages and childcare assistance

• LGPS Pension scheme, 

• Personal and professional counselling (available 24 hours a day)

• Retail discounts

• Gym memberships

• Travel loans and travel discount schemes

• Personal accident insurance

For a confidential discussion with our recruitment partners at Penna please contact or call 07752791517. 

Closing Date: Sunday (midnight) 25th June

Interviews: From w/c 10th July