Human Resources Advisor – Apprentice Job at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust – in Nottingham

Job Description

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area

Human Resources


NHS AfC: Band 5




Full time – 37.5 hours per week

Job ref



City Hospital Campus




£25,655 – £31,534 pa

Salary period



11/09/2022 23:59

Job overview

Human Resources Advisor Apprenticeship – Band 5 (Paid 70% of top of band during apprenticeship)

At Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH), we’re expanding our team, investing in our people, and putting our development plans in action.

We are recruiting the following:

Permanent HR Advisor Apprentice on Agenda for Change Annex 21 and subject to individual performance will progress to a Permanent HR Advisor once you have completed your level 5 Apprenticeship.

Fixed Term Contract (18 months) HR Advisor Apprentice. During this time you will be supported to complete your level 5 Apprenticeship. Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will be eligible to apply for other positions within the Trust including any HR vacancies. The training will expose you to a wide range of skills and competencies which would make you well placed for further study or suitable for many job opportunities in HR.

During your Apprenticeship, you will undertake the Level 5 HR Consultant (including Edward Jenner) via online during your working hours with an education provider. As an Apprentice, you will study for 6 hours per week.

Main duties of the job

Bringing with you experience of working in a HR environment you be a dynamic and committed individual looking to take the next step in your HR advisory career.

You will work closely our HR Advisors and Assistant HR Business Partners to provide a credible HR service, advising on the application of HR policies and procedures, supporting disciplinary, resolution of employment concerns (grievance), performance, sickness and meetings.

In return, you will be given plenty of opportunities to grow and develop in your HR career including training and development and employment law updates throughout the year. And you’ll have access to lots of other benefits, including a generous holiday allowance and an exciting range of exclusive staff wellbeing activities.

To be eligible for this position you will need;

5 GCSEs at grades C/4 or above

A Level in any subject or equivalent eg CIPD level 3 or BTEC Diploma

Closing Date: 11th September 2022

Interview date: 29th September 2022

Working for our organisation

We work our hours flexibly across the week and currently undertake a mixture of home and office based (hybrid) working around meeting requirements across our hospital campuses.

We are happy to discuss hours of work and home working / office preferences with potential applicants. Applications from potential candidates for part time hours are welcome but they must work a minimum of 30 hours per week to complete the apprenticeship and we would be happy to discuss this further.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the full details in the attached HR Advisor – Apprentice Job Description and Person Specification

In addition to the above summary you need to familiarise yourself with the full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

Person specification


Essential criteria

Educated to A level or equivalent eg CIPD Level 3 or BTEC Diploma

Be willing, prepared and able to complete CIPD Level 5 apprenticeship including completing assignments during own time

5 GCSEs level C or equivalent

Desirable criteria

CIPD Level 3


Essential criteria

Previous recent experience within a Human Resources role,

Desirable criteria

Experience of HR software package including basic report writing


Essential criteria

Experience of managing a heavy and diverse workload, prioritising effectively at all times


Bring your whole self to work for us at NUH. We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience. Becoming one of our people may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in delivering world class healthcare to the diverse patient populations we serve.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are currently under-represented at NUH.

Covid-19 vaccination: remains the best way to protect yourself, family, colleagues and our patients/service users from the Covid-19 virus. We continue to encourage our current and potential colleagues to get vaccinated. For helpful advice and information about the Covid-19 vaccination and how to access visit: https://nottsccg.nhs.uk/covid-19/covid-19-vaccinations/

Closing Dates: Please submit your application form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Communication: All communication related to your application will be via the email address you have provided. Please ensure you check your email account including your junk email regularly.

Easy read application: if you have a disability and find it difficult to complete our online application form, you can apply via our easy read application which you can find on the intranet https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/easy-read-job-application

Salary: The quoted salary will be on a pro rata basis for part time workers.

Disability Confidence: All applicants who have declared a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted.

At Risk of redundancy: NHS employees within the East Midlands who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy will be given a preferential interview where they meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

Skilled Workers Visa: We welcome applications from individuals who require a skilled worker visa in line with the Home Office regulations. NON-UK/NON SETTLED candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably qualified and skilled UK/SETTLED candidate is successful at interview stage as it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements

ID and Right to work checks: NUH authenticate all ID and right to work documentation such as passports, visa’s and driving license through a system called Trust ID. NUH will scan your ID and right to work documentation in to the Trust ID system at your face to face ID appointment. The system will run a check against the key security features within your documentation. The system will provide us with an outcome of your check which will be stored securely on your personal file along with all other pre-employment check documentation.

Transfer of information: If I have previous NHS service – I consent to the transfer of my Electronic Staff Record (ESR) data between this and other NHS Trusts. I also consent to the Occupational Health Department confidentially accessing my occupational health records from my current or previous employer in order to check the status of my vaccinations, immunisations s and screening tests as relevant to the post. I understand this is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to me taking up the position at NUH.

Disclosure and Barring Service: Your post maybe subject to a DBS check which incur a cost dependent on the level of check required (£41.90 for enhanced and £21.90 for standard). I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if it is required (by deduction from first month’s pay). Should I decide to withdraw from my job offer, I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of the DBS check undertaken by cheque or other agreed method.

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