190000NZ Requisition #

Grade: Band D

Salary: £29,064 - £40,698

Closing Date:  8th December 2019


We are looking for an innovative, passionate and driven individual to manage a varied and complex employee relations caseload within West Midlands Police.

Are you ready to work collaboratively with line managers across the Force, providing specialist HR advice based on Employment Legislation, Police Regulations and Force Policy?

Are you ready to join a team that is dedicated to building an environment that supports, challenges and enables our people to be the best they can be?

The Role


The HR Advisor is a pivotal role within the HR Advice Team and is responsible for the end-to-end management of multiple employee relations cases, ensuring that the ‘People Deal’ is at the top of the agenda. The role will require you to provide expert generalist HR advice to managers across the Force on all employee relations matters including attendance, capability, change management, disciplinary and grievance. You will liaise with our Trade Unions, Police Federation and Staff Associations, and be critical to ensuring managers work within defined policy and procedures. Policy implementation, delivering specific HR and policy inputs,  and coaching line managers is a key aspect of the role, helping us to build and embed a culture that is aligned with our vision and values.


The Candidate


We are looking for a positive, passionate individual with a strong background in human resources, and employee relations gained within a complex, unionised environment alongside sound knowledge of employment law and understands their contribution to business success.


Experience of managing a high volume of complex employee relations cases, the ability to work under pressure and to time constraints is essential and membership of the CIPD or relevant professional qualification is sought.

You must have previous experience of working with a range of internal and external stakeholders, including senior management and Trade Union bodies with the ability to negotiate, influence and persuade. Being structured, organised and able to work independently is essential. You will be passionate about your work and will have strong listening, verbal, written and presentation skills.

This role is based in central Birmingham. However, the nature of this role will require some travel to WMP offices across West Midlands region.

This is a unique opportunity for an individual of the right calibre.


This role reports to the Service Lead – HR Advice Team.


Diversity is fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of communities that we police. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.


If you are interested in the role and would like to discuss this opportunity please contact Nicole EARP, Service Lead – HR Advice Team on 07886711316.


The ideal candidate for this role will:

  • Have experience of working within Human Resources or Employee Relations in a large, complex and unionised organisation;
  • Have good knowledge and understanding of employment law and associated policies and procedures, both in terms of technical and practical application, including supporting cases to Employment Tribunal;
  • Relevant professional qualification in relation to Human Resources, Employee Relations or Employment Law along with CIPD membership;
  • Ability to support the development and implementation or ER policies, processes and practices, including experience of change management.
  • Be innovative, passionate, focussed and flexible within the working environment;
  • Be an excellent communicator with exceptional interpersonal, negotiating and influencing skills.

About Us:


Here at West Midlands Police (WMP), we serve almost 2.8 million people – making us the second largest Police Force in England. We’re in the middle of radically overhauling all aspects of the business with WMP2020 - a modernisation plan that’ll change the way we operate.


WMP is a large and diverse organisation where you can develop your skills, knowledge and career in an encouraging and flexible environment.


We're able to offer you a comprehensive range of rewards and benefits including:

  • 28 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) with the option to purchase additional days
  • access to a Corporate Health Cash Plan and wellbeing website
  • modern working environment in central Birmingham
  • opportunity to save on travel costs through a Corporate Travel Scheme
  • the option to join a generous pension scheme
Are you ready to join us?


If yes, we'd like to hear from you.

West Midlands Police are currently undertaking a long term review of staff pay and conditions.  The grade, pay and other terms of employment are therefore subject to review and may change in the future. 

West Midlands Police is a Disability Confident Leader - the highest level an organisation can achieve under the scheme run by the Department of Work and Pensions.  As part of our commitment we operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme - all candidates who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview.


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