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HR Specialist

Barchester Inverness Office, Moray View House, Stoneyfield, Inverness, Highlands and Islands, IV2 7GG

  • Pay: Competitive
  • Hours: 40.00
  • Type: Permanent
  • Shift: Days
  • Posted: 11th January 2022
  • Expires: 11th March 2022

Are you an experienced HR professional looking for a dynamic new role? As the only care provider in the UK to be accredited as one of the best companies to work for in 2019, 2020, and 2021, our expanding HR department are fundamental in ensuring that we are market leaders in employee experience.
We have a rare opportunity for a HR Specialist to join our small Inverness team, where you will provide senior management across the business with support around employment law and HR best practice, all whilst demonstrating a strong commercial awareness. This position is fundamental in ensuring that a comprehensive HR service is delivered to Barchester’s 240 care homes, as well as corporate teams.
• Previous experience in a similar role
• Excellent knowledge of employment law and HR best practice
• In depth experience dealing with complex employee relations issues
• Good planning and organisational skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication
• Good attention to detail and accuracy
• Ability to work to deadlines
• Coach, support and advise senior managers based on complex ER issues and case management
• Deal with employment issues by liaising with management/employees as appropriate, seeking internal/external advice where necessary to ensure employment law compliance and applying best practice
• Partner with senior managers in active performance management of employees
• Manage complex sickness absence cases and offer guidance around Company policy on pay and when to use discretion, as well as manage occupational health referrals
• Support senior  managers with complex investigations, grievances, capability and disciplinary hearings
• Management of Employment Tribunal claims
If you are looking to develop a career with an employer that is supportive and offers progression opportunities, Barchester is an empowering and rewarding place to be.

Benefits and Rewards

We recognise that you and your role is pivotal in shaping the future of our organisation. That’s why in return for your dedication, you’ll receive a competitive salary plus our sector-leading benefits and rewards package. Take a look at how we’re committed to rewarding your amazing work and commitment when you join us.


About Barchester

We’re proud to have over 240 care homes and six independent hospitals nationwide, that continually meet and exceed all relevant regulatory compliance standards. Join one of our fantastic teams and you’ll make sure our residents and patients get the outstanding quality of care, support, services and facilities they deserve.


Equal Opportunities

We recognise and celebrate difference and pride ourselves on creating an inclusive environment for all. Whoever you are, we want you to be yourself, always. This enables greater diversity across the entire organisation for the benefit of our workforce and also the people we celebrate life with in our homes and hospitals. Barchester is proud to be an equal opportunities organisation.