1622 - People Advisor

East of England
Head Office – CITB, Sand Martin House, Bittern Way, Fletton Quays, Peterborough, PE2 8TY
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Full Time
£36,000 - £44,000

Job Title: People Advisor

Location: Peterborough / Hybrid

Salary Range: £36,000 - £44,000

About CITB

CITB aims to lead the construction sector by example to ensure fairness, inclusion, and respect for all. We seek to develop an organisation which reflects Britain’s diverse population, and our main objective is to create a culture that enables our customers to strive towards an organisational community that is reflective of today’s society.

Role purpose:

The role is key member of the internal HR team working closely with the People Business Partners / Leads/ Co-ordinators and People Director, Learning and Development Team in providing support in critical case work, People policy and process updates, People Analytics and Learning and development. This is a generalist HR role with the opportunity to support a wide range of initiatives across the HR agenda and scope for the role holder to discover and pursue activities that they are passionate about.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

Employee Relations: The role holder will work alongside the Business Partners and in partnership with our outsourced provider to ensure that our colleagues and managers manage ER cases in line with our policies and our values. Specifically, this role will have key stakeholder relationships supporting line managers with policy and best practice advice. ER reporting and analysis is key, and the role holder will be expected to recommend proactive solutions based on trends and best practice. 

Policy: Advising our managers and colleagues based on expert knowledge of our people processes and policies is important in this role. Contribution to policy development as part of the CITB HR Policy plan and programme is required which will include ownership for specified areas of policy and compliance (e.g. maternity or absence) and part of the team ensuring our communication, engagement and training of managers and colleagues is fit for purpose.

Resourcing: Ownership of the local departmental level resourcing plan (as part of the whole plan) and support to line managers in recruiting and reporting against this. Holding a advisory role in design of role profiles, support of recruitment processes and onboarding to deliver both a quality candidate experience and successful integration of new colleagues ensuring the line manager is at the heart of the process.

Data Analysis: The role holder will be expected to be adept at reporting from our current HRIS system, ensuring relevant weekly and monthly reports are generated and shared with relevant stakeholders and HR colleagues to driving problem solving and proactivity based on trends.

Communication and Engagement: For designated areas the role holder will be expected to manage and maintain sections of our intranet, developing content and communication plans that assist colleagues and managers in understanding our policies and processes.

Employee Experience: As part of the overall engagement plan set out by the relevant People Lead the role holder will ensure own stakeholder groups understand and fully participate in the CITB engagement survey and action planning processes. As part of the overall Wellbeing Plan the role holder will drive engagement and participation so that services and support is fully optimised.

Learning & Development: Collaboration with our Learning & Development colleagues and HR Business Partners to design and develop materials, resources (including training) to build confidence and competence of our managers with people policies and processes.

Project Work: When required this role will actively contribute to key projects. Areas of focus for CITB include Diversity and Inclusion, Wellbeing, Performance Management, Performance Development, Communication and Culture.

Knowledge and Experience:

•Associate member of CIPD (Level 5 qualification or equivalent) with at least 2 years’ experience of operating in a People Generalist role
•Experience of managing stakeholders in a diverse business setting
•Excellent communication skills
•Knowledge of best employment practice and how it is applied.
•Experience of providing support and advisory services in employee relations areas such as, disciplinary up to dismissal, grievance, performance and attendance management. Case Management experience
•Confidence with and experience in People HR IT systems
•Strong IT and data analysis skills
•Strong attention to detail

Prior specialism in HR practice in defined areas (e.g. recruitment, policy, reward, resourcing, engagement)

People analytics

Project management

Special Conditions/Other Requirements:

Role will require minimum one day per week to be based at Peterborough Head Office and the ability to increase this when required when given due notice
Flexibility to travel to other CITB locations when required, usually as part of relationship building at key sites and/or attendance at planned HR team meetings
Some anti-social hours required, usually travel related
UK wide travel, not expected to be frequent


  • 33 days holiday per year (Including bank holidays)
  • Flexible benefits including childcare vouchers, cycle to work and insurance
  • Pension scheme
  • Employee discounts
  • Long service awards
  • CITB recognition scheme
  • Employee assistance programme

For general queries regarding your application, please contact our customer contact services CITB-recruitment-enquiries@gov.sscl.com  or 0345 241 5364.

Associate member of CIPD (Level 5 qualification or equivalent) with at least 2 years’ experience of operating in a People Generalist role

10/03/2024, 23:55 hours

To be confirmed
To be confirmed
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This Vacancy is closed to applications.