People Adviser, Watts Gallery Trust

Location:Compton, Near Guildford, Surrey Salary:£26,000-£30,000 pro rata Main duties:

• Be the main point of contact for managers and staff, providing guidance, support, advice and coaching on the full range of people and HR activities: including recruitment, payroll, contracts, absence management, wellbeing, performance management, employee relations and training & development.
• Review and update HR/People policies, procedures and processes, ensuring they are fit for purpose, legally compliant and follow best practice.
• Lead on specific HR initiatives and projects e.g. HR software implementation.
• Monitoring and reporting key HR/people matrices to support business decisions.
• Working towards a framework for a recognised people accreditation programme such as Investors in People (IIP).
• Be responsible for HR administration including recruitment administration, offer letters, contracts, DBS checks, personnel files and provision of all HR support and administration for employees and freelance contractors in liaison with the external HR services supplier and in line with General Data Protection Regulations.
• Lead and manage staff recruitment campaigns including development of role profiles, advertising, selection, offer, induction and probation.
• Set up and manage an HR software package to support the implementation of a staff database, electronic employee records, employee self-service, and absence management.
• Working closely with the Finance Manager, provide salary and pensions data and liaise with payroll on staff salaries.
• Set up and drive employee engagement initiatives.
• Support learning & development plans.
• Support the pastoral care and wellbeing of staff, liaising with the provider of the Employee Assistance Programme as required.
• Work with the Board and Staff Diversity and Inclusion working groups to create and implement plans to embed diversity and inclusion within Watts Gallery Staff teams.
• Oversee the completion of all staff appraisals, probationary and midterm reviews, and exit interviews.
• Annual Benchmarking of HR policies, employee pay and benefits.
• Manage the training budget, research training opportunities and organize organisation-wide training opportunities.
• Undertake any other duties commensurate with the role, as required.


Interview date:08/10/2021 Closing date:30/09/2021 Job Description:
Watts Gallery Trust has an exciting opening for the new part-time role of People Adviser.  As the museum recovers from the pandemic and delivers its masterplan programme over the coming years, we are looking for someone who is flexible and enjoys working in a professional services support role in a fast-paced and changing environment. Working at the heart of a thriving cultural institution you will provide dedicated people support to the Senior Management Team. You will be an experienced HR generalist with responsibility for ensuring a compliant and efficient HR function to support the full employee lifecycle including recruitment, contracts of employment, policies and procedures, employee wellbeing, performance management, training and development, employee relations and diversity and inclusion. You will provide guidance, advice and coaching to line managers to support them in resourcing and managing their teams. This is a new role and it will involve the setting up of new processes and procedures and the selection and implementation of a new HR software system. You will work proactively to implement the HR Plan that will support the priorities and objectives of the Gallery as supported by an external HR Services supplier.

Please download the full Job Description, which includes the Person Specification and recruitment timeline, and application forms from the Career Page on our website.

Watts Gallery Trust is committed to addressing inequality in the arts and ensuring equality of opportunity in employment. We consider diversity a strength and are keen to make our workforce more representative of different backgrounds and experiences. We strongly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or minority ethnic, young, disabled, LGBTQI+, working class, or living or working in areas of socioeconomic deprivation in our region.

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