View Vacancy - Regional HR Advisory Manager

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow. 

Job Category  

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

Job Subcategory  

RCSH (Regional Corporate Service Hubs) 

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)  

The Regional HR Advisory Manager works as part of the Regional HR Hub and is responsible for supporting HR policy and operations for locally employed staff working at British Embassies, High Commissions and other Offices located in the region. The role delivers HR consultancy services, exercising initiative in the processing and analysis of  information, using sensible judgement and discretion in the application of rules, regulations, procedures and policies.  

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the HR Advisory team – currently one HR Advisory Officer.
  • Engage with a wide network of external contacts to understand and keep up-to-date with workforce regulations and issues across the region.
  • Liaise with colleagues and legal advisers in diplomatic missions to ensure terms and conditions of service (TACOs) and local staff policies are consistent with local labour law and practices.
  • Work with colleagues in the global HR network on projects involving the development of new HR policies. Actively contribute providing feedback and participating in policy discussions.
  • Provide advice and share best practices on TACOS, grievance procedures, tackling bullying, harassment and discrimination (BHD), managing performance, grievances employee relations and other HR practices.
  • Handle complex HR casework by providing expert advice to post management and guide decision making.
  • Manage centralised HR Advisory database for country and network – ensure accurate collation and continuous updates of information.
  • Oversee the HR enquiries operation including monthly reporting and analysis of key trends/issues, ensuring high standards of customer service and in alignment with regionalisation model and defined service level agreements (SLAs).
  • Analyse management information, delivering analysis reports and conclusions.
  • Handle customers’ complaints regarding HR enquiries (advice or recruitment processes) in liaison with the Regional Head of HR.
  • Supervise HR management information activities.
  • Lead delivery of regional HR processes (exit interviews, probation, fixed term processes) in alignment with FCO guidance and policies.
  • Support and monitor appraisal/review cycles with Line Managers and Senior Management at posts.
  • Consult with all levels of Post Management concerning strategic and proactive implementation of various HR programmes to ensure compliance with ongoing initiatives and general country/province/state compliance.

Essential qualifications and experience  

  • At least 3 years experience in a HR generalist/advisory role.  
  • Experience in a shared service environment.
  • Good command of spoken and written English is essential.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as organizational skills.
  • Excellent standard of IT skills are required, including Microsoft Excel, SharePoint and Word and the ability to use these systems to produce reports, charts, graphs etc.

 

Under US State Department requirements, the Embassy may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders or A visa holders.* If you hold a visa other than an A visa you are not currently eligible to work at the Embassy and Consulates.  Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at www.ukinusa.fco.gov.uk.  All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.   *A visas are acceptable at the Embassy and Consulates. The UK Mission to the UN (UKMIS) accepts G visas, and British Defence Staff (BDS) outposts accept A or NATO visas.  

Desirable qualifications and experience  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in HR or a business-related field.

Required competencies  

Seeing the Big Picture, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

Application deadline  

1 June 2017 

Grade  

B3 (L)

Type of Position  

Full-time, Permanent

Region  

N. America, Caribbean and British Overseas Territories

Country/Territory  

United States

Location (City)  

Washington

Type of Post  

British Embassy

Number of vacancies  

1

Starting yearly salary (USD)  

52,624

Start Date  

17 July 2017 

Other benefits and conditions of employment  

The British Embassy Network offers a strong benefits package.  This package includes medical, dental, vision, life, a 401(k) retirement savings plan, generous vacation and leave time, and an enriching training package.

Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy are subject to terms and conditions of service according to local American employment law.

Additional information  

Resume should be submitted by 1 June 2017 following the online application process. Please identify in your cover letter whether you are currently eligible to work at the Embassy. Internal candidates must inform their Head of Group before applying.

Only successful candidates will be contacted. Please no phone calls. Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we can not guarantee consideration of your application if the submission instructions are not properly followed.

The British Embassy is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, or other category protected by law

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