Job Title: HR OfficerLocation: Leicester, LeicestershireSalary: £22,000 plus BenefitsOur client is a leading UK social care provider that supports adults with learning disabilities to live an independent lifestyle of their own choosing within the community. They are currently looking to recruit an experienced generalist HR Officer on a fixed term contract (9 months to cover maternity leave) to cover the Leicester and Derby area. The post holder will be based at the Leicester office with regular travel to the Derby office required. The ideal HR Officer will have worked in a stand-alone position with a remote reporting structure. A minimum of a foundation level CIPD qualification is required, as well as it being essential that you have substantial practical experience of recruitment & selection and structured disciplinary processes; combined with good business acumen.Key Recruitment Tasks: •Ensure that all company policies and procedures are followed in regards to recruitment. •Lead on all aspects of the recruitment lifecycle, including being part of the interview panel and selection decision. •Responsible for sourcing new and innovative recruitment methods in which to attract a wide variety of skilled and experienced staff to the organisation. •Encourage the involvement of service users in the recruitment process. •Undertake all required checks for new starters including right-to-work, DBS, Occupational Health checks and reference checking in line with CQC (Care Quality Commission) guidelines, statutory requirements and organisational policy.Employee relations: •Ensure appropriate support and advice is provided to managers on all Employee Relations issues including dealing with disciplinary and grievance matters.•Support Manager’s with flexible working requests, ensuring that any contractual changes still meet the needs of the business. •Work closely with all departments ensuring the promotion of equality and diversity within the organisation. •Provide support to Managers in regards to performance management processes. Other: •Ensure Snowdrop HRIS and Webroster system is kept updated at all times. •Work at other FHC sites when required, to meet the needs of the role. •Attend and actively contribute to HR, Development and Operational Meetings.Person Specification•Educated to A Level/ NVQ 3 or equivalent standard.•CIPD qualification (Foundation level- essential, intermediate or above- desirable).•Relevant generalist HR experience. •Demonstrable ability and experience in handling employee relations and disciplinary issues.•Sound Business Acumen.•Good knowledge of employment law. •Assertive, credible and professional in conversing with people at all levels.•Excellent Communication skills - able to act with tact and diplomacy.•Experience in the care / social care sector (Desirable). •Excellent organisation and time management skills.•Ability to multi task and keep calm under pressure. •Problem Solver.Please apply online with your CV and covering letter. Please check your email for confirmation that your application for HR Officer has been received and to follow further instructions if applicable.