HR Advisor - Part Time - Flexible Working Available

Southampton, Hampshire
£25,259 - £26,120
11 Oct 2019
03 Nov 2019
Contract Type



About the job

Are you an experienced HR professional looking for a role that can offer a real work life balance?

Are looking for a role that will allow you to develop your HR skills whilst working two days a week (allowing you to focus on a busy personal life)?

Would you describe yourself as a motivated self-starter with excellent communication skills?

If so, we would love to hear from you.

Job description

We have a fantastic opportunity for a HR advisor to join our team on a part time/job share basis here at The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) working a fixed Monday and Tuesday. Reporting into the HR Ops Delivery Manager you will become part of our dedicated diverse, team responsible for supporting the management of the expert HR services whilst also managing the HR admin function.

Role responsibilities

Duties include but are not limited to:

• Management of HR Expert Services.

• General HR admin

• Managing the implementation and embedding of change

•Assisting with the management of the Performance Management process
• Supporting the management of recruitment requests.
• Responsible for the training administration for non-technical training courses.
• Assisting with HR projects and ad-hoc tasks as required

Full details of this exciting opportunity can be found on the attached job description.

About you

You will bring excellent organisational skills and your ability to prioritise a busy workload. You take great pride in your work and your attention to detail is second to none. You get a real sense of achievement seeing your work through to completion.

With your confident communication skills, you have no problem in varying circumstances and can tailor your tone and language to your audience. As a natural networker you enjoy liaising with stakeholders of all levels and can express yourself in a confident and concise manner.

Coming from a HR background you will utilse your already excellent skillset, if you don’t already have a CIPD we would only love to help you achieve this.

There is regular travel within the UK which may include overnight stays.

Please note, for this role you must be available to work Mondays and Tuesdays

Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. We offer generous annual leave, attractive pension options, flexible working, inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.

About us

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) implements the government's maritime safety policy in the United Kingdom and works to prevent the loss of life and occurrence of pollution on the coast and at sea.

Safer lives, Safer ships, Cleaner seas.

Our vision is to be the best maritime safety organisation in the world.

Find out what it's like to work at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

We are part of the Department for Transport (DfT). DfT is a great place to work, and our ‘one team’ approach really makes a difference. We value our staff and that’s why we’re committed to nurturing an inclusive environment across the Department.

You’ll be part of an innovative organisation that invests in all our people, ensuring we have the diverse skills to deliver transport that moves Britain ahead now and into the future.

DfT’s inclusion is recognition of our commitment to make the Department a great place to work through our culture of equality and inclusivity and the great strides we’ve made to raise the number of women in senior positions.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Working Together
  • Leadership

Benefits • Learning and development tailored to your role
• An environment with flexible working options
• A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
• A Civil Service pension Things you need to know Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.

The sift is due to take place on 6th November 2019

Interviews/assessments are likely to be held on 18th November 2019

Interview location to be confirmed.

We will try to meet the dates set out in the advert. There may be occasions when these dates will change. You will be provided with sufficient notice of the confirmed dates.
The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment could include:
• an interview
• an interview with one or more exercises
• a full day of activities including interactive, written and timed exercises

The Department for Transport alongside other Government Departments recruit using Success Profiles. This means for each role we consider what you will need to demonstrate in order to be successful. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity. For further information on Success Profiles please click here

Your interview may consist of a range of question types. These may include questions about:
• what energises and motivates you
• how you would manage situations relevant to the role
• your previous experience
• your professional skills and knowledge

You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within.

Further Information
We have adopted anonymised recruitment. This means that your name, date of birth and other personal details will not be seen by the sift panel.

We may hold a merit list for up to twelve months. During this time, if a similar role is identified and you have been placed on the merit list you may be considered for the post. Within the merit list period, your application form and selection information may be shared across the department and its agencies.

If successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check maybe carried out.

New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band.

Reasonable adjustment
If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.

If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:

Contact Government Recruitment Service via as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs Complete the “Assistance required” section in the “Additional requirements” page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional.
Any move to the Department for Transport will mean you will no longer be able to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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Contact point for applicants Job contact : Name :   Abi Roden Email :   Recruitment team : Email : Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact Government Recruitment Services via email: If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission: Click here ( to visit Civil Service Commission