People Advisor (temporary)

1625 Independent People
1625 Independent People
£30,825 per annum
Closing Date: 
Sunday, 30 June, 2024 - 23:45
Contract Type: 
Full Time
Contract Details: 
(Temporary - 7 months from mid-September 2024 to mid-April 2025)
Details of Role: 

We have an opportunity for a new colleague to join our People team. We are looking for someone to partner our managers in supporting our greatest asset, our people. 

We are a four colleague People team, and we don’t just provide support. We lead and drive positive change and we make sure our people are looked after so that they are equipped and supported to do their jobs and achieve best possible results for the young people we support. To achieve this, our People team has to be knowledgeable, creative, efficient and effective.

Please find full details of how to apply via our website in the advert below. The deadline for application submissions is 23:59, Sunday 30 June 2024.

We are striving to better represent the young people we support and therefore are particularly keen to increase applications from minoritized ethnic groups, Muslim and male candidates as they are currently under-represented in our organisation. We also encourage applications from people with relevant lived experience. 

If you need an adjustment to be made to any part of the recruitment process, please let us know as soon as possible. 

Who are we?
We are a leading youth homelessness charity based in the Southwest, working with over 1,500 young people. At 1625ip we are driven by Social Justice and Passion: we strive to do something that matters and take pride in seeing the results of our work in social outcomes and improving young people’s lives.

What you will be doing:

  • With a good grasp of employment law and analytical thinking, you will use that knowledge to provide creative solutions in employee relations matters by supporting and guiding our full management team on all their people matters, encompassing the full range of queries which arise throughout the employment cycle e.g., ill health, T&Cs, performance, flexible working etc. 
  • Being super organised and proactive, you will respond well to pressure and change, so when, for example, you have set aside half a day for reporting but then a manager needs your support with an unexpected situation, you will adjust your plans and prioritise accordingly.
  • Being people focused, by which we mean, you are thinking about ‘people’ in all that you do, you will underpin your work with the question ‘is this going to make things better?’ so for example, when you are revising a policy or a process, you will consider how you can make sure that the changes you are making are equitable and inclusive.
  • By striving to make a positive difference to the working lives of others, you will conduct your work with a sense of professionalism, empathy and humour, so for example, when you are advising a manager who is supporting someone in their team with ill health, you will do this without judgement.
  • By communicating well and influencing others through coaching, you will build strong relationships so for example, when you are working with a manager who is inexperienced in managing others, you will guide them towards finding their own solutions.  
  • Being committed to your work; you will take accountability and problem solve creatively so for example, when you are advising on a complex scenario, you will reach for the less obvious solutions.

You will be in the People team and your line manager will be our People Director.

At 1625ip we are led by our Competency Development Framework. This connects our values to our behaviours in everything we do and gives us the tools to develop. The framework ensures our recruitment is better informed, applications and interviews are behaviourally based, and job profiles are developed on the ‘how’ of a job. 

If you have transferrable skills and you are interested in this role, but you are worried about the application process, please get in touch with us. We encourage you to have an informal chat with the recruiting manager to discuss how your personal or professional experience and skills could be transferred to this role. Details of how you can do that are further down in this advert.

Contract details 

  • Hours per week: 37.5
  • Contract type: Temporary – 7 months.
  • Pay: £30825 per annum
  • The location: Your base will be our Kingsley Hall office, close to Bristol’s main train and bus stations as well as the vibrant Bristol city centre. As a team we work from our office two days per week on Wednesdays and Fridays. You can work remotely the rest of the time.

A few benefits at 1625ip
In return for your dedication, we offer:
A generous annual leave entitlement of 30 days per annum plus all Bank Holidays (pro rata as this is a short-term post).

  • Employee Health Cash Plan with HSF.
  • A supportive and approachable team with an emphasis on colleague wellbeing.
  • “I feel grateful to work here every day! The work feels useful and worthwhile and I feel like I am able to make a difference for our young people” (From Colleague Wellbeing Survey 2023).
  • “I couldn’t be happier with the opportunities and support I have received in my career progression that has led me to my dream job!” See what other colleagues have said about their career development with us, here. 

Important dates
•    Application deadline closes: 23:59, Sunday 30 June 2024
•    If you have not heard from us by the end of the day on Tuesday 02 July 2024, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 
•    Interviews are on Monday 08 July 2024

How to Apply: 

Ready to see yourself in this rewarding role? We can’t wait to hear from you.

  • To access the Job Pack and submit an application, please visit the vacancy page on our website. 
  • You will be asked to answer five questions at the end of the Word application form. These are required to ensure your application can be shortlisted. 
  • Please note the online e-application form cannot be saved so we recommend you prepare your Word application form before you start filling in the e-form.
  • Please get in touch with us if a hard copy of the application form would be preferred. We will organise a time for you to collect it from and return it to Kingsley Hall (our main office in Old Market). An online application will then be created for you. 

Contact us

Equitable opportunities for everyone
We believe those with a criminal record should have an equal chance to become employees or volunteers and encourage applications. 

As an organisation who safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, any job offer will depend on a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. Successful candidates will need to provide our organisation with sufficient documentation to prove ID. We comply fully with the DBS code of practice and undertake to treat all applications for positions fairly. For successful candidates with a criminal record, a risk assessment process will take place with the recruiting manager.  

We also pride ourselves on being an equitable opportunities employer for everyone regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, religion and beliefs, sex and sexual orientation. 

Please see our Policies section on the website, for further information.   

Contact Person: 
Sanja Taylor
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
0117 317 8800
Postal Address: 
Kingsley Hall 58-59 Old Market Street, Bristol BS2 0ER