HR Advisor – Part Time

Location: Canterbury

Status: Permanent, Part Time

Salary: £18,000 per annum

Closing date: 17/07/2022

Are you an experienced HR professional looking to work within a varied role in a friendly environment and with a good work/life balance?

Pilgrims Hospices are looking to recruit an HR Advisor to support our Operations and Support Services teams, bringing together HR operations, advice and business partnering in a coherent role.

The Role

As a member of the HR team the HR Advisor will support the Head of HR & Education in delivering a high quality, effective and efficient HR service.

Working in collaboration with key stakeholders, the post holder will lead on developing policies and procedures, and develop the skills and capacity of managers to empower them to manage people issues effectively and independently and in line with Pilgrims CODE.

This broad role will support its client group with a range of specialist HR activities including:

  • Employee relations support and advice.
  • Recruitment planning and strategy
  • Coaching and development of line managers
  • Business Partnering to Directors
  • Volunteer workforce advice and support

In addition, the post holder will be involved in wider HR and Education team initiatives and may lead on the delivery of small HR projects.

Working Arrangements

This is a part-time role (21 hrs per week) and is based at Pilgrims Hospice Canterbury although it is a role that will operate across all of our 3 hospice sites when required. Working hours are flexible over Monday to Friday and hybrid working arrangements can also be considered. You will be provided with free on-site parking and subsidised meals during your work day.

About You

To be successful in this role you should have previous experience within a similar role, providing a broad range of HR services and advice with a business-focused approach. You will have experience of coaching and training managers, advising on complex employee relations issues and will bring a commitment to professionally developing yourself and others.

About Us

As an award-winning employer, Pilgrims provides end of life care services to patients and their families across east Kent.

Our commitment is to provide open, compassionate care and expertise for patients and their families – both in the community and in-patient units.

Our Vision

“Of a community where people with a terminal illness and their family and friends are supported and empowered to live well in mind and body until the very last moment of their life”.

We recognise that our workforce is integral to the delivery of our Vision and our organisational and charitable aims. Pilgrims Hospices continues to create a highly skilled, motivated, engaged and healthy workforce by providing an environment where staff and volunteers feel highly motivated to perform their roles to a consistently high standard, and actively role model our organisational behaviours and values.

To achieve our Vision, we have a shared set of values and behaviours that enable us to be the people and the charity that patients and their loved ones need us to be. They form our CODE, which guides us in our daily working and decision making:

Compassionate We treat everyone with compassion and care

Open We communicate openly, honestly and effectively

Dynamic We are dynamic, improving and developing our service

Empowered We empower people to achieve their outcomes


Our Benefits

As an Employer of Choice we are committed supporting our employees and volunteers through both a holistic benefits package, but also through wellbeing and work/life balance.

Our hospices offer:

  • Friendly and highly professional working environments alongside people passionate
  • Opportunities for professional development through a range of extensive learning
  • A workplace pension scheme. Those joining us from the NHS may retain eligibility to membership of the NHS pension scheme
  • Subsidised meals
  • A good work-life balance and realistic working hours
  • Financial discounts, provided through the Blue Light Card scheme
  • A sense of achievement in supporting a worthwhile cause
  • A sense of wellbeing

We invest in our employees, which is one of the key things that makes us an award-winning employer of choice!


How to Apply

To learn more about this role, please download the full job description document as attached. Alternatively, if you would like to speak to someone about this vacancy please contact us at and we will arrange a call with you.

If you are interested in applying for the role and wish to join our passionate team, please download and complete the attached application form and return it to .

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on 17th July 2022.

As part of our commitment to be an inclusive employer, ensuring fairness and consistency in selecting the best candidate for this role, identifying details will not be considered during our selection process.