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Priory Hospital Southampton, Marchwood Park, Marchwood, Southampton, SO40 4DA

Priory Group Division






Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert - Division Information

Priory Hospital Southampton - HR & Resourcing Lead

Are you looking for an exciting new HR opportunity?  Priory Hospital Southampton are looking an enthusiastic HR & Resourcing Lead to provide support and guidance to the onsite management team and managers on the interpretation and implementation of Priory's HR policies and procedures ensuring consistent employment practices at site.  You will also act as first point of contact for all employees at site whilst managing workflow to ensure all HR administration processes are delivered accurately and on time.  You will be comfortable working to deadlines, organised and able to present HR Data to the Senior Management Team when required.


Key responsibilities:


  • Work closely with Senior Management team and Heads of Departments to help define and develop avenues and methods of attracting new candidates of the highest quality to the site.
  • Work closely with the Central Talent Acquisition team to agree recruitment methods
  • Ensure that recruitment process is adhered to and candidates are screened by the appropriate managers in a timely manner



  • Working in conjunction with Central Onboarding team to ensure offered candidates are processed and onboarded in a timely and effective manner
  • Liaise with candidates throughout Onboarding process ensuring all relevant documentation required is obtained in a timely manner


Compliance & Mandatory Training

  • Ensure that DBS & Professional accreditation renewals are monitored and undertaken during employee life cycle
  • Ensure all permanent, fixed term and bank staff are up to date with mandatory training. Hitting required target for site
  • Arrange and book training as and when required
  • Liaise with Central Learning & Development team& external providers (where appropriate) to offer required courses to employees


Engagement & Retention

  • Support and drive completion of the Colleague Engagement surveys at site to increase response rates and employee engagement
  • Work closely with site SMT and Managers to progress site action plans
  • Work alongside Hospital Director to ensure regular YSF meetings are held and representation is at local and regional meetings
  • Ensure exit interviews are carried out with all leavers from site before their leave date
  • Highlight any themes or concerns arising from Exit Interviews


Absence Management & Employee Relations

  • Ensure absence management policy and procedures are being adhered to at site for both ad hoc, short-term & long-term absence
  • Identify, understand and address high levels of absence with managers
  • Ensure return to work interviews are carried out following any absence for all employees
  • Liaise with Regional HR team for guidance and support in relation to absences where required
  • Work with managers to ensure appropriate Occupational Health referrals are made when required
  • Provide advice as per company policy and procedures, liaising with Regional HR Team for support and guidance as required
  • Any other ad hoc task as and when required


Documentation & General Duties

  • Management of onsite Resourcing & HR team
  • Ensure that all relevant documentation related to employees is recorded, maintained and stored
  • Create and maintain employee personnel files at site
  • Support with the administration and coordination of investigations, grievances and other HR processes under the advice of Regional HR
  • Minute take in meetings where appropriate
  • Provide cover for Payroll as and when required

Job Advert Location Description

Priory Hospital Southampton is rated GOOD overall with outstanding in CARING, Priory Hospital Southampton sits within 1.5 acres of beautiful grounds. This tranquil setting is approximately four miles from the M27 and two miles from Totton train station, and has free onsite parking. The hospital offers opportunities for nurses to work in a number of service line settings – Adult Acute & Adult Eating Disorders  meaning nurses have the chance to experience other wards on rotation.

The hospital prides itself on ensuring that patients’ recovery and care remain its primary focus throughout their stay. Led by an effective and stable management team it has a robust preceptorship programme. The hospital environment, referral screening process and links with the local provider collaborative sees low levels of incidents requiring restraint despite being designated as an ‘acute’ facility.

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