Freedom from Torture
Finsbury Park, Greater London
£40,550 per annum plus generous holiday entitlement, pension scheme and group life assurance
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Senior HR Advisor

Contract: Permanent
Hours: 35 hours per week
Location: Finsbury Park, London
Salary: £40,550 per annum plus generous holiday entitlement, pension scheme and group life assurance

We are looking for an experienced Senior HR Advisor to become part of our small but busy HR Team. Reporting through to the Head of HR this role will be responsible for the day to day support and supervision of the HR Team. This includes the HR Advisor, HR Assistant and HR Volunteer who together ensure a consistent, accurate and professional service to Freedom from Torture. This role will act as the Business Partner for senior managers throughout the whole employee lifecycle (employees and volunteers). This includes providing close advice and support on recruitment, employee relations, employee engagement and team development. The Senior HR Advisor will need to ensure that our senior managers work within organisational policies and procedures, employment law and other legislative requirement such as GDPR and criminal records checks. An understanding and compliance with current HR best practice is also a requirement.

You will have a strong track record in employee relations procedures and experience of managing case load. This role involves supervising the HR team on behalf of the Head of HR therefore line management experience would be desirable. This is a collaborative role where you will also travel and work with Freedom from Torture National Centres by delivering advice and guidance within your own knowledge base. If you believe you have the expertise required to succeed in this important role, please get in touch.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification, please click the link provided.

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK to be considered for this position.

Please note a CV and a cover letter addressing the Job Description and Person Specification of the role are mandatory to be considered for the position.

Freedom from Torture is dedicated to healing and protecting people who have survived torture. We provide therapies to improve physical and mental health, we medically document torture, and we provide legal and welfare help. We expose torture globally, we fight to hold torturing states to account and we campaign for fairer treatment of torture survivors in the UK.

Our team of dedicated professionals provide direct support to survivors including psychological therapy, physical health services, legal and welfare support, and expert medical reports for use in survivors' asylum claims. We also support other providers to deliver high quality rehabilitation services to survivors. 

We campaign for national and global change, using evidence from our services and survivor voices to protect and promote survivors' rights and hold torturing states to account. We are proud to play a significant role in the global anti-torture movement. Survivors, active and empowered, are at the centre of all of our work. 

None of this can happen without our vibrant community of supporters who help to create this change.

Thanks to the dedication of our staff and volunteers – as well as thousands of passionate supporters and funders – thousands of torture survivors have been able to rebuild their lives in incredibly difficult circumstances.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applications.

Closing date: 29 September 2019

Expected date of interviews: week commencing 7 October 2019

As an organisation working with a vulnerable client group, Freedom From Torture has a legal duty to ensure that those under its care are protected from abuse, and that where is abuse is suspected or has occurred, has a clear framework of response. Therefore the successful candidate will be required to complete a DBS application and the result will need to be reviewed before the candidate is confirmed in post.

Freedom from Torture is an Equal Opportunities Employer

No agencies please



Posted on: 13 September 2019
Closed date: 29 September 2019
Job ref: VA315
Tags: Human Resources, Project Management