Secondment Opportunities

We welcome both inward and outward applications for secondment in order to:

  • Provide career development opportunities
  • Improve contacts and networks between organisations
  • Increase understanding between organisations
  • Provide access to wider thinking and sharing good practice
  • Allow individuals to invest in the work of others

Investors in People

IiPSouth West Councils is an Investors in People organisation and learning and development is a high priority. South West Councils has clearly defined policies and procedures, set out in an employee handbook which allows staff to know what is expected of them.



Human Resources Advisor

Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton TA1 1SH
Working hours:
37 hours
£31,371- £33,799 per annum

South West Councils needs a high calibre person to meet the demands of a changing and challenging programme of work.

We are a regional public sector organisation that brings together local authorities, police, fire & rescue services, parish and town councils, national parks and other associate organisations in the South West.

This is an exciting opportunity to broaden your experience by providing advice and consultancy support to a wide variety of different organisations who need our assistance in addressing employment issues.  Our work is incredibly varied and amongst other things you will conduct complex and/or potentially politically sensitive investigations, advising at grievance/disciplinary/appeal hearings, conducting pay and grading reviews and delivering employment related training.

Although you will be based in Taunton, Somerset, you will be expected to travel throughout the South West and in doing so will get to enjoy this beautiful part of the country. 

You should have experience of providing employment advice to senior managers and customers, have excellent presentation and negotiating skills, and be capable of working on your own initiative.

We offer you access to the local government pension scheme, a flexi-scheme and opportunities for professional development within the organisation.

SW Councils is an Equal Opportunities employer, and will not discriminate against any applicant on grounds of disability, race, religion or belief, gender, age or sexual orientation. Applications from people wishing to work part time or job share are welcome.

For an informal conversation about the role, please call Ian Morgan, Head of HR Services, on 01823 425222. 

An application pack is available below or telephone: 01823 270101 or e-mail.  All applications must be made using the official application form, CVs will not be accepted.

Covering Letter
Application Form - complete and return to South West Councils
Application Monitoring Form- complete and return to South West Councils
Job Description
Person Specification
Additional Information
Structure Chart
Privacy Policy

The closing date for  the application form and application monitoring form is midday on Monday 29th April 2019

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 8th May 2019

Closing date:
Apr 29, 2019
Interview date:
May 08, 2019



Michele Evans michele.evans@swcouncils.gov.uk

Job title: Employment Officer

Tel: 01823 425222