Employee Relations Specialist

A newly created position as ER Specialist to work across the international remit for the business, supporting, managing and training.

Job Details

Greater London
10th November 2021
£60-65k + Benefits
Permanent / Full Time

This role is managed by:
Jen Gaster

This is a newly created role with a focus on supporting all aspects of employee relations in the UK with scope to take on a global mandate.

Reporting to the Chief People Officer, you will be the lead on all matters relating to providing expert support and advice to HR and business clients on (mainly UK) ER matters, employment practices and casework including disciplinary, grievance, performance management, ill-health, modifications, investigations etc, reducing reliance on third party legal advisors and HR Business Partners.
You will also provide line managers and employees with professional, comprehensive, and timely advice and support, ensuring that the service provided is consistent.

Work closely with broader HR and our legal team to expertly guide, support, and implement change initiatives by supporting colleagues and managers with transfers, reorganisations/restructures (including meeting information/consultation requirements), plus undertake broader project work as required.

Build organisational capability in managing ER matters by educating/training managers and HR colleagues in ER process, practices, and legislation.
Lead and contribute towards proactive measures that advocate a best practice approach when managing people issues.
Develop excellent working relationships with HR Business Partners and leaders (Sales and non-Sales) providing robust advice and support on all aspects of employee relations in line with policies and procedures, employment law and best practice.

Collaboratively with the wider HR team to ensure better integration of the team, sharing of information and knowledge to deliver a seamless service.
Actively participate in projects developing new ER processes and other process improvements.

This is a highly responsible role and you must have excellent legislative knowledge to enable robust advice is provided to the senior leadership team globally. The successful candidate will likely be CIPD qualified, previous experience of working within an international setting is desirable, and supporting sales workforces.

On a personal note, you will have a good understanding of employment law, including GDPR legislation, and be confident in supporting senior leaders in managing sensitive and challenging casework. You will be a natural communicator and can bring solutions effectively, be an effective coach through supporting Senior Managers and providing them with the tools to resolve cases on their own merit.

If you are seeking to make a positive impact within a fast-paced global environment, and want to be part of a world-class and collaborative HR team, then this is the role for you.

What we require from you:

  • Up to date and very good knowledge of UK employment legislation. International employment law knowledge is desirable.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to build rapport at all levels with stakeholders.
  • Strong stakeholder management and internal consulting skills.
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with attention to detail and accuracy.