Employee Relations Specialist


Employee Relations Specialist

  • Location

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

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  • Salary::

    £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits

  • Contact:

    Victoria Elliott

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  • Job Published:

    4 months ago

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What you will do

You will operate as an Employee Relations partner to the business, delivering consistent advice and coaching regarding HR practices to ensure all business leaders receive a high quality HR service.

How you will do it

- Deliver on value added ER projects, such as ER Manager training, Wellbeing, ER metrics, Exit Interviews, Early Intervention.
- Provide advice and guidance on the management of employee relations issues such as disciplinary, grievance, absence, and restructuring.
- Project manage the whole cycle of restructuring activities to ensure achievement with global timelines.
- Manage the people elements of Mergers and Acquisitions as well as TUPE
- Develop management capability by providing coaching and guidance
- Assist in the implementation of harmonised HR policies and procedures. Provide advice and interpret such policies as appropriate.
- Effectively manage all ER cases, Disciplinary, Grievance Occupational Health and Absence cases.
- Build strong and consultative relationships with the Unions and their reps.
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the business, HR trends and employment legislation and pro-actively use knowledge to provide excellent customer focused, value add, service provision.

What we look for

- Strong ER experience,
- Experience in a similar large multi-site, complex commercial environment.
- Ideally worked in a unionised environment.
- Understanding of HR issues including employee relations and employment legislation.
- PC literacy, including knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
- Willingness to undertake regular travel across the region and occasional travel in UK
- Highly motivated with the ability to motivate others
- Ability to work under pressure
- Show high levels of commercial awareness
- Self motivated and enthusiastic
- Able to act with autonomy
- Flexible, accommodating and positive approach
- Takes full accountability for own performance and development
- Demonstrates competence in a constantly evolving environment