Employee Relations Specialist
As the Employee Relations Specialist, you will deliver high-level advice and assistance to departments across the full range of HR issues, including discipline, grievance, organisational change, TUPE, gradings, as well as advice on the interpretation of policy on matters such as recruitment, equal opportunities, retirement, and voluntary severance. You will work closely with the HR Team Leader on the management of complex or high risk cases, including ETs.
Our client is Oxford is a world-renowned organisation.
As the Employee Relations Specialist for this organisation in Oxford, you will provide high-level, non-routine operational advice and assistance to the division and departments across the full range of HR issues.
- To deliver high-level, non-routine operational advice and assistance to employing departments and institutions of the organisation across the full range of HR issues, including discipline, grievance, organisational change, TUPE, gradings, and local interactions with staff representatives, as well as advice on the interpretation of policy on matters such as recruitment, equal opportunities, retirement, and voluntary severance.
- To work closely with the HR Team Leader on the management of complex or high risk cases, including employment tribunals.
- To work with divisions and departments as a business partner; to understand their business objectives and to provide HR support and advice as necessary to achieve those objectives, and manage any associated risks.
- To assist in the development and review of operational personnel policies and procedures.
Our client is looking for the following for this Employee Relations Specialist role in Oxford -
- Wide experience of advising line managers on the full range of staffing issues in a complex organisation (ideally within a unionised environment).
- Excellent sound judgement in HR matters with a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of employment law and good practice.
- Professional and proactive approach to enabling managers to achieve their objectives, through coaching, and the provision of HR advice that is prompt, persuasive, effective, and evaluates risk.
- Able to develop effective and constructive working relationships at all levels of the University and to influence events, particularly at the senior management level.
- First-hand experience of providing HR support for organisational change.
- Analytical thinking, innovation, and problem-solving ability equivalent to those derived from holding a good honours degree, membership of the CIPD, and wide professional experience.
- A keen awareness of the wider implications of specific HR matters in the context of a wide range of organisational environments.
- The ability to communicate concisely, effectively and persuasively in writing as well as orally.
- Excellent organisational skills, the ability to prioritise, and progress a high volume of complex issues to successful resolution.
- Commitment to continuous improvement, both on a personal level and as part of a service.
- Good attention to detail.
You must be able to commute/get to central Oxford on a daily basis as there is no parking.
This role offers a competitive salary as well as excellent holiday entitlement and an outstanding pension scheme.