Home-based Senior Employee Relations Specialist, South

South East England, England
£60000.00 - £65000 per annum + £6,500 car allowance, 22.5% bonus
08 Jan 2019
05 Feb 2019
Niki Vardy
Contract Type
Full Time

Your new company
Highly regarded established commercial organisation

Your new role
Due to the success of my client's ER team, they are recruiting a permanent Home-based Senior Employee Relations Specialist to join them on their journey in providing a proactive Employee Relations service to their business. Working across multi-disciplined business areas you will be responsible for partnering with the Regional Directors, providing specialist and technical advice and managing a team of ER Specialists deployed across the region. The Senior Employee Relations Specialist will be home-based with travel around the South (excluding London)

What you'll do

The Employee Relations Leadership team has developed a challenging and innovative employee relations strategy currently being implemented by a team of talented Employee Relations Specialists across the UK who, working with the wider HR team and operational managers, are making a real difference. The Senior Employee Relations Specialist will line manage a team of ER Specialists (5) and will also:
Work across all UK business streams to ensure first class Employee Relations advice and support is delivered to the business.
Coach, develop and empower a team of Employee Relations Specialists in all aspects of the ER cycle to deliver Employee Relations excellence in every way.
Identify and develop (in conjunction with the ER Specialists) a list of ER KPI's to measure, analyse and report on to the Area Head of ER and Regional Directors.
Build credible and lasting relationships with Senior Managers and support the Area Head of ER in Regional meetings.
Shape and influence the ER Specialist and Senior Leadership teams in transforming a reactive ER climate into a culture of collaboration and proactive Employee Relations.
Have responsibility for being the escalation on all Trade Union related matters (Pay Negotiations, Trade Disputes and Industrial Relations Management).
Support on complex disciplinary and grievance issues and litigation strategy, relating to tribunal claims in conjunction with Area Head of ER and ER Policy & Development Manager.

What you'll need to succeed
Minimum level 7 CIPD or equivalent qualification. Chartered member of CIPD or working towards this with evidence of continuous professional development.
Previous experience in a HR Generalist or ER role within a unionised and regulated environment.
Previous experience of leading a team
Proven ER experience including advising on complex disciplinary and grievance issues with the ability to apply the relevant legal principles and risk assessment.
Experience of supporting large scale organisational change and restructuring programmes including TUPE, redundancy and contractual variations.
Experience of partnering with trade unions and a good understanding of the trade union framework and collective bargaining.
Strong communication and influencing skills with the ability to interact across all levels of management.
Strong attention to detail, problem solving ability and ability to deliver results to demanding deadlines.
Candidates should also possess extensive experience as a Senior ER Specialist or similar role with a strong ER emphasis gained within a multi-site organisation. Demonstrable experience of dealing with an array of complex ER issues within a unionised environment is also required.

What you'll get in return
£60,000 - £65,000 base salary
22.5% annual bonus
£6600,00 car allowance
25 days holiday
Private medical
Plus a comprehensive benefits package

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