ER and HR Advisor - £30-36k - Newark, Nottinghamshire

Newark, Nottinghamshire
19 Mar 2019
16 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Employee Relations and HR Advisor - £30-36k – Newark

This is an excellent opportunity to join this market leading, global business whilst they experience a period of cultural change and transformation.

Job Purpose

To positively manage employee relations across in order to create high levels of employee involvement, commitment and engagement, as well as better health and well-being for employees.  Work closely with managers across the business to train and educate on managing employee relations to establish trust-based relationships with employees.  Focus on engagement efforts to create a more productive workforce and engage and motivate employees at all levels to help reduce absence levels, improve retention and increase the skills base across the business.

Key aspects of the role:

Manage complex Employee Relations cases

Manage both individual and collective relationships in the workplace

Work with Trade Unions to ensure a harmonious relationship

Create a mechanism to allow an employee voice / Works Council

Support and coach managers to build a positive employee relations climate

Advise and coach managers on ‘managing conflict’ and ‘managing difficult conversations’

Provide conciliation, mediation, and other forms of dispute management

Manage collective bargaining, information and consultation, arbitration and industrial action

Work with recognised unions to negotiate pay and conditions

Improve employee relations and employee engagement

Support the development and implementation of employee recognition schemes

Increase leadership capability across the site through coaching and mentoring

Work with management to develop a pipeline of talent and successors

To keep abreast of developments in employment legislation and case law



The ideal candidate will be/have:

Educated to degree level in a business discipline or equivalent

Member of the Chartered Institute Of Personnel & Development

3 years plus experience in an Employee Relations role      

Experience of working within a unionised environment

Strong knowledge of UK employment legislation and ER best practice.

Confident in influencing, negotiating, facilitating, consulting and advisory skills

Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish strong working relationships

Exceptional communication skills

Pragmatic, commercially aware and resilient

Excellent project leadership, management and facilitation skills

Good analytical skills with a high level of attention to detail

Excellent computer literacy skills – Microsoft Office and HR database