Interim Area Head of ER - 3 month FTC

London, England
£26 - £77000.00 per annum
11 Jul 2019
08 Aug 2019
Jacqui Browne
Contract Type
Full Time

Interim Area Head of ER job - London and the South - 3 month FTC up to £70,000 plus 6k car allowance

Area Head of ER job - London and the South - 3 month FTC up to £70,000 plus 6k car allowance

Employee Relations job

Your new company
You will be working for a leading environmental solutions and utilities business.

Your new role

Our client requires an experienced to join their business for a period of 3 months to manage 2 ER Managers, each with their own regional ER teams across London and the South. 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 London region.

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 our wider HR team and operational managers, are making a real difference.

The successful candidate will line manage a team of ER Specialists 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 will 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

  • Previous experience in a ER role within a unionised and regulated environment.
  • Previous experience of leading a regional ER 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.
  • Minimum level 7 CIPD or equivalent qualification.

What you'll get in return
An excellent working environment and a competitive rate of pay.

What you need to do now
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