International Employee Relations Specialist

Oakleaf Partnership
£60000 - £65000 per annum + plus benefits
Closing date
31 May 2022

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Aviation, Travel & Transport
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Employee Relations
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Oakleaf is proud to be partnering with a strong global brand with a great reputation that is listed on the FTSE 100. Our client is looking to recruit an experienced Employee Relations specialist with experience working with Unions and Work Councils in Europe. Applicants should be able to speak French or German.

Key Accountabilities:

* Contributes to and implements the global strategy and approach to employee relations that is based on building trust-based relationships with colleagues, both individually and collectively
* Works alongside the Senior ER manager to deliver the Global ER strategy working closely with the International People Consultants & Associates, UK People Business Partners
* Work proactively with key stakeholders by providing data driven insights to allow them to make informed decisions
* Provide specialist subject matter expertise to support negotiation strategies, including the transformation of CBA's/Employment Guides, global business change and restructuring activities that are implemented by the International People Consultant/People BP or line lead
* Partner with the business as required to design and deliver business ER plans to optimise business performance and to mitigate risk
* Source best practise training and other capability-building activities for HR and line leads to confidently deliver the strategy
* Seek opportunities to create alignment and consistency with global policies/processes. Develop and provide guidance in the use of ER/IR strategy tools and frameworks, create and adapt as necessary. Monitor ER metrics to identify and recommend responses / interventions to trends and issues.
* Support with the creation of an international engagement framework considering geography and employee groups so that non-UK colleagues feel included, connected and engaged
Qualifications / experience
* Extensive global employee relations experience
* Comprehensive knowledge of European industrial relations and legislation advantageous
* Experience of conducting successful negotiations with Unions/Works Councils & employee groups to deliver change
* Working knowledge of a second EU language, with French and German preferred

If you feel that you are a good match and would like to be considered for this role, then please submit your up-to-date CV with contact details below.


Oakleaf Partnership is the UK’s largest independent HR recruitment consultancy. Founded in 2005, we have built enduring relationships with HR functions across every sector; thanks in part to our expertise, but also our collaborative approach. We listen. We share our insights. We take the time to truly understand the culture of an organisation – the person behind a CV.

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