Employee Relations and HR Policy Manager

Oakleaf Partnership
London, England
£80000 - £90000 per annum
Closing date
13 Jul 2022

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ER & HR Policy Manager

Financial Services



£80,000 - £90,000

I have partnered with a global Financial Services firm in their search for an ER & HR Policy Manager to join a close-knit team within a wider HR function. This role will lead on all Employee Relations matters from operational through to strategic change. It is also important to have someone with a interest on policies and procedures.


  • Be the key point of contact between the HRBPs and the Senior Employment Legal Counsel for all ER matters.
  • Be the subject matter expert for all ER matters, delivering consistent and appropriate ER advice and support to management and HR in a timely manner. Use your knowledge of employment law and the organisation's policies and practices to propose recommendations and solutions, while balancing risk and business objectives.
  • Take the lead on live ER cases in the UK escalated to ER by the HRBPs and manage to conclusion in a timely manner, providing regular updates to relevant HRBPs, management and other stakeholders.
  • Support the HRBPs and the businesses through change management initiatives including restructures and any subsequent integration, harmonisation and/or simplification, acquisitions and outsourcings.
  • Maintain a central tracker of ER cases across EMEA, ensuring cases are managed and progressed efficiently and accurate records are maintained.
  • Support in the updating and maintenance of effective HR and ER processes, policies, practices and principles to ensure consistency, compliance with regulatory and employment law and best practice and mitigation of risks in a regulated environment.
  • Support the regular review process of the Employee Handbooks (Permanent, Temporary Workers and Agency Workers).
  • Manage internal governance and approval actions required for policy implementation and changes.
  • Assist the Senior Employment Legal Counsel to monitor changes to employment law and practices across EMEA and ensure that these are communicated to relevant stakeholders and integrated into existing policies and practices.
  • Assist the Senior Employment Legal Counsel in the maintenance of existing employment document templates and the development of guidance, FAQs, additional templates etc.
  • Assist the Senior Employment Legal Counsel and the Learning & Development team in the co-ordination and development of educational workshops for HRBPs and managers on policies, ensuring they are upskilled to deal with people in a fair, consistent and effective manner.
  • Assist with ad hoc Bank and HR projects as required


  • HR qualification or equivalent experience.
  • Experience of managing a range of complex and sensitive ER cases to resolution in the UK.
  • Good understanding of UK employment law, and how to apply this in a commercial setting. Knowledge of employment legislation principles across EMEA is an asset but not required.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing, with strong attention to detail
  • To be open and approachable with a team working and collaborative approach, while able to operate with a good degree of autonomy.
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Risk awareness


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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