Senior ER Specialist

Staffordshire, England
£48000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + car
02 Aug 2019
01 Sep 2019
Stuart Callaghan
Specialist Area
Employee Relations
HR Jobs Level
Full Time
Senior ER Specialist

6 Month FTC to Perm

Your new company

My client are a truly global service sector business with over 60,000 employees and over 10,000 in the UK. Following a series of internal promotions they now have an opportunity for a Senior ER Specialist to join their team, based in Staffordshire with regular travel across the UK and Europe with some home working flexibility.

The role will start initially on a 6 month FTC with a view to becoming permanent.

Your new role

The Senior Employee Relations Specialist 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 Specialist 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

* Minimum level 7 CIPD or equivalent qualification. Chartered member of CIPD or working towards this with evidence of continuous professional development.
* Previous experience in an HR Generalist or ER role within an 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 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 an unionised environment is also required.

What you'll get in return

The role attracts a very competitive salary plus a car allowance, generous bonus once the role is made permanent and an excellent benefits package.

Candidates must be available to short a new role within the next 3-4 weeks to be considered for this position.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
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