Employee Relations Specialist

Greater Manchester, England
Up to £45000 per annum + £6600 CA
24 Nov 2020
08 Dec 2020
Laura Jolley
Specialist Area
Employee Relations
HR Jobs Level
Full Time
Interim Employee Relations Specialist role available paying up to £45k + car allowance

Employee Relations Specialist

Interim Employee Relations Specialist role available paying up to £45k + car allowance

Your new company
We are looking to recruit an experienced Employee Relations Specialist who is immediately available to join and established Employee Relations Team. The role will cover a regional client base covering North Regions . You will act as the first point of contact for line managers on employee relations matters, providing specialist advice and solutions in line with current legislation. This will include but not limited to disciplinary, grievances, investigations, TUPE, restructures and capability. The role is home based but requires site travel across the geographical area to meet with Stakeholders as required. You will liaise with the company's legal advisors in relation to more complex cases and support the ER and Policy development manager and external solicitors with the management of employment tribunal claims as required. You will also:

* Develop the capacity of line managers to manage a range of ER problems locally, developing management styles to foster positive working relationships with employees, minimising the occurrence of line management problems and issues and fostering a positive climate for ER activity.
* Coach and develop managers to be competent and consistent in their execution of HR policies and procedures encouraging problems to be dealt with informally and as soon as possible, rather than allowing situations to escalate.
* Proactively manage and support the company in relation to all elements of TUPE and Mergers and Acquisitions. Ensuring all relevant processes are followed and compliance is met.
* Foster and support a partnership relationship with the unions at the local level. To form part of the negotiations team for local pay negotiations and to identify with unions and contract managers joint initiatives and proactively participate in regular meetings. When applicable work with the contract manager to respond to any trade disputes and set contingency plans to minimise the impact on the service and bring the dispute to a swift conclusion.
* Work collaboratively with the HR Relationship Managers within the designated contract areas on a range of people and organisational matters.
* Have oversight of absence management in the designated area and to work with senior managers to reduce absence levels in the designated contract areas.
* Work flexibly across the region as required supporting colleagues on projects and work activity.

What you'll need to succeed CIPD level 5+ Experience of working within a specialist ER role

* Experience of TUPE, redundancies, restructures and also working with a Trade union

What you'll get in return
Eligible for Company Car or Company Car Allowance
* The option to join the Pension Scheme
* Private Medical Care
* Access to Rewards, benefits and discounts
* Free eye testing and money towards glasses if required for work purposes

What you need to do now
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