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Professional Conduct & Ethics Executive

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Up to £35,000 + benefits
Closing date
20 Aug 2021
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Professional Conduct & Ethics Executive

Up to £35,000 + benefits


35 hours per week (happy to talk flexible working)


We’re the CIPD — the professional body for HR and people development. We are the voice of a worldwide community of more than 150,000 members committed to championing better work and working lives. We’ve been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years, helping members build their professional expertise and organisations build their HR and leadership capability.

There has never been a more interesting or important time to join us. We offer a friendly and stimulating culture and a wide range of professional development opportunities, as well as excellent benefits such as 28 days’ holiday, £125 personal development allowance and access to an award winning pension scheme.

The Role

You will support the Code of Conduct team and you will take the lead on investigations and complaints. You will also facilitate the work to support members with ethical practice, maximising insights and contributing to improving the performance and capability of CIPD Members.  

What You’ll Be Doing

Code of Conduct

  • Investigations management: coordinating & undertaking interviews; witness, member & complainant submissions; leading volunteer panel members; preparing & redacting documents; drafting investigation reports & recommendations.
  • Conduct hearings: preparing bundles; taking notes/minutes; drafting Hearing reports; administering sanctions.
  • Researching potential CIPD complaints for presentation to CIPD Designated Officers.
  • Case Officer role: presenting the findings and recommendations of investigation panels at a Hearing to a Conduct Panel on behalf of the CIPD.
  • Managing the inbox; managing case files and tracker;
  • Volunteer management: recruitment; & training.
  • Benchmarking: identify and flag improvements to business processes and systems and assist in implementing improvements.


  • Online forum for ethical dilemmas: managing the functionality and development of the forum, working with internal colleagues and stakeholders; monitoring the dilemmas raised, escalating where appropriate.
  • Insights: collation and analysis of statistics & insights from the Code of Conduct cases and online forum, developing case studies and materials; coordinating & supporting ethics events & focus groups; development & issue of surveys; working with internal teams.
  • Ethical dilemma bank: developing and maintaining an ethical dilemma bank.
  • Web content and literature: monitoring and updating ethics pages of the CIPD website & WDIC.

What You’ll Need To Be Successful

  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Regulatory experience or disciplinary and investigation experience is essential
  • Legal and or governance knowledge/experience would be an advantage
  • Experience working in the HR profession and CIPD qualified to identify insights from the Code of Conduct cases and contribute to development of emerging practice would be an advantage
  • Report writing experience
  • Computer literacy, with ability to use Microsoft office and teams to a high standard are essential. Experience using web and telephone conference facilities as well as social media platforms
  • Ability to manage relationships effectively and with influence. You will need to be diplomatic and confident working across a wide range of stakeholders with the ability to establish and maintain credibility and to deal with highly sensitive situations and challenging customers
  • Analytical skills with strong attention to details
  • Ability to prioritise and work independently
  • Organisational and project management skills, with the ability to work under time constraints and meet challenging targets

Please note, this advert is due to close on Friday 20 August.

If this role describes you and your career aspirations, then click APPLY.

CIPD: valuing everyone as an individual!

The CIPD define diversity as valuing everyone as an individual – we value all our employees, customers and clients as people. Harnessing these differences creates a productive environment in which everybody feels valued, where their talents are fully utilised and organisational and personal goals are met.

We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion in employment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion or belief.

Please note, we reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers. Therefore, we would urge you to submit an application as soon as possible

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