Employee Relations Manager

Manchester City Council
Manchester, Greater Manchester
£45,648 to £47,665 per annum
Closing date
19 Aug 2022

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Public Sector, Local and National Government
Contract Type
Full Time
HR Jobs Level
Specialist Area
Employee Relations

Manchester is our people.

So, working in human resources in a council that is 100% focussed on our people should be right up your street. 

Manchester is and always will be a city that buzzes with culture and innovation and pride – it is one of the great cities of the world, and the city council is no different – we are ambitious, proud of our heritage, focussed on the future and deeply connected to our people.
Our HR and OD teams are right at the heart of that buzz.  It’s no accident that our symbol is the worker bee.  Our people are hugely talented and resourceful and committed, and we are building our teams and adapting our ways of working as we go.
It is hugely important to us that the whole city council reflects the talent and diversity of Manchester, and that starts right here in HR and OD, so we particularly want to hear from talented and diverse people.   Your background and qualifications are not as important to us as your ability to continue to learn and grow and get stuff done.  We are about delivery.

The Employee Relations Manager is central to our ambitions.  You will be leading the management of pay and grading, including job evaluation, for Manchester City Council.   ensure inclusive people policies and practices that celebrate diversity to enable all employees to feel a strong sense of value and inclusion.

The role is responsible for the overview and management of pay negotiations working with relevant senior stakeholders to ensure the voice of the organisation is represented at regional and national level.  In addition Ownership and management of the organisation’s Human Resources and Organisational Development policy framework and supporting guidance including work to develop and review policy ensuring outcomes are embedded in practice across the organisation. change enabler, developing and guiding people needs and capabilities to continually adapt and be fit for the future. This role will be key in ensuring services have the right resource, skills and capabilities to be successful.

Working with the Head of Human Resources the roles ensures an effective Employee Relations framework, including structured and effective engagement with the Trade Unions.
The roleholder will manage key relationships, acting as a commissioner for the delivery of support and services, and working in partnership across the organisation to deliver effective and efficient support to policy and decision making.
You will need to have:
A thorough knowledge of employment legislation and good people management practices, coupled with an ability to translate people management principles into effective practice.
· Significant knowledge and understanding of the role of Trade Unions in a unionised working environment.
· Must have a broad, up to date generalist HR knowledge and competence to deliver holistic Employee Relations solutions
· Knowledge and understanding of the legal framework within which the service operates.
· Relevant professional qualification such as CIPD or equivalent experience.

These kinds of roles in this kind of team in such a great organisation and city don’t come up very often so what are you waiting for?  Get in touch, make an application, we can’t wait to meet you and hear what you can add.

This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable.

Manchester City Council is committed to giving fair support to members of the Armed Forces and veterans, whilst recognising and remembering the sacrifices they have made. The aim of The Armed Forces Covenant is to ensure that the Armed Forces and veterans are not disadvantaged, when applying for vacancies with Manchester City Council. Armed Forces and veterans will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the Minimum requirements for the role.

Manchester City Council values equality and works to provide a fair and inclusive environment for a workforce that is as diverse as the communities it serves. We want to further increase the diversity of our workforce, in particular the number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and disabled staff at all levels of the Council. This advert is open to all applicants, and we would particularly welcome applications from candidates identifying with one or both of those characteristics.


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