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Industrial & Employee Relations Manager

Henlee Resourcing
Bristol, England
£75000 - £80000 per annum + 10% Bonus, Great Benefits & Scope
Closing date
17 Apr 2024

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Industrial & Employee Relations Manager
Remote Working - Can be based anywhere in England/Wales. With travel UK-wide (c10-15%).
Up to £80,000 + 10% Bonus + Great Bens & Scope

Our Ref: ADW00555

Henlee Resourcing is working in exclusive partnership with a highly respected and rapidly transforming engineering business, to recruit an Industrial and Employee Relations Manager into an exciting new role.

Accountable to the Head of HR, this new role will build and lead a team, to create a HR Advisory Centre of Excellence for the business! Then lead that CoE team, providing expertise, knowledge, and communications across all areas of IR & ER to the business, whilst building and maintaining positive relationships with the Trade Unions. This role will bring an external perspective on ER policy, ensuring that the organisation is proactive, maintaining orpushing ahead of trends and, that delivery of ER that is attuned to the needs of the workforce.

Summary of accountabilities:

* Provide leadership, performance management and guidance to the ER and IR Team
* Ensure that the ER and IR team are seen as experts in ER, ensuring adherence to company policies and procedures and employment law whilst balancing a commercial approach.
* Create and implement the Industrial Relations and Employee Relations strategy.
* Provide expert advice to the business on collective and local agreements and consultations.
* Lead a team of advisors providing advice on employee relations, sharing good practice and coaching managers.
* Establish key metrics with supporting data to share with business leaders and HR to allow for informed decision making, identification of trends and areas of focus.
* Evolve and embed their approach to managing ER so, that there is appropriate risk-based approach in place and that decisions are within risk appetite.
* Upskill managers on how to effectively manage employee relations.
* Provide technical expertise and advice to wider HR and the business.
* Maintain strong engagement / relationships with the Unions on a formal and informal basis.
* Work with the Unions to evolve relationships and facilitate organisational change & improvements.
* Ensure legal compliance across all facets of Industrial and Employee Relations
* Provide expertise and advice to change projects.
* Support HR with ongoing transformation projects.

"We need an inspiring and confident Industrial Relations expert". A professional, who can hit the ground running, with proven and significant success across the full spectrum of ER and IR, gained within heavy engineering / manufacturing (or similar type) environments.

You will be a people leader and a highly effective negotiator and influencer, adept handling difficult, demanding, and complex negotiations with Unions, coupled with a proven record of accomplishment in creating 'win/win' solutions and avoiding industrial action.

You will also be an enthusiastic supporter of workforce involvement and employee engagement, an excellent project manager, a strong analyst, creative and innovative in your approach and a strong presenter, confident, credible, and able to quickly capture and retain the attention of varying levels of audience / stakeholder.

If you are looking for a challenging role, in a unique environment and possess the above competencies, please get in touch ASAP.

N.B This role is fully remote with frequent travel expected across the UK.

Henlee Resourcing is a specialist full-service human resources recruitment consultancy operating across the Southwest, M3 / M4 / M5 corridors.


Henlee Resourcing launched in 2010 in response to the increasing need for high quality resourcing within the Human Resources and People Change market across the South West, M3, M4 and M5 Corridors. As experienced recruitment professionals, we believe that successful recruitment campaigns are delivered through the provision of simple, efficient and effective support to both clients and candidates.

Located in Royal Wootton Bassett near Swindon and Aztec West in Bristol, we recruit from Advisor to Director on both an interim and permanent basis, covering HR Generalist, Business Partnering, People & Change, Recruitment & Resourcing, Employee Relations, Learning & Development, Talent Management, Organisational Design and Development, Reward, Compensation & Benefits, Payroll and HR Systems Management.

We work with clients in both the public and private sectors and organisations range from small owner managed businesses to international conglomerates.

Please click on the navigation bar above to learn more about us and our vacancies across the South West, M3, M4 and M5 Corridors. Alternatively please call to speak to one of our consultants who will be happy to work with you to understand and support your needs, be that a personal career move or in recruiting the right individual for your business.

We look forward to working with you.

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