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Employee Relations Specialist (Change & Transformation)

Independent Office for Police Conduct
Birmingham, Canary Wharf, Cardiff, Croydon, Sale or Wakefield
£50,970 (plus London Weighting Allowance of £4731, if based in Canary Wharf or Croydon)
Closing date
28 Apr 2024

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The IOPC is the independent police complaints watchdog for England and Wales. We investigate the most serious complaints and conduct matters involving the police, and we set standards by which the police should handle complaints.

We are going through a period of change and transformation and an exciting opportunity has arisen in our People directorate for an Employee Relations Specialists on a fixed term basis for 18 months.


The role

You’ll lead on providing expert employee relations on organisational change including, restructures re-organisations, redundancies and:


  • Provide expert advice on change and transformation projects, such as restructures, realignments, and implementation of new technology and processes. Manage complex casework, such as grievances raised, because of change and transformation. Ensure restructures, redeployment, and realignment activities are managed sensitively and in accordance with IOPC policy and employment legislation. Consult with staff impacted by change and ensure that alternative proposals offered by colleagues are given full consideration by leaders, and support management with providing a written response. Support People Business Partners to ensure that our redeployment and realignment processes are fully exhausted. The People Directorate is represented through membership of the relevant internal boards. And so much more.



About you

You’ll be an experienced and confident Employee Relations Manager or People Business Partner with exposure to providing expert advice on restructures, and organisational change. You will also have:


  • Extensive knowledge of employment law and its application in the workplace. Recent experience of delivering and or advising on change and transformation. Experience of providing expert employee relations advice to senior managers / leadership teams. Recent experience of managing multiple redundancies. Experience of negotiating and consulting with trade unions. Experience of working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders.


You’ll be able to find full details of the role requirements in the job description on the IOPC website.



To apply, you’ll need to visit the IOPC recruitment portal and complete a supporting statement outlining why you are suitable for this role (1000 words maximum) and also attach an anonymised up-to-date CV (no more than three pages).


Additional information:

The IOPC has a hybrid working arrangement which means staff work in a range of locations including from home.  All staff in the People Directorate are required to work from their base office, or another office for business reasons, one day per week.


Due to the nature of this role the post holder will need to travel on a regular basis to the IOPC offices, this means it is likely that you will need to work from an office 1 – 2 days per week.


Closing date and interviews:

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Sunday 28 April, and interviews are scheduled to take place week commencing 13 May.

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