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Employee Relations Officer

Hightown Housing Association
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

We are looking for a committed and motivated person to provide a high-quality HR service, advising on a range of employee relation issues in a small, dynamic and friendly Human Resource team working for a company who values its employees and residents we support. We will consider 4 or 5 days per week (28-35 hours per week).

Who are we?

At Hightown, we're a charitable housing association that builds homes and supports people. We provide affordable homes and a wide range of care and supported housing services across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. Our aim is to deliver demonstrable social value and impact in all of our activities.

To support the fantastic work we do we are seeking to recruit an Employee Relations Officer to help support the wider Human Resources team as they develop and deploy policies and procedures which support our People Plans across the whole company.

About the role,

Working as part of a dedicated and committed in-house HR Team you will support the full employee lifecycle and;

  • Advise managers and staff on all ER issues and lead on case management including Absence, Flexible Working, Probation, Capability
  • Confidently and proactively review, update and develop policies to support the People Plan in line with legislation and best practice
  • Provide support to the Employee Relations Manager, including maintaining databases, preparing letter templates, attending meetings, taking minutes, filing, policy research and updates
  • Prepare and analyse data for regular HR reports
  • Support wider HR initiatives as required

Who we are looking for,

To be successful in the role you will be able to demonstrate experience of working in a HR team and have;

  • Casework experience within Employee Relations and knowledge of employment law and best practice
  • Experience in delivering an HR service within a busy working environment
  • Confidence in delivering advice to all levels of staff and challenge constructively where necessary
  • A passion for reducing absence and promoting health and wellbeing
  • A high level of organisational skills with the ability to understand detailed information
  • A CIPD qualification or part qualified or equivalent experience

Additionally the successful candidate will share our core values:

At Hightown we ensure our workplace values are at the heart of everything we do. Our values are:

  • Putting our residents and service users first
  • Treating people with respect, promoting independence and choice
  • Developing passionate and committed teams
  • Being cost effective without compromising standards or safety

Our benefits

In return for your hard work and commitment, we offer a considerable benefits package which includes:

  • Generous annual leave allowance of 33 days per year including bank holidays, rising with service to 35 days
  • Competitive salary of £26,746 (4 days per week) -  £33,425 (5 days per week)
  • Ability to work from home up to two days per week by agreement
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Free staff car park facility
  • Discretionary annual bonus based on satisfactory performance
  • Monthly attendance bonus of 1.25%
  • Regular market reviews of salary and cost of living
  • Life assurance cover of three times your annual salary
  • Employee health and wellbeing programmes & access to onsite gym facilities
  • Ongoing training and support to deliver outstanding support

Please note that the post holder is required to work from the Head Office building, Hemel Hempstead a minimum of 3 times per week. Working hours are 8 hours per day, inclusive of a one hour unpaid lunch break. Start time between 8am – 10am and finish between 4pm – 6pm to be agreed upon offer of role. We will consider applications from those wishing to apply for 4 or 5 days per week.  

Closing Date: Sunday 23rd June 2024

Interview Date: Wednesday 10th July 2024

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