Employee Relations Specialist
Reporting to the Area Head of Employee Relations
Based in Hull covering North East regions.
The Employee Relations Team has developed a challenging employee relations strategy which will be supported by a newly created team of Employee Relations Managers and Specialists across the UK who, working with the wider HR team and operational managers.
This role will get exposure to many different aspects of the business as the role is set in a diverse environment offering the opportunity to be hands-on, working side by side with all of the business areas. For the right candidate this position offers a great challenge and an amazing opportunity to be part of a fantastic journey.
What you'll do
You will be the first point of contact for line managers on employee relations matters, providing specialist advice and solutions in line with current legislation. This will include but not limited to disciplinary, grievances, investigations, restructures and capability. Liaise with the company's legal advisors in relation to more complex cases and support the ER and Policy development manager and external solicitors with the management of employment tribunal claims as required.
The key to success is the development of the capacity of line managers to manage ER problems locally, developing management styles to foster positive working relationships with employees, minimising the occurrence of line management problems and issues and fostering a positive climate for ER.
The successful applicant will proactively manage and support the company in relation to all elements of TUPE and Mergers and Acquisitions. Ensuring all relevant processes are followed and compliance is met. In fostering a supportive partnership relationship with the unions.
What you will need
You will be CIPD Level 7 or equivalent with demonstrable experience. As an experienced HR professional, you will possess strong experience within a unionised and regulated environment. The successful applicant will articulate their ER experience including advising on complex disciplinary and grievance issues with the ability to apply the relevant legal principles and risk assessment.
You will be an excellent communicator and highly organised with experience of supporting large scale organisational change and restructuring programmes including TUPE, redundancy and contractual variations. Well-developed influencing skills are a must as you will be required to liaise with management at varying levels within our diverse business.
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