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Senior ER Specialist

Posted 5 February by Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited Easy Apply Ended

Interim Senior ER Specialist job available to cover the North Region paying up to £55k

We are looking to recruit for a large scale organisation with a multi-site operation. They are looking to extend their specialist ER team and have a role available to cover the North. (Warrington to North Yorkshire) 6 month contract.

The role

The organisation has recently been through change and has implemented a new ER team to the business. The business has developed a challenging and innovative employee relations strategy currently being implemented by a team of talented Employee Relations Specialists across the UK who, working with our wider HR team and operational managers, are making a real difference. The Senior Employee Relations Specialist will line manage a team of ER Specialists and will also:

  • Work across all UK business streams to ensure first-class Employee Relations advice and support is delivered to the business.
  • Coach, develop and empower a team of Employee Relations Specialist in all aspects of the ER cycle to deliver Employee Relations excellence in every way.
  • Identify and develop (in conjunction with the ER Specialists) a list of ER KPI's to measure, analyse and report on to the Area Head of ER and Regional Directors.
  • Build credible and lasting relationships with Senior Managers and will support the Area Head of ER in Regional meetings.
  • Shape and influence the ER Specialist and Senior Leadership teams in transforming a reactive ER climate into a culture of collaboration and proactive Employee Relations.
  • Have responsibility for being the escalation on all Trade Union related matters (Pay Negotiations, Trade Disputes and Industrial Relations Management).
  • Support on complex disciplinary and grievance issues and litigation strategy, relating to tribunal claims in conjunction with Area Head of ER and ER Policy & Development Manager.


Experience Required
To be successful in your application for this role, candidates will need to demonstrate, in addition to operating in a complex Senior Employee Relations role, experience in either: Being the ER lead on managing and coordinating complex Acquisitions and Service Provision Changes involving TUPE OR Being the ER lead on managing and coordinating complex Whistleblowing claims in a National or International company.

Candidates should also possess extensive experience as a Senior ER Specialist or similar role with a strong ER emphasis gained within a multi-site organisation. Demonstrable experience of dealing with an array of complex ER issues within a unionised environment is also required.
Candidates must also be educated to degree level, or equivalent experience, and be a Chartered Member of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development).

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