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HR Employee Relations Advisor

  • Job reference: RLC282
  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Administration Services
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Job description: Job Title: HR Employee Relations Advisor
Location: Birmingham and Coventry

LTD Rate: £15 - £16 LTD Per hour
Contract Type:
16 Weeks Temporary to Permanent
Weekly Hours: 37 Hours
Work Pattern: Monday - Friday, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM (some flexibility required)

Travelling: Travelling involved - Based in Birmingham 3 days a week but travel required to Coventry offices twice a week
Locations to cover: Birmingham and Coventry
Expenses: Travel expenses can be claimed

This is a Specialist ER Case Management role; candidates will be expected to confidently deal with employee relation issues. Candidates must be experienced enough to hit the ground running, must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Candidates will be providing advises over the phone, will write and assist managers in writing outcome letters. Candidates must be flexible to travel to sit in hearings. CIPD qualification is also desirable.

Key Responsibilities:

*Provide advice and guidance to managers on all employment issues taking into account current legislation, corporate policies and procedures and external best practice.
*Take the HR lead for informal and first stage disciplinary, grievance and performance management cases, advising and, where necessary attending formal hearings.
*Ensure all cases are managed in accordance with policy and procedure, including all associated documentation.
*Provide coaching and guidance to line managers on handling sensitive staff issues where personal involvement is not necessary.
*Advise line managers in respect of sickness absence and support the process of managing long term sickness cases including phased returns and reasonable adjustments.
*Report on sickness absence data and identify notable trends
*Provide advice and support to employees and line managers in respect of maternity/paternity leave
*Provide advice on the commercial and employment implications of minor restructures and reorganisations.
*Design and deliver, as and when required, training related to employee relations policy and procedure.
*Ensure that employment policies and procedures are consistent with current legislation and best practice. Communicate changes as appropriate, ensuring new legislation is implemented into Group policy and procedure in a timely manner.
*Maintain up to date records of all case management activity and report on this as and when required.

Initial Priorities:

*Management of existing and new cases - disciplinary, grievance and performance
*Assess and manage on going and potential sickness absence cases
*Awareness of existing maternity/paternity leave cases

Experience and pre-qualification criteria:

*Good standard of secondary education
*CIPD qualification
*An appreciation of contemporary best practice in employee relations.
*Excellent knowledge of current employment legislation and case law.
*Good relationship building and influencing skills.
*Experience of advising and managing disciplinary, capability, grievance issues within an operational HR environment
*Experience of supporting line managers in managing absence related issues, including long term sick and stress related cases.
*The self-confidence to give appropriate advice to line managers, even when the content is unwelcome.
*Well organised, systematic with good attention to detail
*A pragmatic, commercial approach and ability to problem solve

If you are interested in this position and meet the above criteria, please send you CV now for consideration.
If you require any additional information regarding the position, please call Ryan at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208 966 or send an E-Mail to