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Employee Relations Manager

Job Description

We are supporting a large NHS organisation in the East of England to recruit an Interim Employee Relations Manager, to provide expert, high quality advice and guidance on operational HR issues, in line with the latest employment law, Trust policy and good practice.

Main responsibilities of the role

  • To manage HR case work, advising managers on the interpretation of terms and conditions of employment ensuring compliance with the Trust’s policies and employment legislation;

  • Manage the ER Advisor to support operational managers across a range of HR matters for example: leave and pay arrangements, absence and performance management, discipline and grievance matters ensuring that they are implementing and adhering to the appropriate Trust policy;

  • To accompany operational managers at formal meetings in accordance with Trust policies and procedures;

  • Support managers in complex and/or sensitive investigations and disciplinary cases;

  • Present management cases to Appeals panels as required;

  • Develop and maintain effective communication processes with senior managers which actively inform and involve staff in the plans and operational activities of the Trust;

  • Develop and maintain effective consultation and negotiation arrangements with staff side.

Essential skills and experience required

  • CIPD qualified;

  • Specialist experience of dealing with complex employee relations cases;

  • Experience of staff management, performance management and development;

  • A thorough understanding of employee relations issues;

  • Strong working knowledge of employment legislation.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your CV and availability to