Senior Employee Relations Advisor

  • Location

    City of London, London

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  • Job type:

    Fixed term contract

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  • Contact:

    George Bowman

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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Overall Job Purpose

Providing practical and strategic advice on the full range of ER matters and delivery of a broad ER agenda for CIB London and Scotland.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide high-quality support and advice, ensuring the effective management of ER-related risks (legal, financial and reputational) for employee relations issues e.g. disciplinary, grievances, litigation case management, restructures/ re-organisations, performance management etc. In particular the role requires front line management of all disciplinary and redundancy exercises
  • Interface with business groups throughout London and Scotland, directly and via HR Business Partners
  • Design, maintenance and implementation of ER strategy, policies and activities, aligned with commercial and HR functional requirements
  • Provide commercial and proactive HR consultancy advice to business heads and HR business partners, and facilitate delivery of HR solutions via other specialist functions as required
  • Preparation and review of key HR documents, including employment agreements and offer letters, consultancy agreements and settlement agreements
  • Working closely with European Resourcing, Reward and Benefits colleagues in relation to hiring as required (including contract issues, employment and FCA regulatory policy considerations), existing employees and London Branch's remuneration structure generally
  • Provide support to individuals and business managers to interpret ER policy
  • ER project management including key advisory and ER work-stream management for any restructuring/ acquisitions/disposals/outsourcing/insourcing/off-shoring
  • Ensuring ER requirements are pro-actively met and managed in annual risk management processes such as legal obligations and annual contract and policy reviews
  • Additional transversal project work supporting the Compliance team or other business initiatives as and when required
  • Delivery of specialist training to HR/management when required
  • Visible role in promoting appropriate workplace behaviour, equality and diversity agenda and initiatives
  • Maintaining relationships with 3rd party service providers such as training providers
  • Ensure accurate and high quality reporting of ER delivery and issues
  • Assist Senior HR Business Partners in communicating
  • Actively stay current with employment law and HR knowledge, attend appropriate seminars and participate in team knowledge development meetings
  • Manage and get involved with HR projects on an ad-hoc basis

Skills & Qualifications

  • Relevant experience in UK employment law and/or UK employee relations in a fast-paced business environment, preferably with material exposure to working in or advising in the international banking environment
  • Knowledge of UK employment law, supported by academic or professional qualifications
  • Strong drafting skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Initiative, solutions focused with a strong service/client orientation
  • Ability to show good judgment to balance commerciality with risk management
  • Flexibility in style and approach to assist the business to achieve their strategy
  • Sensitivity and diplomacy, highest level of integrity and confidentiality
  • Ability to gain credibility and trust with all levels of employees including senior management
  • Ability to deal with deadlines and time pressure, and maintain attention to detail

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