London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£36,000 - £40,000 per year
Contract, 9 months, Full-time
Job description

Are you a human resources and employee relations specialist looking to develop your career?  
We’re looking for an Employee Relations Adviser to join and help us fund lifesaving research. In this job you'll apply your ER knowledge and expertise to provide professional and pragmatic employee relations advice on a range of ER issues, including policies and processes, disciplinary, grievance and change management.  

You'll be the escalation point from our HR Generalist team and will take ownership of advising on specialist employee relations casework. Joining a busy team where no two days of the same, you’ll have the opportunity to fully utilise your specialist skills and broaden your experience whilst supporting a great cause.   

Please note this role will be known internally as a People Relations Adviser.

Working arrangement

Please note this is a 9-month fixed term contract, with the potential to be extended, to support high case volumes. 

The role will be dual located between home and approximately once a week in our London office. There will be a requirement to travel when needed between these offices and there will be occasional travel to other sites when required. 

Here at the BHF we understand that you might need a little help balancing your work and home life. Many of our people work flexibly in many different ways. Please feel free to talk to us about the flexibility you may need; we’re happy to explore what’s possible for you and the role, including part time and flexible working opportunities. 

About you 

You’ll have in-depth experience of providing practical advice on employee relations issues and will relish a challenge and the opportunity to take ownership of  case work from beginning to end.  
To be successful in this role you’ll have the following experience: 
• Exceptional HR experience, CIPD qualified Level 5 or above
• Up-to-date knowledge of employment law and best practise  
• Experience of managing all aspects of employee relations, including policies and processes, disciplinary, grievance and the management of change
• Ideally previous experience working in a large multi-site complex organisation, preferably with experience in Retail
• Excellent communication and relationship building skills
• Strong influencing skills to challenge the status quo and manage complex situations and risk 
• Take a pro-active and forward-thinking approach to support our managers to achieve the optimum outcome 

You'll be a self-starter, with a can-do attitude, and you'll be creative to ensure you find the best possible outcome for the customer and our cause. You’ll have excellent time management and organisational skills and be able to handle a large case load, and juggle conflicting priorities. 

About us 
Our people are at the heart of everything we do. By funding research across six decades, we’ve helped keep millions of hearts beating and millions of families together. We’re investing in ground-breaking research that will get us closer than ever to a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases. 
We celebrate diversity and make inclusion part of what we do every day. It sits at the heart of our People Experience. Our aim is for all of our colleagues and volunteers to bring their true self to work. 
What can we offer you?

Our Career Academy provides you with support, inspiration, and opportunities to help you unlock your full potential. 

Our generous staff benefits include:
• 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays
• Private medical insurance
• Dental health cover
• Contribution towards gym membership
• Pension with employer contribution up to 10%
• Life assurance

We have been recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) for our Live Well. Work Well. Programme. Heart health is central to our mission, and that starts with you. We provide a programme of activities, opportunities, and guidance to inspire and support you to live a healthy and happy life, at home and at work.     
Interview process  

Interviews will be held via MS Teams. Interviews will be held whilst the job is live and as soon as possible once the role closes.

How to apply 

It’s quick and easy to apply for a role at the BHF. Just click through to our careers site to apply. All you’ll need is an up to date CV and a supporting statement, outlining your interest in the role and how you meet the role’s criteria.

As part of our commitment to be an inclusive employer, and ensure fairness and consistency in selecting the best candidate for this role, the BHF will use anonymous CV software as part of the application journey.

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Posted on: 11 July 2022
Closed date: 31 July 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Advice, Information, Human Resources