Farringdon, Greater London

£49,000 - £54,000


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Job Description

Do you want to be part of an organisation that fights for children every single day? Then join us as Employee Relations Manager, responsible for building and delivering an effective employee relations culture within the organisation, through the development of a team of ER experts who can align the values of the organisation to the experience of our people.

In our Support Services department, we fight for children every single day. We provide leadership and direction in the business of running an efficient organisation. We ensure our resources are used to maximum effect. We go the extra mile - and we don’t rest until the work is done.

As Employee Relations Manager, you will ensure that all people practices are fair and transparent and in line with the brand of the organisation. You will also support and develop a team of Senior HR Advisors and HR Advisors to effectively support the organisation, acting as a point of escalation. You will be responsible for developing and implementing training for managers and HR on employee relations issues. In addition you will:

  • Work closely with the Head of HR and contribute to the development and implementation of the employee relations strategy in the organisation
  • Ensure that employee relations principles, practices and procedures are understood and consistently applied by all members of the team
  • Provide development opportunities and improve team resilience and capability through knowledge sharing and effective resource planning
  • Provide key HR metrics to the business to support the achievement of strategic aims and objectives
  • Manage the spend on external legal advice and 3rd party suppliers like occupational health.

To be successful you will be an employee relations specialist and subject matter expert in this field. MCIPD qualified or with equivalent experience, you will have a deep understanding of employment law and its application in the UK. Experience of managing TUPE situations and or other change management programmes is also essential. As is:

  • A level 7 diploma in Leadership and Management or equivalent by proven experience of managing and developing a team
  • The ability to influence and coach a variety of stakeholders
  • Demonstrable experience of problem solving and applying judgement in different situations
  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills with proven experience of managing and implementing complex projects and strategic change initiatives
  • The ability and confidence to communicate appropriately with people of all levels, both internally and externally.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

If you share our belief in the power of children, join the fight. It takes relentless determination, creativity and a real commitment to real change. Because every child should be able to make their mark on their world, and help to build a better future. We look forward to hearing from you.

To apply please visit our website. 

Closing date: 27th January 2019