The Forward Trust
London (On-site)
£43,308 - 52,930 per year + Excellent Benefits
Job description
ER Specialist - £43,308 - £52,930 per annum - Vauxhall, London - Full Time, Permanent

For more than 25 years, The Forward Trust has been supporting people to break the cycle of crime or addiction to make positive changes and build productive lives with a job, family, friends and a sense of community. We believe that anyone, whatever their past, is capable of lasting change.

The Role - ER Specialist:

Based at our Head Office in London, with frequent travelling to remote sites/projects (including prisons), this Employee Relations role involves providing a combination of operational and strategic specialist employment relations advice to the organisation. Duties include:

* Reporting to the Director of Human Resources to provide advice and support to HR Business Partners in the management of formal employee relations cases in their areas of responsibility
* Taking on all appeals from formal processes, including sickness absence management procedures, to investigations, formal hearings and associated documentation
* Leading all complex cases such as those involving discrimination or whistleblowing
* Meeting with HRBPs on a weekly basis to review, discuss and monitor case work activity
* Managing any Employment Tribunal claims
* Communicating sensitive information clearly and with tact, identifying a range of alternative analytical approaches and applying them innovatively
* Consulting others and sharing expertise, know-how and ideas with colleagues for best results

Person Specification - ER Specialist:

* A proven Employee Relations Specialist with a clear track record of in-depth experience of ER investigations and case management
* Qualified to degree level or equivalent in a business or HR related subject
* A certificate in Employment Law
* Substantial knowledge of current employment legislation
* Experience handling Tribunal cases
* Experience of working within the voluntary sector
* Implementation of 'good practice' HR policies, processes, and procedures
* A sound working knowledge of HR Information Systems
* Excellent written and analytical skills, with exceptional attention to detail
* Experience of working closely within an HR team

What will we offer you?

* Fantastically modern office facilities - flexible home working is available
* Exciting career development and training opportunities
* A friendly working environment
* Season Ticket Loan Scheme
* Cycle to work scheme
* 25 days (rising to 30 with length of service) Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays
* Simply Health Cash Back Scheme - including but not limited to:

* Discounted gym membership
* Dental treatment cover
* Optical treatment cover
* Multiple alternative therapies

* Contributory Pension Scheme - Employer matched contributions of up to 6% in the first two years' service and up to 9% thereafter
* HeadSpace App
* Death in Service Payment (2x annual salary)
* Critical Illness Insurance (subject to qualifying criteria)

Closing Date: Wednesday 26 th January at Midnight.

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applications from all backgrounds including those with 'Lived Experience', in recovery from addiction, co-dependency or gambling, and those who have experience of previous offending or homelessness.
Posted on: 18 January 2022
Closed date: 15 February 2022 at 15:59
Job ref: TFT-6341
Tags: Human Resources, Volunteer Management