ER Advisor

  • Location

    Bristol, England

  • Sector:

    HR Jobs

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  • Salary:

    Up to £13.50 per hour

  • Contact:

    Vital Bristol Technology

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Client:


Our client provides facilities management, consultancy, project management and a range of specialist services and they are currently looking for a ER Advisor to be based in Bristol.

Job objectives and responsibilities

  • To provide Employee Relations support to Managers across the business
  • To manage all Employee Relations related inbound and outbound calls/emails with an emphasis on exceptional customer service and technical guidance
  • To effectively manage ER caseloads in a proactive and commercial focused manner

Main duties

  • To manage a broad and varied case load in order to bring those cases to effective conclusion striking the right balance between commercial/reputational risk; the employee experience and ensuring the "does the right thing" by it's employees (grievance, disciplinary, redundancy, wellbeing, performance etc)
  • To ensure all cases are advised on and managed in line with the company policies and procedures and are managed throught to conclusion
  • To coach and influence all Managers ensure that decisions are in line with current legislation while remaining commercially aware.
  • To identify trends and patterns to assist the ER & Change Implementation Partners with Manager training and other pro-active interventions
  • To alert and esculate in a timely manner any high risk cases or non conformation of process to the Business Unit HRBP or HRD
  • To maintain and promote relationships with the wider HR colleagues and teams
  • To proactively keep Employment Law knowledge up to date as legislation changes
  • To understand and comply with policies and procedures
  • To carry out work in a safe and diligent manner
  • To comply with all Health and Safety policies and procedures
  • To attend and fully participate in training and appraisal activities as required
  • To undertake additional duties in line with capabilities as required

Person Specification

  • Ability to challenge and influence key decision makers with an assertive and confident approach
  • Strong generalist HR background and experience of complex HR issues including redundancies, dismissals, change management, ideally gained within commercial environment
  • Experience of working in a diverse and challenging business with the ability to balance commercial and reputational risk whilst ensuring the "does the right thing" by it's people
  • Demonstrable experience in managing high volume Employee Relations cases
  • Excellent Employment Legislation knowledge
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate with people from different levels of the organisation and across the different lines of business
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, SharePoint
  • Proficiency in SAP HR and payroll system or another recognised HR database preferred but not essential
  • Ability to multi task, work to deadlines, prioritise under pressure and use own initiative
  • Excellent team player with the ability to build effective team relationships and promote an environment of trust and flexibility
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment. Resolution and results driven with a flexible and can-do attitude
  • Experience of working within a customer service environment. Risk awareness handling confidential information with due diligence
  • Accuracy and attention to detail recording detailed notes in the call logging system and responding to all queries with accurate information
  • Level 5 CIPD qualified or working towards or a desire to complete qualification is desirable

Please note this is a contract position until 28th February.

If you do not hear from us within seven days, then your application has not been successful on this occasion. We may however keep your details on file for any suitable future vacancies and contact you accordingly