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Our Vacancy

Employee Relations Specialist

  • Cross sector
  • Permanent / Support Functions
  • Blackburn
  • 04/05/24
  • On site

At Assystem, we’re global change-makers accelerating the energy transition. With over 7,500 dedicated professionals spanning 12 countries, we’re committed to creating a low-carbon future. Our collective expertise and values drive innovation, ensuring a sustainable energy landscape for generations to come.

Job Description

  • Work closely with the People Business Partnering team and the wider People Team to ensure a collaborative and robust approach to employee relations is developed and maintained.
  • Take a pro-active approach to delivering a high quality, timely and professional employee relations service.
  • Identifies shortcomings in existing processes, systems and procedures, then collaborates with stakeholders to drive continuous improvement.  
  • Manage relationships with key internal customers and act as their business partner, while typically using support teams to ensure client satisfaction.
  • Lead case management, utilizing HR data and evidence to influence decision making.
  • Risk assess ER related issues  and projects, providing clear and viable options for business consideration. 
  • Use experience, knowledge and insights to ensure that any People advice, guidance and decision making is well informed, accurate and aligned with our established policies and procedures.
  • Deliver a high-quality service, providing expert support to managers through coaching and mentoring managers on employee relation cases, which includes investigations, disciplinary, short- and long-term absences, grievances, capability, appeals and any change management.
  • Support managers through the appraisal processes, responding to any queries regarding the process/our practice. 
  • Support the implementation, updating and refreshing of People team policies and procedures.
  • Work pro-actively to minimize employee relations casework through the upskilling and training of our line management population ensuring the utilisation of available resources/toolkits.
  • Effective support, buddying, and development of other members of the People Team.  
  • Develop and deliver training on a variety of HR topics as guided by the People Manager.
  • Strive to meet our People team service level agreements and objectives.
  • Maintain communication and collaboration with key departments and stakeholders.
  • Ensure a proactive approach to maintaining up to date knowledge of employment law/legislation changes and ensuring that our practice and policies are reflective of any changes on a regular basis.
  • Assist the People Business Partnering team to ensure that immigration/right to work status are managed and monitored.
  • Support ad hoc People Team projects with guidance from the People Manager & Chief People Officer.

My profile

To be successful in your application you must be able to demonstrate the following qualifications and key skills: 

  • CIPD Level 5 or Employment Law Qualification
  • Case management experience ( e.g managing disciplinaries, grievances etc) from beginning to end
  • Excellent up to date knowledge of Employment Law and HR Legislation
  • Previous experience of drafting, updating and rolling out HR Policies and Procedures

Salary and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary in the region of £40,000 per annum.

  • 25 days of annual leave + bank holidays.
  • Buy and sell annual leave to make your time off work for you.
  • 8% company pension contributions, income protection and 3x salary payout for death in service for peace of mind.
  • Rest easy when unwell: competitive sick pay to support you during difficult times.
  • Healthcare cash-plan to get money back on dental, medical, physical care.
  • Free access to our digital gym with expert-led classes.
  • Discounts for restaurants, days out, and your favourite high-street brands.
  • 24/7 confidential employee support line for counselling, financial advice, and mental health support.
  • Cycle to work scheme for a healthier, greener commute!
  • Free flu jab and eye test vouchers.
  • Get professional and industry membership fees paid for!
  • Volunteer days to help colleagues make a positive impact.

Due to the nature of work, applicants will be required to meet certain residency criteria to attain a minimum level of UK BPSS security clearance.

Join Us: Be part of a team shaping the future of energy. Apply now to drive change with Assystem Energy & Infrastructure.

We are committed to equal treatment of candidates and promote, as well as foster all forms of diversity within our company. We believe that bringing together people with different backgrounds and perspectives is essential for creating innovative and impactful solutions. Skills, talent, and our people’s ability to dare are the only things that matter !. Bring your unique contributions and help us shape the future.

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