Employee Relations Advisor

Job Title: Employee Relations Advisor
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Scotland
Salary: £150 - £200 per day + Outside iR35
Start Date: April 2021
Reference: BBBH26159_1615307156
Contact Name: Zoe Latuszka
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 09, 2021 16:25

Job Description

Employee Relations Adviser
6 months
Outside IR35
£150-200 per day
Homeworking for foreseeable


  • To collaborate with key stakeholders proactively identifying areas where HR can add value and support Strategic Objectives
  • Advising, coaching and supporting managers on a full range of employee relations and performance management issues
  • Reviewing and updating existing HR policies, procedures and processes and responsibility for developing and launching new HR policies and procedures

HR Adviser

  • To contribute to the delivery of an effective HR service in accordance with RoS standards
  • With an emphasis on coaching, provide advice, guidance and support to managers, colleagues and Trade Union representatives on the application of RoS policy and procedures and employment law
  • To apply policies, practices and procedures to ensure adherence to legislative requirements * Coach, advise and assist managers in monitoring and improving attendance levels
  • To develop and maintain professional working relationships with all stakeholders, including staff, managers and Trade Union representatives
  • Coach and support other members of the HR team
  • To support HR workstreams and projects as required
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement

Corporate Responsibility

  • To promote, by example, RoS's purpose and values
  • To support change and promote RoS initiatives, new working practices and procedures
  • To promote Equality and Diversity across RoS

Policy Development

  • To review and update existing HR policies, procedures and processes in line with employment legislation and ACAS/CIPD best practice
  • To develop new policies and procedures to ensure RoS meets and exceeds its legislative employment requirements
  • To launch new policies and procedures effectively - developing and participating in any change management activities as required
  • Support with implementation of the Equality and Diversity agenda

Employee Relations

  • To develop and maintain professional working relationships with Trade Union Officers
  • Ensure that all activity relating to ER is consistent and in line with legislation
  • Develop relevant ER documentation, ensuring all contractual/legal documents and templates are kept up to date and in line with current legislation
  • Lead on ER issues as required, ensuring that full procedures are followed end to end
  • Support the ER Manager with Trade Union Partnership meetings

Essential Criteria

  • To be qualified or studying towards chartered CIPD level
  • Knowledge of current employment legislation
  • Experience of advising managers on employment policies and procedures
  • Experience of leading on ER issues
  • Experience of coaching and working with managers on ER issues
  • Experience of policy development
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Good organisational skills and ability to work in a changing environment
  • Discretion/confidentiality

Desirable Criteria

  • The ability to analyse, evaluate and collate information from disparate sources
  • The ability to work as part of a small team, and to act on your own initiative
  • Experience of working with Trade Unions

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