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Employee Relations Specialist - 12 month FTC or Day Rate

Job Title: Employee Relations Specialist - 12 month FTC or Day Rate
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Reading
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: asap
Duration: 12 months
REF: X/ER/SARA_1708442442
Contact Name: Sara Rowe
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 2 months ago

Job Description

Employee Relations Specialist Wanted! 12 month contract. Reading or Glasgow

(Hybrid - 2-3 days/week in offices)

Are you a seasoned Employee Relations professional with a passion for providing expert advice and coaching? Join our leading telecoms company on a 12-month contract, based in either Reading or Glasgow, and play a pivotal role in shaping our people experiences aligned with business objectives. This is your opportunity to manage complex cases, lead consultation for business change projects, and drive continuous improvement initiatives in Employee Relations.

Role Description:

As our Employee Relations Specialist, you will:

Provide Expert Advice: Offer professional, commercial, and specialist employee relations advice to people managers and stakeholders, ensuring alignment with business strategy, policies, and legislative requirements.

Manage Complex Cases: Handle a variety of complex and high-risk cases including disciplinary, grievance, sickness absence, and Employment Tribunal claims, ensuring fair and balanced outcomes.

Lead Consultation: Deliver individual and collective consultation for business change projects such as redundancy, TUPE, and changes of terms and conditions, while assessing and managing associated risks.

Data Analysis: Utilise ER data to identify trends, insights, and opportunities for proactive intervention, driving continuous improvement in ER processes and procedures.

Stakeholder Management: Build and maintain relationships with key internal customers, acting as their business partner and providing support and guidance as needed.

Training Development: Develop training courses to address identified needs and improve performance in line with business requirements.


To excel in this role, you'll need:

CIPD Qualification: Qualified or Part Qualified in CIPD, demonstrating a solid foundation in HR practices and principles.

Key Skills: Comprehensive experience in Employee Relations, including managing complex/high-risk cases and leading consultation for business change projects.

Stakeholder Engagement: Excellent communication skills with the ability to guide, coach, and influence stakeholders at all levels.

Data Analysis: Proficiency in data manipulation (especially in Excel), interpreting trends, and horizon scanning to inform decision-making.

Project People is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.